Excerpt: Thank you for searching out Australian HI-FI Magazine’s equipment review and laboratory test of the B&W CM5 Loudspeakers originally published in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, March/April 2011 (Volume 42 Number 2). This equipment review consists of a full subjective evaluation of the B&W CM5 Loudspeakers written by Greg Borrowman , plus a complete set of laboratory tests conducted by Newport Test Labs and an analysis of those test results, written by Steve Holding .
Excerpt: The request from the Bowers and Wilkins marketing team to the engineering department responsible for the CM5 loudspeaker, probably went along the lines of "make us something small, simple, beautiful and affordable". So it did!
Excerpt: Here are the striking CM5s from B&W , a halfway house between the company's Award-winning 685s and the high-end 805S . There's a definite allure to the CM5s. They're stylish and desirable, but they're also a fine example of speaker engineering. It's difficult to point to a rival here that looks as classy or, indeed, can claim to be as technologically advanced. The CM5s use B&W's Kevlar mid-bass driver and Nautilus tube-loaded aluminium tweeter.
Pros: Can be pushed hard, powerful bass, focused sound
Cons: Midrange and treble sounds weak, a slight lack of finesse
Summary: CM5 to być może tylko typowe Bowersy, ale to brzmienie może się naprawdę podobać. Jest żywe, dynamiczne, lekkie, ale zawsze bardzo szczegółowe i detaliczne. A i muzykalności z całą pewnością nie można mu odmówić.