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Re: can't make up my mind
MatManhasgone #434990 01/01/20 05:05 PM
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Matt,
What did speakers did purchase.

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M100 V4, VP180 V4,QS10s x4 V4 EP500 V4 X 2,ADA 1500-3, N3
Re: can't make up my mind
MatManhasgone #434991 01/01/20 05:13 PM
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I see about HDMI. Thank you.


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MatManhasgone #434992 01/01/20 05:14 PM
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Matt, sorry, but now that you have the Arcam coming, you really ought to do something about upgrading from the M3s you purchased to M5s. I'm not kidding.


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As of recently most high end recommend against HDMI in favor of I squared S, As HDMI is a Sony/Philips product {In turn you get Sony/Philips sound}
According to many such companies S.A.C.D. is the greatest but their copyright chips suck. Go figure, personally I agree with copyright protection and these 2 companies have been involved in it so long they are copyright through and through. Both could literally drop all products sent to North America worry free and never really lose money.

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MatManhasgone #434994 01/01/20 06:53 PM
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I was thinking more about how is best to setup the speakers when they come. Right now I have a pair of Energy C3 speakers sitting on my only speaker stands inside the front sitting room. Do I just steal them for my other room, and then put the C3 speakers onto the 'to be built' inwall shelves that I promised the wife I would build when we moved into the house 8 years ago?

Alternatively, I could consider getting the FMB as the M3 are small enough to actually consider mounting on a wall.

The Arcam has 7.1, so even using 2 channels for by-amping will leave 5.1 left. I have a Mirage sub that my wife wants me to move and a spare small center speaker that I could wall mount between the two monitors on my desk. Then do I put up a couple s small satellite speakers to get 5.1? Or stay more true to the intended purpose and just run 2.0? or put in the sub as the M3 could gain some help if needed.

All questions again.


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Re: can't make up my mind
MatManhasgone #434995 01/01/20 07:17 PM
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Not sure what 5.1 would sound like in a small room like that. I'd say you're best off getting the best 2.0 you can get. The M5s will give you the best 2.0. Kijiji the Mirage and the center and upgrade to M5.

You will never get good soundstage depth if you are FMBing or installing right against a wall.


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Re: can't make up my mind
MatManhasgone #435003 01/03/20 01:36 AM
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What is going on?


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Re: can't make up my mind
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My M3 are in production .. so hopefully they will be done in a week. Guess it is more the limitations of the paint booth. Picked up the Arcam AVC280. Figured it was smarter to get one from the dealer that has been fully tested and comes with a 90day warranty, over the AVC350 that is a few dolllars more but you get what you get. I can live with 20 less watts. Not like the M3 will likely perform any less with the slightly lower wattage.

Plan on running the speakers with (passive) bi-amping as the Arcam does actually have some decent power inside and can take advantage of extra rear amps going unused.

Mojo. I don’t feel M5 for me would have been worth it, and the cash went towards the amp and possibly a new set of stands.

Right now I have a real SH! Set of small Sony speakers hooked up just to test the amp to make sure it will actually play and has left/right working output. Then it’s waiting for Axiom sound goddesses to arrive.


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Re: can't make up my mind
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Let us know how it all sounds when you set it up.

I have not heard a v4 I didn't like. Each one has its own character and evokes different emotions. The M3 and M50 are special in their own way. When I want to relax, those are the speakers I listen to.

I'm real anxious to hear the M2s and the difference between bookshelf and on-wall.

Last edited by Mojo; 01/03/20 03:35 AM.

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Re: can't make up my mind
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Its hard to tell what is worse. making your mind up about what you want and should get, or the wait for it to get made and delivered.


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