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#132512 - 03/20/06 01:24 PM Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
mrm081561 Offline
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Hi. I've received QS8 speakers as a gift and I'm trying to decide on purchasing either M80ti or M60ti speakers for fronts.

The room is 16 ft long by 16 ft wide and it has an 8.5 ft ceiling. There's a bathroom connected to the room and the door to the bath stays closed. The entrance/exit to the room has no door and is therefore always open.

The room has 2 windows. One is 4.5 ft high by 4 ft wide on one wall and the other window is 4 ft high and 3 ft long on another wall.

I listen only to music; the system will not be used for HT.
I listen mostly to classical music and occassionally to The Beatles, Crosby, Still, and Nash, etc.

Any recommedations will be appreciated.

A second question: I have a Yamaha RX-V657 receiver, which is rated at 95 watts. I think I would need an amplifier to supplement the Yamaha receiver to drive the M80ti's, if I purchase them. I have my eye on a BEHRINGER A500 amp. Can any one comment on this combination?

Thank you very much.

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#132513 - 03/20/06 01:27 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
danmagicman7 Offline
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The QS8s are really meant for HT setups or DVD-A disks with surround sound music.

Do you listen to any of that?

Anyways, go for the M80s, especially because you probably will not get a sub.
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#132514 - 03/20/06 01:38 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
simboticus Offline
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You'll get both sides of the argument in about equal numbers I predict. Yes the M60's will probably be just fine, better than fine, but if you can spare the few hundred extra bucks, why not go for the flagship M80's? If money is a little bit of an issue, then you'll be very happy with th M60's.

I have the M80's, my friend has the M60's, they sound very similar, the M80's have a little more bass. He thinks my M80's sound a little smoother at the high end, I didn't notice that. To me the bass on the M60's sounds a little boomier than the 80's, but still very good. I have not heard the two models together in the same room, so hard to say.

The Yamaha should drive the 80's just fine, a little more power wouldn't hurt though, and if you are prepared to spend the money then go for it. My buddy with the M60's is now wishing he had the 80's only because he can afford the extra cost and why not get the top of the line? so you aren't worried about what you are missing out on?

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#132515 - 03/20/06 01:39 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
HomeDad Offline
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Both speakers would be a good choice for your room, I would think your Yamaha should have no problems driving the 80's if thats what you choose. If budget is a concern the 60'will do awesome.
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#132516 - 03/20/06 02:41 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
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I would make sure the 80's can be driven by that Yamaha model, some have had issues handling the 4ohm load of the 80's. In my opinion the 60's would be totally fine. My HT area is 15' x 25' x 9ft ceilings that opens into a 30' x 30' total room. The 60's have no problem with that area.
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#132517 - 03/20/06 04:55 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
mrm081561 Offline
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I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I HAVE AN SVS 20-39 Pci SUBWOOFER.

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#132518 - 03/20/06 04:57 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
Wid Offline
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In reply to:

My HT area is 15' x 25' x 9ft ceilings that opens into a 30' x 30' total room. The 60's have no problem with that area.




You need to hear the M80s in that room

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#132519 - 03/20/06 05:01 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
SirQuack Offline
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Why did I know that was coming....;)
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#132520 - 03/20/06 05:05 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
RickF Offline
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Because you *really* need to hear the 80's in that room Randy!
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#132521 - 03/20/06 05:08 PM Re: Recommedations: M60ti or M80ti?
Wid Offline
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