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How is The B&W CM7

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malvai

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Hi,
I was wondering if the B&W CM 7 is better for my Rotel RB 1080 power amp or a B&W 603 S3?

Also both these speakers can take a max of 150 w RMS.

While my amp is 200 wRMS pc.

Is it a good idea for the speakers to be a bit underpowered?

The other option that I am considering is a Morduant Short Avant 908i.

what do you guys think...

Also the price diff is huge!!!!

The B&W CM 7 is slightly used and is about 1L.
The B&W 603 S3 is about 40k.
The Morduant Short Avant 908i for about 30k.

Also, there was a Canton...

What is the best for this set up????
 

dinyaar

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Hi,
I was wondering if the B&W CM 7 is better for my Rotel RB 1080 power amp or a B&W 603 S3?

Also both these speakers can take a max of 150 w RMS.

While my amp is 200 wRMS pc.

Is it a good idea for the speakers to be a bit underpowered?

The other option that I am considering is a Morduant Short Avant 908i.

what do you guys think...

Also the price diff is huge!!!!

The B&W CM 7 is slightly used and is about 1L.
The B&W 603 S3 is about 40k.
The Morduant Short Avant 908i for about 30k.

Also, there was a Canton...

What is the best for this set up????

The CM 7 is better than the 603 IMO. One of the better 3 way FS from B&W. (603 is 2 1/2 way)
Regarding both mentioning 150 watts max is not a problem at all malvai. In fact the modern way is to go for big beefy amps where as earlier u bought an amp keeping a buffer. Reason is simple i.e a larger amp will clip much later and clipping is the primary culprit in frying your speakers.
Your Rotel will be Ok with either.
No opinion on the MS speaker and i have not heard a canton in ages so difficult to advice.
Lastly one can 'hear' when a speaker is straining. The Rotel will distort at about 11 o clock on the matching preamp and taking it higher will need u to keep an ENT on stand by!
Rgds
 
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