Originally Posted by Jermmd
These speakers fascinate me. I love the way they look and I believe they can potentially sound amazing. What do you guys think of the above referenced question and have your opinions changed after living with them for a while? I know Mike and Frank have had some very nice speakers in their systems and I want to know if these are the best yet.
Jermmd and Luigi,
first, sorry Luigi for missing your question earlier. i don't check here on AVS as often as i should......so much video and HT stuff to sort thru.
the MM2's are very close to the MM3's.......in fact on a high % of music it is more a matter of slighly different than better or worse. there is mostly a slight improvement in bass dynamic ease and a slight increase in warmth......which means a slightly different crossover point for balance. you can run at a higher bass gain with two subs since the crossover is set slightly lower. when you go from MM2 to the MM3 you will get a speaker with slightly greater dynamic grip and sense of solidity.
Jermmd, i have now had the MM3's since Christmas......over 4 months. they are now fully broken in. there are aspects of speaker performance where i have heard a few speakers do this or that specific thing as well or slighly better. but overall; the MM3's do everything at the very highest level of performance. and as a total package; i have not heard anything like it.
there may be another speaker with mid-range clarity and detail in the ballpark of the MM3, but none that combine this with smooth seamless extended highs. the combination of mids and highs is unmatched in my experience.
the mid-bass/lower mid transition is the typically the weak point of large speakers; i have not heard that critical area for vocals done better than the MM3's. although the MM3's are very dynamic in the upper bass and lower mids i have heard speakers with more punch in this area. those speakers however are not as coherent as the MM3.
deep bass is tunable to tastes. it goes very deep and is very articulate. i know of speakers that can do greater macrodynamics in the deep bass......but not by much. again; the MM3's are quite dynamic.......and do acoustic bass as well as any speaker i have heard.
the MM3's have a very natural, sweet tonal flavor; assuming you supply it with the correct amplification and sources. they are as detailed as any speaker but still sweet. the combination of naturalness and detail is unique.
since they are an easy load you have a wide choice of amps. for such a large speaker they actually have a modest footprint and since they are sealed boxes are flexible as far as where you put them.
and once you dial them in they completely disappear.......if the recording allows it.
i have not seen a better built speaker, and beautiful too.
if the MM3's were $150k the pair......they would be no more overpriced than any other $150k speaker.
how do i feel? they are magnificent!
the best thing they do is make great music......all those 'bests' and 'as good as'.......mean nothing if they don't deliver that great sense of having real music there in your room.
there are many excellent speakers out there.....but none at any price i would rather have.