Hello Dear all,
I’ve auditioned the M30 and the SHL5 in a quite large room at a Belgium dealer. I’ve listened first the M30 with my electronic ( Avondale gear : grad 1/TPX2 preamp and S100 amp) and was amazed of the unbelievable naturalness of the sound, mids and high were fabulous! And no trace of coloration!
The only problem is that the M30 is not able to convey all the punch, drive of rock/pop music. The bass region is not really deep and tight. A part of the problem comes from the room which was full of other loudspeakers that surely interact with M30 especially in the LF.
I try after the SHL5, but was a little bit disappointed, this speakers is less transparent, the mid are not at the same high quality level as the M30. The bass region was better (but it remains a problem) and the sound “fuller”. I try again the M30 after, all their qualities remains but the sound was a little bit shut in.
My floor is completely “open”, even if I listen in a near field position; my actual speakers (neat petite/gravitas) are not able to “fill” all the room. So I’m nearly sure, in my quite large room (10m X 12m), that the M30 will have some difficulties to “fill” all the space…
Is the M40.1 close of the M30 sound? Does it give the same fabulous mids with better dynamic and bass? I, unfortunately, don’t have the opportunities to listen to them.
Is a subwoofer can give to the M30 the extra drive on rock music? Which one to choose?
Thanks in advance for your advice…
Nb: I’m surprise of the price difference between the M30 and M40.1. I thing the M30 has a very good value for money, Is it the same for the M40.1…?