704 S3


The slimmest floor-standing loudspeaker Bowers & Wilkins makes, 704 S3 still packs a mighty punch. Its twin Aerofoil Profile bass drivers ensure ample extension and scale, while its decoupled Continuum cone FST™ driver delivers crystal clear midrange performance.

A house for high frequencies

Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminium double dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.

Truly amazing sound

Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behaviour that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency.

Clean and clear

Every three-way loudspeaker in the new 700 Series has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST™, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.

A triumph of science

Developed using advanced computer modelling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and dynamic bass.


  • Size & weight

    DimensionsHeight: 925 mm (36.4 in) cabinet only
    964 mm (38.0 in) including tweeter and plinth
    Width: 165 mm (6.5 in) cabinet only
    252 mm (9.9 in) including plinth
    Depth: 263 mm (10.4 in) cabinet only
    300 mm (11.8 in) including grille and terminals
    321 mm (12.6 in) including plinth
    Net weight20.53kg

    Technical details

    Technical featuresDecoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
    Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
    Decoupled midrange
    Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
    Description3-way vented-box system
    Drive units1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
    1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
    2x ø130mm (5 in) Aerofoil profile bass
    Frequency range43Hz and 33kHz
    Frequency response48Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
    Sensitivity88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
    Harmonic distortion2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
    <1% 100Hz – 22kHz
    <0.5% 300Hz – 20kHz
    Nominal impedance8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
    Recommended amplifier power30W – 150W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
    Max recommended cable impedance0.1Ω


    Cabinet finishesGloss Black
    Satin White
    Rosenut (APAC only)
    Grille finishesBlack
    Grey (Satin White only)

Bowers & Wilkins


700 series S3

Product Type

Floorstanding Speaker

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SKU: 704-s3 Category: