Frequency response charts for LS8 and Miracle below...
And speaking of UM vs. Rooth, I asked Rooth do do some custom artwork but they said they couldn't do what I asked (although some others said the same thing). Minerva tried it and I love the UM artwork.
A kind soul happen to share their Miracle graph for comparison. First picture = Rooth LS8, second picture = UM Miracle. The graph grid and numbering/stamps look the same.
I do hear the accentuation at 6K which makes the clarity readily apparent. Also, when I first received the LS8 it seemed like the treble was rolled off a bit but now seems much more extended (this is compared with the 5-way that extends up as far as I can hear). The LS8 does look to have a 5 dB imbalance at around 12K, but with music I can't tell. And the Miracle is more mid-prominent than the LS8 per the graph, but the LS8 appears to have slightly more oomph in the mid-bass region. The bass of the LS8 starts to roll off while the Miracle doesn't, and I am not sure what the super-tweeter of the LS8 gets you except a few more dB in the upper treble region, but with more peaky performance.
And thank you for taking the time to read and keeping tabs on the thread. I am looking forward to seeing how the artwork comes out on the Mi-3 almost as much as my interest in the sound!
Edited by average_joe - 5/15/11 at 1:53pm