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I received an email asking for product pics, and thought posting them here would be a good idea ...

MQ-600 front:



MQ-600 back:



SBE-118:

 

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Just my 02 regarding the M1 speakers...

I've had the ones I bought running as mains for about a week now, using them while evaluating an HSU subwoofer, and they've proven to be an awfully nice speaker for the going price. While they do lack a bit of the high-end 'sparkle' I tend to enjoy, they want for little else. Detail, soundstage and the ability to handle volume have exceeded my expectations.

Tall, thin and unobtrusive, the M1's have proven to be contenders. I'm glad I took the plunge and picked up 5 of them.
 

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Any MQ600 owners have advice for connecting it to home AVR? I am using XLR input on amp to The RCA pre-out on the AVR. The speakers are connected with red/black terminals, not the speakon. I am not getting any sound to the speakers. I am set to ..755 input voltage and 4 ohms, stereo mode on amp.
 

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Any MQ600 owners have advice for connecting it to home AVR? I am using XLR input on amp to The RCA pre-out on the AVR. The speakers are connected with red/black terminals, not the speakon. I am not getting any sound to the speakers. I am set to ..755 input voltage and 4 ohms, stereo mode on amp.
I'm at 1.5 voltage, maybe this will help.
 

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Otis - I finally heard back from Graham - he promised all subwoofer shipments would go out next week.

Ronnie and I will be talking either Sunday or Monday about his amp - if we need to, we will just send him a new one.

We also will be sending 2nd Harvest (feed America) the first check in June - $1500.
 

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I concur with Jim and peter on the m-1s. Mine are used as surrounds for a 7.1 and wow, what an improvement.
so far I've only been using pandora to play multi-channel stereo to break them in, and since their inclusion, all my speakers just blend and put out sound without calling attention to themselves. Just a great investment for so few dollars. I say, if you need some speakers get these while you can.:T
 

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So... long time no chat! It's funny, I sort of dropped out of the speaker scene for a while and stopped following everything. Then today at work I was describing my 18.2s to a coworker and said "Hm, been forever since I looked at CHT." That turned into an odyssey to get to this thread :) Craig, glad to see you are still around. For anyone interested my original 18.2 pair (one of the very first couple off the line all those years ago) is still making my house move and my wife yell. I added the third but it was overkill. I do wish I had grabbed a 4th though ;)
 

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So... long time no chat! It's funny, I sort of dropped out of the speaker scene for a while and stopped following everything. Then today at work I was describing my 18.2s to a coworker and said "Hm, been forever since I looked at CHT." That turned into an odyssey to get to this thread :) Craig, glad to see you are still around. For anyone interested my original 18.2 pair (one of the very first couple off the line all those years ago) is still making my house move and my wife yell. I added the third but it was overkill. I do wish I had grabbed a 4th though ;)
A little birdie told me they may have a couple of extra 18.2's left. Give Craig a call to make sure but I got some a couple of weeks ago. Great deal especially with the MQ600 amp.
 

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Would that MQ600 amp play well with an infinite baffle setup? I was linked to a post in this thread that contained the amp and the 18" passive subs. While I have enough room to place 4 of those 18" woofers, I'd rather have 2 holes in my ceiling for opposed manifolds.
 

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Altspacen - No worries about an infinite baffle set up. The amp is stable to below two ohms. The biggest potential problem is IB is it is fairly easy to drive the woofers past their excursion limits. As long as you avoid this, you should be fine.
 

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Craig,
I just picked up a pair of Polk SDA-2's, a speaker I always wanted but when they came out I could not afford it. I've researched them and understand they need a lot of power, I'm going to try them out on a regular avr but do you think MQ-600 is to much for them, I'm guessing not. Anyone here have any experience with these? Thanks.
 

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The SDA's do require a lot of power, and especially need an amp that can deliver ample current into a 2 ohm load. On short term peaks, when Audio Magazine tested them, they took 10,000 watts at 1000 Hz, and 2000 at 40 Hz, with no damage. The key is not clipping the amp, so a more powerful amp is actually SAFER for the SDA's.

I think you will have fun with them!
 

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Thanks Craig, just got a brief chance to listen to them, powered them with a Denon 4311. What a huge soundstage, very nice. When my subs and amp come in ill try them with the amp, I'm sure they will light up. I have access to temporarily borrow an Inuke 3000 or 6000 non dsp, which do you think would be a better choice? Also if Graham got delayed on shipping I may add another amp, thanks.
 

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