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Re: Room/Amp

I have always maintained that the good people here, in their love and enthusiasm, too often are more than willing to shove people at larger maggies as if they were some absolute holy grail. (well, it is easy to spend other peoples money :^ ) I would just insert a few words of caution.

First off, buzzing means dealm and it means mid panel delam. So not only are the wires coming off there, I would say your odds at finding all 4 ends banana peeling is at least 95%, the degree of which is hard to say. If these speakers are within 30 miles of the ocean however expect the worst.

So this will have to be addressed right away. You can do it yourself and save a bit of money if you are handy. However if you find you can't do it, then you'll not only have to pay shipping there and back but the charge for them doing it. That's about $700 more on to the cost of your "deal".

Then, you'll find your amp does not come close to driving them like they need. So not only will you have to sell it, you'll have to scrape up the cash to buy something that does. What's our total at now? Oh wait, the tweeters didn't get replaced yet. If that has not been done it will likely need to be now or within a few years. Those are like $200 each or so? (well, they aren't cheap) So that's at least $400 more plus shipping if you install them yourself. And we don't even know if you'll actually even prefer this model. Lord knows I don't and didn't because I owned them once. Are we having fun yet?

I am currently hot rodding my first pair of MMG's. I won't have results for about a week, but I am optimistic they will come damn near to the performance of the smga's. They are only an inch smaller than the smga's after all, and every 3.6 owner who heard my modded smga's has preferred them.

My room is also almost excatly like yours (16 by 21 and A frame) and I get more than enough of everything. Plus, you can keep your tube amps with the mmg's.

So whether you mod them yourself or have others do it, I think you'll get more mileage at a lower cost and increased performance from the mmg's. If you do it yourself it will cost less to mod the mmg's than fix the III's, you can keep your amp, and you'll be happier. IMHO that is.

Whatever you do, don't base your decision simply on size is better so the III's are better. That's simply not true at all. Good luck.


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