The B&W CM9 top-of-the-range EISA award-winning floorstanding speaker will fill even the largest domestic spaces with music so richly detailed, and so startlingly lifelike, that it will leave you speechless.
The three-way CM9 delivers truly commanding bass with the aid of twin 165mm paper/Kevlar® cone drive units. An FST® driver, with its characteristic compression surround supporting the outer edge of the distinctive Kevlar® cone, is specially developed for outstanding midrange performance. The CM9’s Nautilus™ tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter keeps high frequencies crisp and sharp all the way up to 50kHz and beyond.
The quality of CM Series drive units has made it possible to use minimalist crossovers throughout the whole range. The resulting gentle transition between drivers avoids the unnaturally rapid changes in dispersion that bedevil more complex designs, while the high quality components, carefully chosen after exhaustive listening tests, ensure that as little as possible gets between you and the sound of the original recording.
All CM Series speakers come with aluminium driver trims. Grilles attach magnetically, so there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker’s façade. For the finish, you can choose either one of two real-wood veneers in Rosenut or Wengé, or a highly polished gloss black.
Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter
Kevlar® fibre cone FST™ midrange
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1in) aluminium dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5in) paper/Kevlar® cone bass
-6dB at 30Hz and 50kHz
56Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Within 2dB of reference response
Over 60º arc
Over 10º arc
89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. cable impedance
Height: 990mm (39in) not including feet
Width: 200mm (7.9in) cabinet only, 320mm (12.6in) including plinth
Depth: 300mm (11.8in) cabinet only, 370mm (14.6in) including plinth