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#350280 - 06/15/11 01:27 PM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Registered: 05/08/11
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Loc: Canada
Complete setup is (somethings are still being purchased)


Axiom M80's fl fr
Axiom VP180 centre (near future)
Axiom QS8 surrounds (near future)
Emotiva XPA-2 for the m80's
Emotiva XPA-3 for the centre and surrounds (near future)
Denon 3311ci receiver as a base
Funky waves 15.3 (waitting to arrive)
40" LCD SOny Bravia
PS3
XBOX 360 with kinect


Posted this on another form aswell trying to get everyone opinion on the setup and maybe things that can be added of importance.

Thanks in advance people

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#350282 - 06/15/11 01:42 PM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Just a first thought but if I were you I would hold off the XPA3 for now and put my money towards a bigger screen.
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#350284 - 06/15/11 01:57 PM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: bdpf]
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Thank you good thought. I just might go that way. Once I get the center and surrounds I will see how the output is from the reciever. I do have a mid to distant future plan of a 60" tv. Wanted to hold that thought to see some reveiws and performace of the 4d tvs coming out this fall.

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#350310 - 06/15/11 09:36 PM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Dustin, of the items that you list, in my view the QS8s would be what would increase your listening enjoyment the most. The M80s can do an excellent "phantom" center if necessary and the 3311 should be plenty for your remaining power requirements. The QS8 side surrounds can make things more realistic and impressive for all 2-channel(with e.g., DPLII)and 5-channel source materials.
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#350328 - 06/16/11 12:39 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: JohnK]
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Loc: Canada
Thanks John so use as side surrounds should I also have a pair of them for rear surrounds?

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#350333 - 06/16/11 01:43 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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If you have enough room behind your listening position for a useful rear sound field to form(say at least 4'), then QS8s would be excellent there as well. If there's a considerable distance to the back wall, then direct radiating speakers such as the M2s have enough room for their sound to disperse and can also be used effectively.
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#351413 - 07/05/11 02:25 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: JohnK]
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What a pain in the ass...

Got my 15.3 from funkywaves today. OMG not only is the craftsmenship over and above anything I've ever seen but the added bonus of solid hard and accurate bass is unbelievable..

However because of 95% of my electronics being on my main floor this is causing my alienwarecomputer and hdtv sat box to run interference (ground loop) causing the unbareable hum. I believe I can solve the problem with filters. I am going to attempt that tomorrow hope all goes well. If anyone has suggestions feel free.

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#351414 - 07/05/11 02:39 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Sorry to hear about the hum. That can drive you crazy. I'm sure we'd all love to see pictures whenever you have the time.

Have you actually taken components out of the chain to see if they're the culprit?
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#351415 - 07/05/11 02:49 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Dustin, if you mean that the hum is coming from the new sub, the first thing to check is if it's a problem in the sub amp itself. Disconnect the sub cable and turn it on with the only connection being the power cord. If there's still a hum, there's a defect in the sub amp.

If not, reconnect the cable and if you have one, plug the sub in with a "cheater" plug adapter to see if a ground loop is coming in at that point and that stops the hum. To be continued(probably).
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#351421 - 07/05/11 08:56 AM Re: Help a newbie with deciding m60s m80s [Re: Nitsud]
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Originally Posted By: Nitsud
What a pain in the ass...

Got my 15.3 from funkywaves today. OMG not only is the craftsmenship over and above anything I've ever seen but the added bonus of solid hard and accurate bass is unbelievable..

However because of 95% of my electronics being on my main floor this is causing my alienwarecomputer and hdtv sat box to run interference (ground loop) causing the unbareable hum. I believe I can solve the problem with filters. I am going to attempt that tomorrow hope all goes well. If anyone has suggestions feel free.


Does the sub have a 3 prong plug? Get a cheater plug (3-2 prong adapter) to see if the hum will go away (temporary solution). Very quick and easy way for troubleshooting a groundloop.

A more permanent solution is disconnecting equipment one at a time to find where the ground loop is coming from. This can take time. The usual suspects would be the computer and the satellite. If you don't have cheater plugs start with disconnecting the satellite box and cable coming into the house to see if the hum stops.
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