Close to a year in the making, all this. Actually it probably started a long time ago, this fetish of mine, but it's taken on a life of it's own recently that I'm sure many of you can relate to. I have my listening room set up quite nicely, and I know there's lot's I could do to make it better ... room treatments and the like. But it's so very cool and I love my wife dearly for putting up with my passion. I most certainly will be upgrading equipment sooner or later... now and then.... speakers, amps, dacs, wires, stuff. But I need to say a few things about the N3 and the M-901. What a friggin incredible speaker. What an equally wonderful amp. I know this is Danny's forum, but if you really want to hear his speakers perform, the amps that Seth put's out really bring them to life. I had a friend over last nite. A musician. He was somewhat skeptical of my passion. I had him over previously to listen to my K-701's and he couldn't quite figure out why I had spent so much on them.... but last nite he was pretty much dumbfounded by what he heard. I chose some songs that exemplified the system and that I was pretty sure he hadn't heard before; Vienna Tengs 'Gravity', Roger Water's "What God Wants", Sarah Brightmans Gothica - Fleurs de Mal. Then we played some of Jeff Becks new disc: Live at Ronnie Scott's. I can only say that this speaker sucks you into the music. You don't 'see it'. You just hear the musicians. I have a couple of NAD THX certified amps that love to push these N3's, and playing something like La Villa Strangiatto or Parabola is quite satisfying punch-wise, the songs previously mentioned have a much more satisfying presentation on Seths M-901. Here's my sound room today:
The crossovers were built by the Ninja and I put them in those cool boxes. I was inspired by other to build the cables betwixt the cross-overs and the speakers. I'm pretty proud of the whole set up.
Please excuse the mess of wires back there.
The M-901 on battery power simply blows any PSU out of the water by the way. NO background. Nada.