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#1 petetherock

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:02 PM

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Stay tuned for the full review...

 

Running in and doing some renovations right now...

 

 


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Posted 16 October 2014 - 05:03 PM

The technical blurb:

http://www.bowers-wi...ies/CM6-S2.html

 

 

The CM6 S2 with Tweeter On Top design stands out from the crowd - not just in terms of looks but, more importantly, performance. Separating tweeter from cabinet aids imaging and dispersion, creating a more lifelike sound and a better sense of space.

The CM6 S2 tweeter isn't just physically separated from its cabinet - it also uses our new Double Dome construction technique. An extra aluminium ring reinforces the rear of the main tweeter diaphragm, improving its rigidity. The result is stunning clarity and tonal purity

As with the rest of the CM Series, every key internal component has also been improved in the new CM6 S2. And externally subtle tweaks in design deliver improvements too - with cabinet fixing screws now invisible for a cleaner look, and three stunning finishes to match any room, including Rosenut real-wood veneer.

 

 

Woven Kevlar   Flowport   Technical features Free-mounted Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass / midrange
Flowport™
Tweeter on top Description 2-way vented-box system Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Double Dome aluminium high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass /midrange Frequency range -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz Frequency response 50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83V, 1m) Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 100Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω) Crossover frequencies 4kHz Recommended amplifier power 30W - 120W into 8V on unclipped programme Max. recommended cable impedance 0,1 Ω Dimensions Height: 340mm (13.4 in) cabinet only
403mm (15.9 in) including tweeter
Width: 200mm (7.8 in)
Depth: 285mm (11.2 in) cabinet only
301mm (11.9 in) including grille and terminals Net weight 8.9kg (19.6 lb)) Finishes   Cabinet: Rosenut
Gloss Black
Satin White Grille: Black
Grey (Satin White only)

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 03:54 PM

I have been playing with a new pair of B&W Cm6 S2 recently and with some of the furniture out of the way, my acoustic professional friend Nic and I could play more freely with the position of the speakers. Instead of being forced to plaster them close to the full, we could then move them further out into the room, widen the space between, and compare.
 
Indeed, there was an incredible increase in soundstage, depth, and imaging. Drums got tighter, the voices clearer, whilst the space between instruments and definition all benefitted. All this without spending a cent on any equipment upgrades or even acoustic treatment.
 
These speakers are amp friendly, easy to drive, very articulate and the bass is very decent for such a small bookshelf speaker. It won't wake your neighbours unless played in anger, but it is able to pick up a good tempo line.
 
With a sweet treble, there isn't a bite, and it can withstand upgrades, and won't be afraid to reveal deficits in your recoding.
 
It can also be used as the front pair or rears in HT, and when the rest of the setup comes, I will report more on them soon.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:31 AM

More pics...

Just tried the CM 6 in HT, it combines pretty well with the HTM4 as a front pair..

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