That is the most important thing.
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Trust your ears and eyes, magazine reveiwers are only thier opinion, agendas, ect.
Saying that I have never seen a bad reveiw of these speakers.........
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I don't agee with this. I find the CM1 quite expensive (£660 in Belgium and Germany) for what they offer, as do most magazine reviewers.
I am very sorry for you (and for any one else who does it), if you are paying retail prices!
Yes, CM1 are not especially cheap.
For me the most VFM speakers are Wharfedale 9.1. There is very little to complain at a price of 140 Euros a pair.
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I never pay retail price. But for comparing the price/performance of speakers i use the retail price.
For me the most VFM speakers i ever heard are the Monitor Audio BX2 and Dali Zensor 1. Both speakers can easily be compared with speakers costing twice their price according to me.
Me neither, but most reviews are from more than 5 years ago. The CM1 were first sold in 2006 as far as i can remember.
It was certainly not my intention to say that the CM1 speakers are bad, i only wanted to react on the statement that they offer great price to performance. That is not the case according to me. Speaker development techniques have really improved the last years and speakers like the Dali Zensor 1 and Monitor Audio BX2 are not far behind the B&W CM1 imo.
Congrats! Used to own the Cm7s myself and loved them. Still miss them sometimes. The Cm1s are underrated IMO. Great speakers.
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I managed to buy the 9.1's for £99. I simply cant believe the sound quality you get for that price. I've bought them on a whim as a stop gap before changing later in the year when funds improve, HOWEVER, I now wont be upgrading. I feel like the cat that got the cream. They simply dont sound in any way like a budget speaker. The midrange, and lets face it, thats where the action is, is fantastic. on the 9.1's.
Did I mention how good they are?
I own both the 9.1's and the CM1's . I won't be parting with either. The 9.1's will be my party speaker that i won't worry about driving really hard. The cm1's are in a different league all together and have no desire to upgrade at the moment.
I paid retail prices as they dont go much cheaper on auction sites. I dont feel that i have overpaid for the cm1's as i auditioned the 685's, cm8's MA RX2's, and Neat Motive 3's, and the cm'1s were the best choice for me.
No im just trying to find a deal on the matching fs700 stands for the cm1's (not cheap!!)
Well done to op for the cm1 purchase :)
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If thats true what you say erwin then me paying five hndred pou ds has given me a speaker that compares to ones costing doubke that too becuase they sounds stunning. I also got a FREE PAIR OF NEXUS SIX STANDS IN THE PRICE TOO.
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I was thinking about the CM1's too. I have RS6's, but have moved into a flat so need something more petite. They're one of the few speakers that my partner likes in both looks and sound.
They're about £440 here, and I think they're pretty good value for that amount of money. I don't mind paying a bit extra for a decent looking speaker. Sure, the CM1s would probably be better value sound wise if they had a vinyl wrap, but that would put me right off them.
Chose rosewood with matching black b&w stands,very smart.
Playing them 30 cm from rear wall, no foam bungs, nice solid bass for their size.
Same as mine - great looking/sounding speakers, though I only have them as surrounds. (I filled the stands with Atacama pellets).
But when I play SACDs or DVD-As, they come into their own and play their part.
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Second: Panasonic 42" E6B LED, Pioneer VSX-D2011, Kef eggs, Virgin TiVo
Ive gone for their bigger brothers the CM5's as I was offered them at a superb price with the stands/Atabites to mass-load them etc...
Thought the CM1's sounded amazing with the Cyrus 8XP amp the shop used but for me the CM5's just had that bit more of an open sound stage and width etc... Plus their bass is amazing for the size of the speakers; same with the CM1's!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy mine
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