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#254762 - 03/31/09 06:36 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

(What's funny about that is that Jack is THE most reasonable guy on ANY forum)! \:\)
I'll second that!
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#255212 - 04/03/09 12:25 AM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Canada, Montreal
After some deliberation with myself, we have decided to order 2xM22 + VP100 + 2xQS4|8. Decided only not done yet.

Has anyone tested the QS4 vs QS8. The price difference is not big but QS4 may be sufficient. I don't know about the timbre though.

The missing item is the sub. The HSU VTF-1 looks good.
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#255246 - 04/03/09 09:18 AM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 12/30/03
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

(What's funny about that is that Jack is THE most reasonable guy on ANY forum)! \:\)
I'll second that!

Aw Shucks! Thanks for the kind words, fellas. Means a lot to me.

What's really interesting is, I just read this whole thread for the first time. As I went through it, I was struck by how even-handed, friendly, and helpful everyone was being, even when discussing speakers other than Axioms. Quite unusual, really. You guys have a right to be proud of yourselves and this forum. You've mastered making the end result the most important thing. In this case, the desired end result is that Twoears ends up with a system which provides him as much pleasure as ours do us.
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#255358 - 04/03/09 05:28 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
 Originally Posted By: twoears


Has anyone tested the QS4 vs QS8.
Dan tested both of the Qs as well as some of the other Axioms on this thread.
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#255376 - 04/03/09 05:57 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Adrian]
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Thanks for reminding me of the pain, Adrian. Wonder if I was right about the QS8s fitting on my current mounts...
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#255383 - 04/03/09 06:07 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Ken.C]
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Sorry Ken! was the space so restricted that you had to go with the 4s instead of the 8s?
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#255392 - 04/03/09 06:16 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Adrian]
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No, not really, it was, let us say, special circumstances. I keep toying with upgrading.
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#258747 - 04/29/09 09:49 PM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: Ken.C]
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Canada, Montreal
Oye, Oye, I finally cracked last week and bought new speakers!

I now have a pair of front Monitor Audio RS6 and an RS-LCR center. I added a Paradigm DSP-3100 subwoofer to the mix. And I am using my old Pierre-Etienne Leon M1 as surround until I perhaps decide to replace them with a pair of QS4/8.

I really can't say if they are any better than Axiom. I don't pretend they are, I just don't know, yet.

How did I make the decision? Shopping for speakers is fun but it can also become a torture. I toyed with many scenarios to try, order, wait, test, send back, etc to death. One night, before going to bed I asked myself, what is the point of buying speakers? Simple answer: pleasure, to make myself happy. So, what had I learned in my little exploration experience so far?
- for the pleasure of the ears: MA
- for the pleasure of the eyes: MA
- for the pleasure of having them sooner: MA
- to avoid any displeasure of shipping back and forth: MA

Had I had more patience, I would have tried a kit of M22 + VP100 + QS8, but by then I was tired and impatient. The following day, I was connecting the wires to the new babies.

So far, I like them. They are even supposed to get better after break-in (I know some people do not believe in break-in; I don't know, the salesman said that when they receive new speakers they do not sound the ones that have been broken-in. Perhaps.)

Again, my choice is not the outcome of comparing Axiom and MA. I just picked from what was my best experience so far to put an end to the quest.

So, Family Man, as promised, I could pack the RS6s for trip to meet your M80s. And Luc, you are welcome to join in. The more ears the better.

Thanks to all who helped prolong the agony ;-) and helped to learn a few things in the process.
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#258759 - 04/30/09 12:51 AM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7395
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Congrats, twoears. Monitor Audio makes great speakers. I hope you enjoy them. That's what this hobby is all about!
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#258772 - 04/30/09 10:41 AM Re: Listening to M50 or similar in Montreal [Re: twoears]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
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Thanks to all who helped prolong the agony

Hey, anything we can do to help...

Congrats on the speakers. I never had the pleasure of hearing the MAs, but I'm sure they are a great speaker.
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