Interesting how the comparisons are starting between the 600 series and the CM series. Before we know it we'll be talking about 800 series speakers on here, just like the B&W owner's thread.
I would be completely surprised if the CM series line didn't
sound better than the 600 series! S1 or the new S2. I mean, they have been engineered to be the next line up.
I suppose a fair comparison between floorstanding 600s and bookshelf CM series might be an interesting comparison point as the prices start to converge some in that area - i.e. to buy a bookshelf CM versus a floorstanding 600 series. Seems to be the only benefits (as stated earlier) of 600 series would be bass output and maybe height? Clarity would go to the higher end series. I could be wrong. But then doesn't it really get into a bookshelf vs. floorstanders discussion?
Just keep in mind I am hoping to keep the thread focused on the 600 series - comparisons are great and all - just don't start comparing the CM series speakers to each other
I suppose honest comparison of CM to 600 series is useful to see if upping your budget is worth it...
BTW, I'm in school right now. No time to work on my home theater. Best I can do is jump on here and live vicariously. Three weeks until class is done...
I tried hard again to find some new reviews. I think there were some in other languages. Otherwise no luck. But I did find these videos of some of the 600 S2 speakers. They have some nice close-ups. Music's a little weird IMHO.683 S2684 S2HTM61 S2685 S2686 S2
This video shows the 684 S1 and 684 S2 next to each other. Interesting to see the differences.684 S1 and 684 S2 next to each other
The 684 S2 is definitely smaller. Kind of a cool way to get a floorstander with a very low profile.
Here's a 683 S2 and 684 S2 together:684 S2 and 683 S2 side by side
Those 684s sure are small!