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#200896 - 03/18/08 12:45 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
asiatic Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Singapore

My room dimensions are similar to that of yours.

No sure if i can sit the same distancee from the speakers. The furhtest i can go is about 10 ft.

I always wanted to get the M80 so that i do not have to think about upgrading. Do you have the EP500 too?

Is yours a house or an apartment?

Thanks.


Edited by asiatic (03/18/08 12:52 PM)

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#200901 - 03/18/08 01:20 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: asiatic]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
aprox 1500 sq ft house.

The distance I mention is from my ear to my speaker when sitting back on the couch. 10 ft will be fine.

I have the ep 500 as well. I am going to add a second ep500 or probably an ep600 very soon. One ep500 does fine in my room, I just want MORE \:\)

I say go for the m80's if you can swing it and your receiver is 4ohm friendly.

If, not I am sure you will be very happy with the m60's from what I have read around here. I knew If I got the m60's the upgrade bug would kick in.

I didn't think that Would be the case with the ep 500 vs. the 600 (plus I could not afford the 600 at the time)... but now the upgrade bug is kicking in a bit... rather than trade in the ep500 I think I will run dual subs (one 600 and 0ne 500, or maybe just dual 500's)

see the pics in this thread for my setup:
http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=189625#Post189625

Also, the house I auditioned my m80's in was considerably larger than mine. The living room was a little larger, and the ceiling were 9 ft- IT openened to a large kitchen/the rest of the house with very tall ceilings.

I think my m80's sound every bit as good in my smaller room as the larger one. (Actually I think it sounds better in my room- but prolly just b/c I paid for these speakers and not the others! \:\) )

Bottom line- Don't let the size of your room keep you from getting the m80's- that is really not a factor at all- 2000 cf is plenty of room for the m80's to come alive in.

Gotta jet- going to listen to one more song on my m80's before I go back to work

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#200904 - 03/18/08 01:55 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
My sitting area where the M80s are located is just 12X16 and that area opens to another 12x16 area in an 'L' shape. The M80s are great in this space.
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#200913 - 03/18/08 03:02 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
My room is 12x20x9, so almost exactly the same, but it is a sealed room. I have not heard the M60s in my room, I've only heard them elsewhere in another much more challenging room (described above) and they performed quite admirably.

Without having done an A/B test, I would just be repeating what others have said about the comparisons, but I'll do it anyway now that I've told you that's all I'm doing.... ;\)

Many folks here have commented that the M80s play fuller and deeper at low volumes as well and of course they have the ability to go even louder at times when you need it.

In my case, I was sitting on a dedicated HT budget that was originally designed for more expensive speakers, so going with Axiom's best lineup didn't stretch what I'd set aside (in fact it was a bargain). If I was approaching with a tighter budget and was trying to decide between the 60s and 80s, I _might_ buy the 60s and spend the extra money saved on a better sub, but that's just me.

I'm a big fan of bass, and having heard how amazing the 60s sound, I would probably choose to put the extra money there if pressed. That's just me though! Hopefully that ramble helps.
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#200928 - 03/18/08 06:47 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: asiatic]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7150
Loc: Canada
Asiatic. I just finished a/b auditioning of the M60 and 80. You can read my thoughts on the differences by following the link found on the first page of this thread.

When I auditioned, the speakers were level matched so loudness never entered the equation. There is definately more to the M80 in several ways. For me, I felt the increase in sound quality was worth much more than the ~$300 difference in price. It is very much an individual preference.

Thats not to say the M60 dosn't sound great though. They are both very good speakers.
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#200929 - 03/18/08 06:51 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
asiatic Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Singapore

like almost everyone in the forum. i got a 3808. not a problem for the M80's.

I'm not sure about the Ep500, will it disturb my neighbours as i'm an apartment.

still deciding on eith Ep350 or Ep500.

I already got the VP150 and the QS8's.

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#200935 - 03/18/08 08:07 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: asiatic]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Either of those subs would easily disturb your neighbors in an apartment.

You will just have to tone the bass down a lot when your neighbors are home.

You could easily get by with a 350, especially since you will be in an apartment and prolly will have to keep it trimmed back some anyway.
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#200941 - 03/18/08 09:14 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Well the EP350 was nearly the same output of the EP600 when we compared it to Mojo's 600, so i would save some bucks and go for the 350.
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#200943 - 03/18/08 09:20 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: asiatic]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana

As said above both those subwoofers will do a great job disturbing your neighbors it’s just a matter of how loud you play them. If you want to replace the missing LFE from playing your subwoofer low consider getting tactile transducers. I also live in an apartment and got a Buttkicker and found that it replaces about 90% or so of the missing LFE without disturbing anyone.
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#200944 - 03/18/08 09:41 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: grunt]
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13341
Loc: Iowa
The 350 has great output, but will not go as low as the 500 or 600.
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