I am finally making my first post in Audio Circle, specifically for Spatial Speakers. Here's some info about my system:
After owning Acoustat 1, Magnepan 3.5, Magnepan 20.1 and Innersound EROS, I am thoroughly enjoying Spatial Sapphire M3 speakers. Had I not moved to central Florida I would probably still own the 20.1s and would not know anything about Spatial. Within the past seven months I have done in-home auditions on Magnepan 3.7i (just couldn't get the speakers to sound right in my 16' x 16' room) and Eminent Technology LFT-8b (sounded just a little thin). I called Clayton at Spatial so I could get a demo pair sent to me. We discussed the logistics of a demo and I asked if any owners lived near me. Luckily, someone 30 minutes away just purchased X3s and I was able to demo the X3s so I could experience the open baffle sound. I liked what I heard. After discussing my listening preferences and my room size, Clayton recommended either the M3 or the X5. Since Spatial has a one year upgrade policy I decided to start with the M3. Good decision! I now have the Sapphire M3s dialed in and powered by a Raven Nighthawk MK3.1 integrated. I also use an Audio Kinesis Swarm dba and am a happy guy. The rest of my system is a VPI Classic 2 with VPI JMW tonearm and ZYX Ultimate 100H cartridge feeding an Ayre P5-Xe phono stage, a Marantz SA-8004 CD player, Bluesound Node 2i streamer and a Project Pre Box S2 DAC.
I've been reading a lot of the AudioCircle posts and now it's my turn to contribute to AudioCircle. This should be fun!