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Interesting review of the CM1 S2 by CNET.

http://www.cnet.com/products/bowers-and-wilkins-cm1-s2/

"The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response."
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I just wish we'd get a new CM Centre (3 maybe?) that's as good or better than the 2, but not as @#$! tall. I literally can't fit the 2 in my media center. The only thing that goes in there is the center...but the 2 is too tall. So, I'm stuck with the original CM Centre, which is just ok...not great.

(Technically the CMC2 would fit...but the molding on the front drops down just enough to cover part of the tweeter.)

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Here is (briefly) what's new:

Decoupled Double Dome tweeter- First seen last year in the CM10 and now applied to the entire series.
Cabinets- thicker, heavier, quieter. Same dimensions.
Crossovers- completely new and using Mundorf Silver/Gold Oil capacitors on the tweeters.
Bass driver- a newer, heavier duty spider is used on the bass drivers for greater control at higher outputs
Midbass- all of the 2 way designs now use the Anti-Resonance plug to reduce distortion at higher frequencies at higher volumes caused by voice coils going out of round.
Cabling- all the internal cabling has been upgraded
Binding posts- Nickel plated binding posts are mechanically better.

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What happen to CMC3, I see CM6 with the tweeter up top.
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Well i just paid off my CMC2 and close to paying off the CM10s and now I see new versions are out. Does anyone know anything about the new models? Should I try and return the versions I bought for the S2 models? I wonder if the MSRP has also increased? Damn it I hate when you buy something right before a new model comes out.
I'm in the same boat. I was unable to get my CMC2 due to backorder. I now have a set of CM5 and will pair it to a new CMC2 S2. I do think I like the looks of the series 1 a bit better. Not sure if I should return the CM5's and upgrade to the CM6's and put the CM10's up front.

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I'm in the same boat. I was unable to get my CMC2 due to backorder. I now have a set of CM5 and will pair it to a new CMC2 S2. I do think I like the looks of the series 1 a bit better. Not sure if I should return the CM5's and upgrade to the CM6's and put the CM10's up front.
They are not making CMC3 but for your situation I take the CM5 back and get CM6 for the backs with CM10's for the fronts BB will have them Sept 17 you have time to think about it.
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Your use of the "like" feature in reference to my mini-rant about the use of social media sites for misguided manufacturer marketing is, of course, ironically using a lazy, one click functionality to express admiration or agreement that requires no real engagement, qualitative discourse or intellectual effort from either of you and harkens directly to the social media scourge that I have railed so eloquently against!

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For the rear surrounds will CM1 will be good? With CM9 in the front


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[QUOTE=Chise;26932033]Finally they were rumors going around but I kept my mouth shut.[/QUOTE

Yeah, it seemed pretty obvious the new series was coming. I'll be keeping an eye out for reviews of the CM6.

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They are not making CMC3 but for your situation I take the CM5 back and get CM6 for the backs with CM10's for the fronts BB will have them Sept 17 you have time to think about it.

What is the cost diff between CM5 and CM6


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Interesting stuff. So they've now updated both the 600 and CM series within the past year ... does anyone know anything about an 800 series update and when that might possibly occur? Am thinking about taking the plunge on some 804's once I save up enough $$$ and would prefer to get the newest possible technology ...
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Finally they were rumors going around but I kept my mouth shut.[/QUOTE

Yeah, it seemed pretty obvious the new series was coming. I'll be keeping an eye out for reviews of the CM6.
Don't go by the reviews, go listen to them yourself.
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