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i am on the search for a deal on a center to match my recently purchased CM10s from B&W (not S2s).

I found a CMC2GB at best buy open box and even though I am sure it it is probably not the S2 version (which I understand is a better match for my fronts I am thinking it would work just fine with the CM10s...anyone suggest I hold out for CMC2 S2 instead?

Supposed it is possible that BB labeled it wrong and it is a S2 because the cost is about the same but i doubt it. going for 900 bucks about

thoughts?
From user reports the CMC2 S2 is a better match to the CM10's (S1 or S2). I found differences in the high end comparing the CM10 to the CM9 that would support that finding.

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My new setup with new B&W CM S2 series...what do you guys think?

Nice!
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Hello everyone!

I got the 683 S2 speakers. 100% music.

Just wondering what you think about locations. Any advice for optimal placement?

Also I wonder about the base? There're no kids or pets that may knock it down and I read some where that was better to leave the off. What you think about that?

Here's a picture. Forgot to take one front view

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Looks quite nice. However, the hippo should be charging the elephants to increase dramatic tension

If you can, pull the center to the front edge of the cabinet, and if you can pull the mains a little further into the room, might help with placement.
LOL...yes, point taken. I will move my center towards the edge of the cabinet. For mains, I am not sure if I have enough space to move them further in the room, considering aesthetic in mind. Can I remove the base of these speakers? That would give me more room to bring them in. Is this advisable and will it have any negative impact on sound quality if I do that?
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it looks really inviting
only that cable on the fireplace mantle is an eye-sore.

by the way, what do use to power the speakers?
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I have compared both in the store, But if was me, I would keep my S1's
Any specific reason why? More detail, better high's etc?

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I have a quick question about my 683 speakers (s1) that I'm hoping maybe Patrick will chime in on, but anyone else who knows, please by all means let me know. The specs for my speakers say that the lower end of the frequency response (+/-3db) is at 38 Hz. I noticed that the specs for the new 683 S2s have the lower end of the FR listed at 52 Hz, and even the new CM10s with their extra bass driver shows the lower end at something like 42 Hz, still a little above the 683 S1s.


My question is: Does this reflect a difference in design? If so I'm curious about the philosophy behind it? Or are the specs of the older (or newer?) 683 not accurate? Thanks in advance.




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My new setup with new B&W CM S2 series...what do you guys think?
Nice setup
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Nice setup
Thank you
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Any specific reason why? More detail, better high's etc?
When I listen CM9 and CM5 S1"s compared to the S2's was not that much of difference, if you are going to upgrade CM6 would be they to go or 800 Diamonds series.
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Thank you
As long you are happy with, that's all it matter.
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