This is my initial M2/708 review, mainly about the M2's. i have only listened to these speakers for 30 mins or less only. btw no room correction done yet!
-I don't know how to describe the sound other than saying they sound real and natural! it's not like anything i have heard before. it is a totally new experience.
-I am hearing A LOT of new details/sounds/effects with movies that i have watched before, now i feel like watching all my collection over again!
-I can easily see myself playing above reference without issues. as the sound is so much more enjoyable now.
-Even at low volumes like -30 you can still hear the dialogue and most of the details! forget about turning it up close to reference to be able to hear properly like before. (and this is without Dynamic EQ if you are using Audyssey)
-They don't sound like any horn speaker that you know, trust me as i don't like how horns sound, but these are velvety smooth. no harshness at all. to my ears at least.
-Love their pro/studio looks, but this is just me.
-If you are using a Crown amp like the DCI for example, you can access everything using Audio Architect (gain,eq,controls..etc) and you can also update the firmware of it in a minute.
-Audio Architect can be challenging at first but after an hour or so it's pretty straight forward and easy to use. <= wanted to put this as a Con but changed my mind!
-M2's are Big and heavy, you need 2 people at least to move/carry these around.
-Best to keep them behind an AT screen if you want the three LCR tweeters to be at ear level.
-Proper amplification/setup is a must. these are not your regular bookshelf speakers with any amp combo.
-They take time to setup, and you will need help. especially for the amps. but at the end it's totally worth the effort.
and i removed the JBL grilles before installing my screen.
sorry for the low-res.
Will post some better ones in a few days.
And one more thing before i forget these are so good that even when i ran Audyssey XT32 for all the speakers they nearly sounded the same without it! so i feel not much correction was applied, which is amazing! i turned Audyssey off for now.
A big thank you
for everyone that helped on the M2 Thread!