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Bowers & Wilkins - CM5 S2 6-1/2" 2-Way Stand-Mounted Floor Speakers (Pair) - Rosenut

  • Model: CM5 S2 Rosenut
  • SKU: 8441169

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With a stand-mounted design, these Bowers & Wilkins CM5 S2 Rosenut floor speakers project sound at an ideal height for your listening enjoyment. The 1" Nautilus tube-loaded Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeters reveal intricate layers of pin-sharp acoustics.

Speaker Buying Guide
$1,599.98
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Overview

What's Included


  • Bowers & Wilkins CM5 S2 6-1/2" 2-Way Stand-Mounted Floor Speakers (Pair)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 29)

Features


120W peak power handling

Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.

6-1/2" woven DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber bass/midrange cone

Delivers deep, powerful lows and crisp midrange tones.

1" Nautilus tube-loaded Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeter

Provides rich, crystal-clear highs.

2-way vented-box system

Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.

Stand-mounted design

Elevates the speaker to an optimal listening position (stand not included).

50Hz - 28kHz frequency response (±3dB)

Delivers a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.

88dB sensitivity (2.83V, 1m)

Provides robust audio.

8V nominal impedance (3.7V minimum)

Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.

DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility LLC and its subsidiaries.


Customer rating

4.9
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing speakers for the size.

    Posted
    ncsudude
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was trying to decide whether I should go with floor standing speakers or bookshelves like these, and after hearing these, the decision was clear. Would I have preferred some CM9's? Sure, but for half the price of a pair of CM9's, I couldn't say no to these. They just sound that good. I'm currently using these without a sub and I might end up getting one at some point, but honestly the bass response is good enough on these that I'm in no hurry to get a sub. I will point out that B&W refers to these as "stand mount" for a reason - they are not meant to go on a shelf! On a stand, they really do create a very full sound, as well as giving more versatility than a floor standing speaker- you can choose any stand you like, or as I did, build your own. I was also considering the ML Motion 20, but I personally think the sound is a bit more balanced on the B&W's. I love the brightness that the folded motion tweeters provide on the ML, but sometimes it was a bit too bright, and other songs seemed somewhat "dull" for lack of a better word. The CM5's just seemed to have a very balanced sound across different genres of music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Mouse

    Posted
    beginner8

    This review is on the B&W CM5 S2 GB. I would say these are a nice pair of speakers, I wouldn't replace them as my front mains or anything but very wide sound stage for the size, detailed accuracy, and the high is very instrumental...almost Martin Logan like but cleaner in opinion. My wife, anti-speaker at that was in awe of a piano in the background of a commercial. Was that in the living room just now? The human voices are life like and some female voices you can't tell the difference. The mids sometimes sound a little reserved but I then I check back in and say, bookshelf. I'm sure the CM6 got it covered. It isn't even "broken in" yet so best is yet to come for me . Reason for 4 stars, 685 S2 are just as good. I think 685 mids has a beefier sound with the highs not as contained but can't justify the price difference. I bought them anyways. I go to BB to pick up CM5 S1 that was suppose to be on hold,..gone, for $650, I bet!...probably pried out of someone hands. Brand new CM5 S2, I won't say price but Crabtree Mangnolia, NC, I appreciate the professionalism. Pioneer SC-77 THX Pioneer BDP-62FD 683 S1 fronts MM1 rears CCM663 ceiling PSW505 Panamax M5100-PM ONE AND ONLY

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal !

    Posted
    Musicman
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I went to my closest Magnolia store to audition a pair of B&W 685 S2's The sales associate was busy and I figured out the iPad controller and got the 685's on display up and running. Very nice sound and I could hear why they get such rave reviews. I noticed a table with two piano black speakers on them, looked them over and they said Bowers and Wilkins on the front and CM5 on the back. I asked him what the story was on these and he said a customer ordered them and then returned for a unknown reason. I asked him to hook them up so I could do a A-B comparison. The soundstage on the CM5's is incredible, actually made the 685's sound bad. I ended up buying the CM5's for only $100 more than the 685's and am very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding Speakers

    Posted
    Danno
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I was pretty well locked into purchasing a pair of Martin Logan bookshelf models when the Magnolia Rep suggested this pair at a fantastic discount. I couldn't resist the savings and have always liked B&W products. Once set up and calibrated at home, these speakers sound amazing. Very clear intelligibility and no distortion at any level. They will easily fill a medium sized room with accurate audio reproduction, although a sub is needed for a booming HT application. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    very expensive and not properly functioning

    Posted
    rarevisitor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    the very expensive Sonos system was configured and installed as recommended, but it does not function properly. it does not recognize the first track of CDs ripped to the hard drive and it cuts out frequently. Best Buy service to resolve the problems has been slow and inadequate. the problem persists after 2 weeks.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect sound

    Posted
    Audi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    These speakers are as perfect as you can get. The clarity and range is phenomenal. They can handle any power without distortion. I have waited so many years to buy B&W speakers and am so glad that Kendall suggested these from a lesser model. Linked with a subwoofer perfect audio

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are my second pair

    Posted
    Cybertron
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really like the natural balance of the BW CM5s. These speaker can handle all types of music and are great for home theater use. I use these are my rear speakers and my BW CM6 as my fronts. My other pair of CM5s I use in my home office. These speakers are warm and bright without the heavy bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Speaker At Any Price!!!!!

    Posted
    Cletus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    These speakers provide bright highs and midrange levels the exceed any expectations. Pair this with a quality subwoofer and your in heaven. For smaller rooms these speaker perform perfectly without the addition of a sub.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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