--Had the 3si years ago and ran them with a Moscode 600. If one were to look into this amp; get a moded/rebuilt one and it should be still within your price range.
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Thanks every one that's what I'm looking for! So maybe
a Spectron or Parasound might work. Any thoughts on how
Krell might work?
I have been playing with and getting some positive results
with just swapping PC's. Also I initially had them to
far apart for my listening position. Just 1/2 inch in
both ways really locked in the solid wall of sound.
Any thoughts on spiking them?? I did not get any with
them but wonder what effect they may have on the bass?
Anyway thanks for the advise and keep suggestions coming!
Looks like I will have to try & raise my budget somewhat.
Brand new--they came w/spikes---Don't expect much in bass definition w/o spikes.--Get U some.
As I remember from the manual their setup instructions were "spot-on"--Something like 3 to 3 and 1/2 feet back and sides for unbelievable imaging.--Of course that was for the 3si's---I would also at least try the short wall. My short wall is wider than your 12;wide. Mine is 14.6 wide and that worked well.---(That rear tweet loves proper reflection.)
I have mine right at at 3'4" feet off back wall at the moment.
And they are 9.4' apart center to center with about
2" of toe in or so. I have a 46" LCD in between
(Which I know does not help) and a big tree behind
the right speaker. Center image is pretty darn good,
but wonder if going closer together might make it better?
Anyway, thanks for the advise, will try to find out
what size spikes I need and get some.
Another thing I failed to mention, is I am using my Blu-Ray
player since I sold my Naim CD5i, and thought I could
live with it but will have to get another cdp.
I have a pair of M1si, try the Rotel RB-1090 380watts. I used this combo for about one year with great results, then upgraded to the Bryston 7bsst2 with even better results, but also a large price increase. Dollar for dollar the Rotel RB-1090 is a excellent amp for the $1000 range used, it can not be beat for the price.
Gee this thread brings back memories. I had the original M1s, the first year it came out. The best I've ever heard them was with Atmasphere M1s tube amps, but way out of most peoples price range. I think you might have trouble getting the best out of them in your price range unless you are going to buy something used. I had them with Threshold SA3 50watt class A amps that did a great job on them. I think SA3s go for around $1500 used, but you might get lucky and get one near your price range in this economy. I think any good tube amp with at least 50 watts can drive them, but you really nead 100+ watts for them to shine. Oh yea, McIntosh's sound great on them, if you can find a used one in your price range.