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#281818 - 12/09/09 08:06 AM Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7?
mikecoscia Offline
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Looking to pick up the Epic 80 system plus one extra QS8, and was eying this amp. Was wondering if anyone had any issues with it.

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#281820 - 12/09/09 08:08 AM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: mikecoscia]
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Historically, Emo has been hit or miss when driving the m80's. I think the recent models of amps from them have been more reliable. What receiver are you using and are you sure you need an amp?
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#281837 - 12/09/09 11:38 AM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Historically, Emo has been hit or miss when driving the m80's. I think the recent models of amps from them have been more reliable. What receiver are you using and are you sure you need an amp?


I haven't purchased anything yet, just researching equipment for a new living room HT I am throwing together within the next few months. I have always used all in one receivers (usually Denon), but I want to try seperates this time around. I keep reading the sound is usually much more detailed.

Right now I am playing around with getting an emotiva setup (the UPA-7 and their pre/pro once it comes out), a high end reciever like a Denon 4308CI, or maybe going all out and picking up axioms 8 channel amp.

The room I am setting up is only 1300 cubic feet. The other options is not need all this extra power, and just pair up the UPA-7 with m60's, vp150, QS8s, and forget about the M80s.

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#281844 - 12/09/09 12:13 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: mikecoscia]
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If you can swing Axiom's A1400-8 get it, it is a great amp. I would also suggest looking at Outlaw Audio for some cheaper multichannel amps.
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#281852 - 12/09/09 12:38 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: jakewash]
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With that receiver I would not think you would need an amp. I've tried various receiver only and receiver/amp combinations, I don't know if I would say there is more detail as an amp amplifies, doesn't make things magically more detailes.

I do get some more headroom when using amps that might help during dynamic movies or music, but most receivers alone should be adequate.

I agree with Jay on Outlaw, or maybe look at Axiom's offerings.
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#281946 - 12/09/09 10:30 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: mikecoscia]
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Mike, I believe that in the other thread you mentioned that your listening distance would be around 6-7'. At that distance and in that size room any of the receivers in the 100 watt area are more than enough for listening at comfortably loud(but safe)levels and handling the brief peaks that can occur in some source material. You don't even need a particularly expensive receiver unless there's some feature that you must have. Going "all out" in spending money on this should only apply to something that's of actual benefit.
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#282051 - 12/10/09 07:51 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Mike, I believe that in the other thread you mentioned that your listening distance would be around 6-7'. At that distance and in that size room any of the receivers in the 100 watt area are more than enough for listening at comfortably loud(but safe)levels and handling the brief peaks that can occur in some source material. You don't even need a particularly expensive receiver unless there's some feature that you must have. Going "all out" in spending money on this should only apply to something that's of actual benefit.


Thanks for the info Jake, and I am pretty sure I am going to take the receiver route with the m80s. By safe do you mean that if I push the speakers to hard with the receiver I can damage them? I assume clipping is a warning that damage can be an issue, but I would have to turn up the receiver pretty dam loud for that to happen, correct?


Edited by mikecoscia (12/10/09 07:52 PM)

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#282056 - 12/10/09 08:34 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: mikecoscia]
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I'm pretty sure John is referring to your hearing, Mike.
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#282061 - 12/10/09 09:17 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: mikecoscia]
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Sure, Mike; both the speakers and the receiver can handle more than your ears can without permanent damage.
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#282186 - 12/11/09 08:22 PM Re: Anyone running M80s off an emotiva UPA-7? [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Sure, Mike; both the speakers and the receiver can handle more than your ears can without permanent damage.


Lol, okay, thanks for the info John!

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