Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Greg's pseudo-HT room
EP175v4 with M3v4
Who's Online
0 registered (), 30 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13336 Members
11 Forums
22945 Topics
405833 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17809
pmbuko 16298
SirQuack 13344
CV 11273
MarkSJohnson 10966
Meanwhile On Facebook

Shopping made easy! Need it by the 24th? Upgrade to air shipping for just $20!...

Just two more days! Better tell your gift-givers! http://axiomaudio.com/holida...

So many people took advantage of the weekend sales! Lots of auditioning about t...

Only a few hours left to get a gift card worth up to 25% of your purchase! http:...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#163093 - 03/26/07 04:09 PM Yamaha receiver + ??????
tigger Offline
regular

Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 7
I want to set up a home theatre system in the living room 400 sq ft. I am thinking Yamaha HTR6090 7.1 as receiver. Will M60, VP150, EP350, QS8 works? Do I need a bookself speaker or another QS? How different are axiom compare to jbl, polk audio speakers? I never purchase Axiom.

Top
#163094 - 03/26/07 04:18 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Welcome tigger!

First let me point out that there is no need to double post. We tend to read every post.

Your Axiom choices sound good. If you have the funds or can use the outlet for the discount maybe an EP500 sub instead of the 350.

Axiom sells on line so you get a great speaker with quality components without the middle man.

Search for forums for the speakers you mentioned and you will find post comparing them to Axioms.

By all means look in the Hearing Things section for a user near you for an audition, but the best audition is in you home with the 30 day guarantee.

Top
#163095 - 03/26/07 04:19 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13344
Loc: Iowa
Welcome Tigger,

Most solid state receivers will have no problem driving Axiom speakers, they are very efficient and easy to drive. Many Axiom owners use Yamaha as their receiver.

What are the dimensions of your room, I know you said 400 sq ft, but dimensions will help.

The speakers you listed would be just fine. The Q series surrounds will do a much better job for surround effects during movies. They also do a great job for music, in my opinion.

Some people like to use bookshelf speakers for the rear channels, but I use 4 Qs8's all the way around.

In my opinion, Axiom speakers would be classified as an audiophile grade of speaker. To me, JBL and Polk are more of a "retail" chain store type of speaker. Axiom really is in a better league.
_________________________
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
M22-OWM22-VP100-Denon2805
Audio Nirvana

Top
#163096 - 03/26/07 04:33 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
Hutzal Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
I use a Yamaha RX-V659 with M22 mains (8ohm, the M60s are 8ohm as well) and I have no problems at high volumes. I think the 6090 is at least an equivalent to the RX-V659, mabey newer/better.

-Hutz
_________________________
Producer | Composer
www.robbhutzal.com

Top
#163097 - 03/26/07 04:40 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
tigger Offline
regular

Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 7
Thanks for the suggestions. The dimension of the living room is about 3200 cu. ft. (20'x20'x8'). EP 350 is within my badget, although I like to buy EP 500.

Top
#163098 - 03/26/07 04:53 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
The 500 is in a whole different league than the 350. I might even suggest that getting the M22s and the EP500 would be better.

Edit: Or buy the 60s now with no sub and save up for the 500.


Edited by bugbitten (03/26/07 04:55 PM)

Top
#163099 - 03/26/07 04:59 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: bugbitten]
Hutzal Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
I can attest to the fact that having M22s paired with an EP500 crossed over at 80hz calibrated to 75db leaves NOTHING to be desired.

My system has everything that I could ever want right now. The only reason I would consider upgrading would be because of a bigger room.
_________________________
Producer | Composer
www.robbhutzal.com

Top
#163100 - 03/26/07 04:59 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: bugbitten]
tigger Offline
regular

Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 7
Do you mean getting mt22i instead m60ti as floor speaker?

Top
#163101 - 03/26/07 05:04 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Quote:

Do you mean getting mt22i instead m60ti as floor speaker?




If you can get the 500? Yes!

But the M60s have plenty of bass to tide you over until you get the funds for a EP500.

Top
#163102 - 03/26/07 05:13 PM Re: Yamaha receiver + ?????? [Re: tigger]
Hutzal Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Tigger,

What will you use the system for, more home theatre? or more music listening?

If its primarily for Home Theatre, I would go with the M22 route with the EP500, see how you like it, and if you want to upgrade it to the M60s, Axiom has been known to pay for return shipping of speakers if you are upgrading.
_________________________
Producer | Composer
www.robbhutzal.com

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.