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#318224 - 08/10/10 06:58 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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Is there any difference in sound between the M3s and the Outdoor Algonquins?
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#318227 - 08/10/10 07:05 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: RickF]
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Originally Posted By: RickF
Is there any difference in sound between the M3s and the Outdoor Algonquins?


The cabinet material is different (plastic vs mdf), the internal bracing might be different from the stock M3 because of this which can influence sound. They both use the exact woofer, tweeter, crossover design and crossover point. Should be close.
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#318230 - 08/10/10 07:12 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
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One of the guys I work with has a pair of the Algonquins on the back deck of his house that leads to his hanger and he tells me that while in the hanger (about 200' away) they sound amazingly crystal clear with really good bass, says he really is impressed with them.

I need to get over there and take a listen one of these days.
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#318231 - 08/10/10 07:14 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: RickF]
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I'm thinking about getting a pair for our camper. That will make all the neighbors happy! cool
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#318232 - 08/10/10 07:17 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: merchman]
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Get two pair Ed, you can send me a pair.


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#318233 - 08/10/10 07:21 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: RickF]
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Done, my friend! grin

Let me know what color you prefer? wink
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#318238 - 08/10/10 07:35 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: RickF]
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Rick. When I was at the factory outlet they had just released the Algonquin. I was told that they could not tell the difference between the M3 and the Algonquin in blind testing.
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#318239 - 08/10/10 08:06 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: RickF]
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Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Originally Posted By: RickF
Is there any difference in sound between the M3s and the Outdoor Algonquins?


Hi RikF,

They are almost identical. Some of the blind test panelists prefered the Algonquin over the regular M3 bookshelf. I always suggest to the new Algonquin owners to give them a serious auditon inside their home before installing them outdoor. They are always impressed by their sound quality. Many Algonquin speakers are installed indoor.
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#318241 - 08/10/10 08:33 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Jc]
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For my whole house audio I have a Onkyo stereo amp for the "great room" and a Sherwood stereo amp for the other 4 zones. I think the Sherwood is 125w per channel. Im using 3 of the A/B/C/D channels on the Sherwood. But plan on a fourth zone

Would this amp (Sherwood) be sufficient to drive the Algonquin's

They would be replacing some "rock speakers" on zone 3 now.

Thanks
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#318244 - 08/10/10 09:17 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Glitchy]
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I find sibilance more noticeable with poorly recorded television programs vs music. I've only found it very distracting on the M3 with a few non-HD stations/programs (two channel).
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