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CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

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I'm having serious trouble trying to come to a descision on which speakers to upgrade to, CM8s or CM9s. The main concern is with lower range. I auditioned both pairs on Thursday and without doubt there is a noticable difference between the pair with CM8s sounding like they had considerably less weight behind them but at the same time sounding clearer, i'm guessing that is due to the distance i was seated at??? 

My room is 3ft in lenght with the sofa against the back wall and the width of the room being 7ft. Given the size of the room would the CM8s be a wiser choice with the addition of the sub being added at a later date? 

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

3ft x 7ft??? Home Cinema or broom cupboard?

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

My bad, lol. So clearly meant meters :-) 

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

Size not a million miles from mine. Shouts bass traps to me. Good luck with some advice.

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

CM9s will give more bass, but CM8s would be great for that size room.

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

The CM8's will do a great job with the low ends when you give it decent amplification. Ask your B&W dealer to add a proper power amp to it when you demo and I am sure you will feel differently about the low ends.

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

I've got the CM8s at home with me now for an audition with my kit, along with the ASWcm10 & CM centre. The CM8s are worth the money just for the mids & higher end alone, stunning. They make my 683s sound dull and look rather vulgar. 

 

 

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

Decent amplification.....Please elabarate??

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

I've just added a Cyrus DAC XP+ and this has boosted the bass, sounding really good!!!

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

Best to experience it, if the company who lets you demo the CM8's have a power amp they can hook up as well, try it. Just a suggestion as I know that the CM8 with a decent Class AB power sounded excellent with no lack on the low ends.

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

I've had both the cm8s and cm9s in my room and honestly, there is no lack of power from the marantz which I found out whilst the cm9s were hooked up. They were just waaaay to much more my living room. I've now got the cm8s back for a 2nd home audition only this time they're partnered with the pv1 sub, setup ready to go for a Blu ray tonight. 

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

atkins4725 wrote:

I've had both the cm8s and cm9s in my room and honestly, there is no lack of power from the marantz which I found out whilst the cm9s were hooked up. They were just waaaay to much more my living room. I've now got the cm8s back for a 2nd home audition only this time they're partnered with the pv1 sub, setup ready to go for a Blu ray tonight. 

Out of interest, are you planning to set the CM8s as "small" and let the PV1D handle the bass, as I have a similar setup, but have the front CM8s set to large at the moment (wondering if I can get better bass by going "small")

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RE: CM8s or CM9s in my 3ft by 7ft room.

Hi Dandy,

I'm gunna experiment tonight with hunger games on blu ray and see how things go. I just can't seem to get the cm9s out of my head!!!  

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