It is a mid-sized center speaker available in Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) top of the line 800 series of home audio speakers.

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The B&W HTM3S is a mid-sized center speaker available in Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) top of the line 800 series of home audio speakers.  Contained in the main Matrix cabinet are two 6.5" Rohacell cone bass drivers with mushroom type diaphram construction and a central 6" Kevlar cone midrange driver. The Matrix cabinet uses interlocking panel-bracing to eliminate unwanted cabinet resonances that may color the sound.  The Kevlar cone has FST technology, which essentially uses a foam ring allowing the cone to float freely for an improved cone response.  There is a freemounted 1" aluminum dome tweeter for high frequencies which sits on top of the main Matrix 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. The efficient mechanical design of this speaker allows for a simple and efficient crossover, reducing the electrical processing impact on the sound. The cabinet is avaialable in three real wood veneers: cherrywood, rosenut and black ash; and comes with a removable black cloth grill.  The B&W HTM3S can be shelf mounted, or on the purpose designed FS-HTM floor stand, and is designed to be paired with the 803S or 804S as L/R speakers.

  • Crossover Tuning 
  • Nautilus Tapering Tube 
  • Flowport 
  • De-Coupling 
  • Free-mounted aluminium dome tweeter
  • Matrix cabinet
  • Magnetic shielding
  • 3-way closed-box system
  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
  • 1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar cone FST midrange
  • 2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Rohacell cone bass w/ mushroom design
  • Frequency range: -6dB at 35Hz and 50kHz
  • Frequency response: 42Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Dispersion Within: 2dB of reference response
  • Horizontal: over 60º arc
  • Vertical: over 10º arc
  • Sensitivity: 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) (
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 3.2 Ohms)
  • Crossover frequencies: 350Hz, 4kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50W - 250W into 8 Ohm on unclipped programme
  • Max. Recommended Cable Impedance: 0.1 Ohms
  • Height: 320mm (12.6 in)
  • Width: 783mm (30.8 in)
  • Depth: 316mm (12.4 in)
  • Net weight: 28kg (62 lb)
  • Finishes (Real Wood Veneers): Cherrywood, Rosenut, Black Ash
  • Removable black cloth grill
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