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#152830 - 12/04/06 09:33 AM Room Size and M80s v2
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I would love to get a pair of the M80s but I need to know how important room size is. The room I would be putting them in is 12x10. The room has only one piece of furniture in it so the room is not cluttered. I dont have an amp yet either so I have to consider that to. I would welcome any opinions or advice.

Thanks

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#152831 - 12/04/06 10:27 AM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
KC23 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/05
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Loc: Southern California
Definately overkill for that size room, but they certainly won't sound bad.

Speakers such as those are typically long term investments so you more than likely will want to put them in a bigger room some day and you'll be all set.

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#152832 - 12/04/06 10:32 AM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: KC23]
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Well if they still sound good even though it may be overkill for a room that size then thats ok with me since my main concern is how well they sound. Thanks for your opinion.

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#152833 - 12/04/06 11:57 AM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
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Registered: 04/06/05
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It all depends on how loud you like your music. I have 80s in a similar listening area (the room is bigger).

I love the sound produced by the 80s at low volume, especially Yo Yo Ma and similar music.

The 80s also fill the house with Christmas music.

The 80s are very efficient 4 ohm speakers and use very little power to produce big sound.

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#152834 - 12/04/06 01:01 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
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I have m60's in a 30ft x 31ft room and they are fine, the 80's would rock your world.
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#152835 - 12/04/06 01:10 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
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Registered: 06/22/03
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When I first got my M80s I had them positioned on the long wall and sat only about 8' away. I tried everything I could think of to make them sound good to me, it never worked. They were just too much in your face forward. Once I rearranged the speakers to the short wall and had some distance between me and the 80s everything sounded great.

In that size room there is no way in the world I would recommend M80s in such a small room. At most I would look at the M60s and would really recommend M22 and a sub of your choosing.
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#152836 - 12/04/06 01:18 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: Wid]
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Rick, I am looking for something that will "blow me away" when listening to music. I am also a drummer and want the music to be loud and clear enough to play to. Will the M22s do that for me? Thanks.

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#152837 - 12/04/06 01:33 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Have you looked in the audition page to see if there is someone in your area that will let you check out a set of Axioms.

You should also call Axiom and see what their thoughts are.

I would think a set of M22s and a great sub would indeed rock your world.
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#152838 - 12/04/06 01:53 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: Wid]
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mine are in a 12 x 16 room and they are borderline too much. I normally don't do this, but I'd suggest you shy away from the 80's. To really make the 80's sound their best, you have to give them some room behind and from the side walls. I also think you need to be sitting no less than 10' from the drivers. That's just my personal experience with them and shouldn't be taken as gospel.
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#152839 - 12/04/06 02:08 PM Re: Room Size and M80s v2 [Re: viking]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Another floor standing speaker you might want to consider would be a set of M50s. Though I have never heard them those who have them rave about them. Knowing Axiom and their high standards I would bet they too would be a good choice.
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