Yall have my interest piqued about the modded S30! I feel that with a little more refinement, I could live with these speakers for a long, long time. Anyone else have impressions or details on the mod?
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5/29/11 at 7:36am
What size room is everyone using these with? My limitations on center channel width have pushed me into higher priced goods (I was going to get the Pioneer's from BB), so I was going to go with the bookshelves and center first to ease my bank account into this.
Threads like these have me leaning towards the S30/S50 to start, to maybe grow into S70s in the future. I'd probably team anything I get with an Emotiva Ultra 10. I am considering other brands of bookshelves (Audio Advisor has free stands for the Mourdant Carnival 2), but don't even know if bookshelves like these will work in my room.
I'd be putting them into a family room that is 11'3"x18'11" with a connected (completely open) dining area that is 8'8"x11'3", with 10' ceilings. All the seating is within the width of where the speakers would be in the front. I'll either be getting a Yamaha 867 or Onkyo NR709 to run them if it matters.
Me <---------Modded S30--------- Dennis Murphy
My s30 has traveled quite a distance and it came back a much wiser sounding speaker.
I am loving the sound of the Cambridge s30 all over again!
Considering how long ago I heard the original s30 I questioned my ability to discern a difference. I'm proud to report I effortlessly heard a positive change in the sound signature.
After I unpacked the newly modded s30, I asked my better half to join me in listening to the speakers for the first time. We played a few tracks and after I formed my initial impressions I asked her what her thoughts were before I said anything. Without any hesitation whatsoever she said "it sounds better than before" and its sound is more balanced." Hey! I thought I was the audiophile in the relationship . I do need to spend more time with them before I comment any further but I do agree that the sound is nicely balanced (and much more).
Thanks again Dennis! Your dedication made an additional two people here in the west coast very happy.
But don't worry, I did operate on them, as you can confirm by taking off the back speaker terminal and staring at the mess inside. I flunked neatness in 7th grade shop.