I have compared the cdm1se with the 805 matrix. Both speakers need decnt power to sound their best. The 805 performed like a real monitor speaker, very neutral and extremely detailed. With good power they can go deeper than the cdm1's. The cdm 1se's were balanced more sound fuller with a hump in the midbass they are in some ways more musical and not so clincal as the 805's. I imagine with the NT design which I have heard is much better than the SE. i would say that the cdm would be smoother and easier to live with on a wide variety of recordings and the 805's would have a flatter somewhat depper bass and very little boxy coloration due to the amazing amount of lumberin those little boxes. I apologize for the ramble but fear not, dinner is on the way.
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