B&W 700 Series Signature

Bowers & Wilkins Releases New 700 Series Signature Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins has introduced its new 700 Series Signature speakers, including the new 702 S3 Signature floorstanding loudspeaker, 705 S3 Signature standmount loudspeaker, new centre speaker, and HTM71 S3 Signature.

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Signature, 705 S3 Signature, and HTM71 S3 Signature models build on a heritage that stretches back to the Silver Signature loudspeaker of 1991, originally developed as a posthumous tribute to the founder of the company, John Bowers. 

The larger model in the new Signature range is the 702 S3 Signature, a three-way floorstanding loudspeaker that builds on the specification of the 702 S3, the flagship model in the 700 Series range. The heart of the design is its Carbon Dome tweeter, housed in a decoupled Tweeter-on-Top aluminum enclosure and enhanced in this model with the addition of a new protective tweeter grille mesh derived from the 800 Series Signature models, introduced in 2023.

Bowers & Wilkins Signature 700 Series

The decoupled Continuum Cone FST midrange drive unit, complete with its acclaimed Biomimetic Suspension, which notably reduces unwanted colouration emanating from behind the drive unit. 702 S3 Signature also includes three 165mm (6.5”) Aerofoil Profile bass drivers for full, powerful sounding bass, complete with upgraded drive-unit suspensions (or ‘spiders’) that help improve bass clarity.

As with all Signature models over the years, the 702 S3 Signature benefits from upgrades to its crossover aimed at further increasing transparency, with new and upgraded Mundorf capacitors, improved inductors and revised bypass capacitors. Finally, it includes new and upgraded speaker terminal posts featuring high-quality brass cores that ensure a cleaner flow of signal into the speaker.

The 705 S3 Signature brings new standards of performance and capability in a smaller, more room- friendly form factor. As with the larger 702 S3 Signature model, the 705 S3 Signature also includes a new tweeter grille mesh for more openness and transparency plus an upgraded crossover with new capacitors and resistors plus rearranged bypass capacitor. It shares the improved speaker terminals from 702 S3 Signature and also includes an all-new drive-unit suspension (or spider) for its 165mm (6.5″) drive unit ensuring both a cleaner midrange and more extended bass.

B&W 700 Series Signature

The new 700 S3 Signature range includes a dedicated centre-channel loudspeaker, the HTM71 S3 Signature. A three-way design, it features the same Tweeter-on-Top assembly as both the 702 and 705 S3 Signature models, ensuring the best possible integration with the performance of its siblings.

This is complemented by a centrally mounted 130mm (5”) Continuum Cone FST midrange drive unit, also featuring decoupling and Biomimetic suspension. Finally, twin 130mm (5”) Aerofoil Profile bass cones give the HTM71S3 Signature its powerful, fully extended presentation. Comprehensive upgrades to both its crossover components and its input terminals complete the HTM71 S3 Signature’s performance-oriented specification.

The 702 S3 Signature, 605 S3 Signature, and HTM71 S3 Signature are available in Midnight Blue Metallic or Datuk gloss wood veneer. Exclusive to the new 700 Series Signature models, both finishes feature vibrant gold trims on their drive units and tweeter housings.

“Any Signature launch is an incredibly proud moment for everyone at Bowers & Wilkins,” says Dave Sheen, Brand President of Bowers & Wilkins. “The new 700 Series Signature range represents a significant expansion of our Signature portfolio and I’m sure it will be enthusiastically received by both reviewers and our customers worldwide.”

Available from select dealers starting today, the 702 S3 Signature is US$9,000/pr., the 705 S3 is US$4,500/pr., and the HTM71 S3 Signature is US$3,300 ea.