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#343985 - 04/03/11 01:37 PM M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC?
Westcoast Offline
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
If anyone is in the lowermainland with a pair of M60's or M80's I would like to connect and listen to them if possible. Thanks.
Andy

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#343993 - 04/03/11 02:09 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
I should have given a bit more information on my above post. I am interested in istening to the M60's and or M80's because I am seriously considering purchasing a pair. We have a very large 'main floor' with cathedral ceilings (20' x 40' and vaulted ceiling of 20' in about 1/4 of the room). the speakers are for a 2 channel application and dedicated to music listening. I am in the process of building the system and will likely purchase the NAD C375 BEEE intigrated amp.
It's likely I will need to add a sub due to the size of the room which I will do down the road.
It would be great if I could hear the M60's and M'80's prior to purchase.
Andy

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#343997 - 04/03/11 02:20 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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The M80s have slightly better bass output for a fuller 2 channel sound. The M80s with a good amp can produce all the bass you need unless you are into Pipe Organ music.

Isn't Kruncher in the lower mainland?
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#344000 - 04/03/11 02:35 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Yes, but only 2 x M22 and 2 x QS8 here. Still, they're the same main drivers, aren't they?

Send me a PM if you'd like to hear them.

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#344001 - 04/03/11 02:39 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Kruncher]
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M22's with a sub is very similar to the M80's on their own, I think they are a little closer the M60's but either way this would give a very close rendition of what to expect from M80's. The M80's just have a warmer sound to them than the M22/sub combo due to better upper bass from the M80's, much of this is only noticeable to most with A/B testing anyway.
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#344026 - 04/03/11 10:50 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: jakewash]
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Hey Andy, for that size room, I would say 80's for sure. I've owned both 60's and 80's and they are both great for larger rooms, but for huge rooms like that I would lean towards 80's. You may find you don't need a sub, but if you do that can be purchased down the road. The 80's can handle lotsss of power.
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#344037 - 04/04/11 12:13 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
Thanks to everyone for there input and replies. I have left a message for Kruncher to try and set up time I could listen to his M22's.
It's good to know that Sirquack thinks that I might not need a sub for this room if I go with the M80's.
I am just a bit tentative to make this purchase without 'hearing and touching' the speakers. I have to say the forums and many online reviews has made this decision easier.
Thanks again to everyone for their thoughts.
Andy

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#344046 - 04/04/11 08:55 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Hi Westcoast.

I have a similarly shaped room maybe not 40' wide but it's open into the kitchen so it surpasses 40 there and my vaulted ceiling is a good bit higher.

Not kicking the M80s one bit but have no fear that the M60s can handle that room. Mine do not even break a sweat and will play perfectly clean to levels well beyond what you can stand at any of those distances. In fact, I have another set in a much smaller, full HT with a sub setup in the basement but I prefer the sound of the M60s in that larger and more open space for music. My wife actually even states this preference now and then and normally, I'm thinking she isn't even ever listening.

For bass, I'm very happy with my M60s in full range mode but I've only heard the M80s in an outdoor environment so I can't compare directly. I just wanted to subdue any fear that the 60s may lack the power for your room.


Edited by Murph (04/04/11 09:01 AM)
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#344060 - 04/04/11 11:35 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
Hi Murph - This is good to know. I kinda thought my only option were the M80's due to the room size. Knowing you have a simular space and very happy with the M60's is making me rethink things a bit.
Just so I am clear the M60's in your room fill the space well with sound and don't tend to sound a bit thin on the lower end bass?
We have hardwood floors on all of the main floor, lots of windows and a complete wall of kitchen cabinets. There is not a lot of sound dampening which could make speaker choice and set up challenging. Thoughts?

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#344061 - 04/04/11 11:42 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Wrong country, wrong coast to help you audition, but M60's can and will affect your feet, as long as they are on the floor. You were told before about putting them on the coffee table now, weren't you?

Seriously, love my M60's (19.73 months, but who's counting).

And if you are one who keeps his eyes open while listening to music, they sound much better in wood veneer.
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