Just wanted to bump and say HOORAY THE CM1s ARRIVED THIS MORNING!
They were extremely well packed and look pretty much flawless (only a couple light scratches on the bottom of them, which doesn't matter anyway). The wenge finish is gorgeous. The B&W stands I got are a little
wider than the speakers. Oh well, I don't notice it.
Anyway, they sound fantastic. They are definitely less efficient than my last speakers (91dB vs 86dB I think
) but it's no problem as my RB-980BX has plenty of power at 120 wpc.
I'm so happy!
edit: Oh, my camera is dead atm so I got a crappy cell phone pic.
edit2: They're about 1.5' from the back wall, with the port plugs in. Got my MX-70 crossed over at 70Hz, and that seems to integrate the best. Also, toed in about 15 degrees.
edit3: My God the detail! It is truly astounding. I'm hearing things that I didn't notice with my C-9s or even my DT-880s in the case of low mid or upper bass detail. And it's presented so naturally, not shoved in your face at all like my Energys did occasionally. I know I've heard the CM1s a good deal already in the local hi-fi shop, but there's something about them being MINE in my own room that makes it so much better.