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One feature common to the upper model 704 and 703 is the single piece sloping top and front baffle.

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The B&W 705 is compact 2-way speaker system designed for stand or bookshelf mountain, and is the base model main speaker set in Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) near top of the line 700 series of home audio speakers. One feature common to the upper model 704 and 703 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" woven Kevlar cone for bass/midrange and a free-mounted 1" alloy dome tweeter, which sits on top of the main cabinet in a Nautilus tapering tube. This tweeter-on-top design eliminates reflections that may occur if the driver where placed in a conventional cabinet. There is also a front-mounting flowport for bass reflex. The 705 is designed to be used with the FS-700/CM stand, which are not included. 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 $825.

Specifications
  • Crossover Tuning 
  • Nautilus Tapering Tube 
  • Flowport 
  • Free-mounted Nautilus tweeter
  • Flowport
  • 2-way vented-box system
  • 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar cone bass/midrange
  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) alloy dome high-frequency
  • Frequency range: -6dB at 43Hz and 50kHz
  • Frequency response: 46Hz – 25kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Dispersion Within: 2dB of reference response
  • Horizontal: over 40º arc
  • Vertical: over 10º arc
  • Sensitivity: 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) (
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 4.6 Ohms)
  • Crossover frequency: 3.7kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50W – 120W into 8 Ohms on unclipped programme
  • Max. Recommended Cable Impedance: 0.1 Ohms
  • Height: 421mm (16.6 in)
  • Width: 222mm (8.7 in)
  • Depth: 319mm (12.6 in)
  • Net weight: 9.5kg (21 lb)
  • Finishes (Real Wood Veneers): Black Ash, Cherry, Maple, Rosenut, Walnut
  • Removable black cloth grill
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