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#317845 - 08/07/10 08:27 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 11/29/06
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

For two-channel without a sub, I would certainly highly recommend the M3's, perhaps over anything else I can think of in that price range.

Plug in, relax and enjoy.


+1.

I got my Dad a pair of M3's for his office (12 x 13) and they are truly a joy to listen to (and look at - I got him semi-gloss rosewood). I hope you find the same thing. IMHO, give it more than a second to figure it out if you like them. The first time I turned on my M80's they sounded like crap. Turned out to be a wrong setting on my pre-pro. So play them for a while. Twist the various knobs on your AVR and give 'em a chance.

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#317848 - 08/07/10 09:22 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Originally Posted By: Dr.House
Objectively the M22 is the more accurate speaker.


Anechoically, measured with a microphone.

My room isn't anechoic and I listen with my ears.

Room acoustics and speaker placement make a huge difference in frequency response and listening enjoyment.

Continuing to harp on "accuracy" and "objectivity" while simultaneously admitting that enjoyment is subjective and that some listeners prefer clinically "less accurate" signatures doesn't make sense to me.

Fundamentally, I just don't believe you can measure and quantify everything about the listening experience.

Many speakers that are widely regarded as excellent have truly crappy looking graphs.


Yeah, giving someone two different perspectives at looking at a situation and letting them decide based on their preferences doesn't make sense. Whatever.


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#317850 - 08/07/10 10:15 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: a401classic]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: a401classic
The first time I turned on my M80's they sounded like crap. Turned out to be a wrong setting on my pre-pro.

Yeah, don't make Scott's mistake.

Many people inadvertently turn the knob on their receiver to the "crap" setting and can't understand why things don't sound good.

Personally, I'm baffled as to why Denon still includes the setting.


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#317853 - 08/07/10 10:49 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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HaHa!

Is this similar to the "Steven Seagal" button Onkyo used to have in the 90's? or am I thinking of the Vin Diesel setting Marantz was looking at a few years ago?
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#317855 - 08/07/10 11:33 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Many speakers that are widely regarded as excellent have truly crappy looking graphs.


I can attest to that. I have a sprinkler that is widely regarded as excellent but have crappy looking grass.

You have to turn it on...
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#317856 - 08/07/10 11:36 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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I'm late to the party but feel the need to repeat what everyone else is writing. Don't sweat it.

I have a pair of M2s that I use for centers. I took them down to my brothers place for him to have a listen to a decent set of speakers. I was amazed at how good the midrange on the M2 was. The trebble was good and the only thing wrong with the bass was what was not there (compared to my M80s which is not a fair comparison.
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#317857 - 08/07/10 11:39 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Many speakers that are widely regarded as excellent have truly crappy looking graphs.


I can attest to that. I have a sprinkler that is widely regarded as excellent but have crappy looking grass.

You have to turn it on...


FredK, leave this turned off.


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#317861 - 08/07/10 12:03 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I've seen that graph before...

You know, I love the way these threads morph -- first we're talking about speakers, then we're talking about sprinklers, and now we're talking about speakers from a company that rhyme with "hose" wink

EDIT -- on the off chance anyone is still thinking about the M3 vs M22 issue, I *really* like M3s and the only reason I don't own a pair is that I picked up a pair of M40s (M40 is basically M3 in a big cabinet) when Axiom was clearing them out.


Edited by bridgman (08/07/10 12:08 PM)

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#317863 - 08/07/10 12:37 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: bridgman]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
The termed "bass module" tipped that one off? LOL.
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#317864 - 08/07/10 12:38 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: bridgman]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7032
Loc: Canada
Stop veering on topic dammit!
Quote:
then we're talking about sprinklers, and now we're talking about speakers from a company that rhyme with "hose"

So, if you hook your hose up to the Bose and turn the water on does it give you liqid smooth mids?
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