M3 Sapphire Baffles

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Tarheel

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M3 Sapphire Baffles
« on: 2 Jan 2022, 01:44 pm »
Does anyone know if the M3 Sapphire can be ordered with a wood baffle or the laminated baffles like on the X series?

Second question....would moving from the M3 Turbo S version to the M3 Sapphire be a worth while upgrade?  Room is 14'X14' with an 18' vaulted ceiling.

Thanks!

ric

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #1 on: 2 Jan 2022, 02:26 pm »
Clayton of course, would be your best sounding board (sorry about the pun!). Whenever anybody says "is the upgrade worth it" huge can of worms that needs to be based on what is worth it for YOU. IMO any upgrade is worth it, as long as you can hear a difference, so I don't think you'd have any problem there. Good luck!

Tarheel

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #2 on: 2 Jan 2022, 03:10 pm »
Thanks ric....I emailed Clayton several days ago.  Guess he is swamped with emails.  Have narrowed my speaker choice down to another pair of Spatials or Martin Logan ESL 9s.  Both pair need to be off the front wall about 3 feet which is problematic in a 14' deep room but I can live with that.

Mr. Big

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #3 on: 2 Jan 2022, 04:10 pm »
Tarheel, My speakers are 36" from the front wall and I liked them also at 30" from the front and I sit 8' from my M3's and they sound superb so I think you would have no issues, and in my experience, the M3's will trounce the Martin Logans in dynamics, bass detail, and impact and coherence, and sound very close to the transparency of an Electrostatics, which I owned for 10 years.

Tarheel

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #4 on: 2 Jan 2022, 04:27 pm »
That sounds like my set up with the Turbo S speakers.  33" off front wall, speaker 8' apart, and 9' from Zero Gravity chairs that recline.
Good info Mr. Big.....

geerock

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #5 on: 2 Jan 2022, 04:45 pm »
Thanks ric....I emailed Clayton several days ago.  Guess he is swamped with emails.  Have narrowed my speaker choice down to another pair of Spatials or Martin Logan ESL 9s.  Both pair need to be off the front wall about 3 feet which is problematic in a 14' deep room but I can live with that.

#tarheel
I have a pair of ML 11A's that I used before I bought my X5's and there is no comparison.  I thought the ML's were a really great sounding speaker until I swapped out for X5's.  I even have a pair of modified Maggie 1.7's sitting in their boxes because I enjoy the Spatials so much more.  And even the Maggie's sounded better than the ML's.  Not sure what budget you have or anything but I will tell you for dynamics, accuracy, depth of music.....in fact all areas, the Spatials have them both beat.  If you still would like to get ML's I'll sell the 11a's to you for a great price, (I have WAY too much equipment laying around) and I'm in Ct, not sure where you are but you can listen for yourself if you are nearby.  But the Spatials you already have will probably sound better than the ESL's.   Just an FYI.

Tarheel

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Re: M3 Sapphire Baffles
« Reply #6 on: 2 Jan 2022, 04:56 pm »
Thanks geerock.....exactly what I wanted to hear (someone who has had both speakers).  There is no opportunities to audition here in coastal NC.
The gentleman on youtube with the Spatial reviews seems to really be impressed with the Sapphires as is Guttenberg.
Very helpful......