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Well, I've got another month into the Micro's and have learned a lot about them. Set up is a bit fussy. It is not that they will sound bad in a position that is good enough, but rather they respond to small adjustments and will pay off with continual work getting them in the perfect position.
So, if you pick up a pair spend the extra time getting them there. Also, I find the top to bottom coherency very good. Although, as I indicated above, the Maggie ribbon is better, the titanium tweeter is very good and has not pooped out or come across as harsh. I have found it to be very organic and comfortable sounding. Note that I am using a tube amp and tube preamp. Although the Audible Illusion M3a is not your typical romantic sounding tube pre.
At this point in time I have to now place the Micros ahead of the Maggies in all things soundstage. I have basically gotten them to disappear in my room.
One last thing, blending the subs is much more difficult than previously indicated. Too much sub alters the timbre of the speakers and thus the timbre of the instruments they are recreating. You really have to play with positioning and levels to find the "momma bear" setting. Now that I'm there I am really enjoying the speakers. I've gotten detail, timbre, soundstage and impact at a level that makes me sit up in my sweet spot and smile. At times I have found myself thinking, "can it get better than this". Well, the answer to this is, "of course it can" but right now this is where it is at And, that my friends is said with a smile on my face.
@raymonda I just now saw this thread and glad to hear your situation was resolved and you got the Micro's up and running. Pretty spot on review as well but glad to see a month in you were able to really make them sing. A couple thoughts, that brand new mid/bass cone probably needed some break in time so not surprised that you were finally able to make them disappear. One thing I've found with my pair is every improvement I've made in my system has made the Micro's sound better, they've never been the weakest link. In my very small listening area they do so much right and nothing really wrong.
I have achieved some really good system synergy and the sound I'm getting is first class. I really appreciate the resolution these speakers project. The are really doing justice to great recordings, as well as they are equally engaging at low, moderate and loud volumes.
I'm feeling great about the purchase, as they now complete my change from high watt solid state/Maggies to tube/dynamic.
During the transition I was starting to think I might have a changed system but not an upgrade. That concern has been now laid to rest.
Raymonda that's great to hear! Just got home from Phish at Dick's and finally in front of my own system which is singing after a recent retubing. Nice to have another Micro owner out there. Another benefit to your new speakers is greater amp flexibility than your Maggies. I run mine with 17 triode watts per side and they can go louder than I would ever care to listen and sound great. So if you ever want to check out a lower powered amp than your Rogue that option is there. One question how much do you have the Micro's toed in? Mine are basically aimed just outside my ears so slightly toed in I sit about 8 feet from the speakers.
Mine are at an equilateral triangle of 86 inches and with the inside edge aimed at my head.
Phish Show? Although I'm ok with Phish, I've seen them maybe 10 times since 1995, I would bet our taste in music covers some of the same ground.
I have my amps set in triode mode, which puts out 60 watts, and yes, it is more than the speakers require. However, played within their wattage window, it is a very good match.
I've had tube amps with less watts but the m120's are really a great sounding amp with great flexability. In pentode mode they put out 120 watts and drove my Maggie's 3a's without a hiccup.
Yes a Phish show 3 actually outside Denver at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. I've been catching 5-10 shows per year in the 3.0 era which began in 2009 and can say that the band is as good as ever. I highly recommend checking them out at 78 shows and counting myself.
And sounds like you have the virtually same toe in as me good to know. And glad to hear you like your Rogues so much they sound like good amps. My own amp and preamp from Deja Vu Audio are built with more vintage parts and I tend to like a richer warmer but still transparent sound and the clarity of the Micro's balances that out nicely.