CM10

The flagship floorstanding loudspeaker of the CM range sets a new standard for performance. It combines Bowers & Wilkins technologies from our reference ranges with innovative new construction techniques. The result is simply spectacular.

CM10

The top-of-the-range CM10 stands out from the crowd with its tweeter-on-top design - a feature shared with our 800 Series Diamond reference speakers. Isolating the tweeter aids imaging and dispersion for a more natural, spacious sound.

The tweeter's unique "double dome" construction also prevents the voice coil from distorting at higher frequencies. The result raises the bar for precision and control even at the highest frequencies, but particularly in the audible spectrum.

Moving the tweeter out of the cabinet means space inside for a third bass driver. The extra driver in the CM10 delivers a powerful bass punch, but also reduced distortion and extended bass response - no matter how loud or quiet you like it.

CM10
Model CM10
Description 3-way vented-box system
Technical features Free-mounted dual layer aluminium dome tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST midrange
Decoupled midrange and tweeter units
Flowport™
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) dual layer aluminium
dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
3x ø165mm (6.5 in) paper/Kevlar® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 28Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 45Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 86Hz - 28kHz
<0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
Crossover frequency 350Hz, 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended 0.1Ω
Dimensions  
Height 990mm (39 in) (cabinet only)
1087mm (42.8 in) (including tweeter and plinth but not feet)
Width 200mm (7.9 in) (cabinet only)
366mm (14.4 in) (including plinth)
Depth 337mm (13.3 in) (cabinet only)
364mm (14.3 in) inc. grilles and terminals but not plinth
414mm (16.3 in) including plinth)
Net weight 33.5kg (73.7 lb)
Finishes  
Cabinet: Real wood veneers Rosenut
Wengé
Cabinet: Painted finish Gloss Black
Grille Black

Digital Versus - August 2013
"If you liked the Bowers & Wilkins CM9, you'll love the CM10. The British audio manufacturer has taken the best of the CM line and added a few new features borrowed from higher-end, more cutting-edge models to make an impressive new speaker."
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Hi-Fi News - July 2013
"Thanks to its pod-mounted tweeter and FST mid driver, the CM10 offers a beautifully clean, detailed midrange and treble, with a big, open and impressive soundstage."
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