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#347106 - 05/03/11 05:01 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: jakewash]
axiom_man Offline
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Registered: 05/09/06
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Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Cana...
(Note: the M80 tower's impedance is 4 ohms. Big rooms call for a separate power amplifier for the M80 towers. An A/V receiver rated to drive 4-ohm loads without overheating or shutting down is recommended. Call Axiom for recommended receivers or amplifiers that will drive the 4-ohm M80s.)


From a link on Axiom's main page
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#347122 - 05/03/11 09:34 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: axiom_man]
Jc Offline
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Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 500
Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Hi,

As per Axiom . . .

What brand of AV receiver should I consider to drive the 4-ohm M80 loudspeakers?
For rooms up to 4,000 cu. ft in volume (length x width x height), Axiom has found that receivers from:

•Denon,
•NAD,
•Outlaw Audio,
•Sherwood Newcastle,
•Harman/Kardon,
•Rotel,
•B&K,
•Pioneer Elite,
•high-end Onkyo ($800 and up)
•and high-end Yamaha ($1000-plus)
are the most stable and will make these speakers sing. Buyers who have "great rooms" or those with cathedral ceilings or who want movie-theater-loud playback levels in such rooms should consider using separate outboard power amplifiers for at least the M80s.
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#347312 - 05/05/11 07:10 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: Jc]
Sarang Offline
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Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 31
Loc: NY
Hi,

Jc, i don't see Emotiva's in your list, which I was considering for m80's. Any known issues with them??
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#347313 - 05/05/11 07:22 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: Sarang]
Pitbull24 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 104
Loc: NWSuburbs of Chicago
Sarang, I use 3 Emotiva UPA-1's for my M80's & VP180, and have not had any issues. My Integra did a fine job as well which technically JC covered with high end Onkyo.
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#347316 - 05/05/11 07:37 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: Pitbull24]
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13318
Loc: Iowa
Emo must have resolved their past problems, but there was a time when they were very iffy driving the easy to drive m80's, rockets, etc. Personally, now that I've owned both, the Outlaws are much better quality/performance, and built right in the US per Outlaw specs is iceing on the cake.
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#347318 - 05/05/11 07:38 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: Sarang]
Jc Offline
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Registered: 06/27/06
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Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Sarang,
Emotiva is not on the list because of reported issues awhile back. As you will be able to read on the forums, some owners are using Emotiva without any issues.
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#347872 - 05/11/11 10:36 AM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: Jc]
axiom_man Offline
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Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 340
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Cana...
hmm, wonder if the amp arrived and how good the M80's sound.
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#347890 - 05/11/11 12:59 PM Re: The M80's just got here....the AMP will not work [Re: axiom_man]
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Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Toronto, Canada
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