M3 Sapphires -- Unboxing and Assembly photos

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Re: M3 Sapphires -- Unboxing and Assembly photos
« Reply #60 on: 4 Sep 2021, 08:17 pm »
On wood or tile floors throw pillows will also work and can be removed after listening.

Or lots of big fluffy dogs!

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« Reply #61 on: 5 Sep 2021, 12:33 pm »
We've successfully hijacked this thread to discuss break-in.  So, I might as well join in.  I feel like I am not a member of the club because my experience isn't all that bad with my X3s.  Of course they are a significant upgrade over my old bookshelf speakers.  Maybe that's why I am so thrilled with the X3s.  I received my X3s in mid May.  90 days of listening about 2 or 3 hours a day puts over 200 hours on them.  I have a large rug with a thick pad on the floor (laminate over concrete slab).  I use GAIA IIs.  I have GIK diffusor/absorbers and bass traps behind each speaker.  My room is part of our "great" room (40 feet wide, 30 feet long and 12 foot vaulted ceiling).

Results?  They sound fantastic.  Wide and deep soundstage (speakers disappear).  Magnificent music reproduction.  Maybe I need to get an "expert" over here to listen and cringe.

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« Reply #62 on: 5 Sep 2021, 02:00 pm »
Maybe I need to get an "expert" over here to listen and cringe.

I don't think anyone here has claimed to be an expert or has questioned the validity of what you hear in your system.

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Re: M3 Sapphires -- Unboxing and Assembly photos
« Reply #63 on: 7 Sep 2021, 11:35 pm »
WE all share our listening observations, nothing more or less. I am sure what I hear in my room is different than what you hear. My power cords, gear, and my room acoustics are unlike all others. So I can say what I hear, that is until I swap out a Hurricane power cord for a Firebird power cord, then insert a Tornado power cord, then I have to write about a different perspective in what I am hearing or by removing an ARC panel from between my speakers then just that one change and I hear a different sound from the top to bottom. There just are no Absolutes. In the end, it takes knowledge, experience, and the ability to try something different that makes one find the sound they enjoy hearing.
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Re: M3 Sapphires -- Unboxing and Assembly photos
« Reply #64 on: 22 Nov 2021, 08:00 am »
That's it for about 200 hours of playing time. They sound listenable right now. Nothing horrifying.

I'm using a Benchmark AHB2 amp. Holo May KTE Dac and Holo Serene KTE preamp.

Thank you for the unboxing information and photos.

I thought that the X3 would be the likely speakers for my room etc, but it looks like the M3  or X4 is the more likely choice, so it has been great to see the unboxing and set-up of your speakers.

Because everything in my system is pretty ancient (like me), I will be going new all round, and after lots of reading reviews etc, I decided in the last 2 days that Benchmark AHB2 amp , Holo May DAC  (probably May/possibly Spring) would be in there, with a decision to be made about whether to go with the Benchmark pre or the Holo pre.....and then today I read your thread.

Now that you will have a lot more hours up, are you happy to share your latest thoughts about how your speakers are going, and how they are working with the other elements in your system?

Because there will be some time involved in getting the Spatials to Australia, hopefully everything else can be well "run in" by the time the speakers get here. 

Thank you,
Paul.