B&W HTM71 S2 Centre Speaker (Rosenut)

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700 Series Flagship Centre Channel

Features A Decoupled Carbon Dome Tweeter

Continuum Cone FST Midrange

Two Aerofoil Profile Bass Drivers

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B&W HTM71 S2

Big home theatre sound deserves a B&W HTM71 S2 centre-channel speaker! Yes, it is  relatively large but definitely high-performance. It features two dedicated bass drivers and an FST Continuum Cone midrange.


If you want to bring the breathtaking clarity and definition of studio sound to your home, then take a close look at the new 700 speaker Series from B&W. Replacing the CM Series, the range combines studio-grade and seriously expensive 800 Series Diamond technologies with purpose-built innovations to elevate home audio to an entirely new level. And all this from room-friendly cabinets designed to fit beautifully into your home environment. This is not hype! These really do sound very, very good.

This large HTM71 S2 is a three-way design with four drivers (speakers) and this configuration delivers unprecedented power and transparency, for totally convincing voice reproduction. It’s designed to be paired with larger speakers in the range, such as the B&W 702 floorstanders.


The 700 Series is an entirely new range of speakers. Compared with the outgoing CM Series, every transducer has changed and radically improved. To do this, B&W have borrowed some of the most advanced technologies from their flagship 800 Series Diamond, adapting them to suit a more attainable price point. And they’ve introduced entirely new technologies, designed specifically for this range.

Carbon Dome Tweeter: Carbon Dome tweeters are a brand new technology purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminium double-dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.

Continuum Cone: First introduced with the 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum cone represents the biggest step-change in midrange performance since Kevlar. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.

Aerofoil Profile Cone: The new Aerofoil Profile bass cone has the same variable thickness design as the bass cones in 800 Series Diamond speakers. Developed using advanced computer modelling techniques, it provides stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most, for deep and dynamic bass.

Bring Hollywood Home: Providing the ideal balance of high-performance acoustics and living room-friendly dimensions, the 700 Series centre channel speakers are a superlative choice for home cinema sound. Pair them with the Floorstanding or Standmount 700 Series speakers and the powerful DB4S subwoofer, and you’re set for a truly transformational movie experience.

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In leading recording studios, music that will soon be heard everywhere is heard first through Bowers & Wilkins speakers. “Bowers & Wilkins speakers are the only speakers I have found that enable me to accurately listen to how the original performance has been recorded.” - Peter Cobbin, producer and sound engineer. Recent feature film work includes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange and Alien: Covenant. 

Main Features & Specifications

  • Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
  • Continuum cone FST midrange
  • Aerofoil profile bass cones
  • Flowport
  • Description: 3-Way vented-box Centre Channel Speaker
  • Tweeter: 1 x 25mm (1") Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency driver
  • Midrange: 1 x 100mm (4") Continuum cone FST midrange driver
  • Woofer: 2 x 165mm (6.5") Aerofoil profile bass drivers
  • Frequency Range: -6dB at 45Hz and 33kHz
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
  • Sensitivity: 89dB SPL (2.83Vrms, 1 metre)
  • Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1 metre)
    • <1% 90Hz - 22kHz
    • <0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 4 Ohms)
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 30 Watts - 100 Watts into 8 Ohms on unclipped programme
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: These accept bare wire and banana plugs - see below for suggestions
  • Finish: Rosenut Cabinet with Black Grille
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 590 x 225 x 301mm inc. grille and terminals
  • Net weight 18.3kg
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE. Lifestyle image shows Gloss Black version, but product supplied will be Rosenut.

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