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#135980 - 04/20/06 11:14 AM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
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A pair of M3s gathering dust?
I hear an Audiogon auction coming on.
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#135981 - 04/20/06 08:53 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Naw....I'll put them somewhere. I have a lot of rooms. Just means I need a few more to go with them, and another sub of cource. - it never ends....
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#135982 - 04/21/06 10:11 AM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 07/12/05
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Loc: Western Canada (just)
In reply to:


The following week (Saturday May 6th) might work for me. ...

...that Saturday is also the day of the wine festival. My wife and i have tickets. The event doesn't start until 7 but we would need to eat early.
If auditioning in the early afternoon, things would still work time wise.




That sounds fine. Since my wife will be there and our six month old will need to be getting back. I am tempted to pick a date to pre-deliver the Monitor Audio speakers in order to save on setup time.

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I'll let Bren weigh in on things before we decide, but i'm good to go either way. With only an M3 to disconnect, Bren can travel wherever quite easily. If he brings that Hsu sub to pair against our EP350 though....
Oh what fun.




If he brought the HSU, I may have to consider bringing the Mirage BPS-S210 (between the EP350 and EP500 with twin 10" drivers and a 250W amp {500W peak} and 18Hz to 100Hz freq response) but at 100 lbs it is a bit of a beast to carry around (also paranoid at damaging the piano gloss finish - replacement panels are about the cost of buying an EP125).

Also it would ideally need to be setup with the Mirage LFX-3 crossover to dial the sub into the room characteristics. (a SPL meter would likely be required). I think that comparison would be best left for another day. Supposedly the BPS-S210 is Mirage's best sub in terms of sound quality (even though discontinued - market wanted more power for subs not SQ - it is still the best they have ever made).

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#135983 - 04/21/06 10:55 AM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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In reply to:

That sounds fine. Since my wife will be there and our six month old will need to be getting back. I am tempted to pick a date to pre-deliver the Monitor Audio speakers in order to save on setup time.



That's fine.
See PM.

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If he brought the HSU, I may have to consider bringing the Mirage BPS-S210 (between the EP350 and EP500 with twin 10" drivers and a 250W amp {500W peak} and 18Hz to 100Hz freq response) but at 100 lbs it is a bit of a beast to carry around (also paranoid at damaging the piano gloss finish - replacement panels are about the cost of buying an EP125).



Yes, the problem with SW auditions is that many are heavy.
We did a comparison of the SVS PC16-46 awhile back. Although not too heavy, it certainly was awkward for its shape and height. They really do look like water heaters.

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Also it would ideally need to be setup with the Mirage LFX-3 crossover to dial the sub into the room characteristics. (a SPL meter would likely be required).



I guess it depends on how you want to test b/w subs. Place them all in the same area as close as possible and room responses should be the same. Using the SPL meter is of course prudent, but in our last audtion with the SVS, it didn't change how easily you could pick between the two.

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I think that comparison would be best left for another day.



Yes. There are enough speakers to hear for one afternoon even if Bren cannot show.




Edited by chesseroo (04/21/06 10:56 AM)
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#135984 - 04/25/06 12:12 PM Re: Winnipeg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Ax
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Registered: 03/29/06
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Greetings,

Let me know when you decide on a date and I'll let you know if I can make it. Please don't worry about working around my schedule - If I can make it, great, if not, no big deal.

I am, however, curious to hear the Monitor Audio golds. I spent some time with the Bronze B6's yesterday as well as the AE Aegis Evo 3's and Paradigm Monitor 9's. I enjoyed the Evo 3's and the B6's for differnent types of music but the Evo 3's edged out the B6's overall. The M60's were better than any of the above and are still the front-runners in my book.

Cheers,

Jordan

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#135985 - 04/25/06 12:52 PM Re: Wpg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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Loc: western canada
I think we are still set on Saturday, May 6th.

Glad to hear you've gone around to hear some other speakers and i say it was a pleasure to have you here (hopefully i didn't keep you too long...). The long research process will provide you with a best informed selection by the time you're done. I think that adds to the appreciation of one's components once that process is complete and helps build the anticipation when they are on order.



Edited by chesseroo (04/25/06 12:53 PM)
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#135986 - 04/25/06 02:17 PM Re: Wpg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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So far May 6th looks good for me - unless the cabin is calling that weekend.

I hope to listen to a few others but so far the M60 is well in the lead. It was funny yesterday actually because the one salesman described my test CD as one of the best that he has ever heard a customer bring it - mostly because it ran the full gamut of genres at breakneck speed.

I was very pleased with the service at Creative Audio for those of you in Winnipeg interested in checking them out.

Not sure that I will need more anticipation since I will likely go through the factory outlet:)

Ok then, see you on the 6th possibly.

Cheers,

Jordan

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#135987 - 04/25/06 05:44 PM Re: Wpg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 353
Loc: Western Canada (just)
May 6th it shall be. I am getting my truck back today so I will be able to transport the GR60s over at some point prior to the listening date. Have not heard from Bren so perhaps he is opting out. I will likely have to set aside some time to go over to his place for a listen.

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#135988 - 04/25/06 06:11 PM Re: Wpg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 679
Loc: South Florida
Personally, I'm looking forward to hearing how it turns out! We all want a full report!
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#135989 - 04/25/06 09:10 PM Re: Wpg gathering (Tannoy & MonitorAudio & Axiom)
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
With photos.
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