Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?

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James Edward

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #120 on: 19 Jun 2018, 08:53 pm »
Hi, it’s the L-590AX Mark ll. 30 wpc Class A Integrated.
I should add that imaging and soundstage are low on my list of priorities,
with tonality and the ability to play loudly being more important to me. Hence
my ability to say I like the speaker with only a single one playing in mono.
Two speakers at the same time should really be the icing on the cake.
Interestingly, both speakers left Utah and one headed east, the other in a more
southerly fashion. It’s in Virginia as I write this.
BTW, is the owner’s manual online somewhere? A cursory look at the Spatial site
turned up nothing. I’d like it for tomorrow’s arrival so I have some positioning tips.
Maybe it’s in the other box...

rebbi

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #121 on: 19 Jun 2018, 08:55 pm »
Hi, it’s the L-590AX Mark ll. 30 wpc Class A Integrated.
I should add that imaging and soundstage are low on my list of priorities,
with tonality and the ability to play loudly being more important to me. Hence
my ability to say I like the speaker with only a single one playing in mono.
Two speakers at the same time should really be the icing on the cake.
Interestingly, both speakers left Utah and one headed east, the other in a more
southerly fashion. It’s in Virginia as I write this.
BTW, is the owner’s manual online somewhere? A cursory look at the Spatial site
turned up nothing. I’d like it for tomorrow’s arrival so I have some positioning tips.
Maybe it’s in the other box...

I received my PDF of the owners' manual via email from Clayton after placing my order, but he may be distributing it differently now. I'd ask him.

Wind Chaser

Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #122 on: 19 Jun 2018, 10:16 pm »



Wind Chaser

Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #123 on: 19 Jun 2018, 10:20 pm »
Hey James,

If you send me a private message with your email address, I can email you a PDF of the owners manual.

John

md92468

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #124 on: 20 Jun 2018, 06:22 pm »
I had my eye on a Belles Aria, and the reviews have indeed been good. I even think I've recently seen a used one somewhere. I am frustrated at all the great gear out there that you can't listen to in your system before purchase. But I guess that's a good reason to buy used!

Hey Rebbi,

Long time! Hope all is well. FWIW, I have heard (at a local dealer) the Aria Integrated and Aria mono blocks with speakers that are in a comparable class to the Spatials, and while there are noticeable improvements in moving up the ladder (as there should be given the price points), the Belles house sound and virtues are present in both. I am continually impressed by the Aria's sense of scale and detail, the latter of which I did not expect from this amp (in part because the lone review I could find made little mention of it). For my needs and in my set up, the integrated is enough to keep me happy; the convenience of having one box trumps the benefits of the last level of detail that become available by the upgrade to mono blocks. Bottom line - I wouldn't shy away from the Aria simply because of what might be possible with Belles' three box solution....

rebbi

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #125 on: 20 Jun 2018, 06:33 pm »
Hey Rebbi,

Long time! Hope all is well. FWIW, I have heard (at a local dealer) the Aria Integrated and Aria mono blocks with speakers that are in a comparable class to the Spatials, and while there are noticeable improvements in moving up the ladder (as there should be given the price points), the Belles house sound and virtues are present in both. I am continually impressed by the Aria's sense of scale and detail, the latter of which I did not expect from this amp (in part because the lone review I could find made little mention of it). For my needs and in my set up, the integrated is enough to keep me happy; the convenience of having one box trumps the benefits of the last level of detail that become available by the upgrade to mono blocks. Bottom line - I wouldn't shy away from the Aria simply because of what might be possible with Belles' three box solution....

That’s really nice to know, thank you!

heywaj10

Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #126 on: 15 Nov 2018, 06:57 pm »
May be blasphemous in these parts, but still curious all the same. Has anyone had experience with Spatial M3/M4's with any McIntosh amps or integrateds?  I'm curious how the synergy between the brands' house sound play. I'm considering a McIntosh MHA-150 as a one-stop-shop component in the future, which provides 50w @ 4ohms. I'd figure Spatial's sensitivity would do well with that power, but curious if any of you have heard the combo.

Dgood107

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #127 on: 30 Mar 2019, 03:47 pm »
Does anyone have or heard an M3 turbo/M3tm with an Ayre AX7e integrated amp

SnowPuppy77

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #128 on: 29 Jun 2019, 12:12 am »
Wondering if the M3 would go well with the PS AUDIO - Stellar S300.  Class D amp as Windchaser recommends.  Reasonable price.  Anyone here ever tried it on the Spatials? 

I have the M3 TM by the way.

JackD

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #129 on: 29 Jun 2019, 02:35 am »
Based on my experience with the M3TS and M3TM this is a better choice than the S300 and cheaper also the Nuprime ST-10.

https://www.nordacoustics.co.uk/nord-two-ice-power-1200as2-power-am

harley.guy07

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Re: Integrated amp recommendations for M3 Turbo S?
« Reply #130 on: 29 Jun 2019, 10:36 pm »
Wondering if the M3 would go well with the PS AUDIO - Stellar S300.  Class D amp as Windchaser recommends.  Reasonable price.  Anyone here ever tried it on the Spatials? 

I have the M3 TM by the way.

I do not have the S300 but I did just install the Stellar Gain Cell DAC into my system and it is a killer component. Totally balanced design which my Pass Labs amp loves. Gain Cell technology that has no Potentiometer or Resistor latter volume control to get in the way of the sound and the ability to play almost all the formats. If the amps are any where as good and the Preamp I thank they would sound great with them