One feature common to the upper model 703 and lower model 705 is the single piece sloping top and front baffle.

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The B&W 704 is the smaller of two floor-standing main speakers available in Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) near top of the line 700 series of home audio speakers. One feature common to the upper model 703 and lower model 705 is the single piece sloping top and front baffle.  This produces a stronger cabinet and also eliminates a sharp edge, which would cause sound diffraction from the sound driver. There is a 6.5" paper/Kevlar cone with mushroom design for bass as well as a 6.5" woven Kevlar cone for bass/midrange contained in the main speaker cabinet.  Bass frequencies are handled by both of these speakers operating in parallel, with a front and rear firing flowport for bass reflex. These speakers are designed to be setup free from walls, but if they are placed near a wall, the unnatural increase in bass level can be offset by plugging the ports with the provided foam plugs. Sitting on top of the main cabinet is a free-mounted 1" alloy dome tweeter which is contained in a Nautilus tapering tube. This tweeter-on-top design eliminates reflections that may occur if the driver where placed in a conventional cabinet. The cabinet is avaialable in five real wood veneers: cherry, rosenut, maple, walnut and black ash; comes with a removable black cloth grill and is individudally for $1,200.

  • Crossover Tuning 
  • Nautilus Tapering Tube 
  • Flowport 
  • Free-mounted Nautilus tweeter
  • Flowport
  • 2½-way vented-box system
  • 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Paper/Kevlar® cone bass
  • 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/midrange
  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) alloy dome high-frequency
  • Frequency range: -6dB at 30Hz and 50kHz
  • Frequency response: 40Hz – 25kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Dispersion Within: 2dB of reference response
  • Horizontal: over 40º arc
  • Vertical: over 10º arc
  • Sensitivity :90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) (
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 4.1 Ohms)
  • Crossover frequency: 150Hz, 4kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50W – 150W into 8 Ohms on unclipped programme
  • Max. Recommended Cable Impedance: 0.1 Ohms
  • Height: 957mm (37.7 in)
  • Width: 222mm (8.7 in)
  • Depth: 319mm (12.6 in)
  • Net weight: 21 kg (46 lb)
  • Finishes (Real Wood Veneers): Black Ash, Cherry, Maple, Rosenut, Walnut
  • Removable black cloth grill
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