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#321747 - 09/08/10 05:34 PM M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma
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I am planning on buying Axiom M-80's. I just got informed that I could buy a pair of used but immaculate M-80s v2 for $750 CAD, 8' bi-wire cables included. This would be a big savings over the $1300+ with HST I'd spend from Axiom Outlet on a pair of v3's. Now, I'd like black speakers, the used ones are cherry. I could probably live with that.

The big question is if the v2 vs v3 upgrade is worth the $600 price difference. What are your thoughts?
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#321749 - 09/08/10 05:40 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: kordeo]
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Hi kordeo,

From what I have gathered the V2 to V3 transition is mostly a cosmetic refresh - white/aluminum coloured dustcaps and magnetic grilles. In regards to the M80, the on-axis frequency response graph is also slightly more linear with the V3.
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#321751 - 09/08/10 05:43 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: kordeo]
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Originally Posted By: kordeo
The big question is if the v2 vs v3 upgrade is worth the $600 price difference. What are your thoughts?

Hopefully after this weekend many forum members will be able to tell you more about the sonic differences.
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#321752 - 09/08/10 05:50 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: jakewash]
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How old are the v2s?
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#321759 - 09/08/10 06:51 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: Ken.C]
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A lot depends on the age of the V2's, they may be close to V3's already. Oh yeah, the biwire does nothing, fyi...
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#321762 - 09/08/10 07:16 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Originally Posted By: kordeo
The big question is if the v2 vs v3 upgrade is worth the $600 price difference. What are your thoughts?

Hopefully after this weekend many forum members will be able to tell you more about the sonic differences.


What's going on this weekend, a big Axiom party?
I'm gunna look into the age thing on them. And yeah, I know, that bi-wiring thing..I shouldn't even have mentioned that :P
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#321764 - 09/08/10 07:20 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: kordeo]
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My general inclination would be towards the v2s, but I'm cheap.
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#321774 - 09/08/10 08:25 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: Ken.C]
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No one can answer that except for yourself and only if you have heard each speaker.

My M80V2's are 5 years old and love the way they sound. I don't think I need to spend an extra $6.00 yet alone $600.00 to imporve their sound.

So for me, I would probably go with the used V2's and enjoy a fantastic speaker at a fantastic price, then take the saved $600 and put it towards a VP180 or 2nd sub or... you get the idea.

It's your money and your choice!

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#321779 - 09/08/10 09:00 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: Worfzara]
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I 2nd the notion for adding a 2nd sub :-)
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#321796 - 09/08/10 11:02 PM Re: M80 V2 vs V3 $$ Saving Dilemma [Re: Nashvegas Rocks]
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Cool idea, getting a sub. I actually don't have A sub period. I'm just planning on using it for music listening tho, so I'll first see if I even need a sub.. from what I read, probably I won't need one.


And.. the speakers were purchased in September 2007
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