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Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2
alaScore 90

23 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The design is also mentioned favorably.

price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

B&W CM6 S2 review


The CM6 S2s produce a regimented, tightly-controlled sound but lack the freedom of expression of the class-leaders

Excellent sense of spaciousness Open, clear treble Tight, controlled bass Luxurious appearance and finish

Lacking low-level dynamics Not the most communicative sound

The B&W CM6 S2s are good speakers. They’re built to impress and they sound impressive on a number of different levels. They just struggle to communicate dynamics and subtlety, and it’s these missing links that stop us from completely falling for them....

Sep, 2014

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AVTech Awards 2014/2015


The CM6 S2 uses Bowers & Wilkins' familiar Kevlar-coned mid/bass driver, but partners it with a top-mounted Decoupled Double Dome tweeter – a design trait trickled down from the brand's high-end 800 Series Diamond models. Offering bass with speed and...

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by : EISA (

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2


EUROPEAN LOUDSPEAKER 2015-2016 - Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2: The latest addition to the British brand's five-strong CM series, the CM6 S2 is the only standmount in the line-up to feature ‘Tweeter on Top' technology, which sees the 25mm tweeter mounted...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Myron Ho (

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed


Myron Ho reviews Bowers & Wilkins' new CM6 S2 bookshelf speaker, which retails for $2,000/pair and incorporates technologies from the company's much more expensive speaker lines.

The B&W CM6 S2s have exceptionally accurate imaging, far above their price class ; These speakers have classic B&W neutrality, but with a little more fun ; Their wide dispersion characteristics make for a very big sweet spot

The speaker's moderately low sensitivity combined with a low minimum impedance means you need to carefully select your amplification ; A subwoofer is required to get truly chest-slamming bass

I would put the B&W CM6 S2s in the same class as the very best bookshelf speakers out there. For a lot more money, you can get speakers that sound as good in the midrange and up while giving you more bass detail, more bass output, and more dynamic...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 loudspeakers REVIEW


The Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 loudspeakers delivered such a startlingly realistic performance that occasionally we shivered with the sheer excitement of it all.

Consumer review (

good speaker too pricey


I would have taken the speaker back, but it was too late.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Quality stand


Love the stands. Very sturdy and quality built. Looks great and makes the speakers look even better!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

CM6 S2 Best surround speakers


Totally ecstatic with the CM6 S2, also the rest of the Bowers & Wilkins speakers

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (

Don't Listen if you don't want to spend the $


Sticker shock set in when I asked the price but these speakers are top rate, with an incredibly rich and detailed sound and enough bass w/out a sub. They look very sharp and modernistic as well. In retrospect they are worth every $.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

pinnacle of sound for price


Absolutely fantastic sound from a fantastic speaker company! When integrated in a QUALITY audio system, these speakers will truly satisfy you're perception of what excellent audio is supposed to sound like,regardless of material. Highs, Midrange,&...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Recommended amplifier power (max):120
Recommended amplifier power (min):30


Crossover Frequency:4000
Frequency range:50 - 28000
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1


Colour of product:Black / Red, Wood / White


Audio output channels:1.0
Driver cone material:Kevlar
Mid-range driver diameter:16.5
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):16.5
Mid-range driver size:16.5
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


Equalizer: No

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker interface type:TERMINAL

Technical Details

Finish type:Gloss
Type finish:Gloss

Weight & Dimensions

Height :40.3