Spatial hologram M4

tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
Friend of mine picked up a set of these and has him wetting his pants. Been bugging me to come over and listen. Any you guys have any experience with these. For 2k, they seem to be a steal.
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Tad 803 speakers

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,967
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    gudnoyez wrote: »

    Divorce Steve, do I need another reason ? :)
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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    Tad 803 speakers
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,780
    tonyb wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »

    Divorce Steve, do I need another reason ? :)

    If you go to your buddy’s house and listen to his speakers your wife will divorce you?!! Man that is one tight jar ur nuts r in... 😝
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  • halohalo Posts: 5,155
    rooftop59 wrote: »

    If you go to your buddy’s house and listen to his speakers your wife will divorce you?!! Man that is one tight jar ur nuts r in... 😝

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,967
    edited March 1
    I meant heading over to your buddies and checking them out. Not purchasing them and upsetting your Wife so she boots you out. Or buy them tell her they are Lightmans, and he will eventually pick them up. I did that before I have a couple of items that are his but they really are not. :D
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,046
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Or buy them tell her they are Lightmans, and he will eventually pick them up. I did that before I have a couple of items that are his but they really are not. :D


    classic Steve
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,604
    tonyb, you need a pair of these.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,435
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    I meant heading over to your buddies and checking them out. Not purchasing them and upsetting your Wife so she boots you out. Or buy them tell her they are Lightmans, and he will eventually pick them up. I did that before I have a couple of items that are his but they really are not. :D
    :D. I forgot about that! What did I buy?
    We were a few brews in when that plan was hatched...... I think....
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,243
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    I meant heading over to your buddies and checking them out. Not purchasing them and upsetting your Wife so she boots you out. Or buy them tell her they are Lightmans, and he will eventually pick them up. I did that before I have a couple of items that are his but they really are not. :D

    Hilarious.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    Now that's an idea Steve. Blame Russ....my wife likes Russ too, go figure. :)
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    Polk Sig. 20's
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    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
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    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

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    Sonos zp90
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    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,780
    tonyb wrote: »
    Now that's an idea Steve. Blame Russ....my wife likes Russ too, go figure. :)

    From what I’ve read on this forum, all the ladies love Russ. That’s why he’s not allowed at my house...womanizer!!!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    Naah, not in that kinda way. Russ is a likeable dude, I'll give him that. Been too long too, gotta catch up with the man. Hangin' with Russ is a blast.

    Marv,

    Dude, lol....you need to pay attention bro. :)

    The M4's seem to be getting some good press, which is why I asked for opinions from those who had ears on them. One person compares them to Maggies, but with better bass. Now that peaked my interest.

    Still, have to get over to my buddies to hear them, but he's a bit on the strange side so that's why I'm hesitant.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,961
    Did Clayton Shaw  basically sell emerald physics to Wally and open up this company?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    erniejade wrote: »
    Did Clayton Shaw  basically sell emerald physics to Wally and open up this company?

    Basically , yeah. The spatials are suppose to be an improvement on that open baffle design.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • AldopolkAldopolk Posts: 2
    I went from LSI15's to LSIM705's to Spatial M4 Triode Masters and I am done changing speakers for a long time. I made a cross country move and had to sell the LSI15's so I bought the 705's. The 705's were a little big for the room I had to put them in so I took a chance on the Spatials.
    I am using a CODA amp that puts out the first 25 watts in Class A with a Linear Tube Audio MZ2S as the preamp and IMO this system is very good. The speakers average 12 ohm and 93 db so I don't leave class A very often which I think really helps for sound quality.
    The soundstage is very wide and they image like crazy. The only drawback on these speakers is they don't go real deep on bass. I don't feel a need for a sub but some might. The room they are in is 10' by 20' and the 705's were pretty boomy on bass. With the OB Spatial speakers there is no booming to the bass and while it doesn't go as deep as the 705's, the bass sounds very natural. I did try a Cary Rocket 88 tube amp with the Spatials but the base was sort of wooly sounding so I went with the SS CODA amp and it made a huge difference.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    Aldopolk wrote: »
    I went from LSI15's to LSIM705's to Spatial M4 Triode Masters and I am done changing speakers for a long time. I made a cross country move and had to sell the LSI15's so I bought the 705's. The 705's were a little big for the room I had to put them in so I took a chance on the Spatials.
    I am using a CODA amp that puts out the first 25 watts in Class A with a Linear Tube Audio MZ2S as the preamp and IMO this system is very good. The speakers average 12 ohm and 93 db so I don't leave class A very often which I think really helps for sound quality.
    The soundstage is very wide and they image like crazy. The only drawback on these speakers is they don't go real deep on bass. I don't feel a need for a sub but some might. The room they are in is 10' by 20' and the 705's were pretty boomy on bass. With the OB Spatial speakers there is no booming to the bass and while it doesn't go as deep as the 705's, the bass sounds very natural. I did try a Cary Rocket 88 tube amp with the Spatials but the base was sort of wooly sounding so I went with the SS CODA amp and it made a huge difference.

    Thanks for that, how would you say they do on classic rock ? Is there any genre of music they don't do well on ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 366
    Welcome to Club Polk @Aldopolk . These are speakers I’d really like to try out. I’ve had Magnepan speakers since forever and lately I have been considering downsizing to something a little less visually imposing. And it would not hurt to have something easier to drive, as well. Thanks for the review.
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  • AldopolkAldopolk Posts: 2
    tonyb

    I don't listen to much classic rock but I have tried them cranked on some Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Tom Petty and they can wail. Very little distortion at high SPL's with my system. I have not heard anything that they won't play well.

    maxward

    Thanks. I just took a leap of faith and ordered them on line after talking to Clayton Shaw the owner. I am glad I did.

    Al
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,252
    there are 2 speakers I would have own without even hearing,

    The Devore Orangutans wither 0/93's or 96's
    and the Spatial M4 or M3's just from what others have talk about!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,286
    Aldopolk wrote: »
    tonyb

    I don't listen to much classic rock but I have tried them cranked on some Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Tom Petty and they can wail. Very little distortion at high SPL's with my system. I have not heard anything that they won't play well.

    maxward

    Thanks. I just took a leap of faith and ordered them on line after talking to Clayton Shaw the owner. I am glad I did.

    Al

    Cool man, all people I listen to anyway. Thanks again.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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