Originally Posted by JSLC
I'm sure it is. I'll end up buying at least 16 of these so didn't want to double my price. The 4104 after shipping is roughly the same price as the M-8C ($40/speaker). For WHA I didn't care to go better. These already rattle the light fixtures and sound very clear and balanced. I don't need to rattle the fixtures more!
WOW....16, you did say WHA! I have 4 for my Atmos application but currently utilizing only 2 as limited by my current 5.2.2 AVR. As I mentioned, I have an R-8C backordered from Amazon. Two curious things though: (1) When I ordered back in mid-March, they were $50ea...now the site says $80ea. and (2) to my knowledge, they haven't had stock for many months...so availability is uncertain. I've looked for alternate Micca vendors but Amazon seems to be their sole distribution channel.
At any rate, I'm very pleased with the performance of the M-8C. For my Atmos application, overall FR, dispersion angle, and power handling have so far been non-issues. At this point, I have no reason to invest in pricier speakers. Should future source material make much greater demands, I can reconsider at that time.
BTW: I did follow the installation recommendation and installed blanket insulation in the joist cavity a foot or so in each direction from each speaker. Although I had no noticeable rattles, this did reduce sound transmissions to adjoining areas.
Epson: 5040UB | Elite: 115" Fixed Frame CinemaScope (2.35:1) | Onkyo: TX-RZ920 + M-5010 (7.2.4) | Klipsch: RF-7 II's, RC-64 II, RS-62 II, RB-61 II MICCA: M-8C (Atmos) x 6 | SVS: PB16-Ultra x 2 | Philips: BDP7501, Panasonic: DMP UB900, Oppo: UDP-203
Last edited by gene4ht; 05-06-2015 at 09:02 AM.