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#21 of 24 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 09 2013 - 09:21 AM

Brief explanation of MTM.

 

The centers you've seen(linked today) are all MTM. It means...mid-tweeter-mid. It causes "issues" with sound off-axis. The "completely proper" way to do 3 speakers is to(like a somewhat seriously suggested above with the Ebay linked speaker) have all three be the exact same speaker.

 

To do that requires you to have the space to actually do it. There is only one room in my home that has a "non-traditional"(read MTM) center. It is my office outfitted with 4 Infinity Crescendo 3007 and the remnants of a broken 3006 that I built my own center/TV stand with. I basically made a big box, internally mimicked the cabinet the 3006 originally had...mounted the drivers/crossover. Sat the TV on it.

 

Why?

 

Cause I have mad woodworking skills. And I have an enormous SACD/DVD-A collection.



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Posted July 09 2013 - 03:14 PM

Ok so I did check out the speakers at best buy very nice and very pricey...

So looking at HTD's website what is the draw to a level 3 vs. the level 2? I am assuming it is just the ribbon twitter? And is that what will give me the clearer voices?

#23 of 24 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 09 2013 - 03:17 PM

Yes, the ribbon tweeter. I'm guessing you liked the Martin Logan Motion series...

 

Otherwise you get a 6 1/2" woofer, instead of a 5 1/4.

 

The cabinet itself is thicker MDF and uses 1" bracing.

 

So the "extra $100" (total of $170 difference) is almost no brainer.



#24 of 24 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted July 09 2013 - 03:24 PM

By the way, I've never heard the HTD Level 3 (hey product review people...I'd review them though...)

 

But what have I heard/owned like it?

 

Linaeum

EMIT (3 variations...counting my current Crescendo)

Magnepan(Magnaplanar)

Apogee

 

 

All four of those are almost sonic perfection.






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