Bowers & Wilkins CM5 loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Two-way, stand-mounted, reflex-loaded loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) aluminum-dome tweeter, 6.5" (165mm) woven-Kevlar woofer. Frequency range: 45Hz–50kHz, –6dB. Frequency response on reference axis: 52Hz–22kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 88dB/2.83V/m. Harmonic distortion: second and third harmonics (90dB/m): <1%, 100Hz–22kHz; <0.5%, 150Hz–20kHz. Impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 3.7 ohms minimum. Crossover frequency: 4kHz.
Dimensions: 13.4" (340mm) H by 7.8" (200mm) W by 11" (280mm) D; including grille and terminals, 11.9" (301mm) D. Weight: 19.6 lbs (8.9kg).
Finishes: Wenge, Rosenut, Gloss Black.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 0033459, 0033460.
Price: $1500/pair. Stands, $400/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 200. Warranty: 5 years, limited, nontransferable.
Manufacturer: Bowers & Wilkins, Dale Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2BH, England, UK. Tel: (44) (0)800-232-1513. Web: US distributor: B&W Group North America, 54 Concord Street, North Reading, MA 01864. Tel: (978) 664-2870. Fax: (978) 664-4109. Web:

Bowers & Wilkins
US distributor: B&W Group North America
54 Concord Street
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-2870

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I had a chance to listen to these today while visiting a Magnolia store. I compared them to several other monitor speakers on offer from Sonus Faber and Martin Logan. I use Dynaudio 52SE at home.

I've not yet heard anything in this price range that I would prefer to the B&Ws. Highly resolving, very extended and top notch image and staging. Siblance was rendered very naturally for a highly resolving speaker.

I didn't spend enough time with them, but they certainly made my short list of monitors to bring home.