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iso
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Meridian M3 Reply with quote

Does anybody have any information about Meridian M3 speakers. I have found this http://www.meridian-audio.info/show.php?compid=33 but not too much more. I remember that Martin Colloms did not like M2 model too much... but I do not know why, as design criteria seems to be sound.

So any information about electronics and crossover topology and how they performed would be appreciated. Tweeter seems to 34mm Audax unit but was mid/bass unit standard B110/SP1057? How reliable M3`s were?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Meridian M3 Reply with quote

Gosh, a 1979 design! I have a test report on the M30 which is nothing like the M3. I'll keep looking in my library but please do not hold your breath... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Meridian M3 Reply with quote

proffski wrote:
Gosh, a 1979 design! I have a test report on the M30 which is nothing like the M3. I'll keep looking in my library but please do not hold your breath... Smile There is a tiny bit of info below.


http://www.meridian-audio.info/public/comp%5B550%5D.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Meridian M3 Reply with quote

proffski wrote:
proffski wrote:
Gosh, a 1979 design! I have a test report on the M30 which is nothing like the M3. I'll keep looking in my library but please do not hold your breath... Smile There is a tiny bit of info below.


http://www.meridian-audio.info/public/comp%5B550%5D.pdf


Thanks for this.
Boothroyd Stuart was a visionary designer.
What a brilliant and modern concept this system was ! Particularly the preamplifier which reminds me QUAD 44 modularity, not to speak of the M10 active speakers.
Just beautiful.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Than you for your info... M30 construction looks like downgrade from M3 which looks like very professional one. Do you have any memories how these early M3 and M2 models fared.

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