M60 or M80?

Posted by: GregoryD

M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:05 PM

After yearning for the M60s for so long I am just about ready to order. Only problem is now that I have read all the reviews about the M80s I can't help but think I should hold on a bit longer and get the bigger speakers. Any opinions on the subject?
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:09 PM

Worth the wait!

Had 60s, now 80s.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:13 PM

The M80's are great, but so are the 60's. They sound very much alike, you can't go wrong either way.
Posted by: GregoryD

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:25 PM

Since I'm planning on a subwoofer, the bottom end doesn't mean as much. Am I right? That seems to be the biggest difference between the two?
Posted by: newf

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:25 PM

if you got the amp for the 80, or are willing to get the 4 ohm capable amp for them.....then there is no debate, get them.


Posted by: GregoryD

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:26 PM

I think my Denon 3805 will be fine.
Posted by: Wid

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 07:31 PM


The Denon will do fine for the M80s. Ya might as well go for Axioms flagship speakers, no what ifs then
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 08:11 PM

Not sure that it is a BIG difference if you look at the graphs. The 80's can handle more power, but my 60's fill my 30ft x 30ft room just fine. I would use the money for an EP500/600.

The factory outlet will also save you some dough.
Posted by: ratpack

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 10:49 PM

Seems like there was just another thread on this board questioning M60s versus M80s. You might do a search and review the comments.

My comment is the same. If you can afford the M80s, buy them. That way, you won't wish that you had in a couple of months!!
Posted by: Richie

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/12/06 11:00 PM

Get the M80s! They are great speakers!
Posted by: SirQuack

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:04 AM

so are the 60's
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:05 AM

In reply to:

I think my Denon 3805 will be fine.




Yes, it will, but also make a good pre/pro down the line.
Posted by: michael_d

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:11 AM

Are you getting them in the standard or custom wood finish? If you are going the wood route, Id get the 60s. The grills on the 80s cover up too much speaker and if I was going through the expense of the wood option, Id want to see it. Vain? Sure, but who doesnt want a hot looking girlfriend.

If youre just going the standard vinyl route, Id suggest you get the 80s. Only reason being, if you get the 60s, youll be wondering what if all the time.

Regardless of which one you get, youll be happy with both Im sure.

Posted by: HomeDad

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:16 AM

Once again they are both great, if the budget is a concern you can always go with the 60's ,if you are not satisfied within 30 days you can upgrade to the 80's at just the upgrade cost, Axiom will cover the return shipment of the 60's.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:19 AM

In reply to:

The grills on the 80s cover up too much speaker and if I was going through the expense of the wood option, Id want to see it




Buy to custom wood 80s and let them go naked!
Posted by: michael_d

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 11:32 AM

I acually prefer my Axiom speakers with the grills on. The aluminum drivers look out of place to me. The Opus speakers look better with the grills off though. Their drivers just look cool and blend in well.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 12:04 PM

In reply to:

The grills on the 80's cover up too much speaker and if I was going through the expense of the wood option, I'd want to see it. Vain? Sure, but who doesn't want a hot looking girlfriend.


Yes, keeping the grilles on your real wood speakers is like making your girlfriend wear clothes.

I know what you meant, but just thought it was a funny comparison.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 12:09 PM

Mabey have her sit in front of the speakers without clothes, what grills?
Posted by: NEW2AXIOM

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 12:50 PM

Depends on what you will use them for. Myself for example, I use mine for HT only. Not a big music listener. Really the only difference is that the 80's can play louder. I dont know how loud you need to get though, M60's will make you go deaf.
Posted by: bugbitten

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 06:06 PM

In reply to:

Mabey have her sit in front of the speakers without clothes, what grills?




Maybe.......what speakers!
Posted by: michael_d

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 10:02 PM

my lil lady is too distracting with cloths on. without.....ya, what speakers?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/13/06 10:50 PM

Yeah, they're called hooters, not woofers.
Posted by: Spoiler

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/14/06 05:27 PM

In reply to:

I acually prefer my Axiom speakers with the grills on. The aluminum drivers look out of place to me. The Opus speakers look better with the grills off though. Their drivers just look cool and blend in well




Well, to each his / her own! I love the look of the M80's w/grills off. Nice contrast against the cherry finish. Viva la difference!
Posted by: ratpack

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/14/06 06:06 PM

You, obviously, don't have children or grandchildren!!!
Posted by: Spoiler

Re: M60 or M80? - 04/15/06 12:19 AM

Ya read me like a book, rat!