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#300687 - 04/07/10 01:02 AM Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s
Marius Offline
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I am considering to buy M60s vs M80s as my front speakers. I plan to buy an Emotiva UPA-7 as my amp.

There has been considerable discussion whether its older cousin, the LPA-7, is able to drive these speakers. I understand that the M80s 4 Ohm impedance could be a problem despite their high efficiency.

So, what is the verdict? Can I go with a UPA-7 and M80s or should I go with M60s? Tp be honest, M60s would be just fine for my HT room but I worry about pending upgraditis \:\)

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#300692 - 04/07/10 04:40 AM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: Marius]
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AFAIK there haven’t been any problems with the UPA-7s and the M80s. Just curious why your changing are you replacing the ASL Wave 8 mono’s or just need to add more channels of amplification? I ask because someone just posted that Outlaw was having a sale on their 2200 mono-blocks.

Also, IMO choosing the right speakers is more important to sound quality than choosing amplification and processing especially if your trying to avoid upgradeitis. In other words I wouldn’t base my speaker choice on what amp I wanted to buy but the other way around.

If the UPA-7 is a sure thing then you could always order a pair of M80s and if they don’t play well together I think if your still in the 30 day trial period you could send them back for a pair of M60 and I don’t think you would have to pay the shipping but you could check with Axiom to confirm that.

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#300699 - 04/07/10 05:22 AM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
If the UPA-7 is a sure thing then you could always order a pair of M80s and if they don’t play well together I think if your still in the 30 day trial period you could send them back for a pair of M60 and I don’t think you would have to pay the shipping but you could check with Axiom to confirm that.


As Dean wrote, check with Axiom on that. I always thought that you did pay shipping (unless you're upgrading) and in the example cited above, that wouldn't be the case.
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#300739 - 04/07/10 03:02 PM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Marius Offline
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Yes, I am thinking of the UPA-7 in order to upgrade to 7.1. I love my Wave 8s. In fact, maybe I should forego the UPA-7 and buy 5 more Wave 8s instead (if I can find them). Marius
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#300843 - 04/08/10 04:53 AM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: Marius]
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Or some Outlaw M2200's which are at a great price right now.
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#300847 - 04/08/10 07:25 AM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: jakewash]
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I think a stack of 2200s would be killer, to bad Axiom does not expand on their amp options.
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#300934 - 04/08/10 03:31 PM Re: Emotiva UPA-7 able to drive the M80s [Re: SirQuack]
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If I hadn't just spent $800 on various new tools that have died since we moved into the new house, I would already have a pair of M2200's on the way.
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