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#285977 - 01/08/10 03:24 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Have a nice visit, it should be interesting and fun. My main advice would be to bring music you will listen to and movies you know and enjoy. The important thing is how the speakers renders what you will actually play on them.
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#285978 - 01/08/10 03:27 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: EFalardeau]
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EDIT: I mean, Axiom certainly has a lot of materiel all ready to make you experience 5.1 and everything aplenty. So for the things you bring yourself, you should focus on the familiar.
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#285981 - 01/08/10 03:46 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Taking music that is familiar to you is good advice. Keep an open mind about what you are hearing rather than thinking about which speaker is playing, in other words, don't look...listen. You'll likely hear a difference between the towers and the M22 if a sub isn't used, but it'll be an interesting comparo otherwise. Also listen to them at a level you will play them at most of the time, but turn them up/down to see how you like them at higher/lower levels.

I read a while back, that Holly Cole is popular among some installers to set up/test audio equip't if you or Axiom happen to have her music available.
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#286008 - 01/08/10 07:30 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 07/24/04
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That enthusiasm almost has me excited. When I auditioned, I took the same advice that you are being offered here and took some familiar CD's. I had no where to audition Axioms - I had to Audition Paradigms Studio 60's and 100's. I had some classical and some female vocals. Are you buying anything except mains?
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#286010 - 01/08/10 08:27 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 02/17/04
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 Originally Posted By: bdpf
Hi,

I would like to thank you all for sharing your comments and experience. There was a lot of good information and remarks. I would love to say that it helped me make my decision but the fact is that I am even more undecised than before. I wanted the M80s, but then after reading that the M60s are very similar, I am not sure that they are worth the extra $400. The comments regarding the M22s also got me thinking...
Since I couldn't make up my mind, I decided to take a day off and go listen to them and decide for myself. I will be visiting the Axiom facility on Monday. I will be auditioning the M80s, M60s and M22s with and without a sub (EP500). I will also have the VP150 and QS8 for 5.1 listening.

I don't consider myself an audiophile (yet), but I am able to appreciate a good sounding system. Is there any advice that I can get from more experienced people? What should I focus on in order to compare them properly? Should I really pay attention to the bass response knowing that eventually I will get a sub? Is there a certain type of music that will help me hear the true capability of each speaker? Any movie that you recommend for 5.1?

Any advice or comment will be greatly appreciated.

I have been waiting for this for a while now. On Monday, I am finally getting something, that's so great !!! \:D \:D \:D


Yup, just make sure you post what you heard afterwards ;\) I am 2200 miles away and won't be there til atleast July 1st ;(

I am very interested in what you find out.

PS .. .don't take mp3 music ;\) lol


Edited by troyd (01/08/10 08:37 PM)
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#286011 - 01/08/10 08:31 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: chesseroo]
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 Originally Posted By: chesseroo
 Originally Posted By: troyd
yeh, thanks
I think I am going to spend the few extra $$ may as well as the mids is where it is at for me. The sub is going to take over the bottom end anyway. and , I will try the tweets as they are, but if I find them just a tad too much I will do that resistor thing.
in HT the mids are the spot where detail is bar none for a speaker.


It is unlikely you would notice a difference in anything but the bass between the M60 and M80 during a casual listening session assuming they were calibrate to the same SPL. You might be able to discern the subtle differences otherwise with an instantaneous A/B switcher.
Just keep in the back of your head that the differences between the M60s and M80s (except bass) is SUBTLE.


I am just going by the post as to what Alan said regarding the mids. Also, not worried aboout SPL can only listen at a normal volumn comfortably anyways
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#286012 - 01/08/10 08:35 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 06/28/08
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
Argon:
Right now I can only afford the mains, the rest will come later.

For those of you that have the M60s or M80s, do you listen to stereo music with or without sub?
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#286013 - 01/08/10 08:39 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
With. A sub will extend the lower freq's on certain types of music. (M80s btw)
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#286014 - 01/08/10 08:39 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
TroyD Offline
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Registered: 02/17/04
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 Originally Posted By: bdpf
Argon:
Right now I can only afford the mains, the rest will come later.

For those of you that have the M60s or M80s, do you listen to stereo music with or without sub?


When I had my M80 v1 speakers and my Denon 3805 I ran music subless. I found the M80 where very good. However, most here seem to leave the sub on. I think properly calibrated they are right.
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#286016 - 01/08/10 09:20 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: TroyD]
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I also run a sub with the M80s.
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