X3 Owners' thread

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deadhead

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Re: X3 Owners' thread
« Reply #20 on: 2 Mar 2020, 06:02 pm »
Congrats! I know you are anxious.......


Shakey

That was 6 weeks ago...

Thanks Shakey

DarrellC

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« Reply #21 on: 4 Mar 2020, 03:16 pm »
Just got my X3's 10 days ago, got about 30 hours on them.  Still fine tuning positioning and the speakers from what I understand will sound better after a couple hundred hours on them.  pretty happy with them now tho.

Shakeydeal

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« Reply #22 on: 4 Mar 2020, 06:13 pm »
Although they will sound very good after a couple hundred hours, another 100 or so before you get all they got. Hang on, you got a ways to go.

Shakey


DarrellC

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« Reply #23 on: 4 Mar 2020, 09:55 pm »
Was the difference quite noticeable ?

Shakeydeal

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« Reply #24 on: 4 Mar 2020, 11:07 pm »
Yes, mostly in the lower midrange to lower bass.

DarrellC

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« Reply #25 on: 4 Mar 2020, 11:53 pm »
That is, no pun intended, music to my ears.  That is exactly where I am hearing a bit of deficiency.  These will be great when fully rounded out.

drhoon

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Re: X3 Owners' thread
« Reply #26 on: 13 Mar 2020, 12:50 pm »
thinking of next amp upgrade, thoughts on Pass xa25 vs First Watt SIT-3 who has heard both preferably?

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« Reply #27 on: 13 Mar 2020, 03:28 pm »
thinking of next amp upgrade, thoughts on Pass xa25 vs First Watt SIT-3 who has heard both preferably?

SIT 3 is a better sounding amp but you must have a speaker with very high efficiency as well as very flat impedance.  The XA25 is a better match to Spatial speakers, as they benefit from the extra control and grip of the XA25 design.

drhoon

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« Reply #28 on: 13 Mar 2020, 05:58 pm »
SIT 3 is a better sounding amp but you must have a speaker with very high efficiency as well as very flat impedance.  The XA25 is a better match to Spatial speakers, as they benefit from the extra control and grip of the XA25 design.

Why would it benefit from extra grip? I thought x3 were 97db efficient.

harley.guy07

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« Reply #29 on: 14 Mar 2020, 02:39 am »
Yes the speakers are 97 db efficient but some efficient speakers still get a little more dynamic capability with a little more power. I would think the XA25 would have a little more ability to handle the dynamic swings of music.

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« Reply #30 on: 14 Mar 2020, 04:53 pm »
I would think that either amplifier would be overkill as far as power goes. I am feeding my M4 Triode Masters (93 db eff.) with about 8 watts and this powers the twelve inch bass speaker as well. If I listen to rock music very loud (to my ears), I am only hitting around 90 db at 1 m in front of the speakers, which means  I am using less than 1 watt. The room is 10' by 20' by 8'. I don't sense any lack of dynamics but maybe a larger room would have an effect on dynamics. Seems to me that either amp would just be idling at a lot less than 1 watt for 97 db speakers.

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« Reply #31 on: 14 Mar 2020, 05:20 pm »
As I have said before, I am running my X5s with less than 2 watts using 45 tubes and I play it LOUD sometimes.  I am much less concerned about dynamic swings than I am about hearing vocals that cause me to melt in place.  We all are looking for something different, so unfortunately the only way to know if you will like a particular amp with your speakers is to try it out.  I have gone through probably 10 amps in the last couple of years using different Spatial Audio speakers and for me, my 45s hit the sweet spot.  YMMV

deadhead

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« Reply #32 on: 15 Mar 2020, 05:57 pm »
My X3's arrived on Thursday, hooray!  I had a friend help me put them in my media room and plug them in.  They are now playing disc 2 from The Wall on repeat as I took my family and left for our summer home where it's much less populated.  When I return in two weeks (guessing) they should be pretty close to broken in.  As my wife said, "You've quarantined your new speakers".

I'll post impressions once I return.  Everybody please stay safe.  Best of luck during this trying time.

Jeff

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« Reply #33 on: 15 Mar 2020, 09:53 pm »
Somehow a pair of X-5's landed in my lap and I'll be hooking them up tomorrow with the following chain:
Aries Streamer-->MHDT Orchid-->LTA MZ2-->DAC King Cherry

And they are already broken in as is all the electronics so I should be getting great sound soon. 

What do the rest of your systems look like?  Have you found synergy with any particular components?


drhoon

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Re: X3 Owners' thread
« Reply #34 on: 16 Mar 2020, 02:03 am »
Just got the Firstwatt SIT-3 sounds pretty amazing with the x3. No problem in dynamics.

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« Reply #35 on: 16 Mar 2020, 03:00 am »
Somehow a pair of X-5's landed in my lap and I'll be hooking them up tomorrow with the following chain:
Aries Streamer-->MHDT Orchid-->LTA MZ2-->DAC King Cherry

And they are already broken in as is all the electronics so I should be getting great sound soon. 

What do the rest of your systems look like?  Have you found synergy with any particular components?

so you're the buyer....  :( Good for you though. Please post your impressions.

morganc

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« Reply #36 on: 16 Mar 2020, 04:35 am »
Hahahaha.  Yes. Please don't sick your dog on me  :D 

Absoltely will post my impressions. 


Shakeydeal

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« Reply #37 on: 16 Mar 2020, 10:58 am »
Somehow a pair of X-5's landed in my lap and I'll be hooking them up tomorrow with the following chain:
Aries Streamer-->MHDT Orchid-->LTA MZ2-->DAC King Cherry

And they are already broken in as is all the electronics so I should be getting great sound soon. 

What do the rest of your systems look like?  Have you found synergy with any particular components?

I have found the Carver Crimson 275 a great match with the X3.

Shakey

guf

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« Reply #38 on: 16 Mar 2020, 02:06 pm »
Somehow a pair of X-5's landed in my lap and I'll be hooking them up tomorrow with the following chain:
Aries Streamer-->MHDT Orchid-->LTA MZ2-->DAC King Cherry

And they are already broken in as is all the electronics so I should be getting great sound soon. 

What do the rest of your systems look like?  Have you found synergy with any particular components?
did you pick up the Sonoma ones?!

Shakeydeal

Re: X3 Owners' thread
« Reply #39 on: 16 Mar 2020, 02:28 pm »
Question for X3/5 owners. Are the spikes 1/4 20? That's what I think I remember, but not sure.

Also, has anyone tried the Track Audio spikes? I am considering a set of these.

Shakey