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How can B&W speakers be made to sound so transparent, so natural - in effect, to "disappear",leaving only the actual music to be enjoyed? B&W research and development foundthat certain cabinet designs, driver design and materials were essential to create transparent speakers. They engineered internal cabinet brace and sound flow configurations, coupled with driver materials like Kevlar and carbon Fiber, for unrivalled clarity.



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No artificial additives, that's been B&W's approach to sound quality from the very beginning. It's exactly the same with the new CM Series. By using their most refined drive unit technologies developed for reference-standard speakers such as the 800 Series, they have been able to hone the speaker down to its purest essentials. The CM Series uses minimalist crossovers of remarkable simplicity and quality, so what you hear is much closer to the sound of the original recording. In its functional perfection and understated elegance, it's nothing less than a masterpiece. Pure and simple.



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bw cm10Bowers & Wilkins raises the bar yet higher, offering a level of performance, beauty, and value that is "spot on" right. The CM-10's sonics grab your attention at first note, provide a soothing tonic of sound! This exciting new loudspeaker builds upon Bowers & Wilkins CM Series feature-filled heritage, pairing ultra-high performance and pure, smooth musicality, well attired in drop-dead gorgeous cabinetry that meshes harmonically in nearly any decor. Bowers & Wilkins sonic craftsmanship channels fine musicality wider than the Empire! Hear them now in Hartford!

From head to toe; the CM-10 cabinet has been redesigned to accommodate the three CM-Series woofers, drivers which provide an extra dimension of bass extension, solidity and attack, traits normally unheard of in such a slender floorstanding loudspeaker design! Your choice of favorite listening material will be almost sexy, and deeply enhanced in tonal richness, without any sense of bass boom or muddled response as is so typical in other consumer designs. Bowers & Wilkins musical craftsmanship anchors the sonic foundation for your music, and this new CM-10 design is built to play on with verve and excitement! You must hear them!!!

The time-proven Kevlar FST midrange driver, a derivative of Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series, this speaker delivers a silky smooth but "spot on" accurate midrange that far outperforms anything you will ever hear in the big-box brands. What separates listening to a good loudspeaker from an outstanding one is in the midrange. That's where the musical magic appears; and when you listen to the new CM-10 over a range of recordings, from Alison Krauss's angelic voice, to the power of Jimmy Page's guitar, or a full-scale symphony orchestra or big band, these loudspeakers will transport you to a magical place with sound! An aural delight for the senses. When we listened to Tony Bennett's "I get along without you very well", at the closing note of the backing piano; the decay seems to go on forever. You can also hear the physical scale of the room where Tony Bennett recorded, except now it's as if he were signing in your living room! You can close your eyes and feel that he is standing alongside the piano player and signing alongside. It's simply magical! Imagine that experience in your own home!! You can hear it yourself at The Stereo Shop!!!

One of the many features that you will immediately grab your attention with this beautiful loudspeaker is its tweeter-on-top design - a feature shared with Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond reference speakers. Isolating the tweeter aids with imaging and dispersion, resulting in a more natural, spacious sound with a sense of musical "air" that is astounding. The aluminum dome tweeter has been further enhanced with a unique "double dome" construction which prevents the voice coil from distorting at higher frequencies. When you listen to the CM-10; pay attention to its effortless delivery of a jazz drummer's performance, you will hear all of the nuances and subtleties with each brush of the cymbals!

The new Bowers and Wilkins CM-10 delivers the magic of music with a level of quality of fit and finish that is unheard of with any that is available anywhere near its price range. This is a pair of loudspeakers that must be auditioned, come on down to The Stereo Shop with a couple of your favorite recordings and rediscover the magic of music.


Specifications for B&W CM 10
Dimensions Height, 42.8in, X Width, 7.9in, X Depth 13.3in
Freq range 28Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone FST midrange, 6 inch
3 Paper/kevlar cone bass, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
30Watt -300Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 73.7lbs
Finishes Wenge, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss
  $3,995.00



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If it's hard to put the sound of the CM9 into words, that's just as well. This top-of-the-range floorstanding speaker b & w c m 9 photowill fill even the largest domestic spaces with music so richly detailed, and so startlingly life-like, that it will leave you speechless.

The three-way CM9 delivers truly commanding bass with the aid of twin 165mm paper/Kevlar cone drive units. An FST driver, with its characteristic compression surround supporting the outer edge of the distinctive Kevlar cone, is specially developed for outstanding midrange performance. The CM9's Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter keeps high frequencies crisp and sharp all the way up to 50kHz and beyond.

CM 9 speakers come with aluminium driver trims. Grilles attach magnetically, so there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker's facade. For the finish, you can choose either one of two real-wood veneers in Rosenut or Wenge, or a highly polished gloss black.


Specifications for B&W CM 9
Dimensions Height, 39in, X Width, 7.9in, X Depth 11.8in
Freq range 30Hz-33kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone FST midrange, 6 inch
2 Paper/kevlar cone bass, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
30Watt -200Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 58.5lbs
Finishes Wenge, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss
  $3,195.00



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The Bowers and Wilkins CM-8 floorstanding loudspeakers are a stunning new edition to the CM Series. We were taken aback the moment we first unpacked these beautiful loudspeakers with the fit and finish, and the presentation of the sleek and slender cabinets that elegantly fit into the listening area. In its functional perfection and it's nothing less than a masterpiece.b & w c m 7 photoThe way the speaker grill attaches to the front is unique; it uses magnets eliminating the small plastic stanchions that usually attach the grill to the speaker. This gives the front of the CM-8 a nice clean appearance; there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker's facade.There are four finishes available, two with wood veneers, Rosenut and Wenge, and High-Gloss Black, and the new stylish white.

When we first connected to our Rotel two channel audio system and we were stunned on the speaker's ability to present a superb dimensional soundstage that was wider and taller than many other larger loudspeakers. We started with a track from Diana Krall, "Gee baby, haven't I been good to you", and were blown away with her presence, she sounded like she was right there playing just for us! Then we wanted to play something different, so we put on Steely Dan, "Cousin Dupree", and we were impressed on the speaker's rhythm and pace. It seems no matter what type of music we played with these speakers, they performed so well, we could listen to them all day!

The CM-8's are a three way loudspeaker that incorporates twin five-inch paper and Kevlar bass drivers for a musically accurate bass response, without any "boominess" or bass "overhang" that many larger woofer designs use. The CM-8's bass response is quick and tight, and extends down to the very lowest octive with ease. The FST midrange driver used is the same design that Bowers and Wilkins have utilized very successfully in their flagship 800 series. It is made from Kevlar;bw cm 8  mid the same wonderful fabric used in bulletproof vests. But, as Bowers and Wilkins discovered that no material is better suited to disrupt the standing waves that cause distortion and coloration of the midrange. To further enhance this unique driver, they have added something very special, the FST acts like a circular shock absorber around the cone, almost totally absorbing the sound smuggling bending waves that travel outwards to the cone's perimeter. This provides a cleaner and purer sounding midrange unlike you've experienced before. The tweeter is fabricated from aluminum and its frequency response extends upwards to 50 KHz! This does not mean necessarily that it is overly bright however, just the opposite is true. The engineers at Bowers and Wilkins using computer model testing have discovered that using aluminum bw tweeterfor the tweeter's dome extends what they call the "breakup frequency" where the diaphragm begins to distort its physical shape; is greatly extended past the audible frequencies which allow a greater level of detail to be heard when playing music. The high frequencies from this tweeter design are very sweet and extended, without a sense of harshness that many other speakers exhibit. Like all of Bowers and Wilkins CM Series loudspeakers, the CM8 uses crossovers of remarkable simplicity and quality, so what you hear is that much closer to the sound of the original recording.

The Bowers and Wilkins CM-8 are a welcome addition to the CM Series lineup, and make a wonderful choice for anyone who desires a loudspeaker that looks as beautiful as the music it creates!


Specifications for B&W CM-8
Dimensions Height, 37.8in, X Width, 6.5in, X Depth 10.9in
Freq range 43Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone FST midrange, 5 inch
2 Paper/kevlar cone bass, 5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
30Watt -150Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 43lbs
Finishes Wenge, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss
  $2,395.00 pair



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On a bookshelf or a speaker stand, the CM5 will give you a wonderfully big, expansive sound even if you don't have the floorspace to match.b & w c m  5 photo

It's a slightly larger speaker than its sibling the CM1, with even higher sensitivity and power handling, and better bass extension. It partners a sizable 165mm Kevlar cone bass/midrange driver with a Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter, capable of keeping high frequencies crisp and sharp all the way up to 50kHz and beyond. CM-5 speaker come with aluminium driver trims. Grilles attach magnetically, so there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker's facade.

For the finish, you can choose either one of two real-wood veneers in Rosenut or Wenge, or a highly polished gloss black.


Specifications for B&W CM-5
Dimensions Height, 13.4in, X Width, 7.9in, X Depth 11.9in
Freq range 45Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone bass/ mid, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
30Watt -120Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 19.6lbs
Finishes Wenge, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss
  $1,649.00



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The CM1 may be ideal for smaller spaces, but don't let the size of this bookshelf speaker fool you. Thanks to the quality of its construction, it's capable of producing a sound that's a match for its bigger brothers.b & W c m 1 photo

The partnership of a 130mm Kevlar cone bass/midrange driver with a Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter helps the speaker handle musical detail with ease across the full frequency spectrum. Despite the size of the speaker, the CM1's bass is always deep and under control thanks to the CM Series magnet and voice coil system technology, which keeps distortion to a minimum. CM-1 speaker come with aluminium driver trims. Grilles attach magnetically, so there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker's facade.

For the finish, you can choose either one of two real-wood veneers in Rosenut or Wenge, a stylish white or highly polished gloss black.


Specifications for B&W CM-1
Dimensions Height, 11in, X Width, 6.5in, X Depth 10.9in
Freq range 45Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 84dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone bass/mid, 5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
30Watt -100Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 14.7lbs
Finishes Wenge, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss
  $1,095.00