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#177921 - 10/06/07 02:50 PM just ordered m60's
Chris Mc Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Arizona
I have had Bose Accoustimass Fives for 10 years and before that Bose 501's I am just curious how much of a different sound I am going to hear when my new speakers arrive next week?
Thanks.

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#177924 - 10/06/07 02:53 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
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In my opinion you will be very pleased. \:\) I had m60's before my current m80's and they will always hold a place in my heart.... \:\)
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#177933 - 10/06/07 03:37 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Welcome Chris,

I imagine you have the 501 series IV which unfortunately are much worse than the series III. The 60s are easier to place and have nicer aesthetics and are slightly brighter than the 501s (which is good) but still quite warm compared with the 80s. The 60s have much better imaging, clearer highs and wider soundstage. The midrange of the 501s is more mellow and recessed in a bad way. You'll find the midrange of the 60s more airy and transparent. Depending on how you placed the 501s, the bass out of the 60s may not be as heavy but that's only because the 501s have exaggerated bass.

I won't even bother commenting on the acoustimass system because frankly it disgusts me.

Make sure you experiment with toe-in when you get your 60s and try to form an equilateral triangle between you and the speakers. I am sure you will enjoy the 60s more than the 501s.

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#177937 - 10/06/07 04:03 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
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I can't add any more technically than Mojo, but I will say you will revisit your cd collection and find out what you have been missing.
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#177947 - 10/06/07 11:33 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: jakewash]
Chris Mc Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Arizona
Thanks for the responses. I had to laugh when I saw Mojo's comment or no comment on the accoutimass speakers.It seems the more research I have done on them, the more negative things I hear about them.It seems like the older Bose speakers like the old 501's were better quality speakers than what they put out now.I am really excited about hear the difference in the sound of the m60's compared to Bose.From what I researched it seems like I will hear music like I have never heard before.It is sure
interesting to buy speakers when I have never heard them before, but based on my research the Axiom's was the way to go.

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#177949 - 10/07/07 12:20 AM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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I felt the same way as you about buying blind 8 months ago. But I figured I had little to lose given the 30 day trial. Glad I did what I did. Let us know what your impressions are.

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#177980 - 10/07/07 11:05 AM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Mojo]
Chris Mc Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Arizona
Yes I sure will.I have a stack of Cd's ready to go.When the speakers arrive tomorrow.

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#178339 - 10/10/07 03:14 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
Chris Mc Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 23
Loc: Arizona
Well yesterday I received my m60's,and all I can say is I have been missing out on a lot music over the 15 years when I was using the Bose speakers.The first cd that I put in was the first part of Brian Wilson's Smile cd where thay sing in accapella.I could hear them taking their breaths between sing lines in the song.Next I played the Beatles All the lonely people.I the notes from the cello were so clear and deep it gave me goosebumbs.Next i played some Sting and the songs that i heard sounded so diffent than they did before.Its like I can hear each instrument more clearly and separately,intead of a hearing a jumbled mess.I have heard bass notes that I have never heard before.Its just sounds like a alot more fuller sound.My wife is probally going to kick me out of the house because all I do is sit there on the couch and analyze my cd's.The speakers are well worth it and Mojo discribed them very accurately.Just one question.How many inches should the back of the speaker be from the wall?Thanks!

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#178345 - 10/10/07 03:34 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Excellent! Now you know where all the enthousiasm you can find in this forum is coming from!

Welcome aboard!
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#178361 - 10/10/07 04:54 PM Re: just ordered m60's [Re: Chris Mc]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
The M60s are quite forgiving for placement, no set distance, move them around and see if you hear any difference, mine are about 3" away, not much change farther out or closer in for my room.
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