Any suggestion on AV receiver/amp for speakers Bowers & Wilkins CM8, CMC, CM1 so I can get warm but detailed sound?
Stereo: B&W CM8, Quad Elite pre-amp, stereo amp and cd player system, Chord Epic Twin speaker cables.
Headphones: Luxman p-200 amp, Goldenote Koala Solid State cd player, Sennheiser HD800 phones, Tara Labs RSC Prime M1 RCA cables.
I have the same speakers and use an Onkyo 905, which with the CM speakers creates a sound that's on the warmer side of neutral (which I like). However newer Onkyo's are not quite as warm so it's perhaps a try before you buy.
What Hi Fi have recommended the Yamaha 3020 with the CM9 package, so it (along with the 2020) is probably worth a demo too. The Yamaha's are traditionally on the warm side and i imagine are more detailed than the Onkyos.
Just a few suggestions.
Samsung PS50Q96HD (Screen) | CA 640c V2 (CD) | Pioneer BDP 320 (BluRay) | Onkyo 905 (Amp) | B&W CM8, CMC & CM1 (Speakers) | MA RS-12 (Sub) | Chord Odyssey 4 (Speaker Cable) | Van den Hul - The Name (Interconnects)
Thanks for quick answer. I will wait for Yamaha new receivers form this year, should be soon.
What I want to try also is to use this combination:
CM8 powered by QUAD Elite connected to AV receiver by pre-amp connections and CMC and CM1 powered by AV receiver.
If Yamaha is more worm then it is more in line of Quad Elite sound which is warm for sure.
Any comments very welcome.
Marantz pops in to my head...
Sony KDL-46W905A, Pioneer SC-LX57-K, Bowers & Wilkins 683, LaCie LaCinema HD 2TB, PS3 Super Slim, PS4, MacBook (iTunes+Amarra Mini), Meridian Explorer DAC, Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE
Yamaha's RX-A3020 is a good option. I think it works really well with the B&Ws.
Technical Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
+1 for the marantz.
Wouldn't buy anything without having a listen to the B&Ws with a Marantz.
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Marantz + B&W is the where I'd look if after warm and detailed... Which happens to be my preferred sound... And why B&W/Marantz has long been my preferred equipment pairing.
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