Originally Posted by KGB173
I would recommend you listen to the speakers before you buy them. I auditioned the rx8 and rx6 5.1 system against B&W and Def Tech and Martin Logan. Some of the setups were more expensive and some were less, but I settled on the rx8 as I prefer a little more bass.
You can do it with different receivers as well but that is much harder since most shops haven't equalized the receivers since how can you do that for speakers that are all different lengths apart right. however, you can get on volume and pick up some differences.
Everyone hears something different so absolutely go and audition. I ended up with a Pioneer receiver and the rx8 system.
I've auditioned each of these speakers, not extensively the CM8s. However I did not hear the RXs with movies. When I heard an entire setup (5.1) with the CMs, it was probably the best I've ever heard. But then, the RXs really blew me away because I felt that they were such a drastic difference from the RS series.
The RXs were driven by a marantz amp and I believe that the CMs were driven by a Pioneer.
Probably just being picky...like all of us here, but I've heard some expensive setups that were good, not great...or at least not suited for my tastes.
One other thing, I have a pair of bookshelves with Kevlar woofers. They're a bit too laid back for me. They'd probably be perfect for smooth Jazz, but i'm really not into that. The Cms are Kevlar as well. The RXs have a more forward sound, not overly so though, as I've heard....
...well, just realized... I'm going to have to go audition again.