My Harman (JBL M2) Trip

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jtwrace

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #80 on: 17 Apr 2017, 07:03 pm »
Anthem AVM 60   (same a most on the big M2 thread)
What do you use for a dac?

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #81 on: 17 Apr 2017, 07:43 pm »
Anthem AVM 60   (same a most on the big M2 thread)

As of today I have the same on order.

JoshK

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #82 on: 17 Apr 2017, 09:36 pm »
What do you use for a dac?

Well at the moment I don't have it hooked up.   I have a PS Audio Directstream DAC with a Sonore Sig Rendu as renderer.   I have a Goldpoint XLR A/B switch so that I can switch between the AVM and a 2 channel front end.   Also have the Allnic L1500 preamp.   I will do some comparisons soon to see what I like best, but honestly the SSR > AVM is pretty good.

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #83 on: 17 Apr 2017, 09:40 pm »
If you could do some AB that would be nice.  I will be in a similar situation and don't want to waste any money if the difference is negligible.

The benefit of running all things through the AVM is ARC for bass management of course.  This would leave me with the possibility of an external dac only on analog input.

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« Reply #84 on: 18 Apr 2017, 01:30 am »
Well at the moment I don't have it hooked up.   I have a PS Audio Directstream DAC with a Sonore Sig Rendu as renderer.   I have a Goldpoint XLR A/B switch so that I can switch between the AVM and a 2 channel front end.   Also have the Allnic L1500 preamp.   I will do some comparisons soon to see what I like best, but honestly the SSR > AVM is pretty good.

I have the same Goldpoint XLR switch for the similar reasons. Unfortunately, the AVP is not as transparent as the TAPX but as you know my setup is not fully active, it's a hybrid.

Best,
Anand.

jtwrace

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« Reply #85 on: 18 Apr 2017, 01:49 am »
I have the same Goldpoint XLR switch for the similar reasons. Unfortunately, the AVP is not as transparent as the TAPX but as you know my setup is not fully active, it's a hybrid.

Best,
Anand.
Which AVP are you using? 

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« Reply #86 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:06 am »
Which AVP are you using?

A prehistoric one (from 2013), the Sherbourn PT-7030.

I am contemplating the Anthem unit mentioned as well as Emotiva's XMC-1 (https://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/xmc-1).

The problem with AV Processors is the same problem with D/A converters. They are constantly being replaced. From that standpoint my TAPX has been an incredible investment.

Best,
Anand.

jtwrace

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #87 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:10 am »
A prehistoric one (from 2013), the Sherbourn PT-7030.

I am contemplating the Anthem unit mentioned as well as Emotiva's XMC-1 (https://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/xmc-1).

The problem with AV Processors is the same problem with D/A converters. They are constantly being replaced. From that standpoint my TAPX has been an incredible investment.

Best,
Anand.
Gotcha. Yes, but that's b/c it's not made anymore!  Also, it was proven to me that it's not needed anymore.   :P

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #88 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:25 am »
Anthem AVM 60   (same a most on the big M2 thread)

Nice!  :thumb:

JohnR

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #89 on: 18 Apr 2017, 08:54 am »
If you're curious, you can go to the link below and click on "Tunings" on the right side and read all about it.
http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/m2/m2-master-reference-monitor#.WPTPpPkrLDc

Cool, thanks JT  :thumb: I hadn't delved that far, only saw the recommended i-tech/separate BSS pairing, hence my earlier question.

Enjoy the speakers...!  :drums: :guitar: :rock:

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #90 on: 18 Apr 2017, 11:09 am »
Any correspondence with the creator of gear is really cool beans.  A visit to the factory is even cooler. 

Congrats on your purchase and your chance to visit Harmon.

orientalexpress

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #91 on: 18 Apr 2017, 12:50 pm »
Congratulation,how long is the wait before it arrival?Now i gotta hear this :D

jtwrace

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #92 on: 18 Apr 2017, 01:30 pm »
Congratulation,how long is the wait before it arrival?Now i gotta hear this :D
Got notice yesterday that they should ship in 2 weeks. 

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #93 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:22 pm »
Got notice yesterday that they should ship in 2 weeks.
Looks like you found a way to make time stand still. Two weeks will feel like 2 years. I've lost track of your evolution. What will us downstream types be tempted by when the new gear arrives? Sounds like speakers and amps at least. Didn't you just buy some Spatial X speakers recently?

jtwrace

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #94 on: 18 Apr 2017, 02:32 pm »
Looks like you found a way to make time stand still. Two weeks will feel like 2 years. I've lost track of your evolution. What will us downstream types be tempted by when the new gear arrives? Sounds like speakers and amps at least. Didn't you just buy some Spatial X speakers recently?
Nah, seems like the amp will arrive shortly so then I can get it setup and ready and all cabling ready and be waiting for the speakers.  I passed on them.

jtwrace

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #95 on: 26 Apr 2017, 02:13 am »
My amp has arrived and it's setup with the tuning files and all (only showing one screen).  I even updated the firmware via the GUI.   :thumb:


 

richidoo

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #96 on: 26 Apr 2017, 03:19 am »
Very cool! 

Any ETA on the M2 delivery?

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #97 on: 26 Apr 2017, 03:22 am »
I hoped they would have brought the M2s to Axpona so could hear them, but unfortunately they didn't.

TomS

Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #98 on: 26 Apr 2017, 02:10 pm »
I hoped they would have brought the M2s to Axpona so could hear them, but unfortunately they didn't.
The passive 4367's were there in the Audio Solutions room. They played them briefly while we were there, sounded quite nice, though not an M2.

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Re: My Harman (JBL M2) Trip
« Reply #99 on: 26 Apr 2017, 02:19 pm »
So jealous!  :thumb: :thumb:

Best,
Anand.