The Good & The Great speakers!

Cont’d from my last initial thoughts of these new TSM MMM BME (black magic edition) monitors…..

The TSM have averaged close to 300 hours emerging truthfully and sonically superior. I’ve not heard a more honest speaker such as these. When I listen to the music coming out of these monitors, my only thoughts are of memories, times and places of my life. Its funny how certain moments in life are summed up by various music/songs. That’s what happens when you have a good pair of speakers – you no longer listen to the equipment but drawn by the music. The speakers are so uncolored and true that it allows me to emotionally connect with simply the music and the artist. The new TSM black magic are like a candle in the darkness, it leaves nothing unhidden.

I’ve put this monitor into ring fights against ‘the great’ Sonus Faber Auditor, Devore Fidelity 3XL and Joseph Audio Pulsar. The TSM MMM Black Magic KO’d them all. There are 2 truths at play here: One is that many people do not know what instruments sound like in real life – hence confirming their lack of knowledge to listening since they have been so used to artificial sweeteners (colored sounding speakers) in their daily life. Secondly, most audiophiles will simply abandon and blame the truthfulness of the TSM because it reveals too much of the users faulty upstream components.

Perhaps the TSM black magic edition may still not appease to everyone as their cup of tea…not everyone is a musician who can hear true tones, attacks, decays and pitches of music from live instruments. Otherwise all other speaker manufacturers would have folded years ago. But to those who accept nothing but the truth, I gladly applaud and announce the Merlin TSM MMM Black Magic. It is the good speaker. After so many hours with this pair of TSM, the search is over. Yes Captain Kirk and the crew of the enterprise can come home now and begin a new voyage. The time now is to search out new music, different genres and perhaps make new memories with music as opposed to jumping on Agon or Ebay to rotate audio equipment. Time to get off the merry-go-round folks! And the new TSM is the ticket off that merry-go-round. Time to wake up from the Matrix and realize…the truth.

Please note that in my review of these newly acquired speakers of mine, I don’t talk about what the lows, mids or highs are doing. Why? Because everything the speakers do are musically correct! Who has time to dissect and regurgitate what others have stated already? Not me. Just listen!

Good speakers will leave you hungry for more music because it has subconsciously touched you at an emotional level. That’s what the TSM do! Great speakers (those the TSM KO’d) will grab your attention for a few minutes and then kick you out of the room. Maybe subconsciously making you want to go do something else altogether. Great speakers will fuel that wicked cycle of going through dozens of pairs of speakers and equipment throughout your lifetime here on earth.

Where do I go from here? I’m not sure. I guess I’m done? Like the alcoholic audio trader who’s come out of Agon rehab (from constantly trading audio equipment for years), like the convict exiting the cells from a 20yrs sentence…what to do now??? The TSM MMM BME has been my ticket out from that wicked cycle of audio trading. For those that are willing to listen they are wise. Only the fool, will say otherwise and to them they re-enter that merry-go-round madness still constantly searching….fast asleep within the Matrix.

Sophia Electric 126S, Merlin TSM MMM BME (Black Magic Edition), Grover Huffman ZX, Shunyata, Sound Anchors, Well Tempered Record Player, Nagaoka MP-50, Heed Audio Quasar, ASI resonators & sugar cubes
"The Pulsar's were auditioned twice and found again to be less transparent than the TSM MMM BME. Vocals in the midrange were dull with no sense of space. The lower freq of the Pulsar's were boomy and couldn't differentiate correctly bass notes and their different tones."


All I can say is... WOW!!! AND DOUBLE WOW!!! Scotty,beam this guy back up please!!!

PS...Congrats on your recently acquired position with Merlin Loudspeakers.

@shakeydeal: who would've guessed... Your avatar name really speaks volume for the majority of your system. Gone are the Veenas, next in line are the Cornhuskers... What's next in rotation? The only thing you got right is your turntable - I'll give you that much :)
@Aolmrd1241: A lot more individual creativity is required instead of re-quoting my texts.
"But if you've read my post carefully, I stated that this speaker is doing 90% (IMHO) Ideal to me."

That was precisely my point. We know why the Merlins are ideal to you from your review, but it didn't provide the rest of us with anything useful to go on since we are not you. And since you evaluated several well-regarded speakers I just wanted to share that it would be most helpful to hear what your impressions were of those other speakers relative to the TSMs. Thank you for providing your findings of the TSMs vs. the Pulsars. Frankly I found that more helpful than the rest of your review because I'm considering them and now have another point of reference and something to listen for. I would note, however, that the regions you experienced issues with the Pulsars could very well be room and/or system related. And since the Pulsars likely go quite a bit lower than the TSMs (I'm just guessing here) that could be an issue. Regardless, your impressions are helpful and something I will listen for as I audition going forward. I'm sure if you provided similar findings regarding some of the other speakers it would be very useful to others as well. Again, congrats on finding "the one," and enjoy.