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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of B&W CDM-7SE. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 80/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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wow....what a speaker! i have used this speaker for nine years and it keeps improving after each upgrade....and there has been many! Started using it with an audiolab 8000 integrated amp and 8000cd player...moved to arcam 9 amps(bi amped)...changed...

soundstaging, musicality, emotion

uncontrolled bass

Jun, 2008

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Amazingly detailed speaker. If someone dropped a pin during the recording session, you would hear it. They look nice, aren't too big, can play loud and handle all kinds of music well. Wonderful for acoustic guitar music--they do that VERY well.

Detail, detail, detail. Amazing clarity. Almost too clear, if that's possible, to the point where the music doesn't sound 'real'. However, I like the clarity ; They also sound good with inexpensive amps, as well was the top dollar stuff. That's...

Sometimes too bright. They can bring on listening fatigue after a while. Treble can be annoying--the metal dome Nautilus tweeter just gets brash and tiring after a while. I've had this speaker for 5 years, so it's not like I'm not used to it. When you...

Mar, 2008

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as stated by others , these speakers have fantastic mid range and when tube driven give a liquid mid range and simply beautiful vocals. Try some India Arie, Joss Stone, Corrine Baley Rae etc and the hairs will stand up on your neck. Speed and timing...

lightning speed, liquid mid range, gorgeous

cant think of any obvious weakness other than minor reservations on punchiness on rock material and lack of brightness when tube driven but thats probably just with my sysytem

Nov, 2007

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Have owned the CDM7SE's for aprx. 6 yrs. now and have not even considered replacing them with anything else. With the right components, (I have a Mcintosh 4280 receiver, and Adcom CD player and DAC. Cabled with Monser Z2 bu-wire, monster M1000i digital...

Mid's, appearance, can be bi-wired


Oct, 2006

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Highly under rated. Exceptional bass considering size. Drive 'em with single wire pairs (independant bi-wire) for the most impressive performance. Most mid-line AV amps will do but classic low impedance drive separates (i.e. Sony ES) will really open...

Superb imaging ; Suprising bass response ; Well balanced and precise mids ; Not that it's totally important but the workmanship quality and materials is second to none in the (used) price range

No plinths for added stability in earthquake country ; Delicate finish requires pampering to maintain that Denmark craftsmanship quality

Aug, 2006

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I have been using these speakers for approximately 4 years. They are a bit of power hogs and the bass is a little weak. I set them near walls to try to compensate for that. They took about 6 months to break in but now truly yearn to be turned up and...

Clarity, design


Nov, 2004

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I am going to be honest with you all from the start. I worked for B&W in the 1970's before coming to Canada. I was on their design team on the DM6 and some other projects. Having said that I have owned Mission in the past and Cyrus Loudspeakers.It was...

Very open clear detailed sound. Bass is tight and deep with excellent detail. Wonderful styling and finish

A little pricey in Canada, but wait till you see them in your living room

Aug, 2004

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I have enjoyed these for almost a year now and wanted to share my experience as I have used these reviews to begin my research when purchasing a product. These CDM's are part of a 5-channel B&W system, and are definately the key when playing an...

Good all around ability to separate sound both in music and in movie format. Plus, the wife likes the way they look

Might lack fullness if not mated to the right components. Quality signal in means quality signal out

Jul, 2004

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I have been very pleased with the CDM7SE speakers. Vocals sound incredible. Sound reproduction is very accurate as I often hear noise from the recording that is definately not induced from the system.

Beautiful cherry cabinetgreat soundaccurate reproductioncrisp mids and highs

Not big bass. Not a big issue with me as I have a 300W sub

Oct, 2003