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#344064 - 04/04/11 11:50 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Absolutely not an issue. Far side of the room from the speakers has a catwalk up above between the two upstairs bedrooms. That's about as far as you can get away from them and and they sound just as good up there as they do down closer at floor level. I'm sure a trained ear could speak to the differences but people like to hang out up there during parties and often comment on the excellent sound.

My floors are laminate, Lots of windows but they are mostly on the wall behind the speakers. The far wall has a stairs and lots of angles. I'm no expert on sound diffusion but I think any diffusion effects from your room makeup will effect an M60 or an M80 pretty equally.

I'm not saying an M80 doesn't have a subtle edge in some respects. Again, I'm just trying to remove worries that an M60 will not perform up to snuff if they suit your budget better as they did me. I wanted two pairs of mains so I went with the 60s and although I know in my head that the M80s sound just a bit better, I never heard them so I can't imagine better sound than I have now.
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#344089 - 04/04/11 02:49 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Murph]
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I've had m60's and m80's in my 8,000+ cu ft room. Yes, the m60's would work in the space and have very good low bass. However, there is a reason the m80's are the king of the hill. If you look at the cost difference, which is not much, I would still recommend the m80's as the will play lower and louder. also with the dual tweeters and mids, that will give you more detail for that large space. jm2cents
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#344131 - 04/04/11 09:26 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: SirQuack]
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+1 what Sirquack said.
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#344164 - 04/05/11 07:58 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: jakewash]
Murph Offline
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Again, not discrediting that 80s are better choice, just shoving some confidence towards the 60s. Some people have wives tight budgets and deserve to be happy too. laugh

But even I get upgraditis from time to time. In fact just right now, as my 2 year old HT room finally starts to reach completion, I'm craving a second sub. Logic tells me that my EP500 rock the room better than our local movie theater but I can't help wondering if I could kill those lulls from the room shape.
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#344201 - 04/05/11 11:58 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 11
Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
I appreciate your perspective Murph. You are correct, I too have a wife and therefore a budget (for speakers, not for her clothes etc, another story) I'm sure the M80's would be ideal and better yet with the 800 sub. If only money was no object...... back to reality and trying to make an informed decision from the group who has experience.
I just want to make the correct decision the FIRST time. This often saves you money in the longer run vs. going back for round two.
I did chuckle at your post Murph.....so very true

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#344202 - 04/05/11 12:07 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: Westcoast]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5801
Loc: Some random location
Much cheaper to get the M80s now then wishing you had later on.

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#344232 - 04/05/11 02:59 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: CatBrat]
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 812
Loc: Victoria,BC
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Much cheaper to get the M80s now then wishing you had later on.


I vote for M80's as you will be wishing you had.
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#344290 - 04/05/11 09:47 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: SBrown]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
The cost differential from M60's to M80s shouldn't be enough to cause problems with any spouse, adding the sub at the same time might cause troubles; I know it would for me.
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#344614 - 04/08/11 01:55 PM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 201
Hey WestCoast.

I can't offer the Towers you're interested in, however take a look at my sig amd let me know if there is anything there you would like to hear.

I live in Surrey, near 152nd and 64th. Its not *really* close to Abby but if you're interested you're welcome for a visit.

snazzed
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#344663 - 04/09/11 02:41 AM Re: M60/M80 Near Abbotsford, BC? [Re: snazzed]
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Registered: 04/03/11
Posts: 11
Loc: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
Hi Snazzed - Thanks for the offer. I just sent you a PM with my email. Drop me a line and we can tee things up.
Cheers,
Andy

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