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#238421 - 01/06/09 11:18 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: fredk]
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I may just get the 80's and if i have any problems i may just get a 3 channel amp to run the center and mains. I may be incorrect but i beleive if i get only a two channel amp for the mains it could slighlty change the timbre match between the mains and center. That's why i've been thinking 3 channel, or should i let my reciever run my center and just get an amp for the mains????

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#238423 - 01/06/09 11:23 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
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There shouldn't be any difference in timbre... I'd get a two-channel. That'll free up the receiver's reserves quite a bit...
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#238424 - 01/06/09 11:26 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I agree with Mark.
All evidence seems to point out that unless you are into tube amps, a solid state amp, run within it's limits, does not color the sound.
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#238426 - 01/06/09 11:32 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: Murph]
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so any special setting i use on the reciever "movie mode etc" will be passed on to the pre outs, it still runs through the equilizer circuitry it just bypasses the reciever's amp, correct???? I should have never started upgrading.....it's hard to stop!

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#238427 - 01/06/09 11:32 AM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
I agree with Mark.
All evidence seems to point out that unless you are into tube amps, a solid state amp, run within it's limits, does not color the sound.


Agreed.
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#238447 - 01/06/09 12:35 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: Wid]
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In that room size you most likely will not be listening at levels that will require gobs of power and it won't take gobs of power to blow you out of the room. \:\) Don't rule the 60's out either, they used to fill my 900sq ft room just fine with the Denon alone and no extra amps.
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#238472 - 01/06/09 02:22 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: SirQuack]
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Like I said, go for the 60s first, then if you are not happy get the 80s. The differences are there but only really noticeable when compared together. If you do end up with 80s try them as is and if you do experience shutdown with them then go for a seperate amp.
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#238512 - 01/06/09 04:01 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: jakewash]
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Yeah i think going with the 60 is the safer bet, I read a review on audioholics.com and the m80's were so powerful the 150 center had trouble keeping up, so he threw two 150 centers in the system, that would be awesome! My room isn't Huge so i'm sure the 60's along with the 150 will blow my paradigm system away, at least i hope they will. i haven't found any good reviews (professional) on the 60's like i have on the 80's.

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#238516 - 01/06/09 04:15 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: cdy2179]
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The 60's can hold their own to their big brother. ;\) Not sure I understand the part about keeping up with the 150. The center channel is for movie dialog (voices). Unless the guy was playing in 5-7 stereo mode, the center channel is not designed to play like a full range loudspeaker, 60's or 80's, or 50's for that matter.

The 60's will rock your world.
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#238517 - 01/06/09 04:16 PM Re: Epic 60 and a Yamaha [Re: SirQuack]
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Another option is to do an audition if someone lives near you, just check the audition thread.
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