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#191189 - 01/08/08 11:43 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: jakewash]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Major,

How big is your room and what are your listening styles/habits? The m60's are awesom speakers and I owned them for years. Depending on your budget, you might consider the 80's as they aren't that much more, and do provide a little better bass and a bit more detail.

Don't get me wrong the 60's are awesome, and if I never would have gotten a case of upgradeitis, I would still be totally satisfied as I would not know any better. \:\) However, for my larger room, the 80's do a better job to fill the space...

What are you going to be driving the system with again? Are you ordering from the factory outlet to save 10%?
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#191219 - 01/09/08 08:46 AM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 01/05/08
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room is 13x19x10 and I have a new Sony receiver 5300ES (have a friend at Sony so it was less than ½ of retail). I know this won't be able to drive the M80's so pretty much have to go with the M60's. WhatFurrer cranked the M60's up a bit - still nice and clean and was barely able to hear anything he was saying at the same time.

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#191220 - 01/09/08 08:47 AM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: Major]
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 436
Loc: Austin, TX
I'm glad you were able to demo them! Sorry I haven't contacted you sooner, it's been hell at work here...

Anyway, whatever speakers you get you will enjoy tremendously! \:\)

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#191256 - 01/09/08 12:15 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: Major]
jakewash Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Major
WhatFurrer cranked the M60's up a bit - still nice and clean and was barely able to hear anything he was saying at the same time.
That little bit of extra openness you heard from the 60's at that higher volume is what the 80's sound like all the time. They really are worth the extra money.

I think your receiver should be able to drive the M80s, The ES series is way more robust than the STR line up. I have tried my 12 yr old STR-D915(prologic reciever) with my M80s and worked ok till I went beyond anything I would call normal loud levels. Not quite the same ooomph as my Denons but it did OK.
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#191353 - 01/09/08 08:53 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: Mojo]
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: Mojo
Yes, the 60s are nice...but the 80s are even nicer \:\) . They are absolutely heavenly.

Hopefully if pickupmykeys gets his FO speakers in a short while, he would be willing to get together for an A/B listening session with the 60s and 80s.
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#191367 - 01/09/08 09:54 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: chesseroo]
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Registered: 01/05/08
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just placed the order - talked to Brent at Axiom (had also talked to another rep the other day). Both said without question the M60's were the only way to go (that was on room size alone, not even mentioning the Sony receiver. Got the high gloss cherry finish. CAN'T WAIT!!!! I hope by some luck they're done much sooner than 4 weeks...this wait is going to kill me. I'll be sure to post some pics once I have everything set up.

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#191376 - 01/09/08 10:44 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: Major]
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Bah..room size shroom size, the M80s work great no matter what. I have mine in a room only 12x16 and I sit 6-7' away, they are awesome.

But the 60s are great too and the HG makes them even better!
Congrats!
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#191714 - 01/11/08 04:00 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: jakewash]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8288
Loc: Tacoma
Jason, are you trying to say shroom size doesn't matter?
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#191759 - 01/11/08 09:33 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: tomtuttle]
jakewash Offline
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
It just came out that way, I don't like shrooms. I would imagine the larger the better?
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#191778 - 01/11/08 11:52 PM Re: Anyone in the Austin/Round Rock Tx area [Re: jakewash]
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Just add a little butter, mmm mmm goood. "Bob's not here man" ha ha lol
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