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#178689 - 10/11/07 11:19 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: Ken.C]
Mojo Offline
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Run them up the fireplace and across the mantle or across the threshold on the bottom. You can paint the cable to match the surface. Nice place by the way.

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#178693 - 10/11/07 11:24 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: ZG]
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Gorgeous wood floors.
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#191953 - 01/13/08 12:43 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: pmbuko]
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Hey all! Just an update that I FINALLY ordered my M60s today! I've been on the fence for a long while, but decided to see what these babies can do. I ordered them with the free upgrade to high gloss cherry. Should take about a month before they ship. I've waited this long, another four weeks won't kill me. ;-}

And, an update on the new loft. I hooked my stereo up in the spot I mentioned and it totally didn't work out there. Sounded good, but I wouldn't have been able to sit and listen given the wall situation right behind the fireplace. Kind of an odd space. So, the system is now in the living area (it's not a room, just a part of the loft). The speakers will be up against a brick wall and 9-foot windows. My present system sounds nice there. So, I'm sure the M60s will sounds great too!

One thing I truly love about the new space is the incredible sound. Because of all of the wood - floors and ceilings - it's almost like a cathedral or classical music hall. Very lovely resonance.

I promise a review of the space and the M60s when they arrive. I know I've got to break them in first though. Can't wait!

ZG
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#192004 - 01/13/08 04:09 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: ZG]
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Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: ZG
Hey all! Just an update that I FINALLY ordered my M60s today! I've been on the fence for a long while, but decided to see what these babies can do.
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The speakers will be up against a brick wall and 9-foot windows. My present system sounds nice there. So, I'm sure the M60s will sounds great too! [snip]


FWIW, I just saw some flat speaker cables being sold by Axiom. Might be worth a look.
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#192159 - 01/14/08 01:33 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: Hansang]
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Thanks! I actually ordered the bulk wire since I've moved the system away from the fireplace. Just not a good spot for quality listening. But, that flat wire would be great if/when I decide to have a home theatre set-up some day.
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#192177 - 01/14/08 03:18 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: ZG]
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Hi ZG,

Welcome from another Canadian in NYC (on and off for the past 10 years). Nice space, and you seem to have enough irregular surfaces and the like that I don't think you need worry about the M60s sounding too forward or "in your face." The big space and high ceilings (I think I spotted some beams up there as well) should break up the reflections enough that you'll get a nicely uniform tonal balance.

You could always add a few area rugs later on if you wanted to increase absorbancy.

Regards,
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#192771 - 01/17/08 07:20 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: alan]
ZG Offline
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Hi Alan!

I'd like to have a location tag similar to yours: Toronto/NYC/Cape Cod. But, alas, I'm really just in Jersey City, NJ. I work in Midtown though, so I call it NYC.

Thanks for the comments on the space. I have moved my stereo to another part of the loft where we have a huge wool rug. I think my stereo sounds wonderful in this space - and that's with my present Ohm C2 speakers. Can't wait to hear the M60s in here! I've already started to order a few new-to-me CDs that I've read about in posts here and on other various audio sites. Really an excuse to add to my collection!

Once the M60s arrive and I'm feeling happy with them I'd like to possibly start a thread (blog too, maybe) about the sounds of the music. I've been a music writer/critic for many years and I find that far too few writers talk about the physicality of playing music and hearing that in recordings. Of course you need a good system in order to hear Bill Evans press down on a piano key, or Billie Holiday exhale without painful a shot of sibilance, but it's all part of the connection I think all of us music lovers are looking for.

For example, one of my favorite new artists is Andrew Bird. His album (yes, I still call them that!) Mysterious Production of Eggs has several passages with him whistling. He emits an amazing sound that sometimes feels like he's playing another instrument, like a steel guitar, even. But playing the album on a great system reveals that it's a human instrument, with a warm and full timbre that is lost on a mediocre system or poor quality headphones.

Just thinking on screen here...

Best,

Zoë
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#193003 - 01/18/08 08:59 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: ZG]
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Registered: 11/01/06
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Loc: Canadian in NYC
They're here already!! Less than a week after ordering. Right out of the box, WOW!!!!! Amazing sounding, and the high gloss cherry is stunning. They are a tad bright, but I can tell they will mellow out a little in time. First listen: Coltrane's Blue Train. Incredible. I promise a more detailed review in time. I've only heard them on my Luxman L210 amp with my modded CD player. Tomorrow I'll swap in one of my Scott tube amps and listen to some vinyl on my Dual 1219.

My biggest question to myself is: What took you so long?

Zoë
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#193004 - 01/18/08 09:03 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: ZG]
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The speakers won't mellow out, your perception of them will.
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#193006 - 01/18/08 09:14 PM Re: Question about M60s and exposed brick walls [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Cool! And, yes, as sirquack just mentionned, once your ears have ajusted, you will be in a better position to tweak, compare and report how much you enjoy your new speakers and life in general (they go together!). \:\) \:\)
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