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Bowers and Wilkins CM5GB

Bowers & Wilkins Black Bookshelf Speakers

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On Bowers & Wilkins CM5GB a bookshelf or a speaker stand, the CM5 will give you a wonderfully big, expansive sound even if you don’t have the floorspace to match.

It's a slightly larger speaker than its sibling the CM1, with even higher sensitivity and power handling, and better bass extension.  It partners a sizable 165mm Kevlar® cone bass/midrange driver with a Nautilus™ tube-loaded aluminium dome tweeter, capable of keeping high frequencies crisp and sharp all the way up to 50kHz and beyond.

The quality of CM Series drive units has made it possible to use minimalist crossovers throughout the whole range. The resulting gentle transition between drivers avoids the unnaturally rapid changes in dispersion that bedevil more complex designs, while the high quality components, carefully chosen after exhaustive listening tests, ensure that as little as possible gets between you and the sound of the or

What's included in the box

  • 2-way vented box system
  • 1" Nautilus tube loaded aluminum dome tweeter
  • 6.5" Kevlar cone bass/midrange
  • Flowport technology
  • Frequency Response: 52Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 4kHz
  • Power Handling: 30W - 120W
  • Dimensions: 13.4"H x 7.9"W x 11.9"D
  • Weight: 8.9kg


Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange

Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar cone bass/midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 100Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8? (minimum 3.7?)
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 120W into 8? on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1?
Height: 340mm (13.4 in) (not including feet)
Width: 200mm (7.9 in)
Depth: 301mm (11.9 in) (including grille and terminals)
Net weight 8.9kg (19.6 lb)
Cabinet - Real Wood Veneers Grille
Wengé Black
Rosenut Black
Painted Finish
Gloss Black Black

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