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#318299 - 08/11/10 12:56 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
Fedex just deliverd my M3's. I'm still hooking them up. One speaker was missing the red and black caps that snap into the openings on the speaker connectors. Also when I looked into one speaker I saw lots of poly fill but the other speaker has no poly that I can see and all I see is a white wire hanging there.


Hi jerrymb,

I just decided to take a flashlight to the port hole (couldn't see anything otherwise) and one M3 has no wire sticking out, you can just see a little bit of poly. The other speaker has a blue wire sticking out into the opening, into the port hole and it is covered in poly. As long as it is not touching the drivers I don't think there will be a problem.
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#318300 - 08/11/10 12:59 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
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Thanks. They sound good but I'm not knocked over by them. To be honest they do sound better than other speakers I've had recently but not that much better.
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#318301 - 08/11/10 01:01 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Start playing around with placement in the room. You'd be surprised how much an inch or two adjustment can change the sound.
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#318304 - 08/11/10 01:38 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Hi Jerry, make sure to give the M3's (or any speaker you try) time for you to get used to them. There often is a 'human' break in period when switching speakers. As others have said, play with the placement and your AVR settings to get the optimal sound for you in your room.

Even if after several days you decide you don't like the M3's, try switching back to your previous speakers before you pack them up. I recall a thread a few months ago where someone had bought M60's and wasn't impressed by them at first. But after a week or so decided to plug back in the old speakers for comparison and suddenly realised how much he preferred the M60's. Bottom line is it takes time for any speaker, so whatever you do give it time to settle before you make a decision. Hope that helps.

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#318305 - 08/11/10 01:42 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: cb919]
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What I'm trying to find out is if the speaker that has no visible poly fill in the port opening is OK. The other speaker looks like it's packed with poly fill.
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#318306 - 08/11/10 01:50 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
What I'm trying to find out is if the speaker that has no visible poly fill in the port opening is OK. The other speaker looks like it's packed with poly fill.


There is no real science to installing the poly after the desired amount is chosen for the enclosure. Its usually just placed in loosely. If you are that worried, you can remove the woofer and see for yourself.
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#318310 - 08/11/10 04:31 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Two questions:

1. what material are you listening to?
2. What is it you were looking for that you don't find with the M3?
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#318314 - 08/11/10 05:07 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Two questions:

1. what material are you listening to?
2. What is it you were looking for that you don't find with the M3?

I listen to classic rock. But classic rock on the softer side. Paul Simon,The Beatles,Cat Stevens etc. I guess my cheap Polks and Cambridge Soundworks Model 6 didn't really sound that bad after all. The M3's do sound better but I'm not sure I needed to spend $330 to get a speaker that sounded a notch or two above what I already have.
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#318315 - 08/11/10 05:27 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Just curious... Which AVR (Make/Model) are you powering them with?

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#318317 - 08/11/10 05:31 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Just curious... Which AVR (Make/Model) are you powering them with?


I have an Onkyo 8555 100 wpc receiver. 2 channels only. Stereo only.


Edited by jerrymb (08/11/10 05:31 PM)
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