- Written by Mark Vignola
- Published on 24 July 2013
Conclusions about the D-Sonic M3-5400-7
My time spent with the M3 was terrific. The build quality is top notch, and the unit performed well with everything that I was able to throw at it. The M3 handled my system with ease, but with a larger system or difficult to drive speaker system, I have every faith it'll shine even more. At a price of almost $4K, this is by no means an inexpensive unit, and if you are playing in this sandbox you are lucky to have multiple options. However, if you have a large room and/or tough driving speakers, I'd say the M3-5400-7 should definitely be on your short‐list.
Like many internet-direct companies, D‐Sonic does offer a 30‐day in home trial period; unfortunately this does not cover shipping in either direction and the company charges a 10% restocking fee. At $3975…and at >58lbs shipped, this is asking a lot. I know every company has reasons why they have these policies, but given its impossible to see how the M3 will perform in any other capacity, I'd encourage something a little more flexible from D-Sonic's end. Other than that quibble, I have no reservations about recommending the M3-‐5400-7.