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#241913 - 01/21/09 07:29 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: simboticus]
SRoode Offline
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1200
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Series in pairs, or parallel in pairs? Doesn't the crossover pair the drivers?


Edited by SRoode (01/21/09 07:31 PM)
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#242090 - 01/22/09 06:01 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: SRoode]
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#242835 - 01/26/09 12:28 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: simboticus]
Dominick Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
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Here is a slight update on the Emotiva XPA-3 paired with the M80 v2's. It is now 10 days after receipt, and I have been blasting the hell out of this combination for hours upon hours every night in movie and music applications.

I have never been so impressed with a speaker in my life! And this AMP provides endless amounts of low/mid end oomph. There is never a lack of power at any volume, never any distortion through the drivers at extreme volume levels usings these M80's which is another thing that I have NEVER experienced with a speaker. Usually once you get to a certain DB level at least one driver starts to distort. With these M80's I have honestly NOT BEEN ABLE to create distortion even if I tried.

And this is using the theoretical 400w X 2 Emotiva XPA3 4ohm configuration. The amp has never shut down, and the most suprising thing is that it barely gets hot. I mean, dont get me wrong after using the amp for 4 or 5 hours it definitely gets warm to the touch, but I would not consider it hot at all. I will confirm again, 10 days into usage and the amp has NOT shut down.

Hope this helps anyone considering the XPA3 as an amp choice for an M80 pair. I will keep you guys posted throughout the next few weeks as well.

Kind regards,

Dominick

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#242839 - 01/26/09 12:31 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: Dominick]
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Glad you are enjoying your sound!

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#242840 - 01/26/09 12:32 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: Dominick]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
From what Debbie and Tom told me at Axiom during my visit to Dwight last fall, they torture test the M80s at something like twice their advertised power, for 24 hrs!
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#242845 - 01/26/09 12:34 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: Adrian]
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Good to hear that you're enjoying it! Also good to hear that the XPA-3 works well.
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#242847 - 01/26/09 12:36 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: Adrian]
BoB/335 Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Adrian
From what Debbie and Tom told me at Axiom during my visit to Dwight last fall, they torture test the M80s at something like twice their advertised power, for 24 hrs!


You went to Axiom last Fall????

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#242860 - 01/26/09 01:20 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: BoB/335]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Yes, in late October, I think it was. My brother and I were up in cottage country near Huntsville, scouting out some prospective fishing lakes and cottage real estate. I asked my brother, who was driving, how close we were to Dwight, explaining to him there was a well respected speaker co in that area. So we dropped in, out of the blue, and Debbie Swinton was gracious enough to give us a tour of the facility and introduced us to some of the employees. Had a good talk with both Debbie and Tom that afternoon (audio talk and otherwise), very much a family atmosphere there (friendly, welcoming), these people enjoy their work and their customers. I didn't push for an audition because we just dropped in unannounced that afternoon, but I appreciated their time nontheless.
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#242877 - 01/26/09 02:47 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: Adrian]
BoB/335 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/08
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In all of your 287 posts that was the first time I saw you mention that. I thought you were somewhat like me with Axiom coming out of left field. Someone on another thread mentioned Axiom. (It was probably a resident Axiomite seting a plant) It was the first time I heard the name. I was looking at Orb speakers and never heard of them either. And then a million other brands I never heard of. Probably should have just stuck with Sony, Bose, Panasonic or a good set of Technics. Something people have heard of. Won't they think I'm pretty stupid buying a Canadian brand instead of something good fron China that everyone has heard of?

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#242878 - 01/26/09 02:54 PM Re: M80 v2's Arrived. Happy but slight issue. [Re: BoB/335]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
 Originally Posted By: BoB/335
. Won't they think I'm pretty stupid buying a Canadian brand instead of something good fron China that everyone has heard of?


Many people might consider purchasing something from Canada to be exotic \:\/

Wow! Speakers from Canada! I thought they only built igloos and snowshoes up there. \:D
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