vintagesounds wrote:Very nice build up thread Rolf, thanks for sharing. Id like to ask you about the B&W speakers you had. Did you have an opportunity to run the CM9s and 805s in full range (without your sub)? If so could you share a comparison on the bass range of those 2 speakers. We are ready to buy the CM9 but wondering if we should wait and save up for the 805 if the lows are better.
Thank you, vintagesounds
I ran the CM9s and the 805s both without the subwoofer.
(Didn't quite get there with just one sub and the 9s, and my goal was to have the 805s without subwoofer)
The 805s were an old dream of mine, and I was happy to be able to buy them.
Sold the CM9s + subwoofer.
The 805s creates a better stereo image than the CM9s, they are more open and direct, have greater resolution.
But the bass is nowhere near what the CM9s does!
In my room, 40 square meters, speakers 1 meter from the wall, planty of room behind the listening position, the 805s lost the punch and weight totally.
The CM9s also sounds more fun, and more pleasing, on more music material than the 805s. As I said, not that open and direct and without the best resolutiuon.
I was lucky to be able to trade my 805s for the Sounus Fabers, but my next move would have been to go back to the CM9s.
YMMV and stuff, but the low end in the 805s was lacking too much for my taste and listening room.