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#318377 - 08/12/10 10:08 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: michael_d]
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Jerry has tried the M3's and it appears that so far they aren't for him. If they sound too bright, and vocals are too metallic sounding then perhaps , indeed, these speakers are not for him. I'm glad you gave them a shot, but I don't think offering you more suggestions would really help considering you're using the same electronics and room you did with the other speakers. If more time with them doesn't improve your opinion, then perhaps you should consider another speaker brand, or a different Axiom speaker. I've been following this thread with interest and I'm sorry the M3 hasn't seemed to work out for you, so far. Hopefully you'll find the solution you're looking for soon.
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#318378 - 08/12/10 10:11 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Spoiler]
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Agreed.
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#318389 - 08/13/10 12:53 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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Yes, thank you.
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#318393 - 08/13/10 03:30 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: grunt]
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I played a few CDs to demo the sub-$1000 M3V2.5 system I put together for my friend. I'm using a 5 watt per channel Muse T-Amp and a 3.5 Amp Pyramid Power Supply for power. The Dayton HT120 subwoofer helps out. I'm using the Sony CX90ES 200 CD player as a source. I played a Columbia CD of Santana Abraxas. Sounded thin and lifeless. It's a bad recording. I played Getz/Jobim Verve CD. It was great (a little chesty at times). I played tracks 9 and 11 from the Miami Vice CD. Sounded great. I played Paul Simon's Graceland CD. It sounded thin and lifeless. I played Loreena McKennett's Elemental, it sounded great.
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#318425 - 08/13/10 01:23 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: 2x6spds]
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Just more proof everyone hears things a little differently and that we have different preferences to sound reproduction.
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#318426 - 08/13/10 01:28 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jakewash]
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I have a pair of Polk Monitor 40 speakers that I swear sound warmer than the M3's and they seem to sound much fuller also. Maybe my hearing is finally shot.


Edited by jerrymb (08/13/10 01:29 PM)
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#318427 - 08/13/10 01:32 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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I don't think that means your hearing is shot - it just means you prefer that kind of sound. Find the speakers you're happy with, grab your favourite beverage, sit back turn it up and enjoy!

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#318442 - 08/13/10 04:59 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: cb919]
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The M3's are going back. I'm just a bit confused after reading so many rave reviews and then not hearing what others are raving about. I didn't hear one reviewer comment on how unnatural some vocals sound on the M3's and yet I clearly hear it.
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#318443 - 08/13/10 05:02 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
I didn't hear one reviewer comment on how unnatural some vocals sound on the M3's and yet I clearly hear it.

Honestly, your experience is rare. Reviewers haven't said that about the M3s because they haven't heard it. I'm sorry they don't please you, and I hope you're able to find something that does.
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#318445 - 08/13/10 05:05 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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I have my eye on a few other speakers. Mainly Aperion. I hear the vocals on the M3's as very bright,kind of cold and mechanical sounding. It's not my receiver. I have it set to flat.
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