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I tried to find a good deal for B&W 805s on Ebay from a seller that had good feedback. I paid $2K and got speakers that had marred cabinets and the diamond tweeters ripped out of them. I hope this post will let others learn from my stupidity and being a cheap-ass!

From the way the tweeters looked, it appears that they were after real diamonds!
I hope you paid with PayPal. There is a good chance you can still get your money back.
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WTB a pair of PM1s
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The best choice for 800 Series owners would be the CCM8.5
Been late to the party with all the discussion on equivalent surround/height channel speakers for 800 series Diamond.

So it is recommended the CCM8.5 for in-ceiling, would saving a few bucks on the CWM8.5 still work for ceiling?

BTW, as far as installing anyone of these CI800 line speakers, does one need to do anything differently if they were installing double 5/8" drywall? The installation diagrams dont mention any setback allowance to keep the speakers front face flush with the drywall. Any advice is appreciated.

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I tried to find a good deal for B&W 805s on Ebay from a seller that had good feedback. I paid $2K and got speakers that had marred cabinets and the diamond tweeters ripped out of them. I hope this post will let others learn from my stupidity and being a cheap-ass!

From the way the tweeters looked, it appears that they were after real diamonds!
File an "item not as described" case with Ebay immediately. You will get your money back 100%.
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I tried to find a good deal for B&W 805s on Ebay from a seller that had good feedback. I paid $2K and got speakers that had marred cabinets and the diamond tweeters ripped out of them. I hope this post will let others learn from my stupidity and being a cheap-ass!

From the way the tweeters looked, it appears that they were after real diamonds!
wow....sorry to see that....definitely file a case for refund if seller doesn't offer to do so
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CI800 Installation Thickness

To keep this as general knowledge for anyone interested in installing any of the CI800 speakers, I received a response back from BW Support stating that installation will support double drywall thickness of 1.25".

Here's the reply i received:

"Both CI speakers sit over the top of the plasterboard, the thin shallow bezel provides a clean, tidy appearance.

The CI series of speakers have been designed to accommodate a wide range of thickness drywall installations, and can confirm that a wall approximately 1.25" thick would be within the installation travel of the fixtures of the speakers."


Great news, as I look at adding CCM8.5`s for ceiling heights into my new theatre.

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Another Like B&W?

Is there another speaker manufacturer like B&W who has a separated tweeter which sits on top, essentially outside of the main cabinet?

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getting a center for my CM8s.

I just got a used pair of CM8 S1. I was wondering if the CMC S2 will work well with it? Will the timbre match. I dont have space for the CMC 2 S1. I didnt hear good things about the CMC S1 on this forum so was wondering if the CMC S2 will be a much better inprovement? Or should i just buy the CMC S1 to match it? My cabinet will only hold a 20" Centrr channel.
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I just got a used pair of CM8 S1. I was wondering if the CMC S2 will work well with it? Will the timbre match. I dont have space for the CMC 2 S1. I didnt hear good things about the CMC S1 on this forum so was wondering if the CMC S2 will be a much better inprovement? Or should i just buy the CMC S1 to match it? My cabinet will only hold a 20" Centrr channel.

btw. Im using a SVS PB-2000 with them CM8 S1 if that makes a difference. Im hoping the sub can Makeup for any midbass a CMC S1 is missing.
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Hey there. I am in the process of building a family room. I bought a pair of ceiling speakers CCM663. Since this is a new construction, would you guys build a box to house them?

I have the tools and scraps to build.

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I just got a used pair of CM8 S1. I was wondering if the CMC S2 will work well with it? Will the timbre match. I dont have space for the CMC 2 S1. I didnt hear good things about the CMC S1 on this forum so was wondering if the CMC S2 will be a much better inprovement? Or should i just buy the CMC S1 to match it? My cabinet will only hold a 20" Centrr channel.
The CMC S1 is a pretty mediocre center channel. I'm not sure the CMC S2 is a huge improvement although it is marginally more sensitive. I think timbre match would be decent with either one. It's too bad you can't make the CMC2 work.

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