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#288904 - 01/27/10 03:49 PM epic80 home theater system
derik Offline
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my new theater room is almost complete and its now time to buy the speakers. every thing i have read says the epic80 system is great. But I am very nervous to buy speakers i havent heard. I love movies and rock music, so its impotant for this system to rock and sound well. I have a pioneer elite sc-07 reciever, which should be ok with the 4 ohm m80's. what do you guys think?

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#288905 - 01/27/10 04:02 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: derik]
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How big is your room? Do you have a sub?
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#288906 - 01/27/10 04:02 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Oh, and welcome! \:\)
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#288909 - 01/27/10 04:17 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: derik]
Argon Offline
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 Originally Posted By: derik
my new theater room is almost complete and its now time to buy the speakers. every thing i have read says the epic80 system is great. But I am very nervous to buy speakers i havent heard. I love movies and rock music, so its impotant for this system to rock and sound well. I have a pioneer elite sc-07 reciever, which should be ok with the 4 ohm m80's. what do you guys think?


Yes....welcome. Are you just purchasing the 80's - or one of the HT systems? I purchased an Epic 60 - 500 sight unheard. I worried for 2 years - tried to find somewhere to audition - all to no avail. I finally went and heard some Paradigm Studio 60's as a close substitute to the M60's.

For my experience, my initial reaction was that I was foolish to worry - should have trusted the numerous testimonials on these threads. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
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#288911 - 01/27/10 04:19 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: MarkSJohnson]
derik Offline
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i would be buying the whole system, sub too. the room is 20x25.

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#288913 - 01/27/10 04:23 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: Argon]
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I've heard that Pioneers have a harder time powering the M80's but so far I haven't heard any testimonials of anyone with any of the Elite series. I have the cheapest of the Elite AVR's and I'm only powering M22's and a W100 with it and it barely gets warm. But since I haven't tried the M80's I can't say for sure.

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#288915 - 01/27/10 04:27 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: CatBrat]
Argon Offline
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(For the regulars - not trying to spark another 80's vs 60's thread)......I can recommend the 60's (which no receiver has a problem with) coupled with a 500 as an awesome setup.
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#288917 - 01/27/10 04:29 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: Argon]
derik Offline
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thanx for the help.

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#288920 - 01/27/10 04:32 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: derik]
cb919 Offline
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Derik, the SC-07 should drive the M80's with no issues. Check out this thread where Peter auditioned an SC-05 with his M80's and had no trouble. The SC-07 of course has more power than the SC-05 so I would say you're fine. The ICE amps in the SC series are amazing performers. BTW, I have the SC-05 with the W series of Axioms.

And as far as liking an Axiom HT, I think you will be thrilled. I haven't posted about it yet, but I just built a much more expensive HT with another speaker brand for my in-laws. While their system sounds great I am starting to realise in particular just how special the QS8's are as surrounds. And those would be combined with the amazing M80's in the setup you're looking at. (full disclosure - I have not heard the M80's myself).

Good luck!
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#288921 - 01/27/10 04:34 PM Re: epic80 home theater system [Re: cb919]
Ken.C Offline
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For rock, the M80s are fantastic. Strike that, they're fantastic for all music.

I like them so much, I bought the company!

Oh wait, that was just a dream.
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