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#432406 - 06/01/19 05:05 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Big band music is great on these M50s too. I just played Sing Sing Sing by the BBC Big Band in 2.0 and suffered heart palpitations. The ADA-1000 drove them to 109dBC at 11 feet away. I could have opened the ADA up more but I got really scared...LOL!
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#432453 - 06/04/19 12:22 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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I moved the M100s into the living room earlier today. I used the "two-sphinctered grip" technique to haul them up from the basement. That's the left finger in the rear sphincter and the right finger in the front sphincter. That's a first for me! It worked real well.

You can see the contrast in size between the M100s, M50s and M3s. I've said good things about the M50s, and they are all true, but hot damn...the M100s just blow the M50s out of the water in every possible way. I am really shocked how good the M100s sound in my very live living room. I don't think I can let them go back to the basement now.

I'm listening in 2.0 with my Pioneer connected through the ADA-1000. Bass is absolutely tight and transparent. Depth is huuuuge. Width is good but nothing like the basement where I have 21 feet of stage to work with. Mids, highs...it's all so good.

On bass-heavy songs, with exceptionally well-recorded macro-dynamics like Holy Cole's The Train Song and Renee Alstead's Hit the Road Jack, the 1000 gives in before I can get that extra "party-mode" SPL. If I had a DSP sub up here, crossed at 80Hz, I know that would not be a problem. The 1000 is also not a problem with the M50s or M3s because those distort before the amp can cut out.

So anyone here considering amps and speakers for visceral entertainment, the M100s are the way to go. For 2.0, consider the ADA-1500.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-LS_9USWfP4DZNJMrowe9zHamdtzSqVW
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#432455 - 06/04/19 01:22 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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"Drum Solo" by Gojira thrashes the 1000 pretty hard. Not that it isn't loud with the M100s but just as I boost the gain to rattle my rib cage, it cuts out.

I need to move the 1500 up here and blow out my bow window...LOL!
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#432456 - 06/04/19 01:51 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Are you skilled with the Sai's and the Bo in the picture?
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#432457 - 06/04/19 02:28 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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I am ultra-skilled with the staff, Chinese knife (Dao) and smaller knives. I can easily dispatch volumes of CHUDs (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers). The Sais were a gift from my Limey friend 39 years ago. We still get together to bash them about but I wouldn't trust my life with them.

BTW, the wind (yes wind!) from the M50s knocked that staff down. You can see where it was mounted horizontally along the top. I was listening in the dark late at night and nearly had a heart attack when it came down. Lol!
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#432460 - 06/04/19 07:16 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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This is sub-bass excursion, M100 style. LOL!

video --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-NnWo61RUvVFabKlDj0z_gd7jyYuQFpt
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#432461 - 06/04/19 07:36 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Mojo - You just voided your warranty. laugh
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#432462 - 06/04/19 07:56 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Ahahahaha! Did you see how they are belly dancing? LOL!
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#432463 - 06/04/19 08:44 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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I don't know what I'm gonna do, guys and gals. I need a DSP sub in the living room, a receiver with bass management and either active M100s or active LFRs. In the basement I need active M100s or active LFRs. Even with Axiom's exceptional prices on gear/Ian's generosity, I'm gonna go flat-effin' broke!

This is not a want. This is a NEED! I can't go back to M5s, M3s and M50s no matter how fine they are.

I need you guys to trade in your actives so I can get them from re-furb. LOL!
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M80,VP150,QS8x4,EP600 v2
ADA-1000-2,3,1500-3
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#432464 - 06/04/19 09:04 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Originally Posted By Mojo
This is not a want. This is a NEED! I can't go back to M5s, M3s and M50s no matter how fine they are.
hmmm this is serious ...
Might have to start an AA (axiom anonymous) chapter ...

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