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#203700 - 04/09/08 08:23 PM M60's or M80's
gpspolice Offline
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Registered: 04/09/08
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Here is my dilema:

I LOVE the look of Real Maple finished speakers (M60's) but feel like my room size (16' x 20' x 9') will make the M80's a better fit for the room. I can't afford the M80's in Real Maple finish. SO the question of oppinion is to owners.

kick ass finish M60's
cheaper finish M80's

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#203701 - 04/09/08 08:41 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: gpspolice]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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Save up until you can afford M80s...in the finish that satisfies your desires.

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#203703 - 04/09/08 08:44 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: Mojo]
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My room is much bigger than yours and I owned 60's for over 2 years and they performed great and rocked the room. I do own 80's now, but I would get what you want if finish is important. Or, save up and get the 80's in that finish....
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#203710 - 04/09/08 09:15 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: SirQuack]
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The bigger question isn't so much the total room size but how far away you plan on being from the speakers. I will guess not the full 20' nor 16'. So M60s or M80s would work equally as well.

The next question is how loud do you see yourself playing them? In my experience with the 2 speakers in question the M60s at louder volumes sound very similar to the M80s, it is at lower volumes that the M80s have the advantage, lots of detail and still good bass.

If you are at all inclined to any upgradeitis, then the M80s in a custom finish is the way to go. This way there is no upgrade possible, except for thousands of dollars more.
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#203711 - 04/09/08 09:44 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: jakewash]
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M80s \:\)
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#203716 - 04/09/08 10:02 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: gpspolice]
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Registered: 03/25/08
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Loc: Nebraska
I had the 60s briefly and loved them. However, I found myself always coming back here to just gaze at the 80s. I ended up upgraded to the 80s, just finally got them today. I think you know yourself best. If you know that sometime down the road you are going to be wishing you got the 80s, I say get the 80s fancy finish or not.
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#203718 - 04/09/08 10:41 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: OmahaBlu]
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Try playing m60's or m80's in a small room, say 150 sq ft or less, then jump to 900 sq ft, and there is a difference. It is not all about how far you are away from the speakers.

Room reinforcement, acoustics, room characteristics, etc., all play a role in the outcome of what you hear.
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#203720 - 04/09/08 10:48 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: SirQuack]
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I think you'll do fine with M60s.

Says the owner of M50s and M80s.
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#203825 - 04/10/08 07:03 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: Ken.C]
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Don't listen to that kcarlisle guy. He's a 1/2 watt shy of a full load! ;\)
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#203843 - 04/10/08 10:35 PM Re: M60's or M80's [Re: fredk]
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