Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)

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RonN5

Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« on: 2 Feb 2022, 06:35 pm »
Seems like a good idea to have a thread for all the Sapphire owners to show their speakers...X series owners welcome as well :D

I will start, as you will see, my M3 Sapphires have a maple finish...they do a beautiful job of both showing the grain and reflecting the light.









































« Last Edit: 10 Feb 2022, 02:27 pm by RonN5 »

Tarheel

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RonN5

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« Reply #2 on: 10 Feb 2022, 02:09 am »
Tarheel.....beautiful set up....I think we need to trade M3s in order to perfectly match decors in each of our rooms :)

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« Reply #3 on: 10 Feb 2022, 02:47 am »








Those look great! Is that the walnut finish?

Tarheel

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« Reply #4 on: 10 Feb 2022, 12:28 pm »
Thanks guys!  The wood is Sapele....a hardwood found in Nigeria.  The cabinet conceals a turntable, CDP, Sweet Vinyl Sugar Cube, DAC, and phono pre.  I was looking for a clean, less cluttered presentation which I achieved but at the cost of convenience. Turntable is on a pull out shelf.  Exposed gear is a Node2i, PrimaLuna Dialog HP, and a Google Nest for wifi.
May be selling the subwoofer as I'm happy with the bass from the M4s.
Thanks Ron for guiding me through posting photos!

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« Reply #6 on: 10 Feb 2022, 01:16 pm »
First pair of Spatials the M3 Turbo S.  Good speakers but the Sapphires are better. Yep larger area rug too.
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« Reply #7 on: 10 Feb 2022, 05:09 pm »
If you ever do want more bass, the best subs for OB speakers are the servo OB subs that GR Research offers.  They are the only subs I've heard that are as fast and as clean as Clayton's speakers.

https://gr-research.com/product/sub-series-double-trouble-with-flatpacks-copy/

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #9 on: 13 Feb 2022, 05:58 am »
Very nice pics guys!!!!

Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #10 on: 4 Mar 2022, 02:44 am »
The first m3 sapphire Gen 3 in Ultralam ,
Ordered them in November and got them today ..



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« Reply #12 on: 4 Mar 2022, 03:23 am »
The first m3 sapphire Gen 3 in Ultralam ,
Ordered them in November and got them today ..


Nice!

Tarheel

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #13 on: 4 Mar 2022, 11:41 am »
Very handsome speakers.....now for break in!

Mrjdo

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« Reply #14 on: 4 Mar 2022, 09:04 pm »
 Got about 3 hours on them this morning ,
Very bright up top but the bass is better than I’ve ever heard .
I’ve got a topping integrated setup to play looped cds while I’m away .
( no sense in wasting tubes ).

Tarheel

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #15 on: 4 Mar 2022, 10:20 pm »
If you have some heavy quilts cover the Sapphires and allow them to burn in all night.  I did that for 7 days and got about 84 hours on them.  Probably up to 125-150 by now and they certainly do change for the better.

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #16 on: 5 Mar 2022, 02:37 am »
The Gen 3 base


RonN5

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« Reply #17 on: 5 Mar 2022, 04:21 pm »
The Gen 3 base


I believe I have the generation 2 base (if there is such a thing?)





What I like about the generation 2 base is its contrast of gray and black as well as its blue speakON connector which emphasize the modern industrial look of the rear of the speaker...and the length of the base as it looks to be longer than the generation 3 base.  I'm thinking that the longer length could provide more stability in certain precarious situations.

What I like about the generation 3 base is the speaker connectors on the back vs the top.  I'm using a cable made from 6 woven 14 gage wires resulting in two 9 gage legs that are relatively stiff.  I had to do some bending and shaping of the cables (up and then down) to take the stress off the connectors.



Mrjdo

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Re: Show Us Your Sapphires (Photo Thread)
« Reply #18 on: 5 Mar 2022, 05:28 pm »
 The Gen 3 base is aluminum , I believe all prior are mdf .

Mrjdo

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« Reply #19 on: 5 Mar 2022, 05:32 pm »
I do wish my base had the cool label like the prior ones ..