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#124473 - 01/29/06 05:07 PM Re: Identical Mounted Fronts for larger room
BassTek Offline
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Registered: 01/28/06
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Loc: Regina, SK
I was wondering this as well. I enjoy clear detailed sound, but I plan to run either three M2i's or M3ti's across the front. How much clarity do the M3's sacrafice to provide their 'fuller sound'?
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#124474 - 01/29/06 05:42 PM Re: Identical Mounted Fronts for larger room
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
There is not a huge difference between M2 and M3 sound, although for a room that size I would definitely lean towards M3s unless your listening position is quite close to the speakers.

I was able to borrow a pair of M3s for direct comparison with M2s and M60s in a 13x18 room. Here are my notes :

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=ST&Number=86248&page=&view=&sb=&o=&vc=1

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#124475 - 01/29/06 06:23 PM Re: Identical Mounted Fronts for larger room
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Registered: 01/16/06
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Sounds like the gist of that thread is that the M3ti is the way to go for a stand alone speaker. Here are some of your words from the past though

Note -- if matched with a good sub I would still prefer M2s to M3s. Just had to say that.

Edited by bridgman (03/22/05 11:07 AM)

Average listening distance will be about 13'-15', so not really near field. Does the STF-2 qualify as a good sub in your book?

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#124476 - 01/29/06 09:06 PM Re: Identical Mounted Fronts for larger room
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
STF-2 is definitely a good sub.

In terms of pure frequency response I would still take M2 over M3, although the difference is pretty small. On the other hand, although I haven't actually tried it I'm pretty sure that M3s would do a better job of filling what is a relatively large room when paired with the same sub, so...

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#124477 - 01/30/06 12:57 AM Re: Identical Mounted Fronts for larger room
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Cool! My gut was leaning toward the M3ti's initially. I think it would be better to sacrifice a little bit of clarity if it would make up for it in "fullness". I just don't like hearing the front soundstage on smaller satellite setups that sound weak or thin. The front soundstage should be a robust wall of sound that blends with the sub and meets it half way. Cheap systems always have annoying "trebly" center and fronts and a big bloaty sub throwing out fat bass on the bottom. Two serarate pieces, not a cohesive single presentation. It sounds like the M3ti's would come to a nice meeting point with the STF-2 and sound a little more seemsless than the M2i's might.

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