Anyone hear the new Spatial Audio M3 Sapphire speakers? Promises a lot for 5K
There are dozens of owners in the Spatial Circle on Audio Circle. You might even find an owner close to you or Clayton will point you towards one if they exist. Linear Tube Audio outside of DC has Sapphire’s in their showroom.
I have a pair of the m5 sapphires in maple finish. They are breaking in nicely after about a month and a half. Teeeter is excellent, comparable to my Gallo strada 2 tweeters. More full midrange with better layering front to back of sound stage. More of a forward presentation than the Gallos.
Wonder how they sound compared to Maggies? More dynamics I assume.
I would also be interested in a comparison to Maggies. In our case, 1.7s
I know this isn’t a fair assessment maybe but is it me or others too. When I hear the demo videos of spatial Audio speakers I here a tad of artificial or exaggerated reverb or echo maybe? Sorta like a hall effect or tunnel thing? Maybe I’m crazy. The Maggies have that too ( but in a just enough way ) but JUST a tad in comparison. Anyone hear this too?
I don’t hear anything like that on my pair of m5 sapphires
I was thinking of trying the new M3 sapphires’s
I’ll be very interested in your impressions. We currently have Magnepan 1.7s with a couple of REL subs. My wife loves the sound but would appreciate a smaller footprint.
Distance from front wall is everything to these speakers- if you don’t have the room, buy a box speaker
I had Maggies so I understand. Room is 24’ X 23.3
What amp are you powering them with?
BHK pre, Benchmark AHB2
NRD has some bonus footage. The Spatial speakers seem very open and detailed. I hear the CS song a hundred times in my system and this seems more detailed. I had 3.7i maggies too. The texture and layering sounds amazing. I may have to order an M3-S pair soon
I have Maggies, Quads and Spatial speakers. Love the vocals on the Maggies and Quads but the Spatials just sound a bit hollow. Very detailed, good bass but they just don’t do it for me. Having said that occasionally I come across some music they just excel on but unfortunately that doesn’t happen too often.
I am considering a set of X3 or X5 Spatials to pair up with a set of recently purchased BHK 300’s. Any thoughts on these?
I had a pair of M3 turbo a while back. I sold them after a year or so. I too thought they sounded hollow or a slight echo thing? I am hoping to grab a semi local Maggie 20.7 pair asap!
I’m considering a pair of M3S or X5’s which I would pair with my BHK 250. Hoping to audition some of the Spatial Audio speakers locally before pulling the trigger.
One thing for sure is, either of the BHK amps would be more than enough horse power to drive any of the high efficiency Spatial speakers. Especially the X5 or X3, which have powered sub woofer amps.
I took delivery of a new pair of M3S on Monday. They are breaking in, so far, the open baffle bass is everything it is cracked up to be especially in my 12x12x8 room. They are replacing Vandersteen Treo CT.
Tweeters on the M3S are drawing attention to themselves more than I’d like but I’m told by Clayton that this will subside.
I need to replace my Bryston 4B NRB with a more suited amplifier that may help calm down the top end a bit. I’m suffering from decision paralysis. I have no idea what to buy. I like the idea of the stellar line, but I don’t need that much power.
Nice. I just ordered a set of X5’s yesterday. Keep us in the loop as your M3’s break in. You really cant have too much power. The speakers will only get what they ask for on an average basis but the extra power will always help with transient passages.