Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman
Anyone switched from series 600 to CM? Seems like a big leap in cost.
My first decent system was a B&W 5.1 a couple years ago. I did 684 fronts, 686 rears, HTM62 front and ASW610 sub. I ran it all through a Marantz SR5005 integrated amp, it was a nice system, I was happy with it.
But like all things...when you know there is better, you want better, so you get that itch and you do what you can to make it happen.
So from there, about a year later, I went to CM9 in the front and rear with the CM Center 2 and the ASW12, all still going through the Marantz, another great system.
About a year later I went to my current system...CM10 front and rear, same center and sub, upgraded the Marantz with Rotel separates, the RSP-1572 pre and the RMB-1585 amp, 200wpc X 5. Will be getting into the 800 series hopefully within 30 days.
Every step of the way, I was very satisfied with the upgrade, I felt I got more than my moneys worth. You don't state which CM you are considering going with, but whichever you do, I believe that if you like the B&W sound, it only gets better with each step up. I feel that with every increase in price, there is a commeserate increase in quality and enjoyment.
The CM10 are such a huge step from the 600 series and a very, very noticeable and worth-wild step up from the CM9. The extra bass driver and the tweeter on top really make for some wonderful listening at a price that is outstanding for the quality of the loudspeaker.
I feel that if you enjoy good music, really enjoy it, you will be very happy if you can swing the CM series. The leap in cost, while substantial, is well worth it IMHO.