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#44802 - 05/12/04 11:00 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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Personally, I think it's pretty cool that there wasn't much difference.
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#44803 - 05/12/04 11:03 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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Yeah me to. I even had the wife sit down and give a listen and she thought the same thing, the VP-150 was a little brighter but overall she thought they both sounded good. I have seen a lot of post's about the VP-150 throwing more sound into the room. That may be the case but if it does I can't tell so it must be minimal to say the least.

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#44804 - 05/12/04 11:04 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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Actually, I meant that there wasn't much difference in positioning of the QS8s, but the VP100/VP150 thing is pretty cool, too!

BTW, great looking setup.

I'm looking forward (I think!) to hearing about the M50s.
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#44805 - 05/12/04 11:06 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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lol Sorry my screw up!......and your right on the QS8's.

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#44806 - 05/12/04 11:36 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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your two faces are scaring me!! i hate masks.

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#44807 - 05/12/04 07:16 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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Nice setup never. Looks like you'll need to change your moniker to AlwaysHappy. Keep trolling through the music & concert DVDs - they are amazing. Strong recommendation for the Norah Jones DVD.

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#44808 - 05/14/04 10:42 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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Well guy's we spent almost 6 hours playing around yesterday and the results didn't surprise me. The Monitor Audio's win on clarity, detail etc. However they have limited bass. The Axiom's had them for lunch in that area. The M80's and M50's are way ahead when it comes to bass. As for M80's vs M50's there really isn't much to say. They sound really close to each other with the 80's being more forward or bright. There is no huge difference in sound from the 80's to the 50's at all. The 50's filled the room with sound just as well the 80's. I had a total of 7 people over and some of these folks have some nice gear and we all agreed that the difference between the 80's and the 50's was one simple thing as I mentioned above. The 80's are a little more in your face on the higher end of the treble scale and that is it.

To all you M50 owners out there, don't panic on moving up to 60's or 80's unless you want a little bit more of a brighter speaker. I'm not sure if brighter is the best word but I think it gets my point across. As for me, I'm keeping the 50's up front and the 80's are gone. The 50's suit my tastes. They are not mid heavy and the treble to me is just fine and dandy without being in your face!

To all current 80 owners, remember that what I like, you may not like and vice versa!

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#44809 - 05/14/04 10:56 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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neverh,
This only goes to show how the subjective evaluations of things are so different and varied from person to person.
You can note here how a friend and I auditioned some Monitor Audio S8s and we thought the bass was more robust than the Axioms (M60s). Saturn also replied with a similar experience.
You reported that the Silver 9i (nearly identical to the 8s) had less bass.
Isn't that interesting eh?

It seems you enjoyed the M50s though and for this reply i know kcarlile will be pretty happy. The difference in sound is subtle. Too many ppl report the difference being a dramatic (and overexaggerated) 'night and day'.
I like the review, as short as it was.
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#44810 - 05/14/04 11:22 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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chesseroo, yes it was a short post there is no doubt but I honestly can't think of more to say. The 80's and 50's are very close to each other. There is no night and day difference as many have reported. If there is everybody who was here didn't hear it.

Keep in mind that we had the Monitor Audio 5i's over here not the 8's or 9's. I have owned the 9's and they do in fact have excellent bass and if I remember right, probably better then the Axiom's. It has been a long time since I had the 9's so don't quote me on that. When I did have them I never complained on there bass output. I tried to hunt down a set of 9's yesterday but we didn't have any luck. I did find a local guy who was going to let us audition a set of the new 10's but it was to late in the day to bother.

I actually had some reservations about making my post. I didn't want to get a war going between 50 owners and 80 owners but in the end I figured why not. I have read post's in here that make it sound like the 80's are heads and tails above the 50's and that is not the case by any stretch of the imagination.

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#44811 - 05/14/04 11:29 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
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One more thing, If I get 10 spare minutes today I'm going to go down and listen to the Monitor Audio 10's just for fun. I hear they are fantastic.....curiosity I guess is getting the better of me.

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