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#275069 - 10/15/09 10:33 AM Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
I am looking to audition a pair of m80's. I live about 25 minutes south of Boston, MA. I would like to bring my 40 watt Manley Stingray over to drive them.

Sicerely,

Lampshade
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#277554 - 11/03/09 10:49 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: Lampshade]
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Loc: Iowa
I hope you get a chance to hear the 80's. If not, look for 60's to hear, they will give you a good idea of what to expect from the 80's.
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#277561 - 11/04/09 01:07 AM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
Thanks Quack. I really want to hear the 80s because they are 4 ohms and my amp likes 4 ohms better than 8.

Currently I am contemplating another crazy idea. I have lots of them. If I get the 80's. I am going to get them in high gloss orange. Big money. Later I will add the other speakers, center etc.

I might do this instead...

I have written the speaker designer of my current speaker to see if his center channel will match well with my speakers(they have been discontinued). If he says yes, I am going to get that center channel and keep using my current speakers for a home theater and stereo role. I will have to buy the monoblock version of my amp to make everything match up nice no matter which brand center combo I end up with.

Option B should run about the same money as the high gloss orange M80s.

For the curious:
Current speakers- JM Reynaud Trentes
Current Amplifier- Manley Stingray
Mono block amp needed- Manley Mahi

I also need some speakers for my 2 watt per channel SET. Maybe some M3s.
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#277574 - 11/04/09 02:24 AM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: Lampshade]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: Lampshade

I also need some speakers for my 2 watt per channel SET. Maybe some M3s.
2 Watts!! Mojo would be proud !!
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#277587 - 11/04/09 08:03 AM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: jakewash]
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Lampshade, you MUST provide pics if you end up getting the High Gloss Orange M80s!
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#277622 - 11/04/09 03:02 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Wow, I thought everything would drive an 8ohm speaker.
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#277636 - 11/04/09 03:29 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
It will drive the 8 ohms no problem. It sounds better when it drives 4 ohms.
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#277640 - 11/04/09 03:46 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: Lampshade]
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Loc: Iowa
? umm ok \:\)
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#277657 - 11/04/09 04:14 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: SirQuack]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
The lower resistance in the speaker is allowing the amp to deliver more power for better dynamics.
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#277678 - 11/04/09 05:33 PM Re: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13344
Loc: Iowa
The 80's do have better dynamics than the 60's, according to Ian.
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