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#138781 - 05/18/06 03:13 AM m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiver
David1234 Offline
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Hello, this is my first post on this message board, and I am considering purchasing a pair of m50s or m60s, and was curious which speaker you all thought will pair the best with my brand new receiver, the rr2150 from outlaw. The receiver is conservatively rated at 100 watts a channel into 8 ohms and 160 watts a channel into 4 ohms. Thanks.

-David (Louisville, KY)

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#138782 - 05/18/06 05:05 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiver
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David, welcome. There's no need to be concerned about how your 2150 will "pair" with various speakers; it's a fine receiver and there's nothing about it which would make it less suitable for certain speakers. As to whether you'd like the M50 or M60 better, there's not a major difference, but apparently the M50 is slightly more laid back. Most likely owners of each will comment.
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#138783 - 05/19/06 07:06 PM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiver
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Hello David

I have a friend with an Outlaw 1050 65wpc surround receiver teamed with a pair of M60-like Michaura M665s, a modified Axiom made Merak MC6H center (2x6.5" Axiom drivers and a horn tweeter) and a pair of M22 like Michaura M55s. Sounds terrific. I've heard this system in a large high ceilinged home on top of a mountain at about 4000' and the same system in a low ceilinged but large carpeted room in a house on the beach. (same system)

I have another friend with the exact same speaker compliment, but with an Outlaw 970 processor and a bunch of Outlaw 200 watt monoblocks. Sounds sad ... as in bad.

Go figure. If it were me, I'd check out whether the new Outlaw receiver uses the same amps as the monoblocks ... if the answer is 'yes,' I'd pass.
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#138784 - 05/19/06 10:37 PM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
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How can you blame the amp when the room and speaker placement is far more likely to have been the culprit?
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#138785 - 05/19/06 11:00 PM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
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I was going to ask the same question, as there are several forum members using the Outlaw monoblock/Axiom combination and are very happy with them.
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#138786 - 05/20/06 01:48 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
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Registered: 05/18/06
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I 'm pretty sure the amp is different; from what I've read online it's supposed to be pretty awesome for 2 channel. I dunno, I think I'm leaning towards the M50's right now because a: they're cheaper, and b: people say they're "laid back" and that sounds good to me. Plus, it seems the M50's are more matched to my receiver, power wise. I would hate to spend a grand on speakers (the M60's) and not having them running at their full potential because of lack of power.

Thanks.
-David

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#138787 - 05/20/06 01:51 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
David1234 Offline
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Oh, yeah, one more thing. I mostly listen to vinyl, so I don't know if that makes any difference in speaker selection.

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#138788 - 05/20/06 01:56 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
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David, it isn't clear what you meant that the M50s were more "matched" power wise to your 2150, because both the M50 and M60 have identical 89dB sensitivity at 1 meter using 1 watt. You'd have more than enough power for either of them.

Some might suggest that the surface noise that sometimes afflicts LPs would be slightly less prominant on the M50s.


Edited by JohnK (05/20/06 02:03 AM)
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#138789 - 05/20/06 03:59 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
David1234 Offline
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Registered: 05/18/06
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It says on outlaw's website "Power Consumption: 5W Idle
400W maximum, both channels driven". Does that mean 200W a channel max or 400W a channel max?

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#138790 - 05/20/06 04:03 AM Re: m50s or m60's with outlaw rr2150 stereo receiv
David1234 Offline
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I just figured since the M60's have more speakers, they would need a little more power.

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