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Bowers & Wilkins DS3 Effect Speaker


Product Description

The DS3 is a wall-mounted surround speaker that can operate in either ‘dipole’ or ‘monopole’ modes, to create an authentic all-enveloping effect of the auditorium in a large space.

For large home theatre installations, choose a pair of rear speakers that can get you closer to the true surround sound of the cinema.

The DS3 is a wall-mounted surround speaker that can operate in what’s called ‘dipole’ mode, to create an authentic all-enveloping effect of the auditorium in a large space. Or, you may prefer to switch to conventional ‘monopole’ operation, in which the sound from side or rear is more precisely located and less diffuse. The choice depends on the room conditions, the size of the audience and the kind of material on view.

Whichever mode you select, the sound quality is superlative, supplied by a 130mm Kevlar® cone bass/midrange, twin midrange/high frequency units and a Nautilus™ tube-loaded tweeter.

Woven Kevlar  
Crossover Tuning  
Nautilus Tapering Tube  
Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange
Description 2-way closed-box selectable dipole/monopole surround system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

2x ø80mm (3 in) midrange / high frequency

1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 63Hz and 42kHz (monopole mode)

-6dB at 63Hz and 15kHz (dipole mode)
Frequency response 85Hz – 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis (monopole mode)

85Hz – 10kHz ±3dB power averaged over front hemisphere (dipole mode)
Dispersion Monopole mode: within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: over 40º arc

Vertical: over 10º arc

Dipole mode: horizontal figure of eight

Effective null zone ±20º (250Hz – 15kHz)
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.3Ω)
Crossover frequency 250Hz (dipole mode)
Crossover Filters 2nd Order – midrange / high frequencyt

2nd Order – bass
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Dimensions Height: 249mm (9.8 in)

Width: 387mm (15.25 in)

Depth: 186mm (7.3 in)
Net weight 5.2kg (11.5 lb)
Finishes Black



Warranty Information

Five years for passive loudspeakers
Two years for powered loudspeakers, electronics and headphones

Is valid only for products purchased from an authorised Bowers & Wilkins retailer or dealer.
Is not valid for any counterfeit products. Any product received for service that Bowers & Wilkins determines is fake will not be returned. The sale and distribution of counterfeit products is illegal.
Is valid from the date of purchase for a period of five years for passive loudspeakers, two years for powered loudspeakers, electronics and headphones and 90 days for accessories, except that exclusions apply in certain countries in line with national law. Please consult the Bowers & Wilkins distributor in your country for detailed information.
Is limited to the repair of the equipment (which could be a repair or replacement at our discretion, neither of which affects your original warranty). Neither transportation, nor any other costs, nor any risk for removal, transportation and installation of products is covered by this warranty.
Is only valid for the original owner. It is not transferable.
Will not be applicable in cases other than defects in materials and/or workmanship at the time of purchase and will not be applicable:
For deterioration of component parts, the nature of which is to become worn or depleted with use, such as batteries and headphone ear pads.
For damages caused by incorrect installation, connection or packing.
For damages caused by any use other than correct use described in the user manual, negligence, modifications, or use of parts that are not made or authorised by B&W Group Ltd.
For damages caused by faulty or unsuitable ancillary equipment
For damages caused by accidents, lightning, water, fire heat, war, public disturbances or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of B&W Group Ltd. and its appointed distributors.
For products whose serial number has been altered, deleted, removed or made illegible.
If repairs or modifications have been executed by an unauthorised person.

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