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#335810 - 01/27/11 11:54 AM New M80's
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Quebec, Canada
Installed 2 new M80's yesterday, to replace Energy 22 Ref which went to the back for surround duty.


First impressions after listening for about 1 hour:

Better detail in the mid and high frequencies; voices, both male and female are truer than through the Energy's, in fact they're very impressive.
Ambience is better defined too and sounds more convincing.
Treble is rendered with very high fidelity, is very smooth and detailed (i need to listen to triangles...)

That's it for now, i might give more in-depth comments later on as i get more familiar with the sound.

My brain's break-in was done and finished in just a few seconds, minutes at most; i adopted the sound right away and got a big smile on my face too.

Thanks to all who gave their comments on those speakers; they helped me make a good decision.
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#335812 - 01/27/11 12:05 PM Re: New M80's [Re: J. B.]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Great to hear, JB! congrats on your new Axioms.
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#335815 - 01/27/11 12:25 PM Re: New M80's [Re: J. B.]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1166
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Awesome - enjoy the new gear. I am jealous as I need to find a way to fit M80's into my house somewhere!
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#335819 - 01/27/11 12:31 PM Re: New M80's [Re: cb919]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10415
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for the quick write up, looking forward to some more of your thoughts about the M80s.
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#335821 - 01/27/11 12:44 PM Re: New M80's [Re: J. B.]
Jc Offline

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Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 528
Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Welcome,

Thanks for taking the time to write your first impressions. How long have you owned the Energy ?
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#335824 - 01/27/11 12:45 PM Re: New M80's [Re: cb919]
Ya_basta Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4299
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
J.B, welcome and congrats! Your affinity will continue to expand. I'm marveled every time I listen to my Axioms.
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#335825 - 01/27/11 12:48 PM Re: New M80's [Re: Ya_basta]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1443
Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
I'd lose the Energy and go with QS8's.
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#335828 - 01/27/11 01:00 PM Re: New M80's [Re: Argon]
Jc Offline

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Registered: 06/27/06
Posts: 528
Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
QS8,
I'm always highly impressed with their sound qualty and performance when listening to multi-channels music recordings (SACD - DVD-A - Bluray). Has someone listen to Bluray recording from the Norwegian company 2L ? Totally spectacular ! ! !
http://www.2l.no/


Edited by Jc (01/27/11 01:02 PM)
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#335829 - 01/27/11 01:01 PM Re: New M80's [Re: Jc]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
i bought the Energy around 1985.
they're still in excellent condition sound wise, but the foam surrounds are starting to show a bit of wear (rot).
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#335831 - 01/27/11 01:04 PM Re: New M80's [Re: Jc]
Ya_basta Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4299
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Originally Posted By: Jc
QS8,
I'm always highly impressed with their sound qualty and performance when listening to multi-channels music recordings (SACD - DVD-A - Bluray). Has someone listen to Bluray recording from the Norwegian company 2L ? Totally spectacular ! ! !
http://www.2l.no/


Very cool, Jc; thanks for the link!
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