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B&W’s 705 and 702 Speakers Given Signature Status

Feature upgraded crossover design and new cabinet finish.

702 Signature

This month sees the introduction of two new Signature versions of premium loudspeakers from the Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series range: the stand-mount 705 Signature and floor-standing 702 Signature. The new 705 Signature and 702 Signature models have upgraded crossover design and new cabinet finish.

Launched in 2017, the Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series range of speakers features the Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top assembly, Continuum cone drivers, and Aerofoil profile bass drivers that are used in combination with the Carbon Dome tweeter and rigid cabinets. Both models now 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.

The 705 and 702 Signature boast a new Datuk Gloss ebony-colored veneer with a distinctive grain. This custom-designed finish combines the beauty of exotic real-wood veneers with the environmental benefits of a sustainably-sourced supply, in this case from specialist Italian wood company Alpi. Each pair of speakers is unique, with no two models sharing the same grain pattern or figuring. Bowers & Wilkins adds to Alpi’s painstaking workmanship by applying nine coats of finish – including primer, base coat, and lacquer. To further accentuate and highlight the quality of finish on each model, both Signature speakers have bright metal trim rings around the mid/bass and midrange cones plus bright, silver- finished tweeter grilles. Finally, both models have a Signature identity plate on their rear panel, turning each speaker into a genuine and unique piece of art.

The 702 Signature and 705 Signature are priced at $6499.99 a pair and $3999.99 a pair, respectively, and will be available July 2020.

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