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Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2
alaScore 91

15 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design. Many are negative about the usability and price.

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price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.co.uk)

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 review

 

When it comes to successfully reinventing your high-end brand in order to appeal to a more budget-conscious audience, few speaker manufacturers have done it as well as Bowers & Wilkins. With its comparatively young lines of headphones and speaker docks...

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 are gorgeous-looking speakers with great build quality. The sound is mostly even with good mid-range detail and a surprising amount of bass. They're compact and suitable for smaller rooms. The revised tweeter and tweeter...

The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response. They feel a tad too expensive, especially in light of their more affordable siblings, the B&W 685 S2s.

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 review

 

When it comes to successfully reinventing your high-end brand in order to appeal to a more budget-conscious audience, few speaker manufacturers have done it as well as Bowers & Wilkins. With its comparatively young lines of headphones and speaker docks...

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 are gorgeous-looking speakers with great build quality. The sound is mostly even with good mid-range detail and a surprising amount of bass. They're compact and suitable for smaller rooms. The revised tweeter and tweeter...

The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response. They feel a tad too expensive, especially in light of their more affordable siblings, the B&W 685 S2s.

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Bowers and Wilkins CM1 S2 ( rosenut)

 

Now, like a good drug pusher, Bowers and Wilkins is hoping those affordable tastes will get its new customers to graduate to more premium products, such as its new $1,100 (£750, AU$1,299) CM1 S2. (That price is for the pair of stereo speakers.) While...

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 are gorgeous-looking speakers with great build quality. The sound is mostly even with good mid-range detail and a surprising amount of bass. They're compact and suitable for smaller rooms. The revised tweeter and tweeter...

The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response. They feel a tad too expensive, especially in light of their more affordable siblings, the B&W 685 S2s.

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

High-end speakers that sound good and look great

 

Now, like a good drug pusher, Bowers and Wilkins is hoping those affordable tastes will get its new customers to graduate to more premium products, such as its new $1,100 (£750, AU$1,299) CM1 S2. (That price is for the pair of stereo speakers.) While...

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 are gorgeous-looking speakers with great build quality. The sound is mostly even with good mid-range detail and a surprising amount of bass. They're compact and suitable for smaller rooms. The revised tweeter and tweeter...

The speakers can be prone to sibilance with the "wrong" music because of its pronounced treble response. They feel a tad too expensive, especially in light of their more affordable siblings, the B&W 685 S2s

The Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 speakers look great and sound terrific, but they aren't the best choice for rockers.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Brent Butterworth (hometheaterreview.com)

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

 

Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group.

Obviously, the CM1 S2's applications as a full-range speaker in a two-channel stereo system will be limited to people with specific taste. I'm sure it'll find plenty of use as a surround speaker in systems with B&W's larger CM Series speakers, and I...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

B&W best in the business

 

This product is so expensive but it's worthy to have it. You got what you paid for - excellent listening experience.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

No Regrets

 

Our Magnolia rep was spot on when he suggested these B&W's. They sound like you're in a recording studio. Nice option to have the white color which blends well with our white cabinets. We're pretty excited to listen to music and watch tv, sports...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Just the best!!

 

I have no Complaints With these Speakers. I had a bose home theater and you can't even compare, B&W blows them away.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great sound

 

love love love the sound and how it complements the movies

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great sound

 

Excellent sound and great quality speakers for rears

Apr, 2015
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Product Specifications

Amplifier

Recommended amplifier power (max):100
Recommended amplifier power (min):30

Audio

Crossover Frequency:4000
Frequency range:50 - 28000
Impedance:8
Sensitivity:84
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red, Wood / White

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0
Driver cone material:Kevlar
Mid-range driver diameter:12.7
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):12.7
Mid-range driver size:12.7
Number of drivers:2
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Floor
Speaker Type:2-way
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Tweeter size:2.54

Performance

Equalizer: No

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker interface type:TERMINAL

Technical Details

Finish type:Gloss
Type finish:Gloss

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.6
Height :28
Weight:6.7
Width:16.5