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#200782 - 03/17/08 07:51 PM Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60
tony00tony Offline
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 17
Hi,

I'm intersted in updating my speakers, I currently have the vandersteen 1c as my main speakers, used for audio only. No HT. My amp is a NAD C352, NAD C542 CDP, and NAD tunner. A few years ago, I had purchased the Axiom M3 speakers for a smaller room in the basement, Good speakers, not perfect but then again, there is no perfect speaker.

However, the issue I'm having is I'm very intersted in either the M80 or M60 but difficult to comment since they I have not heard them. I did contact someone in Montreal for an audition, just waiting for them to reply.

My vandersteen are great speakers, but bass shy, also they are 10 years old and been banged up a little, therefore wife asked me to replace them. \:\) (green light)

I understand there is a 30 day return offer from Axiom, but since they are large speakers, it makes it a little difficult.

Can someone tell me any faults these speakers have?

The room size is 15 X 30, wood floors, typical hight.

Thanks

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#200788 - 03/17/08 08:12 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3292
I have not been able to find any faults with the M80s. They are God's gift to those who have ears. I kid you not!

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#200795 - 03/17/08 09:00 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
OK Mojo, I don't think I can top that one.

I just visited Axiom and had a chance to listen to the M22, M60 and M80.

Here is my post on my impressions of the three speakers and how they compare.

The 80s definatly have more detail in the bass, and they go noticably lower. Having listened to music with a sub though, I don't think any floor stander can go low enough.

I personally am holding out a little longer for the M80, but the 60s sound very very good as well.
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#200798 - 03/17/08 09:09 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: Mojo]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3270
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
I second what Tex is saying 100%. The M80s are amazing by their own merit, when you consider the price, it's miraculous.
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#200799 - 03/17/08 09:10 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
Hmm... faults? Its hard to find faults per se. Some find the M60 light on bass. I could agree, though they are not noticably bad (I did like my music with a sub). I would describe the M80 as very detailed, but some people just don't like this sound.

For starters you could go out and listen to speakers like the Paradigm studio 60 or 100 to get some idea of what the axioms sound like. If you like the studio line, you will like the Axioms.
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#200802 - 03/17/08 09:21 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
One more for getting the M80s. The extra detail they have are worth the extra money, if you can't swing the money, then the M60s are a great alternative and they are 8 ohm speakers so they can be driven by pretty much anything out there, while the M80s requre a little more robust amp as they are 4 ohm speakers.
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#200815 - 03/17/08 10:35 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Tony, relating to your comment that you contacted someone in Montreal, but are still waiting for a reply, note that some of the audition listings aren't current in that the person doesn't check the board and won't see a PM if that's what you sent. You could contact Amie or Andrea at Axiom directly to see if they could assist you in setting something up.
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#200816 - 03/17/08 10:43 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: JohnK]
tony00tony Offline
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 17
If you guys don't mind me asking, what equipment are you using? amp, cd, etc..

Music style, etc..

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#200817 - 03/17/08 10:44 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: JohnK]
tony00tony Offline
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Registered: 09/30/05
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Tony, relating to your comment that you contacted someone in Montreal, but are still waiting for a reply, note that some of the audition listings aren't current in that the person doesn't check the board and won't see a PM if that's what you sent. You could contact Amie or Andrea at Axiom directly to see if they could assist you in setting something up.


Thanks for the info, I'll contact them.

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#200823 - 03/17/08 11:09 PM Re: Interested in the M80 or possibly the M60 [Re: tony00tony]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4842
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
m80s, ep500, qs8's, vp150, denon 3808.

Listen to all types of music/movies
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