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#397064 - 09/12/13 11:28 AM I know you are THE wrong people to axe,
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3130
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
but there are no "right" people to axe in this situation.

Opinions:

How much happier will I be if I trade in/up my M-60's (in veneer, ya cheap bastards!) for M-100's? I'd still be shellin' out $1.7k, plus another $690 to match my current finish, but these would be my "end of the line" speakers, as I am almost as old now as Brian.

I actually got a no-fuss green light from my better half, with, "It's your decision. I know how much pleasure you derive from them." And that's while, as I write, the new 200+' of gutter$ are being in$talled around all house.

So, it's still a bit tight to do, but now would be the time based on a 75% credit for my 60's.

All responses will be valued, even the a-hole ones. Oh, right, I'M not responding myself, so that shouldn't be a problem here, eh?
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#397067 - 09/12/13 12:37 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5820
Loc: Some random location
I would say, just go for it. They can't make you any sadder.

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#397068 - 09/12/13 12:45 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Online   happy
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
I'd say go for it!

But just get cheap vinyl. I don't mean the nice-looking vinyl that's used for Axiom's standard finish, I mean have them go out to Queen Tire or whatever that cheep Canadian place is and get some real bargain stuff.

Then close your eyes whenever you listen to them.
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#397070 - 09/12/13 01:16 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: MarkSJohnson]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
"Queen Tire", ha, ha, ha. (Bob will like that one!) It's Canadian Tire, or, as many of us Canadians refer to it, Crappy Tire.

Cheers,
Alan
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#397071 - 09/12/13 01:20 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Online   happy
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
I think I was doing a custom mix of Canadian Tire and Princess Auto. grin
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#397072 - 09/12/13 01:21 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: alan]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Originally Posted By: alan
"Queen Tire", ha, ha, ha. (Bob will like that one!)

A Freddie Mercury fan, eh?!

Rock on, Bob!
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#397074 - 09/12/13 01:40 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
alan Offline
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Bob,

All kidding aside, if you "axe" me, if things are a bit tight with the 200 feet of new gutters, you'd find a significant upgrade in sound quality by going to the M80 v3s from your M60s. In the double-blind tests I've done between those two loudspeakers, I consistently rank the M80 a full point above the very good M60s -- if the M60 gets an 8 out of 10 on my score sheet (10 being the theoretical perfect loudspeaker), the M80v3 gets a 9 from me. According to my ultra-critical speaker rating criteria, that degree of improvement is a lot.

Cheers,
Alan
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#397077 - 09/12/13 02:32 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8280
Loc: Tacoma
I think you should do it.
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#397078 - 09/12/13 03:29 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Online   happy
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10856
Loc: Central NH
(But to be fair, Tom likes spending other people's money even more than the rest of us!)
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#397080 - 09/12/13 05:22 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
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Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1006
Personally, I wish I could but now is not the best time (for me).


Edited by brwsaw (09/12/13 05:23 PM)
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