M - 5 comming my way.

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Stargate

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Re: M - 5 comming my way.
« Reply #20 on: 29 Aug 2019, 07:35 pm »
In my small I am looking for a bit more transparency and the same,small room bass. If it keeps the musicians in the room with me I am a happy camper.
How big is your room? That is dependent on the model you select from Spatial. I was actually considering the Sapphire M3s, but I'm not 100% sure yet. It's either the M3s or M5s. My room is 12'11"x13'.

jazzman463

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« Reply #21 on: 29 Aug 2019, 11:06 pm »
Hi Stargate, Yes I went with the M5 because my room is 12x13x8. I also really like the simplicity of it. I know one woofer 15” will be plenty in that room. This is a dedicated music room so set up just to accept the system. I will be powering through a Manley Stingray iPod. I am hopeful that 20/40 watts of Manley tubes will be plenty. Happy to let you know how it works.

Stargate

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« Reply #22 on: 30 Aug 2019, 01:10 am »
Yeah, I’ve decided to buy the M5s. It will provide MORE than enough bass in my 13x13 room. :D
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kheidenr

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« Reply #23 on: 8 Sep 2019, 05:05 pm »
@bbybaudio - Any listening updates?  How are they sounding and which speakers have the M5s replaced?
@jazzman463 - Have you received your M5s yet?

bbybaudio

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« Reply #24 on: 8 Sep 2019, 05:49 pm »
Have about 67 hrs on them. Placed them 8.5 ft apart center to center. Used laser and tape measure to line up toe-in. Mids have more tone and bass is becoming very good. Heil seemed to get better at 40 hrs. My listening position may be too far back at 10 ft, but I prefer this to closer. I know longer listen in ultra linear only in triode mode. May switch out KT150s to try EL34s. Overall these are amazing speakers which only make you sad when you realize how much music you have been missing. Great job Clayton!

Don_S

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« Reply #25 on: 8 Sep 2019, 06:54 pm »
Heil seemed to get better at 40 hrs.

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SnowPuppy77

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« Reply #26 on: 8 Sep 2019, 08:09 pm »
Have about 67 hrs on them. Placed them 8.5 ft apart center to center. Used laser and tape measure to line up toe-in. Mids have more tone and bass is becoming very good. Heil seemed to get better at 40 hrs. My listening position may be too far back at 10 ft, but I prefer this to closer. I know longer listen in ultra linear only in triode mode. May switch out KT150s to try EL34s. Overall these are amazing speakers which only make you sad when you realize how much music you have been missing. Great job Clayton!

Just to confirm.  You are talking about your X5 speakers not the M5?

jazzman463

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« Reply #27 on: 9 Sep 2019, 12:09 pm »
Kheidener, M5 should ship by end of Month.

bbybaudio

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« Reply #28 on: 9 Sep 2019, 02:27 pm »
Yes, commenting on the X5s. Right now have the subwoofer amps turned up past 3/4 to match output of Primaluma Integrated, which is at 32-35 db.

kheidenr

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« Reply #29 on: 9 Sep 2019, 04:26 pm »
jazzman463 I look forward to hearing your feedback then.  Good luck!

bbybaudio

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« Reply #30 on: 9 Sep 2019, 05:00 pm »
The X5s replaced Silverline Sonatina IIIs.

sockpit

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« Reply #31 on: 5 Dec 2019, 07:34 pm »
Jazzman,

Did your M-5's show up, and can you provide a report?


jazzman463

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« Reply #32 on: 5 Dec 2019, 08:23 pm »
No just finishing up production. I did a gray tint so took a bit longer to flush out. They should ship next week. I will be happy to report on them. I listen about two to three hours a day. 12 X 13 room with a Manley Stingray/Thorns TD 125/SME 3009/ Grado Gold/Lounge Audio phono.

SnowPuppy77

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« Reply #33 on: 5 Dec 2019, 09:41 pm »
No just finishing up production. I did a gray tint so took a bit longer to flush out. They should ship next week. I will be happy to report on them. I listen about two to three hours a day. 12 X 13 room with a Manley Stingray/Thorns TD 125/SME 3009/ Grado Gold/Lounge Audio phono.

Sounds really nice.  Please post some pics.

sockpit

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« Reply #34 on: 6 Dec 2019, 09:37 pm »
No just finishing up production. I did a gray tint so took a bit longer to flush out. They should ship next week. I will be happy to report on them. I listen about two to three hours a day. 12 X 13 room with a Manley Stingray/Thorns TD 125/SME 3009/ Grado Gold/Lounge Audio phono.

Mine are in production.  My room is about the size of yours, so keen to hear your impressions!

Rosswell105

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« Reply #35 on: 7 Dec 2019, 11:26 am »
I have had M3 for about a month. I found that first 20-50 hr is critical. Treble relaxes and bass gets fuller.

jazzman463

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« Reply #36 on: 13 Dec 2019, 06:19 pm »
Hey Sockpit, the M 5's are shipping today.

sockpit

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« Reply #37 on: 13 Dec 2019, 09:37 pm »
Hey Sockpit, the M 5's are shipping today.

Congrats!

I bugged Clayton this morning with an email, and says mine will ship Monday or Tuesday.

Can't wait to see for myself what all the OB enthusiasm is about!

Best

timing3435

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« Reply #38 on: 14 Dec 2019, 02:08 pm »
I have had M3 for about a month. I found that first 20-50 hr is critical. Treble relaxes and bass gets fuller.

Any insights on the quality of the mid-range, vocals?

Rosswell105

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« Reply #39 on: 14 Dec 2019, 08:21 pm »
The mid-range on these speakers are great. Btw I have M5 another M3. My room is about 13x20 but the audio system is set up against the long wall so I am sitting about 8ft from the speakers. First 20-30 hr, I thought mid range was a bit edge but it smoothed out quite a bit after 50 hr. I had a few speakers in the past but I don’t do A-B anymore and i can only compare to Gallo 3.1 that I recently sold and Reference 3a Dulcet in my office. M5 is definitely has clearer mid-range and puncher bass. M5 soundstage is much larger than Gallo too. I always thought something is lacking with Gallo but I don’t feel that anymore with M5. I listen to female vocals a lot and m5 is a joy. Dulcets have a different characteristics than M5 since these are bookshelf speakers which I think more vocal-friendly in general. One thing I can say about M5 is that I can listen to M5 without getting fatigued and that is a lot of value to me.