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Bowers & Wilkins 703 S3 video review

  • This a video review of the Bowers & Wilkins 703 S3 loudspeaker — the most affordable floorstanding member of the 700 Series to feature the British company’s near-iconic tweeter-on-top where the one-inch carbon dome tweeter is housed in a aluminium tapered tube enclosure to sit on top of the main cabinet. These floorstanders also have a dedicated six-inch Continuum mid-range driver and two six and a half inch Aerofoil Profile bass drivers – augmented by a rear-firing reflex por – for a three-way implementation. My video review highlights the tall soundstaging of the 703 S3 and their almost non-descript bass (a compliment!). However, viewers should take note of the how the 703 S3’s in-room bass response goes much lower than B&W’s own -3dB rating of 46Hz and how the tweeter-on-top gives us audible qualities that I don’t get from the similarly-priced Zu Soul 6.

    🎥 Camera #1: John Darko
    🎥 Camera #2: Jack Kaminski
    🎬 Editor: John Darko
    🕺🏻 Motion GFX: John Darko
    💰 Ad segment: Jana Dagdagan

    🎵 Song IDs? Playlists of all music heard in this video – and other videos – can be found on PATREON:

    Further information: Bowers & Wilkins

    👉🏻 As seen in this video…

    Bowers & Wilkins 703 S3

    Zu Soul 6

    Lyngdorf TDAI-3400

    Lyngdorf CD-2

    Marantz Model 30

    Marantz SACD 30n

    SolidSteel hi-fi rack

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    Written by John

    John currently lives in Berlin where he creates videos and podcasts for Darko.Audio. He has previously contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.

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