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CM 1 or CM 5 for Rear Speakers?

joe1515

Standard Member
I recently purchased CM9's and the CMC2. I might also upgrade the rear speakers. Should I go with CM1 or CM5's? Are the CM5's overkill for rear channel speakers?

Thanks Joe
 

Gribbo

Active Member
Hi - What amp are you using? I have CM5 as fronts with CMC2 but considering buying CM9s and using CM5s as rears. Not sure my amp will get the best out of the CM9s though (rx-v3800) and also wondering if its overkill as my room is only 12ft by 15ft.
I guess the CM1s would be great as rears but if you can stretch to CM5s you might as well go for it!
 

JamesBaby

Well-known Member
The CM1's are more than enough mate. They are good enough for fronts in many situations let alone rears.

I have them as rears and they are wasted doing the job they do. I don't listen to multichannel SACD anymore so it's even less critical. Often thought if I should sell them and drop down a range and use the cash elsewhere such as ISF calibration etc.

:)
 

joe1515

Standard Member
Hi - What amp are you using? I have CM5 as fronts with CMC2 but considering buying CM9s and using CM5s as rears. Not sure my amp will get the best out of the CM9s though (rx-v3800) and also wondering if its overkill as my room is only 12ft by 15ft.
I guess the CM1s would be great as rears but if you can stretch to CM5s you might as well go for it!

I am just ordered the Arcam AVR 600. I haven't had my system set up yet, I should have it next week.
 

joe1515

Standard Member
The CM1's are more than enough mate. They are good enough for fronts in many situations let alone rears.

I have them as rears and they are wasted doing the job they do. I don't listen to multichannel SACD anymore so it's even less critical. Often thought if I should sell them and drop down a range and use the cash elsewhere such as ISF calibration etc.

:)

That was my thought the CM5 is just overkill for rears, even in a big room.
 

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