B&W’s flagship CM9 is the pick of an impressive new range. Back to the days when Bowers and Wilkins simply called itself B&W, the but now there are four stereo pairs, of which this £1, per pair CM9 is the largest. B&W CM9 Speakers (Pair) from Superfi. Good looking and great Bowers and Wilkins’ CM9 speakers are stylish high performance free standing speakers.

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The CM9 doesn’t need to be driven hard to perform well n&w it will cope with more power for longer should it be required and when the amplifier allows. Too bad, it will not be me and suddenly, -1 for the service.

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Please pay attention to the last photo. Mike came and picked my sorry ass up and we got down the road to the destination. Finished in glossy black or, as shown here, an elegant dark wood veneer, these powerful three-way speakers look stunning. Paradigm Prestige 75F Loudspeaker Review.

I found the note of euros and some fairly salty.

But in a brief outing with a high-quality watt integrated amp, the Denon PMA-SA1, even this reduced power level was sufficient to propel the CM9 a long way, with no danger of hitting the end stops in a room which is more than eleven meters long. Still, I was less than satisfied in a couple n&w respects.

Over all a very strange response that I’m almost certain would sound goofy if I could have heard it in a good room. It transmits much energy, is particularly at ease when it features the percussion sticks well to the sourceit has performed rather tidy and very detailed, rather than melodic and fluid. Something I did not think would be possible, but somehow managed it. But already at a low to medium volume, the b& is good.


cn9 By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. You may also like. The quality of CM Series drive units has made it possible to use minimalist crossovers throughout the whole range.

The main test amplifier was a Krell fBi, which can deliver watts per channel without breaking a sweat, which is more than sufficient horsepower for any reasonable use. Movies If a speaker can do right by music, it almost invariably does the business on movies too. For such an attractive system, the CM9 Theatre is capable of sounding positively monstrous, its front speakers bellowing out the action in densely layered soundtracks such as Band of Brothers or Inception.

Treble quality is better than most metal dome Bowers and Wilkins b&a systems, but there is an occasional trace of midband boxiness. The speaker did not like especially when I got up and walked into the room.

Wonderful; delivers a satisfyingly high-end listening experience at a fairly attainable price. We are not in the register of beautiful divas overbuilt the top of the segment, but still, we no longer mind cheap registry entry. The intent mc9 that the foam largely absorbs any bending waves that travel up the cone. This is a first-rate newcomer, easier and more relaxing than some previous Bowers and Wilkins, with a more expansive sound and a better-integrated treble. Not satisfied with those reviews?

This is not a hard loudspeaker to drive. V&w magnetic grilles avoid the need for unsightly grille-mount apertures on the baffle, while the overall finish is exemplary. This tweeter makes high frequency noise, and the midrange doubles as a bullet proof vest.


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But I could see this model to 2, euros a pair, new on the net. Generally the bass breathes better and gives a greater impression of differentiation in the depth plane, if some space is left behind the speaker and the foam is not used. In addition, the product offers a sensitivity of 89 dB and watt peak power handling capability. The foam ring is said to match the mechanical impedance of the cone better than a conventional surround.

The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed. Other content you may like: Rotel RSX 7. It is not my first encounter with the little English and integrated I could take a step back on listening. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Especially since the competition is tough in this sector. Yamaha RX V 5. Dropping 5db per decade 10 octaves is a little bit much, especially for someone who listens to a pretty flat response. New Scores for all reviewed speakers – Compare and sort for fun!

It’s a great-looking package, with the emphasis on elegance and practicality compared to the series, which look superficially similar, the CM are better specified.