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#377945 - 06/05/12 09:48 PM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
Gary Vose Sr Offline
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Registered: 03/17/12
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Loc: Casa Grande, AZ
Now the fun begins!
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#377954 - 06/05/12 11:57 PM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Fantastic! Save a jar of "smell" for me!




From the speakers, Ben. The speakers!


No it's all mine!


Both of them!


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#378274 - 06/11/12 01:17 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Question/comments for anyone listening:

So I got these M80's setup with a new VP180 and new QS8's along with my old QS4's. I really have been busy the last week so I haven't had a chance to sit down and drive these things that hard yet. I'm very happy overall (so far REALLY impressed with the VP180) but I am disappointed with the low end from the M80's. I guess with all the raving from other M80 owners about the bass from these speakers I was expecting more, much more. Granted I have yet to play them at very loud levels but so far they just don't seem too pronounced in that area.

What I've tried:
  • I have them set to large on my AVR
  • I've moved them around and pulled them back to about ~8 inches from the wall (which did help a tad bit)
  • I put my ear up to each driver and I believe they are all working.
  • I've swapped pos/neg to test for phase issues
  • I've spent some time listening in surround as well as 2 channel


My M3's seem to have nearly as much low end as these M80's... at the moderate to low volume levels I've been playing with. I know it could be a case of just being used to a lot more bass because of my car stereo and the M80's being much more flat but it just seems like something is missing.

Here is one look at how I have them setup
here is another angle
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#378275 - 06/11/12 01:22 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
CV Offline
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shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11236
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
What material have you been listening to on them to test for that sort of impact? Gunfire is always a good demo, and for that, it's hard to beat Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan. I can't say that I listened to movies much on the M3s before I took them in to work, but the M80s have never failed to impress me for gunfire.

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#378325 - 06/11/12 01:59 PM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I'm really just focusing on music right now. For movies I never not had my sub running along with the M3's.
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#378364 - 06/12/12 12:37 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Grrr, I think a lot of it has to do with my new room. I was walking around the speakers tonight and noticed when I'm standing up near the TV in between the M80's there is a lot more low end. As I walk back and sit down it diminishes a lot.

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#378368 - 06/12/12 12:58 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7412
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Ben, it really sounds like your room is the culprit for your diminished bass response. Do you have an SPL meter? Try charting some measurements if you have a test CD.

May be time to start experimenting with speaker placement and/or listening position, if possible.
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#378371 - 06/12/12 05:26 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10942
Loc: Central NH
Rooms suck. I dislike them.
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#378375 - 06/12/12 07:11 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6864
Loc: PEI, Canada
Ya!!!! and those doily looking things that old women wear to church!!! And jets that don't leave cool vapor trails!!!! And those soft, foam hockey pucks for woosies!!!!!!!

I think I need a coffee. I'll be right back.
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#378376 - 06/12/12 07:34 AM Re: Being doubly sure... [Re: INANE]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10942
Loc: Central NH
Got coffee?

I'm pretty sure those "doily looking things" ARE doilies.
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