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#158056 - 02/08/07 09:24 PM M60 vs. M80
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice on people with small/mid-sized rooms. I have a room which is 12'9"x18'7" and am trying to figure out if I should run M60 or M80 fronts. I'm leaning towards the M80's but am wondering if they will create to strong of a front mix.

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#158057 - 02/08/07 10:04 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctk]
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I guess that would depend on how loud you like to listen. A few reviews have said the M80's need to be pushed a little louder to get the sam e detail as the 60's. My vote is for the 60's, I am running M22's in a room 12 X 27' with the listening area at the 16' mark of the longer spec. the 22's work very well also. Just another option.
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#158058 - 02/08/07 10:46 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctk]
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I owned 60's for two years and just upgraded to 80's, I was very very happy with the 60's. Keep in mind my room is around 900sq ft compared to your 240sq ft room. The 60's did a great job in my large space. I guess you could say peer preasure got the best of me.
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#158059 - 02/09/07 12:47 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctk]
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Quote:

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some advice on people with small/mid-sized rooms. I have a room which is 12'9"x18'7" and am trying to figure out if I should run M60 or M80 fronts. I'm leaning towards the M80's but am wondering if they will create to strong of a front mix.




ctk,

Good to see you finally joined the board after I have been tempting you with sonic bliss every time I see you.

Like I was saying last time we talked, I belive either the 80s or the 60s will work with your space. You have to ask yourself "am I the kind of guy that resist upgraditus when it comes"?

Whats with the 12'9"? I thought you had 15'6"?
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#158060 - 02/09/07 02:09 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: Hutzal]
ctk Offline
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About the room size, 15'6" is the exterior dimension of the concrete foundation wall. I had to decrease the dimension to account for sheeting material and concrete within the wall.

The dark side of peer pressure may push me over to the M80's, that and I sometimes just like things loud.
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#158061 - 02/09/07 02:18 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctk]
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Like I said in your PM, I think 80s with dual M22s would certainly rock the place.

If you can't swing the vertical tower speaker (M60 or M80) I think dual M22s would be the next best thing.


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#158062 - 02/09/07 02:26 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: Hutzal]
ctk Offline
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I have looked at using an M60 as a centre channel, my only concern is placement of it until I get an acoustically invisible screen and projector. That's probably a year or so down the road. Because of this I'll probably go with the dual M22's for centres, they'll give me the punch I want and the vocal clarity, plus I will have more options for tweeking the placement on both a front projector and standard television.


Edited by ctk (02/09/07 02:27 PM)
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#158063 - 02/09/07 05:45 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: Hutzal]
ctown Offline
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Hutz....is that a pic of your setup??? Did you also get some M80's?? Sweet looking setup. I'm jealous.

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#158064 - 02/09/07 05:57 PM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctown]
Hutzal Offline
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Ctown,

That is mdrews setup (which is basically what my dream setup is, at least I have the M22s to start with!)

My setup can be viewed here
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#158065 - 02/10/07 12:28 AM Re: M60 vs. M80 [Re: ctk]
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It is my honest belief that the M80's will be a bit too much for that room size. I have M80's in a 22 by 12, and I find that to get them to sound their best, I have to play them quite loud, too loud for the room size, and I have to be very far back from them.

My guess is that M60's would suit you much better.

Also to note: M60's are easier to drive than M80's due to 8 Znom as opposed to 4 Znom of M80's.

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