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#203530 - 04/08/08 12:49 PM Placement of M60s made a huge difference
ZG Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Posts: 135
Loc: Canadian in NYC
Hey all!

I found out recently that one of my neighbors is an audiophile too. We’ve been meaning to get together to hear each others systems, which we finally did on Sunday. He’s got a nice sounding pair of Spica speakers and a good tube amp and vintage turntable. Together it was all lovely sounding.

When I bought my M60s I was planning on using them with a vintage Scott tube amp and an older Luxman solid state amp. (I swap speaker cables when needed.) But I got a really great deal on a Creek 4330R integrated amp a few weeks ago, and that thing just rocks the world!

So, the friend came over and helped me place the speakers in a better spot. Wow! Placement really means so much. I originally had them 8 feet apart, with my sofa 10 feet back. I found myself leaning forward all of the time - clearly my sweet spot was at 8 feet. So we moved my speakers to 10 feet apart and toed them in a little bit. Not only did I gain in the correct placement of the sweet spot, but I can’t get over how open sounding the M60s are now. It was as if they were too close together to really open up. Now they are incredible!

Two months after my 30 trial is over (I’ve had them since mid-January) and I’m happy as can be! Just thought I’d let you all know about it.

ZG
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#203537 - 04/08/08 01:38 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: ZG]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Glad to hear your enjoying your speakers. My M60s never cease to amaze me. I think I'm used to them then I play something knew and 'wow'.


Hope you stick around and continue to share your experiences even though you have finally hit musical bliss.


Edited by Murph (04/08/08 01:39 PM)
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#203545 - 04/08/08 02:03 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: Murph]
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Small changes can make a big difference.
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#203547 - 04/08/08 02:07 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: DaveG]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Amazing how the theoretical equilateral triangle for speaker set up actually works.;\)
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#203555 - 04/08/08 03:04 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
My M60s never cease to amaze me. I think I'm used to them then I play something knew and 'wow'.


I love this part of the listening experience! I was chatting with my friend Larry (who originally recommended the M60s to me) about the fact that so many people on this site seem to love the M80s. We decided that most two-channel listeners would never really need more than the M60s. But the M80s seem to pack some extra punch and bass for home theatre use. Since I am totally content with my two-channel set-up for TV/movie watching, the M60s are perfect for my needs.

 Originally Posted By: Murph

Hope you stick around and continue to share your experiences even though you have finally hit musical bliss.


I do visit from time to time, and will try to continue. I love hearing recommendations of what to listen to. I've picked up a few things others on these boards have waxed poetic about. That's what it's all about after all!

Zoë
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#203568 - 04/08/08 05:24 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: ZG]
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Registered: 06/22/03
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We decided that most two-channel listeners would never really need more than the M60s.


Do you come to this conclusion never hearing the M80s?
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#203595 - 04/08/08 08:12 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: Wid]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4848
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I created an equilateral triangle with my m80's. I am 11.4 ft from each speaker and they are 11.4 ft apart... The soundstage is excellent

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#203604 - 04/08/08 09:01 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid
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We decided that most two-channel listeners would never really need more than the M60s.


Do you come to this conclusion never hearing the M80s?


I believe they did. I think it is a good indication of just how good the M60s are, except that as we know, the M80s are just that much better.\:\)
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#203605 - 04/08/08 09:09 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: jakewash]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
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would never really need more than the M60s


Ah, but after listening to both, I want the M80s. ;\)

If I could only buy the M60, I would probably be quite happy.
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#203836 - 04/10/08 09:58 PM Re: Placement of M60s made a huge difference [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: NJ, USA
 Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I created an equilateral triangle with my m80's. I am 11.4 ft from each speaker and they are 11.4 ft apart... The soundstage is excellent


I'm still waiting for my M80's to be delivered and I'm planning ot do the same but I heard that Alan Loft does not like too much that configuration, and rather he tends to make them closer between them instead of making all sides equal....anybody had tried this approach???
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