Originally Posted by Gooddoc
We'll see. All I know is if they can pull off a repeat performance then my decision will be made. If not, then I need to reevaluate. Any speaker at this price level needs to do more than just sound a bit better than other speakers I've heard. It needs to be in another league or I'm not buying.
They are definitely already in another league...price league.
Even if 1 or 10 fellow AVS'ers tag along and end up giving you the validation needed to sway your opinion, you still would be missing approval from...your room.
I've been feeling a bit jaded over the past few months listening to a lot of different speakers all in different spaces. I just don't see how anyone can definitively say that speaker x is better than speaker y, especially when you bring said speaker in a different acoustical environment it changes EVERYTHING
So this repeat performance (in their space) sounds like it's going to be a lock. Even if you were to bring your 212's to compare them directly, it would be a totally different listening environment and will inevitably make your 212's sound different (better? / worse?) that what may be used to.
The M2's were designed to have one of the flattest FR curves most people have ever seen! How does that translate in the room you are demoing them in?
Sounds like you want to make a big money decision based on a (most likely) better optimized space for those particular speakers and some subjective opinions from other enthusiasts that you (and I myself) respect and trust. I mean, I understand if you want to make a buying decision on those points alone and would rather keep the demo casual, but man... Wouldn't you like to objectively see how the time and frequency domains are effecting your subjective impressions?
You should let your host know that you are (at least) bringing your Omnimic to run some sweeps and do some testing. Unless a $20K decision just isn't worth the hassle.
I'd just hate to see their decay measure similar to this:
Only to find that the M2's don't sound incredible in your room because your decay measures closer to this:
Those are extreme examples, but I'm sure you get my drift.
Would be cool if you could get detailed measurements at their shop, then take the time to try to replicate the FR and waterfall in your room...Maybe it could be an improvement or really close to what you were hearing with the M2's? In theory?
Just trying to keep part of your kids college fund intact.