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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16508

    Ahoy! Mates

    As I promised several days ago I managed to find the time yesterday to take some more pictures of my M8a speakers (or Mates as I like to call them) To view the pictures simply click here






  • JonMarsh
    Mad Max Moderator
    • Aug 2000
    • 15336

    #2
    Hi Andrew,

    Looks pretty nice! Hope you're enjoying your M8's!

    -Jon




    Earth First!
    _______________________________
    We'll screw up the other planets later....
    the AudioWorx
    Natalie P
    M8ta
    Modula Neo DCC
    Modula MT XE
    Modula Xtreme
    Isiris
    Wavecor Ardent

    SMJ
    Minerva Monitor
    Calliope
    Ardent D

    In Development...
    Isiris Mk II updates- in final test stage!
    Obi-Wan
    Saint-Saëns Symphonique/AKA SMJ-40
    Modula PWB
    Calliope CC Supreme
    Natalie P Ultra
    Natalie P Supreme
    Janus BP1 Sub


    Resistance is not futile, it is Volts divided by Amperes...
    Just ask Mr. Ohm....

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    • Pat
      Super Senior Member
      • Aug 2000
      • 1637

      #3
      Great job Andrew :T




      Pat's Page
      Pat's Page

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      • Eduardo
        Moderator emeritus
        • Jun 2002
        • 1258

        #4
        They look great. :T I know your enjoying them. 8)




        http://home.nc.rr.com/ejimenez

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        • PMazz
          Senior Member
          • May 2001
          • 861

          #5
          Nice!

          When's the full review?

          Pete
          Birth of a Media Center

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          • Andrew Pratt
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Aug 2000
            • 16508

            #6
            I spent part of last night working on integrating the BFD into the mix so as soon as I'm happy with that I'll really sit down and give these a better listen. So far though I'm pretty impressed




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            • Andrew Pratt
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Aug 2000
              • 16508

              #7
              Just a quick update. I had a problem with one of the tweeters so for a couple of weeks I was only running three across the front and not my rear center but that was nicely taken care of thanks to Parts Express and Thomas(thanks). Anyway I rearranged my room a little, tweaked the subs with the BFD and the M8a's should now be nicely broken in so I thought I'd report back to say that I'm very impressed! I've been on a quest these last few years looking for a speaker that would suit my desire for a nice sounding 2 channel speaker but also one with enough guts to manage HT at near reference levels with ease...Having tried various speakers from Magnepans to Energy Audyses's I'm very happy with the performance I'm getting from the M8a's. I'm now bi amping the mains with two channels each from one of the two HKPA 5800 5 channels amps. The two front M8a's are connected to their own 5 channel amp so neither has to compete with the other so according to S&V's bench tests they should be getting 150 watts to the tweeters and 150 watts to the woofers (assuming 4 ohm load)...the only issue right now is that my tempests are also connected to these amps so they are been taxed a little if there's heavy bass in the music but for now things seem pretty good. I can't be totally sure but I think bi amping them seems to have helpped to open them up a little but it could just be the new arrangement or them breaking in...either way its all good

              So the moral of the story is if you're on the fence about these speakers...get off it and start building...Jon really knows what he's doing




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              • JonMarsh
                Mad Max Moderator
                • Aug 2000
                • 15336

                #8
                Thanks for your kind words, Andrew, and a tip of the hat to ThomasW who did so much of the tech support on these!

                Happy Holidays!

                Jon




                Earth First!
                _______________________________
                We'll screw up the other planets later....
                the AudioWorx
                Natalie P
                M8ta
                Modula Neo DCC
                Modula MT XE
                Modula Xtreme
                Isiris
                Wavecor Ardent

                SMJ
                Minerva Monitor
                Calliope
                Ardent D

                In Development...
                Isiris Mk II updates- in final test stage!
                Obi-Wan
                Saint-Saëns Symphonique/AKA SMJ-40
                Modula PWB
                Calliope CC Supreme
                Natalie P Ultra
                Natalie P Supreme
                Janus BP1 Sub


                Resistance is not futile, it is Volts divided by Amperes...
                Just ask Mr. Ohm....

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                • Hank
                  Super Senior Member
                  • Jul 2002
                  • 1345

                  #9
                  Way to go, Andrew! Congrats on your new speakers - they're tempting...

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                  • Andrew Pratt
                    Moderator Emeritus
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 16508

                    #10
                    Hank "Just do it!"

                    I think its safe to say that without Thomas's endless support I'd never have been able to complete these...




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