September 02, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
B&W just announced four sharp new additions to its CM Series. When it comes to at least one, B&W describes it as a “seriously grown-up” unit. Then why do we feel like a bunch of giddy schoolgirls?
The CM9 ($1,500 each) is a three-way floor-standing speaker, with a 25mm tweeter, a 150mm Kevlar FST midrange driver, and twin 165mm paper/Kevlar bass drivers.
The CM5 ($750 each) is a two-way stand-mount speaker with a 25mm aluminum dome tweeter and 165mm Kevlar bass/midrange driver.
Taking center stage—or at least the center of your setup—is the CM Center 2 ($1,250 each). Larger than B&W’s original CM Center entry, it boasts increased output and bass extension.
Last, but certainly loudest, is the ASW 10CM ($1,500). This subwoofer pairs up a 25cm paper/Kevlar cone bass unit with a 500-watt amplifier.
Each is long on looks as well as performance. Sporting real wood veneers, the new CM models will be available in October.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.