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#144319 - 07/27/06 10:46 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: chesseroo]
Jordan Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
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Yup, since Chess seconded it, I'll just go ahead and carry the motion Bridgeman tabled. Otherwise, I would choose option 3.

J

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#144320 - 07/28/06 01:50 AM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Jordan]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8288
Loc: Tacoma
Move to close debate.

I was basically on a modified version of the bridgman plan (waited for the sub). No regrets.

Underscore the notion of hanging the QS8's on the wall or ceiling if at all possible.
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#144321 - 07/28/06 09:44 AM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: tomtuttle]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
The problem with mounting the QS8's is I have a room shaped as an open ended on one side. I am not able to mount the QS8s with the wall bracket at a 90 degree angle off the back wall, it would need to be on a side wall which i don't have have on one side .

All your suggestions have been very helpfull. I will most likly get the "3b" option. I have heard the M60 are sufficient in any room size. Plus I would be avioding upgraditis altogether (i can use that as a selling feature for the wife).

I priced out all the factory disounted models and such, to get option 3 with a sub as well costs 477 dollars more than option 1 (about the price of a centre channel).

I am pretty much sold on the M60's, even though i have a smaller room I want to get something that will blast at high volumes and produce great vocals with low ends (which the M22s lack I hear).

Last my wife heard from me, i told her 5K was the amount I was spending for the HT (including cables/AE900U projector/Yamaha V1600 reciever etc...). It seems after I have been browsing these forums my budget just jumped around 1K to $6000.

I should mention that I am a drummer by trade, went to music school, have worked in studios and I love good sound which is why the M60's are so appealing to me.

-Robb.


Edited by Hutzal (07/28/06 10:14 AM)

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#144322 - 07/28/06 11:28 AM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
Jordan Offline
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I am a drummer as well. The one thing that really jumped out to me when I hooked up the M60's for the first time is how nice the cymbols sound. Hi-hats, ride, crash etc. sound crystal clear.

J

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#144323 - 07/28/06 11:38 AM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
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If you're just doing 5.1 (which I highly recommend) you might have just fine success mounting the QS8's ON the back wall, particularly if your listening position is far back in the room. People go on and on about how forgiving they are placement wise, and I have found that to be true. The quadpolar design really does give you lots of options. If there are half-decent options for positioning the surrounds on the back wall, I'd definitely give that a shot and put the stand money towards a sub or the 60's.

btw, I have the VP100 in a very large room and find it to be more than adequate. I am extremely pleased by the QS8's and M60's and have no remorse whatsoever. They are delightful on a daily basis.
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#144324 - 09/18/06 05:58 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Well, I am in my house now, my room dimensions are 16 x 14 x 8 and a totally enclosed space.

This will be my LAST question of advise from you Axiom Owners, please don't get annoyed!

I am re-considering my position on the M60s simply because they are HUGE and may not be ideal for placement (physically) in my room due to the position of the screen and its relation to the door to the room (it may run the risk of getting bumped into by unsuspecting people in my house. And the fact that they take up alot of room.

Would the following work in my small room at high listening levels? It is about 1800 cubic feet of space.

2 x M3 (I know, big downgrade from the M60)
2 x QS8
1 x VP100
1 x SVS PB10-NSD

Main Listening Position will be roughly 11 feet from the speakers and 4 feet from the back wall and I could set the crossover for the sub at 80hz giving some breathing room to the M3s.

I was thinking today that I could easily downgrade for my room size, I am planning on building a studio in the basement as well, If the M3s don't work out for the theatre I will upgrade and put the M3s in the Studio, either way they will be used.

But I guess my next question would be what is better for studio monitors, the M22s or the M3s? Ths may influence my decision.

Anyone using these as studio monitors?

-Robb.
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#144325 - 09/18/06 10:28 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
newkid2005 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 200
Loc: napa, california
get the 80s........you won't be sorry......they sound great

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#144326 - 09/18/06 11:17 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
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Registered: 05/11/02
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No, Robb, I'm not using the M22s as studio monitors, but in that size room the M22s with that sub should be excellent.
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#144327 - 09/18/06 11:47 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: newkid2005]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Quote:

get the 80s........you won't be sorry......they sound great




hmmm, i could have swore I saw money growing on the tree in my backyard!
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#144328 - 09/20/06 02:37 PM Re: If you had a choice between... [Re: Hutzal]
newkid2005 Offline
local

Registered: 07/23/05
Posts: 200
Loc: napa, california
you just have to look harder....you will find money !!! plus you don't have to worry about "upgraditis"...a very dangeroud and usually fatal condition for the wallet......

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