If you’re the kind of person that judges speakers by their engineering content, we doubt you’ll find anything more impressive at this price than the Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2s.
Armed with the brand’s proprietary technology, the on-paper promise with these slim floorstanders is immense – and they mostly deliver.
The technology highlight is the 13cm Continuum midrange driver. B&W has spent decades promoting Kevlar as the best cone material, so it’s a big thing that the company seems to be determined to replace it with Continuum as each range is renewed.
But this isn’t some kind of U-turn. The new material simply builds on Kevlar’s controlled break-up characteristics and well-damped nature rather than going off in another direction. The material’s name is an obvious nod to that fact.
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