The all-new 700 series from Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) borrows advanced technology from the 800 Series ‘Diamond’ and new, bespoke acoustic innovations to produce its best-performing range of loudspeakers and arguably the best in its class. Although its the price point which has us smitten.
Technologies that have ‘trickled down’ from the 800 Series include the Continuum midrange driver, which is the cleanest and most transparent midrange cone material B&W has ever used and is now featured on every model in the series. The 700 series also benefits from a bespoke version of the Aerofoil profile bass driver plus improved Tweeter-on-Top housings on the two flagship models that are crafted from solid billets of aluminium. The all-new addition to the range includes a Carbon Dome tweeter that delivers cleaner high-frequency performance. The Carbon Dome is the best-performing ‘non-Diamond’ tweeter that Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced.
The new 700 Series comprises 9 models, including 3 floor standing models, 3 stand mount speakers, 2 dedicated centre channels for surround sound and a new DB4S single-driver subwoofer. According to B&W, in its 50+ year history, it has never made speakers that deliver as much performance as the 700 series, at a price level within reach of so many.
Prices for the 700 Series loudspeakers start at AUD $1499 for a pair of the 707 S2 shelf/stand- mount speakers and extend up to $6500 for a pair of the stunning floor standing 707 S2 speakers. Within this price range, you will find the centre channels and new subwoofer. If bookshelves aren’t your jam, you can purchase a pair of FS-700 S2 speaker stands for $799. All models are available in a choice of Gloss Black, Satin White and Rosenut finishes.
The 700 Series will be available from selected Bowers & Wilkins dealers from October 2017. In the meantime, find out more about B&W’s P9 Signature Leather Headphones and its Zeppelin-shaped wireless speaker.