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#323 - 10/12/01 06:30 PM M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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I would appreciate learning from present Axiom M80 owners
which 4ohm rated receivers you are using to derive optimum
sound from these really good speakers? Please be specific and state your reasons for choosing the A/V or stereo receiver
you're using.

Thanks a lot !!



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#324 - 10/27/01 03:23 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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You are right to consider 4 ohm capable receivers - I tried running the M80Ti with Onkyo Integra 7.1 and trouble trouble trouble.

I have not had any trouble at all running them with OUTLAW 1050 with 4 ohm setting on, nor Marantz SR-19ex (thx ultra certified).

The only way I could get Integra to adequatly drive the M80s is when Axiom made for me a speaker conversion box that changed the impedence of the speaker load (CREDIT TO AXIOM - They made it FREE OF CHARGE).



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#325 - 11/12/01 09:20 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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I run a Denon AVR-5800, the reason features, features and then there are the features. Seriously the amp is capable of driving pretty much anything that you would consider putting into your home with power to spare. I first purchased a Denon AVR-3801, this is also a good amp to drive the M80's it has good power and lots of nice features. I moved this to my family room and bought the 5800 for my HT room.



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#326 - 11/14/01 12:17 AM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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I am using an older classic Classe power amp (DR-9) to drive the M80's. The amp can drive any speakers made, I use to drive Apogee panel speakers (2ohms). But I could easily drive them with my Denon 4800 (currently used as a pre/pro) also. The M80 are a great set of speakers, they have replaced my Mirage M3's. Man they are so good I am using two sets of cables for biwiring them that cost over $4500CDN. I know Axiom dont really think there is a diff in speaker cables, but I tried a lot and there is diff's. If you want a decent reciever to drive the M80's try the new Denon 4802 since the 4800 is discountinued. I mean the M80's are the cheapest ... rephrased that... lowest cost item I got in my main system. Also have the the VP150 center (Def Tech BP6B as rears and 3 subs - 2 8in and a 15 in). Also using M3 and M1 in another system. Axioms are the best buys outthere for speakers, esp in Canada.



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#327 - 11/14/01 12:20 AM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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Sorry my post was replying for Jond106



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#328 - 12/23/01 12:44 AM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers
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Use the Main Pre-Outs wth a audiophile RCA interconnect such as a Canare or Audio Quest, connect that to an Adcom GFA 555II or 5500 amplifier and connect your Axiom M80Ti's to that. Talk about power and clarity! I have a Marantz SR6200 at 110 watts per channel but theres a BIG difference using separate amps. Great deals on ebay and other places. I picked up 3 of them and now run all separate amps. Adcom GFA 5006, GFA 5400 and GFA 5500. Super nice. If your receiver is in the 100 watt range you could also pick up an Adcom GFA 545II which is a nice amp in the 200 range off ebay.

Good luck! Once you start down the road with separate amps you will never turn back! : )

Acurus is another amp that won't break the bank but has excellent quality and sound, good pricing on those as well. You could also look at the Adcom, Acurus, Rotel, or Parasound 5 channel amps as another alternative. I'm a firm beliver in big amps. My M80Ti's are 4 ohm and the adcom puts out 200 watts @ 8ohms and 325 Watts at 4ohms. AWESOME!

Enjoy!

Rob
Rob



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#389864 - 02/19/13 03:28 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
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Registered: 03/12/03
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Loc: Waimanalo, HI
Originally Posted By: Anonymous
I would appreciate learning from present Axiom M80 owners which 4ohm rated receivers you are using to derive optimum sound from these really good speakers? Please be specific and state your reasons for choosing the A/V or stereo receiver you're using.

I'm using a Pioneer SC-1522-K (corresponding to model SC-1527-K in Canada and Elite model SC-65), which Pioneer rates at 210 W for each of its 9 channels, at 1 kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD. This receiver is $1000 currently, from Amazon. Other 2012 models with Pioneer's "D3" amplifiers are also rated for 4 ohm speakers.

Most receivers, as we know, are not rated for 4 ohm operation. Perhaps with these new Pioneer receivers that are, the M80s will become more popular.
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#389866 - 02/19/13 03:55 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
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I have a Denon 4311CI which when powering my M80s as Large would cut out on big bass transients. I now use a 3 ch ADA1000.
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#389867 - 02/19/13 04:47 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
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This wins for oldest thread resurrection.
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#389872 - 02/19/13 07:26 PM Re: M80's and Optimum 4ohm Receivers [Re: Anonymous]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Seriously, Greg. Why?!?!

M80's are already very "popular" and many posts over the last 12 years have been dedicated to the fallacy that they are somehow "difficult to drive" with modern receivers.
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