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#337066 - 02/04/11 02:46 PM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 05/13/02
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Loc: western canada
If he said how "spikes impact performance ON speakers", well that's easy, they leave holes and speakers become big whistles.
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#337149 - 02/04/11 09:51 PM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: J. B.]
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JB, did you report this to the police?
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#337172 - 02/05/11 08:25 AM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Quebec, Canada
JohnK;
no i did not, it's the neighbors who thought my home had been broken into by some noisy gang and called the police.
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#337176 - 02/05/11 09:56 AM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: J. B.]
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Axiom speakers do like to play a vanishing act from time to time.
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#337210 - 02/05/11 05:50 PM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
You know that happened to to me once, whenever The Police showed up about all they had to say was "De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da...."


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#337211 - 02/05/11 06:03 PM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: RickF]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6599
Loc: It's all about the location.
If what you guys is saying is true I'm gonna throw a Sade CD in the player next!
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#337232 - 02/05/11 09:12 PM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Quebec, Canada
Adrian, i lie all the time.
this means that what i just wrote is not true.
if it's not true that "i lie all the time", then
i told the truth;
if i told the truth when i said "i lie all the time",
it means that...(you fill the rest...).

Joking aside, what i wrote was true; with eyes closed, in a darkened room, each instrument had a definite place and space in front and to the sides, was faithfully reproduced (no distortion), and with those tweeters, the ambiance was very palpable. High frequency instruments, like cymbals, sound true, not like a hissing snake.

the midrange is clear as a bell, and i find that voices, both male and female, have excellent reproduction.
depth of field (a photographic term) is superb from side to side, and from front to back. (just found the right term: imaging).

i don't say anything about bass, as i've always used the sub.

i was not too sure that the M80s, at that price, would better my Energy 22 Ref, speakers known to be among the best 20 years ago.
i thought that maybe they will be about the same, but i'm more and more inclined to think that the improvements are significant, although i would never qualify them as "night and day"; the differences are subtle, but well worth it.

if the Energy's were called "Reference", then i can easily say the same for the M80s. Axiom could easily change the name to Axiom M80 Reference.

another thing that i like a lot is the speaker's capacity to take on most amps. Sometimes i was stretching my Energy's to their max, and it always worried me a bit; i have absolutely no fear with the
M80s, they can take the power and still deliver low distortion.

I never lie ;-) and i don't understand about the Sade CD; i only know the name.


Edited by J. Bellemare (02/05/11 09:15 PM)
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#337245 - 02/06/11 01:48 AM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: J. B.]
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Originally Posted By: J. Bellemare
i was not too sure that the M80s, at that price, would better my Energy 22 Ref, speakers known to be among the best 20 years ago.
i thought that maybe they will be about the same, but i'm more and more inclined to think that the improvements are significant, although i would never qualify them as "night and day"; the differences are subtle, but well worth it.
I have found once you get into quality speakers the differences are never night and day and it is all about the subtleties.
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#337250 - 02/06/11 02:38 AM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: J. B.]
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JB, yes, following up Jason's comment, using a phrase such as "night and day" would be silly(two others about equally silly are "huge" and "blows away")in describing even audio components such as quality speakers where audible differences actually exist, when the differences fall in the "subtle" category.
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#337251 - 02/06/11 08:09 AM Re: M80v3 are “Towers of Power” [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Quebec, Canada
right, i wrote "night and day" on purpose, just as a tease to the "believers"; having a little fun really. ;-)

the only time i heard a "night and day" difference was when i compared the sound quality of the Hi-Fi tracks vs the longitudinal track on a VHS cassette.


Edited by J. Bellemare (02/06/11 08:12 AM)
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