Bowers & Wilkins CM8 (Series 1) - Gloss Black, Ex Display

Bowers & Wilkins CM8 (Series 1) - Gloss Black, Ex Display

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Now a discontinued model, these mint condition ex display CM8 loudspeakers from B&W are going out at an astounding price. This purchase includes the same packaging, manuals and the same five-year warranty you'd receive with a brand new pair

B&W CM8: 

We are very excited to present the new Bowers & Wilkins CM8 floorstanding speaker, a new addition to the successful and long established CM series loudspeakers, which sits below the flagship 800 series. This slim fronted speaker is designed for those music and movie lovers who demand the best in sound quality and bass weight, but do not have the room or the aesthetic requirements for a large floorstander such as the CM9. The driver line up is similar to the CM9, in that the same aluminium dome tweeter is used due to its low colouration, sparkling highs but never fatiguing presentation. The remaining drivers covering midrange and bass mirror the same FST woven Kevlar technology featured in the CM series for clear, crisp voices and instrument tone, and deep, tuneful bass - the difference is that the diameter of each driver has been reduced to 5".

Nonetheless, audio performance of the CM8 is exceptionally close to that of its larger brother. The characteristic 'flowport' dimpled port technology which further reduces unwanted resonances is also carried through on this model. Low distortion, greater power handling and superb transient attack compared to lesser models are achieved using simple 1st order passive crossovers, huge magnets at the rear of each driver and longer voice coils. We expect to see this model used both in music only and home cinema systems in tandem with other CM loudspeakers, particularly the CM1 for rears, and CM centre for dialogue purposes. A good subwoofer match would be either the  ASW10CM or the  PV1.



Available finishes

Gloss Black

Woven Kevlar
Nautilus tapering tube
Technical features

 Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST midrange


Design 3-way vented-box system
Drive units Description    3-way vented-box system
Drive units    1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
Frequency response 69Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
 Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
 Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Recommended amplifier power     30W - 150W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions Height:    960mm (37.8 in) not including feet
Width:    165mm (6.5 in) cabinet only, 252mm (9.9 in) over plinth
Depth:    277mm (10.9 in) cabinet, grille and terminals only, 298mm (11.7 in) over plinth
Net weight (each) 19.5kg 
Harmonic Distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

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