Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement

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Wind Chaser

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #180 on: 1 Sep 2019, 02:53 pm »
How far back is the listening position, or to be more specific, how far are your ears from the speakers?

Personally, I like having more distance between the speakers than distance to the ears because this creates a bigger/wider soundstage and increases your proximity to it. A resolving system that produces a wide soundstage combined with three dimensional holographic localization of specific images is more satisfying and surreal than live music.  :thumb:

Hear Clifford Brown

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #181 on: 1 Sep 2019, 05:38 pm »
Current chair position places ears 9 feet from the tweeters, or AMT drivers.  I'm going to spread the speakers farther apart by 9 inches so there will be 9 feet  between them center to center.  That will put the left speaker 27.5 inches from the side wall, enough space to walk through, and since it's usually just me entering the room, shouldn't a problem.  Then I'll experiment with moving the chair closer.


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Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #182 on: 4 Sep 2019, 09:07 pm »
Shakey - thanks for mentioning the distance between the speakers, I've now got them almost 9' apart (pretty sure this is where my previous Spatials were)  and the soundstage is even more expansive with no loss to the solidity of the images in space.  I meant to end up with 9' center to center, but with adjusting toe in came up a little short.  So I'm going to spread them more to get 9' which is probably as wide as I can go in my room.  It takes some time using my method that I picked up from Jim Smith's book Get Better Sound. 

The X3s sound really really good!  Wide, deep holographic soundstage, excellent midrange presence, very detailed without sounding fatiguing, and the bass is the best I've ever had.

Shakeydeal

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #183 on: 5 Sep 2019, 11:12 am »
The X-3 may just be the best speaker to have ever landed in my room. And that list is long. VERY long. Some that most of you know include Von Schweikert, Wilson, Green Mountain Audio, Magnepan, Piega, and Montana, just to name a few.

Very holographic and 3D. And although they present details that have heretofore gone unnoticed, they do it in the most natural way I have ever heard.

Unlike many of you new X series owners, I was a Spatial virgin. Never even heard a pair. Boy am I glad I took the chance.

Shakey

rockadanny

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« Reply #184 on: 5 Sep 2019, 11:55 am »
Congrats Shakey!  You are a lucky dog.  :thumb:

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Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #185 on: 5 Sep 2019, 12:26 pm »
Wow, so you have been enjoying you listening sessions. That is quite a proclamation. For my smallish room , Green Mountain was on my short list . Also a Spatial virgin I was sold on Claytons design after living with a pair of Emerald Physics CS 3's. I almost pulled the trigger on a pair of Green Mountain monitors but held off thinking I was going to get a pair of used Spatials with everyone moving on to the M's and X's. After a conversation with Clayton I decided to go with the M's. Unlike you young bucks, this is my last "new " speaker, at 65 I am starting to hear details I have never herd before, unfortunately they continue when I lift the stylus off the record ! 

Shakeydeal

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #186 on: 5 Sep 2019, 12:42 pm »
Not to hijack the thread, but I owned three of Roy's (RIP) speakers. The Imago, the Callisto, and the Continuum 3 HR. All were great. But none could do what I hear the X-3 pull off.


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Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #187 on: 5 Sep 2019, 06:55 pm »
  Hey Clayton an X Class needs to be on the East Coast to hear.  NYC to be clear I have lots of Amps to demo the with.  :green: :P 8)


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Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #188 on: 5 Sep 2019, 07:30 pm »
  Hey Clayton an X Class needs to be on the East Coast to hear.  NYC to be clear I have lots of Amps to demo the with.  :green: :P 8)


charles

Hi Charles - great idea. Let's discuss next week.

Clayton

Shakeydeal

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #189 on: 5 Sep 2019, 09:11 pm »
I'm on the east coast and happy to demo to any forum members.

Shakey

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Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #190 on: 6 Sep 2019, 05:58 pm »
Hi Charles - great idea. Let's discuss next week.

Clayton

  Have a great show. Talk to you next week. Shakeydeal where are you located ?

charles

Shakeydeal

Re: Spatial Audio - New X Class Product Announcement
« Reply #191 on: 6 Sep 2019, 06:26 pm »
I'm in Virginia. Quite a ways from you I'm afraid.