Clayton, I had called you earlier in the week with a bunch of questions on the new M3 Sapphire. I appreciate the time and detail you went into in answering them. I had a couple more questions that I thought I'd post here so everyone can benefit from your knowledge.
Please keep in mind, I know zilch about speaker design.😁
The placement of the tweeter in the current M3 (which I absolutely love), seems like it would provide a sort of time alignment (set back behind the top woofer). Maybe this is less important in open baffle designs, but does the face mounted mid-tweeter present a different presentation due to its location on the face?
BRJ raises a good question on the protection of the mid-tweeter. I currently use a 12v trigger to turn on my amp when my pre is turned on, unfortunately there is no delay in trigger action so I do get a turn-on "pop". Would this be a problem with the ceramic/sapphire dome?
When we spoke, you mentioned that the new design should require less toe in. I currently run my m3s with quite a bit so the drivers are aimed at my head, probably due to the directivity of the design. This creates a nice albeit small sweet spot. I would think the new design to have a wider sweet spot, since it's not as the upper/Mid is not a directed design?
Lastly (Probably a stupid question) would you be able to describe the overall sonic differences between the M3 and new Sapphire M3? I find the current model to provide an up close and intimate sound with just hint of warmth that isn't fatiguing. Does the ceramic driver impart a sound that is descibable?
Thanks for any knowledge you can share.