Surrounds to match B&W CM4 Fronts +CMC Centre?

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  1. sold5

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    Any advice appreciated to match my CM4 front speakers (and CMC centre) for a 7.1 setup - amp is a Pioneer VSX D2011!

    many thanks,

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    Only that the rears don't really have to match the fronts, if you're talking about TV/DVD.
    Multichannel music is a different matter.
     
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    Hi Badger

    Thanks for the reply. I had understood that "timbre matching" was important? also when I bought the speakers a few years back the B&W CM2's were the normal matching surrounds, just wondering if this was still the case or if others would be better recommended.

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    In an ideal world it's nice to get timbre matching, but I don't think it's as essential as the front 3 matching.
    I can't really advise more accurately, because I don't know the speakers.
    But I would say many people use different rears with good results.
     
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    Hi Sold5,

    I have the CM4s and CMC myself and when I bought them back in 2001 the rear speakers in the demo were the CM2s. Too expensive for me I'm afraid so I plumped for the B&W 600S3. I would imagine any small B&W speaker would have a reasonable tonal match.

    Cheers.

     
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    Thanks guys.

    Did understand the 603's were good speakers, so its another option I'll consider.

    Cheers,

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    Hi,

    I bought B&W's new CM1s just before xmas and they seem ideal (if a little pricey) as diminuitive surround speakers for your CM4s. Would be interested to know if B&W are planning on extending the CM range and adding a floorstander or two and centre for home theatre use...

    In my set-up the CM1s are making up the front l+r channels with KEF eggs in all other positions, so far from ideal despite the B&W's being punchy and authoritive little so-and-so's. Music in stereo is my main priority however (they're being driven by an Arcam CD player and amp combo).

    Mark
     

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