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#318806 - 08/16/10 10:31 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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If you're curious, and want some speakers with a very different approach, give the Mirage OMD-5's an audition. They are roughly in the same price group as the speakers mentioned but may offer you a very different listening experience.
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#318813 - 08/17/10 12:32 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Adrian]
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I had mentioned earlier to take a look at SVSound, Emotiva and Elemental designs for some good sounding (by reviews) budget speakers.
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#318814 - 08/17/10 12:38 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jakewash]
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Dean, I couldn't think of any other way to describe the way a poor speaker plays other than it is like a wall, I was thinking flat. It is a wall lacking in detail/texture unlike the M80.
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#318822 - 08/17/10 02:19 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jakewash]
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The wall of sound.

Once you've experienced it, you will find anything less unsatisfying. I have had the pleasure with my 5 watt per channel SET tube amp driving a pair of M22 like tweaked Michaura M55s and even more so driving a pair of Michaura M66s helped by a Velodyne 12" sub and sourced by a tube output Ah! Njoe Tjoeb. The 'wall' is a uniquely satisfying musical experience where the sound stage extends seemlessly from the centerpoint between the speakers, to far outside the vertical centerline of the drivers, to a virtual space behind the speakers and above them as well.

It is an awesome, pinacle experience of musical reproduction.

Other than that, I think you have it pretty right there Jay.
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#318829 - 08/17/10 03:54 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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#318838 - 08/17/10 12:14 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: JohnK]
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Nice looking piece of equipment there John. Do you think it will help us enjoy the music?

That's a terrific price. Have you heard the B15s and if so, how would you compare the sound quality to our M2 or M3s?

Thanks for the heads up on that great sale.
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#319042 - 08/18/10 07:35 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: 2x6spds]
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Axiom should have my M3's back tomorrow. Here's my quandry. I have my eye on the Ascend 340's or possibly the M22's. But since I had the treble problem with the M3's I'm hesitant to try the M22's. I can't imagine that it will sound that different than the M3's? I've really driven Axiom crazy the last week with all my questions and emails!
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#319046 - 08/18/10 08:20 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Honestly, I don't think either of those speakers will suit you. MAYBE the Ascend 340s, but the M22s will seem thinner to you.
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#319047 - 08/18/10 08:54 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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I haven't heard the M22s, but from what's reported, I think that would be moving in the wrong direction if you don't like treble.

On the other hand, regarding the M22s: If you're looking for treble, you've come to the right place.
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#319048 - 08/18/10 09:13 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I haven't heard the M22s, but from what's reported, I think that would be moving in the wrong direction if you don't like treble.

On the other hand, regarding the M22s: If you're looking for treble, you've come to the right place.


I like treble but the treble on the M3's was kind of harsh to my ears. Unless I was hearing exactly what was recorded? But every single cd I played on the M3's I heard sibilance. Even when I played some of the best recorded cds I own.
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