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Originally Posted by callas01 View Post

I heard the 2 lines and I used to feel that the older 684/683s were a lot closer in performance to the CM S1 then the 684/683 S2s are to the newer CM S2 line. I was actually really dissatisfied with the 684 S2, as they significantly lacked bass, significantly, and both the 683 and 684 sounded congested. I understand they went to a smaller cabinet for the 684 S2 to improve the WAF of a tower and its the "new" thing to have a diminutive tower, but seriously the bass was not to be found. When we switched to the CM9 S2 the music opened up significantly more. Later I listened to the CM8s S1 and S2 and again I felt the S2 were more transparent and sounded less boxy, the music was freer of the cabinet.

Mind you, I grew up with my dad having 603 S3s and still does... I used to think I was always gonna have 684s, but I went a different route. However I still enjoy B&Ws, but I didn't enjoy the 684 S2 at all.

How would you compare CM9 S2 to Dynaudio X32?

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How would you compare CM9 S2 to Dynaudio X32?
The CM9 will have the advantage of the larger cabinet and larger woofers, so it will move more air. The X32s will sound more transparent, smoother highs. I'd give the mids to the X32s due to the transparency. The X32, you've heard so you know how capable they can be. If you can go to both shops while you're out u would do so.

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