The CM Center S2 center channel speaker may be a mid-size, middle of the range speaker but squeezed into this mid-size cabinet is a Nautilus tube loaded aluminum tweeter, twin 5″ kevlar woven bass drivers and of course, B&W’s craftsmanship and reputation. Driving this speaker is relatively easy with a nominal impedance of 8ohms and 87dB sensitivity. Bass response is respectable although not overly deep at 48Hz. As expected, sound was crisp and clear. Vocals was especially sharp and accurate. If big volume presence is what you need, you will need to look pass this B&W and get a bigger center speaker (contact us for other available models). But if that is not the primary objective and you don’t have a big screen to pair this center channel speaker with and you want an accurate reproduction of the movie soundtrack, this will work for you.
Cosmetically, the glossy black finish has its usual polishing swirl marks and the speaker has some small chips along the edges and corners. Nothing alarming but its there when you run your fingers along it. The low asking price is reflective of this. Manual is available online and will be securely packed for safe shipping.