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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433033 08/17/19 09:29 PM
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These stacked configurations are soooooo good. Unfortunately the ADA-1000 can't adequately power this M50/M5 monster on some peaks. The 1000 is great with M50, M3, M100 and very likely M60 and M80. The M5s are very power hungry.


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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433034 08/17/19 09:35 PM
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Even though the 1000 is crapping out, it's still managing to hit a clean 106dBC nine feet away.


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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433035 08/18/19 03:41 AM
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I’m sure a little photoshop would be easier and more convincing.
P.S. love the analog meter

Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433036 08/18/19 04:18 AM
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I used that meter to buy dress shoes once. I told the sales lady I was testing for genuine leather. She looked at me like her brain stopped working.

I precariously stacked the M3 on top of that mess. It didn't sound good. I'm back to the M50 by candle light and sarsaparilla. I could listen to The Notting Hillbillies on the M50 all night!


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433037 08/18/19 07:24 AM
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So, I’m concluding that the M3 ceilings best fit where aesthetics are of overriding importance (no surprise there).

Best used for background music in rooms like your dinning room where you don’t want a sound stage (wonder if QSx’s would work better sound wise, as a background speaker, with a more even fill in some rooms)

Or as an effect speaker where the aesthetics of QSx, M3, or M3 on-walls don’t work (all the talk about dispersion, directivity, transparency and fixed placement make the latter better options)

Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
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The QS10s are excellent for background music. I have tried them in multi-channel stereo with all other channels off and was surprised to discover how well they sounded.

This brings up an interesting point. I have the M50s in my living room for casual listening. What I mean by that is I am listening while reading or writing or thinking or looking out the window making fun of the people outside. I find however that I am constantly drawn into the performance so casual listening becomes serious listening. And that's not good.

So yeah...I continue to be quite upset with Axiom for making speakers that are so involving. Last night for example, after howling at the full moon by the fire, I came in to do some reading with background music on and quickly found myself listening to the M50s. I don't have that problem with any other speakers.

So I'm thinking maybe I should ditch the involving performance the M50s create in my living room in favour of an Air N3 or maybe QS10s.


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
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Originally Posted By Mojo
or looking out the window making fun of the people outside..
hmmm .... wonder what the people outside are thinking ...

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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
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I live here so that I may be entertained by the humanoids outside my house. As for thinking, I'm not sure they've learned how to do that yet.


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
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Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
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Originally Posted By Mojo
I live here so that I may be entertained by the humanoids outside my house. As for thinking, I'm not sure they've learned how to do that yet.
I'm going to apologize beforehand for saying this but I can’t help myself ... That’s exactly what that monkey said at the zoo the other day ... grin

Re: Thoughts on M3 in-ceiling transparency
rrlev #433042 08/19/19 04:54 AM
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That was me! laugh


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