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Bowers & Wilkins produce some of the most well-regarded loudspeakers in the world, having a range of award-winning products in a number of price points. The CM series (Bowers & Wilkins' midrange speaker selection) has recently seen a drastic upgrade; implementing new technologies, new aesthetic and even an entirely new speaker; the CM6. This newly developed CM series has been dubbed 'CM S2 Series'.
The CM8 S2 offers a superlative sound performance from a fairly discrete and compact cabinet, measuring only 165mm; the CM8 S2 will fit flawlessly into any room and with the multitude of available finishes, will easily match existing decor to become an integral part of your home. Thanks to concealed fixings and a minimal, magnetic protective tweeter grille, the CM8 S2 offers a beautiful aesthetic as well as a practical design.
The CM8 S2's slim and sleek profile is thanks to the two 130mm Kevlar bass drive units, combined with a single 130mm Kevlar FST midrange driver. This FST driver uses an engineering concept called 'surroundless suspension'. This improves the crossover with the tweeter to allow the speaker a faster response, thus improving the overall sonic accuracy throughout the midrange frequencies.
The higher frequencies have seen a significant upgrade also, with the tweeter unit utilising Bowers & Wilkins' newly s developed Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter technology. This offers a truly rigid movement process, while also isolating the tweeter from the main cabinet of the speaker. The CM8 S2 has been designed to provide a truly accurate sound response, complete with meticulous detail to every microdynamic and an exemplary level of sonic integrity throughout all frequency points.
Technical features Nautitus tube-loaded Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST midrange
Decoupled midrange and tweeter units
Tweeter on top
Description 3-way vented-box system Drive Units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Double Dome aluminium high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
2x ø130mm (5 in) paper/Kevlar® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 28Hz and 50kHz Frequency response 45Hz - 28kHz ±3dB Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m) Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 86Hz - 28kHz
<0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω) Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz Recommended amplifier power 30W - 300W into 8V on unclipped programme Max. recommended cable impedance 0,1 Ω Dimensions Height: 924mm (36.4 in) cabinet only
Width: 165mm (6.5 in) cabinet only
252mm (9.9 in) including plinth
Depth: 277mm (10.9 in) cabinet, grille and terminals only
298mm (11.7 in) including plinth
Net weight 19.5kg Finishes Cabinet:
Grey (Satin White only)
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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