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Condition of Product: Showroom demo display, barely used. In excellent condition, no marks, dents, or scratches. Comes in original box & packaging with everything included. Full product warranty applies !
Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature Floorstanding Loudspeaker
The 702 Signature is a floor-standing speaker with a much larger cabinet than the 705 Signature. The glossy finish just looks stunning on a model this size. We should warn you though, if you are going to put them on either side of a TV, the finish will act like a mirror, which will be somewhat distracting.
It's finished in exclusive Midnight Blue Metallic and features optimized crossovers, three Aerofoil Profile bass drivers, a Continuum cone midrange and a Carbon Dome tweeter housed in a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top enclosure.
The Continuum™ is used exclusively for the critical midrange frequencies. Everything about the tech used here came from the top of the line 800 series and it's really interesting how they implement it all here. First, the driver has virtually no surround, the material goes all the way to the edge. This reduces midrange coloration as there is no surround to add distortion. The driver itself is placed in a cast aluminum basket that was specifically designed to reduce resonances. Then, the whole assembly is totally isolated from the cabinet with a pretty unique approach.
Once again, you can’t see this from the outside, but it's just so cool they go to this much trouble, we feel compelled to talk about it! On the back of the magnet assembly at the rear of the basket is a tapered post. Directly across from this on the backside of the cabinet is a special bracket. The post is hollow where it meets and slides over the bracket, but a spring holds it there, completely decoupling it from the cabinet. That is just taking things to the nth degree, but the performance result is a midrange that has so much more resolution.
To augment the midrange driver, the 702 Signature has 3 6 ½” Aerofoil™ cone woofers. Yes, this is yet another special material developed by the engineers at Stening that has less distortion than their previous woofer materials due to the way they tapered the cone and the material used. The combination of three small drivers gives you the surface area of a huge woofer, but the speed advantage of smaller drivers. The bass impact you hear from the 702 Signatures is just super fast and tight!
If you want to get the best performance from the 702 Signature, we suggest you position it at least 18” off the back wall and just slightly angle (toe) them in towards your listening chair. Be sure and use a tape measure to get them equidistant off the rear wall and angled in the same. We also highly recommend you install the optional support plinth if you are putting them on a carpeted surface. While it will not look as sleek, it will make them sound better with the optional spikes and prevent it from rocking on the carpet.
The sound of the 702 S2 is very special to us and the 702 Signature with its improved crossover steps it up even further. When you take these great drivers and cabinets and give them 800 level crossovers, the sound is simply stunning. They are starting to rival the 804 Diamond which is almost double the price.
Crafted. Honed. Perfected.
702 Signature is the ultimate expression of the 700 Series range. Based on the versatile 702 S2, it transforms sound using technologies from the 800 Series Diamond range as well as featuring bespoke Signature optimizations.
Optimized Tweeter Housing
Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the Solid Body Tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing that is exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.
Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the 700 Series and deliver pinpoint imaging accuracy and detailed insight in to your music.
Truly Amazing Sound
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum cone midrange driver.
Clean & Revealing
The midrange drivers in 702 Signature feature a decoupled design, developed from the 800 Series Diamond. Decoupling reduces cabinet coloration and boosts midrange clarity.
Refined, Articulate Bass
The Aerofoil Profile bass cone has a unique wing-shaped form, providing stiffness and rigidity where it's needed most. The result: accurate, dynamic bass.
- 1" Decoupled Carbon Dome Tweeter
- Solid Body Tweeter on Top
- 6" Continuum FST Midrange, decoupled
- 3 x 6.5" Aerofoil profile bass
- Improved crossover components
- Luxurious Midnight Blue Metallic finish
- Brushed metal finish around midrange cone
- Brighter silver-colored tweeter grill
- Celebratory Signature identification plate
702 S2 Signature loudspeaker, literature pack, spikes & feet
Amp Power Output
30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped program
3-way vented-box system
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <1% 86Hz - 28kHz <0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
45Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
90dB spl (2.83VRMS, 1m)
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