M-Audio Ex66 Bookshelf Speakers

5/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $1400.00


Product Description

Active speakers with built in DAC and pre-amplifier
MTM configuration (midwoofer, tweeter, midwoofer)
2 x 106 watt mono amplifiers per speaker
Frequency range from 36 hrtz to 21 khz
Max SPL: 115 decibels
DSP controls for adjustment of high end, midrange and bass
Digital inputs: SPDIF / AES
Analogue inputs: Balanced / TRS
High quality analogue potentiometer on back of speakers


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by non conformist a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Just a bit of background, I have been an audio enthusiast for a couple of years now. I had a modest setup in my house, but my friends have high end setups with them which I have been admiring for a while. I have a fair idea of what big buck systems costing as much as a car sound like.

When I first wired my system up, I put in a bit of Boney M and found it extremely stark and jarring. I thought I had made the biggest mistake of my life going from a Cambridge Audio system I really liked. The M audios were soooo bright! Oh my god, so much bass I wasn't used to that got straight to my gut.

But then I made a couple of adjustments; I trimmed the treble down 2 decibels to ease the treble a bit, I boosted the midrange 2 decibels to warm things up and to bring the leading sonic images forward and set the bass to half space. After about 3 hrs of break in time with these settings, I began to discover what this speaker was really made of.

All my music came alive. Treble was pleasant, extremely dynamic and detailed. Midrange has a palpable presence, bass was lightning quick and supremely extended. My bookshelves don't sound like bookshelves, they sound like large floorstanders.

Dynamics are supremely impressive, even at low volume settings. I have an SPL meter and have measured transients that exceed 8 decibels which is huge, and that too at less than half volume

Imaging is the speakers greatest strength in my opinion. It is so crystal clear, separation in my opinion matches my friends Krell / Martin Logan Summits.

Stings live album comes alive in every minute detail. I can hear the audience clap, the sax player breath. Sting is present in the room, but not in an overblown and unrealistic way.

Goa trance sounds like you are in a really good club, minus nothing.

Bon Jovis 'Everyday' sounds sublime. A huge soundstage opens up, every instrument is loud, grungy but crystal clear. You can hear a guitar screeching away behind the speakers. An amazing experience.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Karachi




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M Audio Ex66

I have been a fairly regular reader of WHF for a couple of years now. I appreciate its accessibility vs. other mags that preach the outrageous. Anyways, I got myself a WHF five star system about 4 years ago consisting of the following: Cambridge Audio 640A Cambridge Audio 640C Mordaunt Short ... Read More »

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