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#158672 - 02/15/07 10:31 AM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: SirQuack]
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Randy did you do a side by side comparison?
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#158673 - 02/15/07 09:01 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: Wid]
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That probably did not come out as I intended it to sound. I was trying to not discount the 60's for having lack of good bass. I think they are very good in that category. I think most people would be amazed at their performance, and most likely would need nothing better.

Yes, the 80's have better bass performance, which I assume is partially due to the larger enclosure. I would not say it is leaps and bounds better, but pretty noticable. If I never upgraded to the 80's, I would still be very satisfied with the 60's.

I did not get a chance to do a side/by/side comparison, but from memory I do notice an improved response in the low frequencies.
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#158674 - 02/15/07 10:42 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: SirQuack]
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The original poster is aware of the lower impedance, right? As a prospective buyer, I would have liked to purchase the 80s, as I want to blow my money on speakers for the moment, and not amplification. However, I don't want to stress out my Onkyo receiver with 4ohm towers.

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#158675 - 02/15/07 11:11 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: JohnMusician]
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The op mentioned the Emotiva MMC/IPS, this will not have any problems with the M80s. Audioholics used an Onkyo 601 to drive the M80s in a reveiw of the 601.
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#158676 - 02/15/07 11:18 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: Wid]
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Thanks wid. You may be assuaging my fears in getting the 80s. A different fear I picked up at audioholics was that the vp150 center Im looking at had a hard time keeping up with the 80s. I believe the reviewer may have suspected the double tweeters of the 80s to be the possible cause. Your thoughts?

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#158677 - 02/15/07 11:23 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: JohnMusician]
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I've never had a problem with my vp150 with either my m60's or my current m80's. If setup properly, you will be in Axiom utopia.
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#158678 - 02/15/07 11:24 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: JohnMusician]
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I will have to let someone else answer that for you. I don't run my M80s in a H/T set up. They are in a 2.1 music system. From the years I have been on the forum I don't think there has been a handful of folks that was not thrilled with the VP150.
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#158679 - 02/15/07 11:58 PM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: Wid]
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well thanks for the input wid n' quack. Im currently reading the audioholics vassallo link you supplied quack, thanks. Oh man, so I have 3 different totals on m80s/vp150/4xQs8/4xStands. factory outlet= 2,840. normal= 3,310. cherry-chestnut-semi(or high??)= 4,250. yoikes, decisions, decision, hehe. hey look, im already a regular!

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#158680 - 02/16/07 12:52 AM Re: Yet another M60 v. M80 question... [Re: JohnMusician]
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John, as far as the finishes, you can order samples to see what you like. What you spend on them will be credited toward your purchase. Can't lose that way.
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