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#254111 - 03/28/09 04:14 PM Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal
twoears Offline
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Canada, Montreal
Ladies and Gents (though the latter seem to be numerous here),
I am considering buying M50s with a VP100, QS4/8 and a EP175/350.
I would very much appreciate if any of you, generous souls, would give me a chance to listen to these or similar Axiom speakers in the Montreal area.

Thanks!
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#254113 - 03/28/09 04:25 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Welcome Two,

Have you checked page one of the audition thread at the top of this section. Normally, you just send PM (personal message) if you see someone on the list in your area. Otherwise, I'm sure someone will be along soon. For your sub, it is no question, get the 350 over the 175 hands down. Also, you may decide to step up to m60's. How big is your room you will be using?

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#254119 - 03/28/09 04:40 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: SirQuack]
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Hello twoears, thank you for referring to us as "gents" and welcome. If you check the thread under "Hearing Things" called "Auditioning Axioms in your Area", you may find someone who can give you an audition or as SirQ points out, someone from Mount Royal will likely be along and hopefully give you an audition. What kind of budget are you looking at? I agree with SirQ(Randy) on the 350 sub and a possible step up to the M60s(my preference would also be the QS8s as surrounds). Budget and room size?
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#254127 - 03/28/09 05:11 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Registered: 10/28/08
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Loc: Montreal, Canada
Hello twoears.

why don't you come on down. we had Luc and Natalie over last week from this forum, and that gave them an idea. you are more than well come to send me a private message (PM). I will send you the contact info.
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#254133 - 03/28/09 05:23 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Loc: Canada, Montreal
By similar I meant M22 and M60.

BTW, the contenders for the front and center are Monitor Audio RS6 and RSLCR, in case anyone has a comment on those.

Et pour les francophones, mesdames et messieurs, je suis bilingue. A vous le choix de la langue.

Merci!
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#254140 - 03/28/09 05:38 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
You are looking at the same speakers I did when I was auditioning different speakers. The MAs are a very detailed, clean sounding speaker like the Axioms albeit at a generally higher price of admission esp on the centre and surrounds. They are real veneer which is nice to help justify the pricetag, so if you order Axioms with the optional real wwod finish, the prices are probably quite similar. If you like one of these brands, you'll like the other I'm sure.
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#254145 - 03/28/09 06:05 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 03/28/09
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Loc: Canada, Montreal
Wonderful, I am delighted of the promptness of your replies.
The web page was still displaying only my initial post when I replied to myself and bang, a bunch of nice answers show up already. Super.

Sorry sirquack, I misinterpreted Brent's instruction, therefore my mistake.

My listening/HT area is about 11x14 in the corner of a 15x20 room. TV is on the 14' wall. Front speakers, 9-10' apart, will be have their back close to the wall. Couch faces TV at 10' distance and has 4' of empty corridor behind it. Surrounds will be mounted 1' behind couch attached to wooden columns (part of house architecture) so height is as I wish.

I listen to jazz + classical mostly, and movies, all at moderate volume. In an apartment, I also have to go easy on the LFE, out of regard for neighbors.

Budget in 2000-3000 range. I try no to spend beyond my needs.

I found listening to MA RS6 very pleasant. Main drawback as Adrian says is that the matching center is expensive. If I believe what I read about the importance of timbre matching the 3 front speakers, I would have to buy the RSLCR to go with the RS6. It is little pricey. For the surrounds I would get Axioms anyway.

Choosing the sub is tricky. Lots of posts going in all directions. I was intrigued by those who say that if you have a decent sub you do not need big stereo speakers and the M22 would do very well. Sounds reasonable but I like the floorstanding form factor, and paying/fitting stands is an annoyance.

Main fear with Axiom is the oft debated issue of whether they are bright or not.
I will drive them with a Yamaha HTR-6190, a company sometimes accused of bright sound.
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#254155 - 03/28/09 07:27 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Hey, no reason to be sorry. I was just saying normally you get better results if you PM people, but it looks like your getting good feedback. Brent, hardly comes to the forums. \:\)

I would also disregard people saying receivers or speakers are bright, they are not. \:\)
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#254159 - 03/28/09 07:37 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6552
Loc: It's all about the location.
Twoears, keep in mind also, that if you go with a bookshelf speaker, the price comes up a fair bit when you add the stands to them.
Also, if you thought the MA centre was expensive, wait 'till you price the RSFX surrounds! Ouch!...ouch again! (QS8s, BTW, will work with many other speakers esp. MAs, Paradigms, B&W and other detailed speakers).
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#254164 - 03/28/09 07:47 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Adrian]
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