M3 Triode Masters: Holy Cow, This is fantastic

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Birdbrain

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M3 Triode Masters: Holy Cow, This is fantastic
« on: 17 Apr 2019, 07:06 pm »
 I've had my speakers for two weeks. The improvement from however many hours of loud usage I've given them so far is significant. I had to move them back about seven inches from my initial positioning yesterday, so as to move a large parrot cage out to the deck.  :icon_lol:
The new position is also an unexpected and huge improvement. Allow plenty of time for trying different distances from the wall. When you find the right distance, holy cow!!!

 I found playing good mono CDs invaluable in positioning my speakers. When you get  a focused, solid image in front of you, and not a left and right image. As a bonus, stereo will now also sound right. Disk two of this fantastic set is an excellent tool for getting things in the right spot.

https://www.amazon.com/Slaughter-Standards-ORIGINAL-RECORDINGS-REMASTERED/dp/B00DVKIZXK/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=homer%20and%20jethro%20slaughter%20the%20standards&qid=1555525013&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&tag=mfconvert-20


I've played a truckload of different styles of music since I got these speakers. They've played it all just like I want it to sound in my dreams.


I can't believe people are buying Forte IIIs for the price of Triode Masters. I haven't heard the Forte III, but have spent many hours listening to Forte II. The superiority of the M3TM over the Forte II is like 20,000 Light Years. To be fair, the Fortes would suit me better than ever considering a pair of small stand mounted speakers in this price range. Looking forward to further burning in improvement. After last night's listening session further improvement seems impossible. I'm driving them with an Audio by Van Alstine Vision SET 120 amp. Frank tells me it's probably putting out around 50 wpc into the 12 ohm load, and would be operating in Class A at most listening levels. Into the M3 Turbo's 4  ohm load, it would be putting out around 120 wpc. The SET 120 has more than enough power to effortlessy, stresslessly drive the M3TMs to insanely loud levels, with a drop dead incredible soundstage. 8) A wonderful combination. If you were budgeting $2-3k for amplification, the SET 120 leaves you with an extra $1100-2100 to spend on speakers. I'm glad I had an opportunity to get a pair of Triode Masters. They are the bargain of the century at $4k.


edit:if anyone wants to send me, gratis, any kind of amplification, tube, SS, Class D, etc. they feel would thrash my AVA, I welcome the opportunity to give it a fair hearing.  :wink:

« Last Edit: 17 Apr 2019, 08:08 pm by Birdbrain »

Birdbrain

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Re: M3 Triode Masters: Holy Cow, This is fantastic
« Reply #1 on: 17 Apr 2019, 08:58 pm »
My helpers.





Birdbrain

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Re: M3 Triode Masters: Holy Cow, This is fantastic
« Reply #2 on: 17 Apr 2019, 09:05 pm »
By the way, I'm using Audio Sensibility Impact SE speaker cables. Don't feel like looking for anything else.
https://audiosensibility.com/blog/products-2/speaker-cables-2/#!/Impact-SE-Single-Wire-Speaker-Cables/p/68871228/category=2595835