Despite a recent release, the new Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series delivers a very familiar sound. The series sees the implementation of technology first seen in the high-end 800 Series Diamond, a range of class-leading speakers that are regarded by many as the best loudspeakers in the world, alongside bespoke technology seen here for the first time.
Technologies that have trickled down from the 800 Series Diamond include the Continuum midrange driver, the cleanest and most transparent midrange cone material Bowers & Wilkins has ever used. It reveals details in your music conventional cone materials simply can't uncover, and it now features on every model in this new range.
The new 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 aluminum. Both were first seen on the 800 Series Diamond.
New technologies come first and foremost in the shape of Carbon Braced tweeters. This new technology delivers sweeter, cleaner high-frequency performance even further up the audible bandwidth than the previous Aluminum Double Dome tweeters, and is the best-performing 'non-Diamond' tweeter that Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced.
The combination of these technologies, alongside the countless hours of tuning by the very best engineers in the business, is a range of loudspeakers that has to be heard to be believed.
The new 700 Series comprises eight models, two with Tweeter-on-Top technology including the flagship 702 S2. The range includes three floor-standing models, three standmount speakers and two dedicated center channels for surround sound and home theater use. All models are available in a choice of Gloss Black, Satin White, and Rosenut finishes.
The launch also sees the announcement of a new subwoofer. The fourth model in the new DB Series, the DB4S is a single-driver subwoofer that shares drive unit technology, amplification and preamp section with the dual-driver DB2D, but in a single driver format. It has a single 10in Carbon Aerofoil drive unit in a forward-firing configuration plus 1000w of amplification and a digital preamp section with Dynamic EQ, Room EQ, and an App-based configuration system. It is available in colors to match the 700 Series.