Originally Posted by mfeust
Good morning all. I was at the Friday night GTG and had a great time meeting fellow audio enthusiasts. Sorry it took so long to post. 12 hour work day on Saturday. But looking forward to the event today.
I am some what different than most of the other participates in this event. I am more a 2ch purist but not an elitist. Most others are into multi-channel listening. I had some pre conceived notions going into this event. Obviously thinking that the Solons are going to kill the M2, although not getting a chance to listen to the Solons on Friday night because the M2 were all set up. I can't wait to hear them today.
I have only ever heard lower end JBL's and never liked them. The M2s are a much different breed altogether. I enjoyed them very much. We listen to multiple different DTSx and Dolby Atmos tracks at very loud dbs and they sounded great. The M2s are very clean and neutral sounding. When I say loud I mean loud. Probably high 90s to 100 dbs with peak around 118 dbs. But they never sounded stained in any way. In fact even at those db levels they didn't really sound that loud.
More to follow after todays blind listening session.
I couldn't make it given the distances involved, but if I was anywhere near, I would have. After all, y'all need at least one heckler in the crowd, right?
"I am more a 2ch purist but not an elitist
I'm both ..... or at least was an elitist until my spending was impacting what I would do financially if I lived longer than I expected so it was time to 'tone' it down a bit.
"I have only ever heard lower end JBL's and never liked them"
I went through my JBL phase way way back when with L100s, L45s and L300s.
I had what I thought would be garage speakers for detail day(s) with a set of LSR308s a few weeks ago and took those back after two days for most of the same reasons I dislike JBLs as much as I do. I don't like having multiples of the same in here so I was willing to give them a try.
"When I say loud I mean loud
I wonder what they sound like at 75-80db, which is the level I generally listen.
I also did a little review of the Everests that were in the Harman room at Axpona. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/173-2-...017-recap.html
I don't recall the Revels in the same room this year. Maybe they were at the other end of the room and I didn't notice.
The M2s, I've only heard a few times, but I don't much recall one way or the other what I thought of them. I have heard the Revels, which I thought were pretty decent along with Focal, Dynaudio, Magico and many others I can thinks of.
I'm really not technical so I couldn't care less what measurements show. I wouldn't have been predisposed with a 'confirmation bias' based off of numbers. I only care about the sound field a pair
of speakers create ..... not three, certainly not one, but two.
So yeah, it would have been interesting. I'd love to throw a pair of Magico Q7s or Q5s in the mix and see what y'all thought.
But, given what was there, my money would have been on the Revels