has peeked my interest lately. Searching the forum there are some happy CSW owners and some wanting more.
Some here know I am getting ready to start my HT construction (Cabinet guy has pushed his part back 6 months!
) and am all over the map with speaker choices. The short list is Orb, CSW, Ascend, Onix X-sls/X-ls, Paradigm Cinema 110. There are a few clingers like Axiom, but that is pretty much where I am this morning. I would throw Usher on there if I had a reasonable shot at ever hearing any.
Well this thread is at the prompting of a respected member, lets talk CSW, especially if it is in comparison (SQ, Price, Overall Perf) with others on my short list.
(3 of these) A compact but powerful speaker, the MC300 uses two 4-inch midrange drivers and a 1-inch reinforced silk dome tweeter. Its MTM (Midrange-Tweeter-Midrange) design produces a robust, wide-range, well-dispersed output with outstanding musical accuracy. The MTM array results in smooth, seamless transitions across the home theater's soundstage.
(2 of these)A 3-way, 4-driver surround speaker, the S300's Multi-Mode implementation offers three dispersion patterns for optimum performance with any surround sound program material. The Dipole mode provides a diffuse dispersion pattern that seems to be coming "from all directions." The Bipole mode retains the broad dispersion of the Dipole mode, but adds a center focus ideal for synthesized surround applications. Monopole (direct) mode employs a front panel-mounted two-way system of superb fidelity for precise rear speaker imaging on programs featuring a larger amount of complex rear channel sound (like many DTS or Dolby Digital® concert recordings and soon-to-be-available DVD-Audio recordings). The modes are chosen via a convenient selector on the underside of the speaker enclosure.
The P1000 Powered Subwoofer is one beautiful beast of a subwoofer--capable of rock-solid, ultra-high-output bass response down to 22Hz. Yet the P1000's richly finished cabinet is only 15.5" x 15.25" x 14". The cabinet encloses an awesome 1,000-watt B.A.S.H.® (Bridged Amplifier Switching Hybrid) digital amplifier and dual 10-inch subwoofer drivers. The Cambridge SoundWorks Subwoofer Control Module keeps the controls and connections conveniently near your equipment. You can even adjust bass output using an infrared remote controlno more crawling on your knees to adjust bass when you switch from music to movies! The P1000 competes in performance and features with exotic subwoofers selling for twice its price and more.
The separate Subwoofer Control Module used by Newton Series powered subwoofers gives you ultimate control and wiring flexibility. Connect the Module to your amplifier or receiver using either line outputs, speaker wire outputs or the subwoofer output of a Dolby Digital® receiver. The module allows you to adjust both the subwoofer output level and the crossover frequency (variable from 50Hz to 150Hz). It also allows you to equalize the output of the subwoofer to match your room acoustics. You choose an equalization "center point" anywhere between 20Hz and 60Hz, and then adjust output up or down 6dB in that range. If you place the sub in a corner and it produces too much bass, you can cut the output. If the sub is placed away from a wall and produces too little bass, you can boost output for full, rich low-frequency sound.
Not sure what I would buy to make this system a 7.1, suggestions?