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Looking back earlier this year in May I found myself frustrated with the front stage in my truck. I had just completed a new box build for my Q 15 substage and had it dialed for my listening taste, however my front stage was not keeping up in clarity or output. I expect a lot out of my audio gear and want the best blend in output and clarity with the ability to hear the dynamics of music including all the small nuances.

Back in early July I saw an instagram post from Nick at Stereo Integrity looking for reviewers of the soon to be released TM65 mkIII mid/midbass and decided to send in an email. About a month later I got a call one evening from Nick saying he received my email and asked if I wanted to test out the new TM65’s, without hesitation, I said absolutley! I was very excited for the opportunity and wondered if this would be the front stage solution I was looking for.

The front stage I have been running this year includes Fi N.7 mid/midbass mounted in the doors of my Escalade EXT, SSA Evil silk dome tweeters molded into my A-pillars running active off a Incriminator Audio 6.4 while being controlled by an MS-8. This front stage has solid midbass and good overall output but struggled with clarity and resonance in the male vocal range. I attribute this resonance at a minimum to the lack of stitched tinsel leads in the N.7s.

When Fedex dropped of the Stereo Integrity TM65 mkIII’s I went to work right away installing them, I couldn’t wait to have a first listen…

I ran a 24db filter at 80hz for my high pass and 24db filter at 2500 for low pass, my tweeter was also at a 24 db filter at 2500 high pass. I put my graphic EQ to flat and let them rip!

My listening choices included a variety of genres to span different dynamics, songs included:

- Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
- Thomas Rhett: Anthem
- Santana: Smooth
- AC/DC: Thunderstruck
- Michael Jackson: Wanna Be Starting Something’
- Snoop Dogg: Murder Was the Case
- The Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar
- Twenty One Pilots: Ride
- Mat Kearney: Money

Wow, talk about a speaker that does it all! Clarity, midbass, output and awesomeness playing out of these beauties. These are definitely the solution to my front stage blues, they covered all of the dynamics of music I listen too with ease while providing the output to level match my powerful substage. My front stage frustration has been eliminated! Thank you Stereo Integrity! I will 100% be placing my pre-order for these!

Now the hardest part is I have to send them on to others to test, can’t wait until the new TM65 mkIII’s are released. Thank you Nick for the chance to review them.

I'm happy to share more details if anyone wants to PM me.

Jake
 

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Thanks for the quick review Jake. I'm glad you liked the drivers. You definitely liked them because you placed your pre-order a few seconds before posting this review. :D
 

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I have them pre ordered as well, going to pair them with the m25’s and AP NZ3 ALBe’s. Pre ordered just because of how much I loved the Gen 1’s.

How did you think these handled the track “money”? I play that song frequently at the moment.
 

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Actually, no. It has a totally different surround that the MKI, its like the MKII.
 

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Im talking about the surround being attached to the metal part where you put screws. So it can twist the surround off.

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Im talking about the surround being attached to the metal part where you put screws. So it can twist the surround off.

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plot twist.. a friend of mines mk1's and his bm subs still fell apart with the nylon washers being used :laugh:
 

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My Mk1's have been moved to a second vehicle, and are still playing quite well. The same for my Mkiv Sub.
Lets not Blame the manufacturer for making an inferior product, when its Possible it was a user related issue. Just Sayin'
 

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My Mk1's have been moved to a second vehicle, and are still playing quite well. The same for my Mkiv Sub.
Lets not Blame the manufacturer for making an inferior product, when its Possible it was a user related issue. Just Sayin'
idk, an installer of 15 years (my friend) using the supplied hardware still had an issue on 4 out of 4 of his si drivers.. all with the same issue, and a single one with another issue. Maybe reliability and customer service got better from those days, but i dont plan on finding out. i'll just leave it at that.
 

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idk, an installer of 15 years (my friend) using the supplied hardware still had an issue on 4 out of 4 of his si drivers.. all with the same issue, and a single one with another issue. Maybe reliability and customer service got better from those days, but i dont plan on finding out. i'll just leave it at that.
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You guys are talking about old stuff and this is a new stuff thread. The other issues are well documented on this forum. I respect both of your opinions but I was disappointed to see another si bashing post not related to the thread topic when I was trying to read a review about the item in thread title.
 

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Let’s get this thread back on topic instead of crying about three years ago. The rock; did you have any experience with the Gen 1’s or 2’s as a dedicated midbass, or is this your first experience with SI?

Also, has there been an updated ETA that I have missed on here other than the October/November timeframe listed on the website?
 

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How do you like these with the evil tweeter? I read your thread (may have been a post) from a while back that you also had the evil 6.5 midbass. Any thoughts on how the two compare?

I am basically starting from scratch on my front stage again and am looking at all 3 of the "for the people" brands in SI, SSA, and Stevens Audio. While I'm sure there's no bad choice to be made I'm trying to get a better feel on what flavor each brand brings to the table.
 

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Let’s get this thread back on topic instead of crying about three years ago. The rock; did you have any experience with the Gen 1’s or 2’s as a dedicated midbass, or is this your first experience with SI?

Also, has there been an updated ETA that I have missed on here other than the October/November timeframe listed on the website?
Sorry for the slow reply, this is my first experience with the SI product.
 

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How do you like these with the evil tweeter? I read your thread (may have been a post) from a while back that you also had the evil 6.5 midbass. Any thoughts on how the two compare?

I am basically starting from scratch on my front stage again and am looking at all 3 of the "for the people" brands in SI, SSA, and Stevens Audio. While I'm sure there's no bad choice to be made I'm trying to get a better feel on what flavor each brand brings to the table.
I loved the Evil tweeter and still use them today. However, I had a hard time getting good mid bass out of the evil 6.5s, they have great clarity though. I put the evil 6.5s in after pulling the SIs after testing, again I was reminded that they can't handle the power to produce the same amount of midbass I experienced from the SI product.
 
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