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#265876 - 07/11/09 02:36 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: jakewash]
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6ave.com is selling the denon 4310 for $1645 with no tax and free shipping...
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#265897 - 07/11/09 10:56 AM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: terzaghi]
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I wonder if they still do AVSforum member deals on the 4310.
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#266048 - 07/13/09 06:45 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: jakewash]
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The Denon 4310 was delivered over the weekend. I had a chance to set it up on Saturday, and it seems to be a pretty nice receiver. It does a great job with the HDMI pass-through/scaling. There is no noticeable degradation in image quality.

Before the I order the speakers, I have one final question. I was having a discussion with a friend about the speakers I'm looking at, and he was telling me that my room is too small and they wouldn't sound good.

Below is an image with my room dimensions and the speaker setup. I know the speakers I'm looking at are overkill for a room this size, but I may move the setup into a large room in the future, and I would prefer to buy the best now, instead of upgrading again later when I switch rooms.

Can I get some thoughts about this? Is my room to small for the speakers I'm looking at? Or they will they sound fine?

Again, here are the speakers I'm looking at:
2x - M80 v2 Floorstanding Speakers
2x - QS8 v2 Surround Speakers
1x - VP150 v2 Center Channel Speaker
1x- HSU VTF-2 MK3 Subwoofer (already bought)


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#266049 - 07/13/09 06:48 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: zero002021]
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It's a fairly small room. Is that bench where your seating position is, or is there a couch or something in front of that?

That said, I sit about 8-10' away from my M80s in a room that's 19x20 with an opening to the kitchen behind it, and they sound just fine. As long as you calibrate things, you're ok. Of course, if you're too, too close to the M80s (like, with 2 feet) you start hearing individual drivers instead of the whole thing.
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#266054 - 07/13/09 06:58 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Ken.C]
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The bench is where the seating position is. The distance from my current speakers to the bench is about 8 feet.

There is a big rug underneath the area where the speakers are placed to help with the rooms acoustics.
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#266055 - 07/13/09 06:59 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Ken.C]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Zero, your dimensions are similar to my own. I am using M80s, VP150 and 2x QS8s without any issues, however I have my TV and fronts on the short wall as opposed to your setup on the long wall.
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#266134 - 07/14/09 12:45 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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While some speakers may be too big for a room, the M80 are not that kind of speaker. They are capable of being too loud for your room, but should sound great at lower levels as well - which is what you want.
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#266139 - 07/14/09 01:31 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: Zimm]
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Lower volume levels are where the M80's excell, IMO.
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#266343 - 07/16/09 07:00 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: jakewash]
zero002021 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/09
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Loc: Boston, MA
Does anyone know what the difference between "Black Oak vinyl finish" and "Black Oak finish" is? On the product pages, I just noticed that it says:

"New Black Finish! Axiom is now offering a new stock Black Oak vinyl finish. If you need your speakers in our old Black Oak finish, you may purchase them for no extra charge in our Custom Vinyl Shop."

Any ideas? Or should I contact Axiom directly?
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#266344 - 07/16/09 07:15 PM Re: Upgrading to Axiom's - Need AVR Advice [Re: zero002021]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Contact them. Even in the "custom vinyl" section, nothing is named like that. I guess a bit of copy-editing would have helped in this case! ;\)
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