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#318754 - 08/16/10 04:25 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Adrian]
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Yes, Adrian, it was. From his late 60's Latin rhythms period;-)
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#318780 - 08/16/10 06:28 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: BobKay]
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
That's 4 times the "B" word was used here in print.

I though that was disallowed!


I thought all 4-letter words were disallowed smile

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#318782 - 08/16/10 06:52 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: a401classic]
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The M3's will be on their way back tomorrow. I think I'll give another speaker company a try. I have my eye on either the Ascend 340's or the Aperion Intimus 6B. I like the big chunky look of the 6B's.


Edited by jerrymb (08/16/10 06:53 PM)
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#318783 - 08/16/10 07:01 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Best of luck with your search. Please stick around around the forums and let us know what you think of the new speakers.


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#318784 - 08/16/10 07:02 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Keep us posted on how you like them!

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#318787 - 08/16/10 07:08 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: a401classic]
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Any recommendations other than the two speakers I mentioned above? These will be just for music listening at fairly close range.


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#318788 - 08/16/10 07:50 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Jerry, if I were you, I wouldn't take recommendations from us! Our tastes clearly aren't the same as yours. wink
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#318789 - 08/16/10 07:53 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Jerry, if I were you, I wouldn't take recommendations from us! Our tastes clearly aren't the same as yours. wink

You may be right! Thanks anyway.
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#318790 - 08/16/10 07:54 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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I used to like the Bose 901's.

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#318794 - 08/16/10 08:31 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
Any recommendations other than the two speakers I mentioned above? These will be just for music listening at fairly close range.


Maybe Paradigm Mini Monitors ? Only concern is that they may be closer in sound to the speakers you already have than to the M3s.

Your challenge is that you've sort of moved past looking for the "best" speaker and are now looking for "the best speaker for you". You're going to have a tough time finding a "better" speaker than the M3 in that price range, but you've listened to enough speakers to start zeroing in on "your" ideal speaker.

My guess is that you'll like the Ascends. The 170 is obviously a closer match to the M3 than the 340 is, but it sounds like the extra size & output might be what you need. The Ascends are also reported to have a bit more of a "mellow" sound compared to the M3s which might help.

Anyways, you're basically at the point where different speakers offer slightly different tradeoffs at the same price point, and one of those sets of tradeoffs will appeal to you the most.

Or you'll end up spending $1000 on pair of speakers. Sometimes that happens too laugh


Edited by bridgman (08/16/10 08:51 PM)

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