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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
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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
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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 Offline
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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,
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#397071 - 09/12/13 01:20 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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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]
medic8r Offline
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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
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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 Offline
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(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]
brwsaw Offline
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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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#397082 - 09/12/13 07:00 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: brwsaw]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Victoria,BC
Why not try them out and then not change your mind. Seems to me that you have alot of music to catch up on.(your own) wink
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#397084 - 09/12/13 07:22 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Bob, do you want me to come over there and (like someone I know) say to you "No, you don't want those. THIS is what you want!"?
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#397086 - 09/12/13 09:50 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
mpyw Offline
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 279
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I have just sent Brent my list of queries if I upgrade from my M60 to M100....hey, can I just choose M80 and still qualify for the trade up program?

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#397087 - 09/12/13 10:24 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: mpyw]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7032
Loc: Canada
Sell the M60s and buy a Bose Wave radio. You'll be much happier.
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#397090 - 09/12/13 11:28 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7395
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Bob, I say go for it.
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#397091 - 09/13/13 07:26 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 899
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
You only live once
GO FOR IT!
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#397092 - 09/13/13 08:31 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Loc: Central NH
Bob - bee!
Bob - bee!
Bob - bee!
BOB - BEE!
BOB - BEE!
BOB - BEE!
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#397093 - 09/13/13 08:40 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
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#397095 - 09/13/13 09:04 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: medic8r]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
There is the most hideous bronze sculpture of Bobby Orr, in exactly that position, out in from the Boston Garden. You're really missing out.
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#397096 - 09/13/13 09:17 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
As usual, you guys do not disappoint. Thanks for all the input.

I kinda wish Bill at least put up some resistance, then I'd just defer. Un unexpected job just landed in my lap yesterday that will cover most of the cost of the upgrade. And I just got a master bath gut/expansion for Oct that wasn't on my calendar.

How's that for justifications?

Or "betterer." I had a bunch of strokes from Dec to June, then surgery for it. I didn't die and I've lost no functions, (except I can no longer play the octaroon), so I suppose I NEED them now before the next BIG one, right?

I wonder if I can take them with me to the sate funded assisted living center?

Edit: Would I even know that they were in the room with me?


Edited by BobKay (09/13/13 09:19 AM)
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#397097 - 09/13/13 09:47 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
There is the most hideous bronze sculpture of Bobby Orr, in exactly that position, out in from the Boston Garden. You're really missing out.

I know. That's why I picked that photo.

It was either gonna be that one or

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#397102 - 09/13/13 10:53 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
Murph Offline
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Posts: 6768
Loc: PEI, Canada
Hey Bob.
After paying the bills, what good is money? Spend it on what makes you happy.

Did that make you happy? Good, send money.
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#397105 - 09/13/13 10:58 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Hey! That's my gig! Get your own thing!
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#397118 - 09/13/13 11:32 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: medic8r]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: BobKay
There is the most hideous bronze sculpture of Bobby Orr, in exactly that position, out in from the Boston Garden. You're really missing out.

I know. That's why I picked that photo.

It was either gonna be that one or



Hey! I know that guy! He has to show up every couple of years in County Court in the next town over from us for non-payment of child support.

Such a dichotomy; first a picture of a Bobby winner, then one of a Bobby loser. Gee, even you edumacated southerners are racists!


Edited by BobKay (09/13/13 11:33 PM)
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#397119 - 09/14/13 01:11 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
brwsaw Offline
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Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 988
So...are you gonna do it or what?
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#397120 - 09/14/13 06:59 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10848
Loc: Central NH
Really! No verdict yet?
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#397240 - 09/22/13 06:09 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: MarkSJohnson]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
I am calling Brent tomorrow to order my M100's.

Before I do, I need to know one thing.

I have to know whether the % of the sale that ends up in Ian and Amie's place, no matter how small, finds a home in the boathouse or in the shoe closet?
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#397242 - 09/23/13 01:17 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
brwsaw Offline
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Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 988
Let me be the first to say Congrats and to remove any liability(just in case).
I joke.
If hadn't just bought a second house I (probably)would have agreed to the upgrade as well.
The offer is very tempting even now(I'm broke).
Any way... nobody ever answered my question about the M100's being designated left and right.
I know a tower (center, probably M80) is in my future.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts about your new towers.
Again, congrats.
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#397243 - 09/23/13 03:08 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: brwsaw]
JohnK Offline
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The M100s are symmetrical speakers and have no L/R designation. The LFE1100s have their backs slanted slightly so that the rearward sound projection hits the back wall at a certain angle, aiding the omni-directionality. So the LFE1100s have to have the backs different on the left and right to get the designed angles.
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#397247 - 09/23/13 09:43 AM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Posts: 10848
Loc: Central NH
Didja order them yet? Huh?

Didja order them yet?
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#397251 - 09/23/13 12:55 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8271
Loc: Tacoma
Well, didja?
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#397254 - 09/23/13 02:10 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
Originally Posted By: BobKay
I am calling Brent tomorrow to order my M100's.

Before I do, I need to know one thing.

I have to know whether the % of the sale that ends up in Ian and Amie's place, no matter how small, finds a home in the boathouse or in the shoe closet?


Not even a little bit goes to shoes or boats, I promise!

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#397257 - 09/23/13 03:49 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6382
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Ah, then it goes to other modes of transport, like classic cars and the invisible jet! Roger, Roger.
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#397261 - 09/23/13 04:19 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: MarkSJohnson]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Yes.
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#397263 - 09/23/13 04:31 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: Amie]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Originally Posted By: Amie
Originally Posted By: BobKay
I am calling Brent tomorrow to order my M100's.

Before I do, I need to know one thing.

I have to know whether the % of the sale that ends up in Ian and Amie's place, no matter how small, finds a home in the boathouse or in the shoe closet?


Not even a little bit goes to shoes or boats, I promise!




Hi, Amie! It wouldn't have affected my decision, of course, but, I thought, when I usually listen with my eyes closed, each time I DID open them and saw the cabinets, I could imagine them having a connection to something neither of you need either.

Plus, I always like to hear about anyone else's shoe, ummm, collections.
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#397265 - 09/23/13 05:22 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8271
Loc: Tacoma
Very good, Bob. I'm eager to hear about your experience with the new speakers.
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#397267 - 09/23/13 05:31 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6382
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Yes.

RIGHT ON, BOB!
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#397270 - 09/23/13 08:16 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: BobKay]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7395
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Congrats, Bob!!
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#397275 - 09/23/13 09:50 PM Re: I know you are THE wrong people to axe, [Re: St_PatGuy]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 3120
Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Gracias, guys. Hey, JP, that Mandingo and one his girl friends kidnapped women and held them as sex hostages for a few days each at their house in LA.

First Bobby Brown, now this! You DO know how "ta pick 'em."

Got lucky when an over-committed workmate threw me a "bone" of a small frpl. mantel. He didn't know the frpl. dog had a neighbordog who popped by during my visit with "frpl. dog lady" to tell me she wanted me to design/build a MUCH bigger mantel for her and to then come re-do every surface in her "big 'ol barn" of a house. THAT made it easier to pull the trigger on a self-indulgency, like new speakers, for sure. Of course, I'll cut him in on as much of the work as he wants. Don't misunderstand, I AM an a-hole, just not THAT kind.
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