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M80's, Informed decisions! Cabinet materials?
#287544 01/19/10 05:39 PM
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Well I have been thinking of doing an up grade to my HT and I have no idea as to why I have not looked into the Axiom speaker line before now. I have owned Paradigm Monitors in the past for stereo use and was pleased with them but decided to jump into the HT arena and at the time go 5.1. I decidecd to purchase an Infinity ILS series all matching system. I have had this system for just about 10 years now and it has preformed flawless, but I would like a bit more power and larger sound stage. I have been looking at the M80's and for the price and review ratings I do not think you could go wrong.

My HT is now a 7.1 system with a 106" screen so big picture big sound not that my sound is small, I just want bigger. I can push 140W per channel to my mains which sould be fine for the M80's.

My main question is on the cabinet materials? I see there are three options to choose from.

1) The $1436 which is has ? for a finish...what is this?
2) The $1608 vinal
3) The $1933 veneer

From reading there is no sound quality difference per say but I would like to know what material the entry level M80's are constructed from? This is where the informed decision comes into play, if I could just make a spur of the moment purchase I would get the Rosewood VaSSallo's low gloss, they would look great with my front wall (media brown flat non-reflective).

Thanks in advance and if you have any other M80 infor please feel free to throw it at me. I have read just about every M80 thread in the last week.

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Phil

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PhillipD #287556 01/19/10 05:58 PM
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Then standard finish, and the custom finishes are all vinyl wrap. Beyond that you can get a wood veneer finish. The vinyl wrap is the best in the industry, and many speaker manufacturers use vinyl wrap. Often, people comment on how the vinyl wrap looks like real wood. The high gloss offerings are killer.


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SirQuack #287564 01/19/10 06:45 PM
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The base material for all of the speakers is MDF, and Randy's got the finishes for you.


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Ken.C #287597 01/19/10 08:04 PM
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Thanks guys, from reading the first 27 pages of posts in this section of the forum I expected to see your Avitars LOL. Your help and input is most appericiated. I think I will order a sample of the rosewood, natural in low gloss sample. God help me, please let it be ugly LOL.

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PhillipD #287598 01/19/10 08:11 PM
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Nope, you're boned.


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Ken.C #287610 01/19/10 08:38 PM
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Looking forward to some pics of M80s with Rosewood/Natural/Low gloss ;\) \:\)

BTW welcome to the forum Phil \:\)


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I would give up my left pinky toe for my speakers all in Rosewood. HGC is awesome but Rosewood is just incredible.

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Potatohead #287633 01/19/10 09:26 PM
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On my visit to Axiom last year, someone's High Gloss Rosewood M80s were hanging in the spray area. Gorgeous finish.


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 Originally Posted By: Potatohead
HGC is awesome but Rosewood is just incredible.

Not just incredible. Incroyable!!


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pmbuko #287637 01/19/10 09:35 PM
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The price is kinda steep just over $2300 for the pair but I paid just over a grand for my Infinity speakers @ 10 years that is only $100 a year and they are still great. I just have to keep these for 23 years LOL that's all. I have to go low gloss I couldn't take the risk of getting reflections from the PJ durign a movie night LOL. We will see you know you always dream big at first but I hope to be able to produce some pics of my HT with these bad boys up front. The only problem is my center will not match or my sub sooooooo....the wife is gona kill me again.

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