The flagship of the Bowers and Wilkins 700 S2 series.

Studio grade sound trickled down from their legendary 800 series with three dedicated Aerofoil™ Profile bass drivers, a Continuum™ cone, and a solid body tweeter housing on top; 702 S2 brings the goosebump-inducing clarity and detail of studio-quality sound to your system.

Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.

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


From Stereophile magazine (US)

"The B&W 702 S2s simply nailed solo voices and solo instruments—each was defined and coherent as a single entity. 

The sound was glorious, the experience overwhelming. The bass was full and firm, and the orchestra balanced across the soundstage.

If Bowers & Wilkins's intent was to take all that they'd learned and invested in the 800 D3 series and apply it, as efficiently as possible, to the design of the 700 S2 models, they've succeeded. The 702 S2 is a reasonably priced, full-range, three-way floorstander capable of satisfying the needs of demanding listeners. In comparisons with its costlier cousins in the 800 series, the familial sonic resemblances exceed the differences—which makes the 702 S2 excellent value. The Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2 is the best evidence I've heard of a successful trickle-down philosophy."


Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Decoupled midrange 
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass

Frequency range
-6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response
46Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion 
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) 
<1% 86Hz - 28kHz 
<0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Height: 994mm (39 in) cabinet only 1087mm (42.8 in) including tweeter and plinth 
Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only 366mm (14.4 in) including plinth
Depth: 337mm (13.3 in) cabinet only 364mm (14.3 in) inc. grille and terminals 452mm including plinth

Net weight



SKU 246
Brand Bowers & Wilkins
Shipping Weight 65.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.800m
Shipping Height 1.100m
Shipping Length 0.500m
Shipping Cubic 0.440000000m3

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