Bowers & Wilkins DS3 Effect Speaker
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.
|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)|
Five years for passive loudspeakers
Two years for powered loudspeakers, electronics and headphones
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