Originally Posted by mantikos
Let me follow up with this:
I can get the CMC for 399 or the CMC2 for 980
Which one would you get?
I think I am committed to my CM1 for L & R
Still confused about the rear speakers, should I go 6 series, wait to save for CMs or go in-wall B&Ws? I do plan on using the speakers for music using all channels to fill the huge space I have.
I am/was in your same shoes. I demoed (in house) the 683 S2's and CM1's, and decided on the CM1's. They'll be my fronts for a while, until I can spring for some CM5's, then I'll move the CM1's to the rear to replace my Athena's. I'll also eventually replace the Athena center with the CMC2. Which upgrade comes first (CMC2 or CM5) depends on what deals I can find down the road when I've saved up some more money.
For me, the CM1's sounded better than the 683 S2's.
Panasonic TC-P60ST60, Pioneer SC-1523-K, Oppo BDP-103D, Pioneer PL-550 + Cambridge Audio Azur 640P, B&W CM1 (fronts), B&W CM Centre, Athena Point 5 Mk II (rears), Hsu VTF-2
Sony 34XBR960, Onkyo TX-NR414, Sony PS3, Athena Point 5 Mk II (center and fronts), Wharfedale WH-2 (rears), Polk PSW10