CM8

The CM8 is a true three-way loudspeaker, but an incredibly slim, compact one. It is designed for audiophile levels of performance, but in smaller spaces.

CM8

The CM8 is an elegantly proportioned, slimmed down version of the award-winning CM9. A true three-way loudspeaker that will appeal to discerning customers who demand the very best sound quality, but have limited space in which to achieve it.
Like all the models in the CM Series, the CM8 uses crossovers of remarkable simplicity and quality, so what you hear is that much closer to the sound of the original recording. In its functional perfection and understated elegance, it’s nothing less than a masterpiece. Pure and simple.
All CM Series speakers come with chrome driver trims. Grilles attach magnetically, so there are no unsightly grille-mounting features to spoil the clean lines of the speaker’s façade. For the finish, you can choose either one of two real-wood veneers in Rosenut or Wengé, or the highly polished Gloss Black.

Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
Nautilus Tapering Tube
Flowport
FST
Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST midrange

Flowport™
Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange

2x ø130mm (5 in) paper/Kevlar® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 43Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 69Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal over 60° arc
Vertical over 10° arc
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 100Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 300Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz
Crossover Filters Bass unit 3rd-order low pass

Midrange 2nd-order high-pass, 1st-order low-pass

Tweeter 1st-order high-pass
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 150W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Height: 960mm (37.8 in) not including feet
Width: 165mm (6.5 in) cabinet only, 252mm (9.9 in) over plinth
Depth: 277mm (10.9 in) cabinet, grille and terminals only, 298mm (11.7 in) over plinth
Net weight 19.5kg (43 lb)
Cabinet Real wood veneers: Grille:
Wengé Black
Rosenut Black
Painted finish: Grille:
Gloss black Black

Maximum Tech - February 2011
"The three-way floorstanding CM8s are relatively compact...but they produce a much bigger sound stage than you might expect."
Read the full review

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