B&W is introducing two new Signature versions of premium loudspeakers from its 700 Series range: the stand-mount 705 Signature and floor-standing 702 Signature, priced at $3,999.99 per pair and $6,499.99 per pair respectively. Like previous Signature models, the new speakers have been “lavishly finished” and include improved acoustic performance with advanced crossover designs and high-end cabinetry.
The 700 Series range from the British manufacturer employs similar characteristics to the company’s high-end 800 Series Diamond, including a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top assembly, Continuum cone drivers and Aerofoil profile bass drivers. Both models feature specially treated and upgraded bypass capacitors sourced from Mundorf, larger heatsinking and, in the case of the 702, an upgraded LF capacitor on the bass section of the crossover. As well as the benefits of the Tweeter-on-Top configuration, the upgrades promise to improve resolution, openness and spatial retrieval, leading to a more “polished, refined and involving sound.”
The 705 and 702 Signature both boast a new Datuk Gloss ebony-colored veneer with “beautiful” grain. Real-wood veneers combine with the environmental benefits of a sustainably-sourced supply, in this case from specialist Italian wood company Alpi. This makes each pair of speakers unique, with no two models sharing the same grain pattern or figuring. Bowers & Wilkins adds to Alpi’s workmanship by applying nine coats of finish, including primer, base coat and lacquer.
Both 700 Series Signature models feature Bowers & Wilkins Carbon Dome tweeter technology, which is designed to bridge the performance gap between the Aluminum Double Dome used in the 600 Series and the Diamond Dome used in the 800 Series Diamond.
Both speakers are available from July but you can get more information direct from B&W.