Bowers & Wilkins is launching three speakers designed for the custom installation market: the in-ceiling CCM Cinema 7 ($700), the in-wall CWM Cinema 7 ($850), and the in-ceiling CCM632 ($250). The CWM Cinema 7 (shown here) is designed to handle the front left, center, and right channels and can be mounted beside, above, or below the screen.
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Bowers & Wilkins is proud to announce three additions to its acclaimed range of custom installation speakers. The new CCM Cinema 7 in-ceiling speaker and CWM Cinema 7 in-wall speaker offer very high performance thanks to the application of Bowers & Wilkins core acoustic technologies. While the new CCM632 offers discreet musical fidelity, clever new fixings now make installation quicker and easier than ever before.
The CCM Cinema 7 is designed for down-firing, in-ceiling left, centre and right speaker positions in a discreet home cinema system. It boasts two drivers: a 180mm bass/midrange Kevlar cone and a 25mm Nautilus swirl loaded aluminum dome tweeter.
Both drivers are angled to the mounting surface and can be directed towards listeners so they hear the correct balance of sound. That way, dialogue is crystal clear and special effects come across accurately.
The CWM Cinema 7 in-wall speaker does the job of three home cinema speakers--front left, center and front right--yet is incredibly discreet. It can be mounted beside, above or below the screen, ensuring crystal-clear dialogue and dramatic special effects.
Both Cinema 7 speakers feature ultra-narrow bezels and magnetically attached metal grilles that can be customized to complement décor. The CCM Cinema 7 is supplied with a round grille, but this can be replaced with a square one.
The Cinema 7 speakers are installed in the ceiling or wall using Bowers & Wilkins QuickDogs fixings--spring clamps that rotate and clip into place, so you can fit the speaker frames securely, tool-free, with one hand. As well as being quick and simple, they can also cope with almost any thickness of mounting panel.
The new CCM632 is ideal if you want the musical fidelity of a hi-fi speaker but the near-invisibility of an in-ceiling speaker. Its full-range 75mm driver elegantly sidesteps a common problem with custom install speakers: small drivers don't offer enough bass but two-way speakers with a tweeter positioned in front of a bass/midrange driver lead to sound discoloration. The result is a beautiful, balanced and clean sound.
The CCM632 is supplied in stereo pairs and comes with both round and square grille/bezel assemblies that attach magnetically.
The CCM632 is also the first speaker to feature Bowers & Wilkins new ZipDogs fixings. These are similar to QuickDogs, but they're quickly fastened from the front with three cable ties. This lets you install the speaker without putting your hand through the mounting hole. This is perfect for the CCM632 because it has an integral enclosure designed to minimize acoustic bleed into adjoining spaces.
The Bowers & Wilkins CCM Cinema 7 in-ceiling home cinema speakers are available in August and priced at $700 each.
The Bowers & Wilkins CWM Cinema 7 in-wall home cinema speakers are available in September and priced at $850 each.
The Bowers & Wilkins CCM632 in-ceiling home cinema speakers are available in August and priced at $250 each.
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