I had the chance to listen to the CM10 S2 (in rather poor conditions at Best Buy) and while they didn't have the CM9 in the same room (or even able to demo since that room's speaker distribution system was borked) from memory the CM10 had an edge.
What's really amazed me about the CM9 and the CM10 is the breadth of the soundstage and the clarity of the music - everything just sounds open and detailed, it's hard to explain really.
I need to go to find a dealer with the CM10 and the 805 D3 so I can A/B them. I know the drivers are more advanced in the 805, but losing dedicated midrange and woofer drivers seems like it could be a big drawback.
The 804 D3 I suppose would be the best of both worlds, but at a significant jump in price, and I wonder how much of a difference I'd hear in typical at-home use.
I'd also love to compare them against the Paradigm Prestige 95F speakers that I listened to last week and really loved. Demoing different speakers at different stores makes it hard to really compare the ins-and-outs of each.
Has anyone here compared the Paradigms to the CM10s directly? Thoughts?