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    S3 Mk I

    I listened to the S3 MK II yesterday and was simply amazed by them.

    The price of the S3 Mk 2 is not one that I can afford in a heartbeat but instead I was offered an ex demo S3 Mk I.

    The Mk 2 is a different beast altogether.


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    Re: S3 Mk I

    For the price you can get S3 mk1 at the moment, itís a steal. If youíre thinking A3, S3 mk1 can be had for a similar price.

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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    For the price you can get S3 mk1 at the moment, itís a steal. If youíre thinking A3, S3 mk1 can be had for a similar price.
    The S3 Mk I on demo is priced the same as a S1 mk 2.


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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Iím sure S3 mk2 is quite awesome, but if I were to replace my S3 mk1, itíll have to be M2. So, if youíre thinking that demo unit, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
    I listened to the S3 MK II yesterday and was simply amazed by them.

    The price of the S3 Mk 2 is not one that I can afford in a heartbeat but instead I was offered an ex demo S3 Mk I.

    The Mk 2 is a different beast altogether.


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    Agreed, S3 mk2 is a different beast. Cannot compare.

    Have owned both S3 mk1 and mk2.


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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Iím sure S3 mk2 is quite awesome, but if I were to replace my S3 mk1, itíll have to be M2. So, if youíre thinking that demo unit, go for it.
    I have pondered over the demo unit since. The S3 is special that it will take an M series speaker to make one trade up.

    I heard both speakers through the Soulution 330 integrated. Certainly an outstanding presentation that made me evaluate if I should keep my half VAC- will need to VAC 200IQ power amp to complete that setup.

    The S3 mk 2 offered was beyond my comfort. But letís see, anything could change.





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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Another S3 MK1 owner here, and hearing the S3 MK2, M2, and M3 I’d have to go to the M series to consider the upgrade. If you can get the S3 MK1 at a good price, why not move forward and start enjoying the music .
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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    Another S3 MK1 owner here, and hearing the S3 MK2, M2, and M3 Iíd have to go to the M series to consider the upgrade. If you can get the S3 MK1 at a good price, why not move forward and start enjoying the music .
    The S3 Mk 1 is at an attainable price without breaking the bank and lets me still keep my VAC preamp and get the VAC power amp for the price of a ex demo S3 Mk 2. I got to agree the M2 or the M3 is the logical upgrade path.


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    Re: S3 Mk I

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob82 View Post
    The S3 Mk 1 is at an attainable price without breaking the bank and lets me still keep my VAC preamp and get the VAC power amp for the price of a ex demo S3 Mk 2. I got to agree the M2 or the M3 is the logical upgrade path.


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    I think youíre on the right path.


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    Re: S3 Mk I

    One "consolation" is that the S3 mk1's are available in colors . . . but I think I'll love listening to my A3's for a while. Every time we sit and listen to music we do really love them.
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