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#295604 - 03/08/10 07:20 PM Upgradeitis
asher770 Offline
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Since I'm expecting a large tax refund from Uncle Sam,I've been hit by a high dose of upgradeitis.I am now the owner of the previous version of the M80 speakers and am thinking of trading them in for the V2'S.Is there enough of a difference between the two versions for me to do so?I do want to stick with Axiom rather then going for some other comparatively priced speakers.

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#295607 - 03/08/10 07:34 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: asher770]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Hi ahser770,

There has been a crossover change from the V1 to V2 on the M80's years ago. I am sure there is a difference between the two but IMO it would not be worth the price after trade in to upgrade.

IMO you should spend that money on another subwoofer. For a grand you can do quite well and I think it will make a bigger difference than upgrading the M80's from v1 to v2.
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#295612 - 03/08/10 07:39 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: BlueJays1]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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I agree that you likely won't find enough of a difference to make the expenditure worthwhile.

I haven't heard either, but the anecdotal evidence seems pretty clear!
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#295618 - 03/08/10 08:37 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Redo Offline
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Vinyl rig!!!

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#295621 - 03/08/10 08:55 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: MarkSJohnson]
RickF Offline
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson


I haven't heard either, but the anecdotal evidence seems pretty clear!


Never?!


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#295631 - 03/08/10 11:13 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: RickF]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1863
asher, I would recommend that you get a good amp, if you are currently using a receiver. I think you would notice a larger improvement from better amplification than a slightly newer design, with the exact same drivers and cabinet. I noticed a HUGE difference when I went from a receiver to pre-pro set up.

Hope this helps.

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#295632 - 03/08/10 11:39 PM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: dakkon]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
You mean one of these?

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#295635 - 03/09/10 12:43 AM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: asher770]
JohnK Offline
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Arthur, the first suggestion relating to that tax "refund" would be to take steps to assure that this year you won't be giving the Federal government an interest-free loan and won't be getting a refund next year.

As to how to use your overpayment, since you have over a thousand classical CDs, it seems unlikely that going into an obsolescent audio format would be a sensible move. Also, since your 3480 has plenty of power, buying even more wouldn't appear to be cost-effective.

What would make a real improvement in your enjoyment of those classical CDs would be to listen to the surround ambience mixed into the front channels in surround speakers. One of the fine HT receivers, such as those from Denon or Onkyo, can apply DPLII to extract the ambience and send it to surrounds, such as QS8s, where it belongs. This is how I listen to the thousand or so classical CDs that I have and I'd never voluntarily limit myself again to listening on only front speakers.
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#295636 - 03/09/10 12:47 AM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: JohnK]
Ken.C Offline
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How old are your M80s? If they're before 2003 or so, it might be worth it.
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#295655 - 03/09/10 07:50 AM Re: Upgradeitis [Re: RickF]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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 Originally Posted By: RickF
Never?!


Oh, geeez, you're right! I have heard M80s, but it didn't count because the ceiling in the listening room wasn't tongue and groove....
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