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#238524 - 01/06/09 04:51 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: SirQuack]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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The VP150 can keep upto the M80s to an extent, but for sheer volume it can't compete and this is what I believe that reviewer was talking about, the center became lost, to him, during loud passages. I think it was more a matter of it blended in too well and he lost where it was, a sign of a good center, IMO.

The 60s are a very good speaker and I actually prefer their look to the M80s full face grille, even without the grille, I still like the look of that extra bit of wood showing below the drivers.
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#238571 - 01/06/09 07:47 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
doormat Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
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Loc: Cold Lake, AB
 Originally Posted By: cdy2179
Yeah i think going with the 60 is the safer bet, I read a review on audioholics.com and the m80's were so powerful the 150 center had trouble keeping up, so he threw two 150 centers in the system, that would be awesome!



Well, I can tell you that an M60 center keeps up very nicely.
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#238616 - 01/07/09 01:07 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
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Registered: 12/31/03
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Loc: Burlington, Ontario
 Originally Posted By: cdy2179
so any special setting i use on the reciever "movie mode etc" will be passed on to the pre outs, it still runs through the equilizer circuitry it just bypasses the reciever's amp, correct???? I should have never started upgrading.....it's hard to stop!


Surprised no one commented on this yet, unless I read it wrong.

When are you using these special settings? Or do you mean Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby True HD and so on?

If you're referring to DSP modes (movie, game, concert, etc) these are the types of things that will change the characteristics of the speakers sound. This is where you could get that bright sounding combination and such as the DSP changes the equalization or adds echo or other effects. Normally you would want to have no effects or changes so the speakers sound the way they were intended.
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#238624 - 01/07/09 02:32 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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here ya go. Nice review.
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#238925 - 01/08/09 09:07 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 01/05/09
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When watching movies I set my receiver to straight, on Xbox i set it to game, i was curious if when i do change it, will it output the same (altered) sound to the pre outs. I saw the review at goodsound.com, it was good, but the audioholics review seemed to blow the reviewer away using the 80's he did one on the 60's too, he liked them alot, but he seemed to be much more impressed with the 80's. I'm sure i'll love the 60's.

I installed 6 of my 10 acoustic panels last night, OMG they are awesome, clap test is great now, sound is so much better and cleaner, even my wife was amazed, It's like i have a new system, the back panel really helped, tonight i'll install the last four on the ceiling.

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#238948 - 01/08/09 11:03 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
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WOW, you managed to get your wife to agree to some panels, hang to her. As we have all said the 60's are a very good speaker, I am quite certain you will love them. Once you have them, you are obligated to post some pics and of the room as well, would like to see what you have done. \:\)
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#239023 - 01/08/09 02:39 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 01/05/09
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Yeah, she not only agreed she's actually at home right now dying the brown covering black to wrap them (I hung them up last night with the insulation still showing, It's a dedicated HT room so along with the fake columns/ bass traps i'm putting in the corners it makes it feel more like a theater, and looks great so she's way into it. Now if i were trying to put these in the living room, aaaaa yeaahhhh right! No chance!

I got the idea from here http://www.4seating.com/images/contemp_01.jpg
although my absorbers are a little thicker and are set off the wall 1 1/2". Found the raw panels pretty cheap at ATSacoustic.com.

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