First Post here. Recently I bought a new pair of M3 TriodeMasters in White. I have never heard a boxless cone driven speaker system before and I have been very curious about Spatials for a while now. So far from what I am hearing is very impressive. However, they still need more break-in for probably a week or 2. When I fired them up for the first time, I can tell they were different enough from what I had previously owned (Tekton Electron w/upgrade package). They had that 3d sound that is so engaging.
As the break-in has progressed, they as expected sound smoother, more open and bass is tighter. I am powering them with a Lyngdorf 2170 and I can tell you that this pairing works very well. The Bass performance on the TriodeMasters are for sure on a different level compared to the Tektons. Meaning I can hear the bass notes clearly define, which was my biggest issue I had with the Electrons. I love hearing bass guitar notes that are not some bloated congested boom. Bass seems louder on the Spatials as well, more dynamic punch. I love hearing the bass drum beater on the bass skin. I am a drummer so its important for a speaker to portray a drumset well.
Midrange with the Spatials is more natural and slightly more transparent compared to the Tektons. Highs are much more to my liking. Cymbals sound more realistic, they have this smooth shimmer about them that is very appealing. I do appreciate this aspect so much, since I suffer from Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
Soundstage is more expansive, imaging is much better. You can locate individual notes in the soundfield easier. I felt the Tektons were too congested in comparison. The Tekton did have more height, which is expected since they are taller. But overall the Spatials scale sounds bigger, more dynamic and are Amazing at low volume levels. Magnepans I just recently heard sounded very dull and flat at low volume.
I can't relate to owning a speaker that needs to be cranked to sound good, just not something I can ever be happy with. The Tektons did sound good at low volume, however the Spatials are even better.
So from what I can tell, if you like a speaker that has a Holographic presentation, non-fatiguing, natural sound with dynamic bass, this is a great option. For $4000 I haven't heard a speaker that sounds this good to me. For $3100 the Electrons are good, but the M3 TM sound much better to me for less than $1000 more. Goes to show you how important it is to experience new things for yourself with your equipment in your environment. Give them a try if you haven't already. Oh and thanks Clayton for making these!