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#318513 - 08/13/10 11:08 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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Everything is hooked up perfectly. I've been doing this for many years. I double and triple checked everything.
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#318514 - 08/13/10 11:08 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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How are the speakers positioned in relationship to each other, and to the seating distance? If you have them right next to each other the sound can be colored by the cabinets being to close or on top of each other. Also, if they are at different distances from the walls around them that can make a huge difference in what you hear. Have you verified the wiring is in proper polarity? Sorry for all the questions.
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#318515 - 08/13/10 11:14 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
How are the speakers positioned in relationship to each other, and to the seating distance? If you have them right next to each other the sound can be colored by the cabinets being to close or on top of each other. Also, if they are at different distances from the walls around them that can make a huge difference in what you hear. Have you verified the wiring is in proper polarity? Sorry for all the questions.


I have them positioned away from the walls in the middle of the room about 6 feet apart. Same position as I've had all my other previous speakers. The polarity is correct. I'm using heavy guage wire. Everything is as it should be.



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#318517 - 08/13/10 11:59 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Hey Jerry. You're working pretty hard at this. Hope it pays off in some way.
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#318518 - 08/14/10 12:00 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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Well if everything is as it should be then, there is nothing wrong.
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#318521 - 08/14/10 12:31 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: SirQuack]
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Have you pulled out your old transistor radio for an objective comparison with your M3s? How'd the M3s do?

Not so good, eh?
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#318522 - 08/14/10 12:38 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: 2x6spds]
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Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
Have you pulled out your old transistor radio for an objective comparison with your M3s? How'd the M3s do?

Not so good, eh?

I thought you weren't a fanboy??
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#318523 - 08/14/10 12:41 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: fredk]
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I'm not, but I have the feeling that someone is pulling my leg and not in a good way.
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#318524 - 08/14/10 01:44 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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On the needing to turn it louder... Now... I'm not saying anything to the Model 6s specifically. Never heard them and overall I respect Cambridge Soundworks...

I found that cheap and heavily coloured speakers sound "fuller". I find that clean uncoloured speakers lack the same presence, seem thin and need to be turned up higher to sound like they fill the room. They could be said to be metallic or brittle as well.

If you are used to, and enjoy, that "full," "warm" sound, Axioms may not be your cup of tea.

Having said that, I've never heard the CS Model Sixs and I could be wrong.


my 2 cents

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#318530 - 08/14/10 05:03 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
I give up for tonight. I've been fooling around with the M3's since 6pm. I also have an older pair of Sony floorstanding speakers that I just got out of storage.I did a quick A/B with the M3's and I'm hard pressed to hear much of a difference between these two. I think I need some sleep before I do any more A/B testing.


Hi Jerry,

You said earlier that your speakers are toed-in. As a last ditch effort play with the toe-in. For starters reduce the toe-in halfway to what you have now and play those recordings you were referring to. Next, try no toe-in (straight ahead) and do some listening. And again, slightly toed-out and some more listening. Check to see if you can note any changes.
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