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#44832 - 08/07/04 11:30 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
TonyM Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
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Hello NeverHappy,

Hope you are well. Those Monitor Audio Silver 9i's look like some nice speakers, very similar to the M50 in design. Very highly reviewed. The reviews say they are not at all laid back, how do they sound compared to your old M50's?

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TonyM

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#44833 - 08/07/04 01:41 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Hi ya Tony,
I had these speakers before and they have always been one of my favorites. Excellent bass, treble etc. The bottom end on these is far better that I remember. For some reason I had it in my head that the bass was a little lite but that is not the case. I find the bass to be on the money. Not muffled just good bass. As for the 50's vs the 9i's. They are a lot alike but not alike at all if that makes sense. They are both what I would call a laid back speaker but to me the sound of the 9i's is heads and tails above the 50's. I still love the 50's but the 9i's take everything the 50's do well to a new level.

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#44834 - 08/07/04 04:56 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
TonyM Offline
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Hello NeverHappy,

Hope you are well. Sounds like they are as good as the reviews of them that I saw. Enjoy them, it looks like they no longer manufacture that model anymore looks like the Monitor Audio Silver S6 is it's replacement.

Later,

TonyM

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#44835 - 08/07/04 07:47 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
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Loc: Western Canada
Tony,
Actually according to the folks at Monitor, the new S10's are the Silver 9i's big brother. The S6's would be more in line with the Silver 5i's or the Silver 7i's. I heard the 10's and they are an awesome speaker but I still like the Silver 9i's. I have been sitting here all day trying to decide if I'm going to ditch all my Axiom stuff and try and put together a total Monitor Audio system. My M3's blend rather well with the 9i's but there is something there now that is just not right. Have yet to put my finger on it but I will.

I don't buy into all the hype surrounding timbre matching but there may be a little something to it.

Anyway, I will get this figured out sooner or later. My biggest fear is if I go all Monitor again, I may have a hard time putting it all together as the Silver line is no more and the S line does sound a little different. Most reviews I have seen have people wanting the old ones vs the new ones.

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#44836 - 08/07/04 07:54 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
TonyM Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
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Hello NeverHappy,

Hope you are well. You should be able to pick up some used Monitor Audios on Ebay maybe. Always a risk buying used speakers though, never know if they have been abused. You will figure out what is bugging you, you always do.

Later,

TonyM

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#44837 - 08/07/04 11:54 PM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Ok I got this figured out. The M3's up front working with the Monitor's sound a little dull compared to the Monitor's and there are actually standing out now verus blending in. The 3's still sound great but it's way to noticeable for me..... so something has to be changed.

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#44838 - 08/08/04 12:03 AM Re: Odd question 80's vs 60's vs 50's
TonyM Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
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Hello NeverHappy,

Hope you are well. From what I have read those 9i's are very accurate speakers, and the M3 is slightly laid back, or dull compared to them. Stick that VP150 into the center, if you still have it, and see how that sounds, should be much less dull sounding.

Later,

TonyM

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