Originally Posted by jgcamil
for those wanting an opinion on the CMC vs CMC S2, I can chime in...
As I mentioned here before, my BDI Rack can't receive the CMC2, I tried adapting the rack by lowering the middle shelf but my carpenter said that would indeed screw the rack apart. I was stuck with a CMC..
So, I talked to my local B&W Dealer and he had a CMC S1 for a very good price... I asked him if I could demo it in my system (Yamaha CX A5000 PrePro and MX A5000 amp). After some paperwork, he lent me the CMC for a day... like many said, the sound was meh. The voice sounded a little better than my previous Monitor Audio Silver RX Centre but I also had to crank the volume way too hot to avoid my CM10 S2 for drowning it. Overall quite mediocre.
Finally I travelled to Chicago 3 weeks ago and I took a leap of faith and got the CMC S2...
The sound of the center, right out of the box, was night and day compared to the Monitor Audio and to the CMC S1. With this one, I do not have to crank the volume leve too much and it plays very well with my existing CM10 S2.
I can only wonder how good the CMC2 S2 must sound.
Still, Im happy with my current configuration which includes:
Yamaha CX A5000 Pre/Pro
Yamaha MX A500 Amp
Oppo BDP 103
Project Carbon Debut with Ortofon Red Cartridge
B&W CM10 S2 front
B&W CMC S2 center
B&W CM5 rear surround
Monitor Audio Bipolar RX Silver Surround
Definitive Tech x2 Prosub 1000 (L&R)
Happy to hear opinions on what to place for side surrounds instead of the MA.
The towers look nice. I am thinking about replacing my Paradigm Signature 2v3's for some CM10's. Not sure how the CM10ls will compare to my Sig2's. This will be in a smaller bedroom.