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#363490 - 01/12/12 04:06 AM Finally bought some
lucv13 Offline

Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 103
Loc: London ON Canada
After lurking around here for years I finally bought some Axioms. Bought an auction pair of M3s to be used in a bedroom stereo set up. I'm a little disappointed the Burled Walnut is no longer available but that Smokey Grey looks pretty cool.

edit, just checked I guess the official name is "Charcoal Smoke"

Edited by lucv13 (01/12/12 04:08 AM)

#363493 - 01/12/12 06:18 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: lucv13]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10833
Loc: Central NH

Based upon the title alone, I thought it was going to be golf clubs! smile
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

#363513 - 01/12/12 10:03 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Lampshade Offline

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1161
Loc: Holbrook, MA
I hope you love your threes as much as I love mine.
M3 and Manley Stingray
M80 and Pioneer SC 55

#363516 - 01/12/12 10:09 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: Lampshade]
BobKay Offline

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3118
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Once your ears start using them, your vidi-balls will turn a blind eye. Have a blast with 'em, Luc the Lurker! laugh

Edited by BobKay (01/12/12 10:10 AM)
I never wanted to run in an election, but I always thought it'd be cool to die in office.

#363594 - 01/12/12 08:31 PM Re: Finally bought some [Re: BobKay]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Welcome to the family.


#363595 - 01/12/12 08:32 PM Re: Finally bought some [Re: BobKay]
AdrianD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 85
Loc: Maple, Ontario
Nice purchase; I have a friend who's looking into a pair of M3's. I'm interested to hear your opinion after you spend some time with them.
M80 v3, 2 x Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks, XPA-5, UMC-1 PrePro
Pro-Ject RPM Genie, Carver C2 Phono Preamp

#363624 - 01/13/12 03:42 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: AdrianD]
lucv13 Offline

Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 103
Loc: London ON Canada
Purchased yesterday, expected delivery today - can't go wrong there. Problem is, I'm still in the negotiating stage of the 2 channel system, well I mean that I've accepted his counteroffer and still waiting for the seller to send me his info so I can pay him. Oh well I guess I'll just have to set up the M3s with the Anthem for now.

Should be a fun weekend as they will be pitted firstly against my Studio 60s and then to be a little fairer I will compare them to my Atom v5s

#363755 - 01/14/12 02:22 PM Re: Finally bought some [Re: lucv13]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
Excellent! Post a comparisons here. The Studio 60 M3 match up should be interesting. Given the design approach for both (flat and neutral), I expect they will sound like they come from the same family.

The M3 Atom comparo will be interesting as well. I don't think I have ever seen a direct comparison of those two.

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

#363950 - 01/17/12 04:16 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: fredk]
lucv13 Offline

Registered: 05/07/08
Posts: 103
Loc: London ON Canada
Well the M3s came in on time and so far I am impressed, the packaging used for shipping is the best I have seen, the speakers look great, have good weight to them and the finish is impeccable. Now the bad news, the deal I was working on for an IA and CDP went south and I just haven't had the time to hook up the M3s to listen to them.

Have been doing some research for a new Integrated Amp and have decided to take a chance on a Chinese tube integrated (because I'm cheap) and it's inexpensive (maybe cheap too - time will tell) smirk

Anyways these are the spec, it's a nice looking amp though

Output Power 15 watts x 2
Output Tube 6P1 x 4
Frequency 5Hz-70KHz
Driver Tube 6N3
Distortion Less than 1% at full power
Input Consumption <80w
Signal/Noise Ratio 90d
Ohms 4 ohms and 8 ohms
Input Jack 2 groups (CD Input ,AUX Input = USD & SD Card)
Size Dimension Width 260mm x Height 140mm x Depth 210mm
Colour Black Body With Silver Handle & Black Power Supply
Weight 10 kg
Packing Includes All the Tubes / Valve + Standard 1.5m (5 ft) Power Cord

#363952 - 01/17/12 07:07 AM Re: Finally bought some [Re: lucv13]
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
I would love to get your impressions of your new equipment.

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