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#292635 - 02/17/10 12:57 AM upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's?
Jovon Offline
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Registered: 02/21/09
Posts: 25
currently I am running m22's with an ep500 sub. Would it be worth it to upgrade to the m60's/M80's?

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#292645 - 02/17/10 07:57 AM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: Jovon]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4840
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Happy Birthday!

I have never heard the m22's so I can't really comment. However, I really do love my m80's.

From what I've read if you really like the detail of your m22's then you should either a.) stick with m22's or b.) upgrade to m80's. They say the m60's have a more laid back sound so you may not like the switch if you've grown to love the m22's.

since you are running a sub tho you might not notice a huge difference... how big is your room?
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#292646 - 02/17/10 08:06 AM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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#292659 - 02/17/10 11:09 AM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 201
All the talk is always about the M22s, M60s and M80s. I've also heard people asking about the M2s and M3s...

I never hear anyone talk about the M50s... poor M50s must be so sad and lonely. I wonder how many Axiom *actually sells* Maybe when I pull the trigger in a couple weeks I'll get the 50s. Consider it a mercy purchase. Or perhaps I'll do it jsut to spite you all!

Nah. Who am I kidding. I'll get the M22s. Is there more coffee? I think I might need some. \:\)

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#292660 - 02/17/10 11:14 AM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10394
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I made that jump and to me it was worth it. I find the extra mid-bass the M80's provide over the M22/sub enhances my HT experience and music listening. I wouldn't move to the M60s, as I found they do not add that much extra midbass over the M22/sub combo, at least not enough for the price difference between them, IMO. Don't get me wrong the M60s do add more to the equation than just the M22/sub but not quite enough to warrant the cost of upgrading.
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#292663 - 02/17/10 11:24 AM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
the 22's and a good sub sound great in our upstairs living room. The 60's and 80's will help fill in the mid bass regions around the crossover point for an overall killer sound.
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#292678 - 02/17/10 12:29 PM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: snazzed]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3178
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi snazzed,

Ha, ha, yes, the poor old M50. Actually we sell a fair number, mainly to customers who report that they have a really bright reflective room with tile floors, tons of glass, hard reflective walls, no rugs, etc.

The M50's "laid-back" midrange is better suited to the above, where the danger of a more detailed speaker might be an exaggeration of mids and treble.

As to the poor M50, don't even ask about the deceased M40, which we killed off without ceremony after I joined Axiom.

Regards,
Alan
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#292679 - 02/17/10 12:31 PM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: alan]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5664
Loc: Some random location
M40, M50, M60, xxx, M80.

What ever happened to the M70?

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#292684 - 02/17/10 12:48 PM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: CatBrat]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6275
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
It's only used in disco clubs and roller rinks.

Man, does it comes with some wild trim.
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#292720 - 02/17/10 05:38 PM Re: upgrading from m22 to m60's/m80's? [Re: alan]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
 Originally Posted By: alan
Hi snazzed,

Ha, ha, yes, the poor old M50. Actually we sell a fair number, mainly to customers who report that they have a really bright reflective room with tile floors, tons of glass, hard reflective walls, no rugs, etc.

The M50's "laid-back" midrange is better suited to the above, where the danger of a more detailed speaker might be an exaggeration of mids and treble.

As to the poor M50, don't even ask about the deceased M40, which we killed off without ceremony after I joined Axiom.

Regards,
Alan


The M40s didn't last because it took them so damn long to break-in and they were comparative to what Bose had to offer...

From a review I found online pertaining to the M40s:

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Price Paid: $560.00 from Axiom website

Summary:
Have been pretty happy with the M40s. Did not audition and went stictly on what I'd read online; was not disappointed. Not the last set of speakers you'll ever buy but an excellent starter if you're on a budget.

Strengths:
Works great with tubes. Produces a very smooth, warm, laid back sound. Titanium tweeter produces very clear, detailed highs. Superb with vocals and acoustic work. ZERO listening fatigue. Price.

Weaknesses:
Not for bass freaks. Maybe a little too laid back for some people. Long break-in period (for me @ 3 months) before things settled down.

Similar Products Used:
PSB
Paradigm
Bose

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