I started with m60's in 2004 after auditioning many brands locally. It was down to B&W 703's ($$$$$), NHT (can't remember the model). I loved the m60's and for the money it was an easy decision.
I upgraded to the m80's a little over a year ago. The m80's are awesome and have similar characteristics as the 60's. Their benefit, is a little more detail and a little better bass extension, and they can handle oooodles of power (1,000+ watts if you've got it.)
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