loudspeakers - Howard S3
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Not so much a refinement of the Howard S2, but a total reworking of an old and trusted favourite, the Castle Howard S3 features a slightly more compact cabinet than the earlier model, with a twin-pipe internal design similar to the Harlech. Its two 150mm woven carbon fibre coned bass units, one forward firing, the other vertical, are tuned to different frequencies to give tremendous depth of bass, down to 32Hz, and room filling imagery.

The bass units share features found within other models in the Classic Range namely, the shaped pole piece for improved dynamics, the copper coated aluminium voice coil wire for reduced moving mass and CasWire internal wiring for greater transparency. Additionally, the Howard S3 has a hard-wired crossover featuring top quality ICW capacitors and WBT terminals for the most secure connection possible to speaker cables.

As with all Castle loudspeakers, the Howard S3 is available in a choice of eight real wood veneers, each one hand finished by craftsmen to the highest standard.

Frequency Response
35Hz-20kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Sensitivity
90dB for 1w at 1m
Amplifier Requirements
25-175 watts
System Type
Twin pipe quarter wave
Bass Unit
2 x 150mm (2 x 6 in.) woven carbon fibre coned, cast chassis
Treble Unit
28mm (1.25 in.) soft dome
Dimensions Height
1000mm (39.4 in.)
Width
210mm (8.4 in.)
Depth
335mm (13.25 in.)
Weight Each
26kg (57.2 lbs)
Weight Packed
28.5kg (62.7 lbs)