I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl.

Posted by: Lampshade

I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 11/23/13 05:03 PM

All of Canada should be proud.

Visual: They are big, in a majestic way.

Sound: My first impression was "wide open middle". Think Nebraska. You could drive a truck across the sound stage. The separation between instruments and individual voices is the very best I have ever heard. Presence presence presence. Every sound is exactly where they should be. You never associate the music with actually emanating from the speaker. For all your ears know, the speakers are just wooden boxes in the room and even as big as they are, you are going to forget about them.

The bass is boss. Deep and clean.

Percussion instruments are a joy. They arrive with precision and leave gracefully. Brass instruments and saxophones were eloquent and ultra realistic. These speakers are amazing. I am a little angry with myself that I didn't take part in the upgrade offer. How much better than the 80's could they be? For the way that I enjoy music and movies? Ten times better. I am that smitten with them.



Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 11/23/13 05:12 PM

Great review, Chris.

Of course, I'm more than a little bitter that we had to hear about it from you rather than Bob. But I'm used to him disappointing me.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 11/23/13 06:21 PM

He doesn't like them as much as I do. He only upgraded to get magnetic grilles.
Posted by: fredk

Re: I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 11/23/13 11:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
He doesn't like them as much as I do. He only upgraded to get magnetic grilles.

You may not be Bob, but you do a good imitation. smile
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 11/24/13 09:22 AM

Thanks Fred. But I was quoting Bob. smile
Posted by: JBG

Re: I just heard the M100's. In wood. Not vinyl. - 12/06/13 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
All of Canada should be proud.

Visual: They are big, in a majestic way.

Sound: My first impression was "wide open middle". Think Nebraska. You could drive a truck across the sound stage. The separation between instruments and individual voices is the very best I have ever heard. Presence presence presence. Every sound is exactly where they should be. You never associate the music with actually emanating from the speaker. For all your ears know, the speakers are just wooden boxes in the room and even as big as they are, you are going to forget about them.

The bass is boss. Deep and clean.

Percussion instruments are a joy. They arrive with precision and leave gracefully. Brass instruments and saxophones were eloquent and ultra realistic. These speakers are amazing. I am a little angry with myself that I didn't take part in the upgrade offer. How much better than the 80's could they be? For the way that I enjoy music and movies? Ten times better. I am that smitten with them.


I agree, the M100 have what would make the M80's perfect ...extra bass or more lower end. the bass is not overwhelming they just add that extra low end.