Review: B&W CDM-Cnt Monitor

Category: Speakers

Musical tastes aren't really applicable to this speaker, I listen to CDs in stereo mode so this speaker isn't used. The true value is found while watching movies. My wife and I watch a lot of action and adventure movies. We used Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Lord of The Rings, Fellowship of the Rings to audition and test this speaker.

The important things about this speaker are the full range and transparency. The speaker is able to be bi-wired which is a strong advantage.

I've been using this speaker since Nov. 2002 and replaced an Infinity center channel. The change was a big improvement and very welcome.

The strengths include the clarity and transparency, and as stated above, being able to bi-wire it. For the price, this is a good buy.

No real weakness can be identified.

If money weren't an object I would probably upgrade these speakers with something really expensive, but don't see making a change in the near future.

Associated gear
Rotel RSX-1065
M&K V-75 MK II
Carver SD/A-360 CD player
Sony DVP-C660 DVD player
Monster power HTS 7000
Carver HTR 880

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