Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled the CM8 floorstander, a slightly reduced version of the company's CM9 loudspeaker.
At 96cm tall and just 16.5cm wide, the CM8 is slimmer than the CM9 and is intended to replace the long-standing CM7. It's a three-way speaker, with a single 130mm woven Kevlar cone FST midrange driver and a brace of 130mm paper/Kevlar cone woofers. A 25mm aluminium dome tweeter takes care of the high frequencies and uses B&W's Nautilus tube-loaded technology.
The CM8 uses minimalist first-order crossovers, and the company says that longer voice coils and larger magnets than those in the 600 Series offers greater punch and attack, but with less distortion.
The Bowers & Wilkins CM8 goes on sale from November in a choice of white, black, rosenut or wenge finishes for £1,250.