B&W DS3 rear surround speakers


Reg. price £549.00

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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 it is important that you choose a pair of rear speakers that can get you closer to the true surround sound of the cinema. The B&W DS3 rear speakers form a part of the highly rated 600 loudspeaker range and offer a versatile solution that delivers a stunning surround sound experience.

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.

The B&W DS3 rear speakers are a fantastic addition to any home cinema and provide an immersive performance that will complement any space perfectly.

Crossover Tuning  yes
Flowport  yes
Nautilus Tapering Tube  yes
Woven Kevlar  yes
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1?
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
Crossover frequency 250Hz (dipole mode)
Recommended amplifier power 25W – 100W into 8? on unclipped programme
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
Crossover Filters 2nd Order – midrange / high frequencyt

2nd Order – bass

Description 2-way closed-box selectable dipole/monopole surround system
Net weight 5.2kg (11.5 lb)
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)
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8? (minimum 3.3?)
Finishes Black

Dimensions Height: 249mm (9.8 in)

Width: 380mm (15 in)

Depth: 153mm (6 in)
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)
Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange

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B&W DS3 rear surround speakers

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