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#341255 - 03/08/11 08:19 PM Thinking of upgrading but not sure what
DanielBMe Offline
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I'm a long time Axiom owner who has been thinking of upgrading my system slightly. I currently own High Gloss Cherry M60's,VP150,QS4's,and an HSU STF-3.

I've been looking at both the EP500 sub and the M80's. I can only afford to upgrade one but not sure which I should do. I tend to be 60/40 movies to music. I love the look of M80's but I'd have to get them in the standard black as I wouldn't be able to afford the HG. I'd probably have to put my 60's up for auction but not sure what I'd get for them.

Then there's the sub. I've looked at a bunch of others but they are all in the U.S and I'm in Toronto, Canada, so by the time you add shipping, taxes/duties, I'm either at the same price as the EP500 or higher. If I put my current sub up for auction not sure what it would be worth.

Any opinions?

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#341257 - 03/08/11 08:33 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: DanielBMe]
Adrian Offline
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Have you considered upgrading to the VP180? that would cost less than the other upgrades your looking at even with the HGC finish and according to many who've switched to the 180, it may give you more bang-per-upgrading-dollar.
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#341258 - 03/08/11 08:36 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: Adrian]
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My suggestion would also be to upgrade the center as Adrian previously mentioned. Or if possible adding a third M60 as a center. I think this would be the biggest bang for the buck with your current set up.
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#341270 - 03/08/11 09:24 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: jakewash]
billy p Offline
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If your only considering upgrading the sub another option for us aside from Svs or Axiom here in Canada is Funkywaves. They're located in BC and they build custom subs which will rival just about any commercial sub..IMO.

Just a thought...

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#341273 - 03/08/11 09:30 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: billy p]
Lampshade Offline
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I think everyone want v3 M60's now a days and that would hurt your resale value.

Are all of your speakers HG Cherry? If they are than you don't want to mix in black.

You never mentioned what you felt was deficient in your current system.
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#341274 - 03/08/11 09:31 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: Lampshade]
DanielBMe Offline
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The VP180 is definitely out. No room for that or anything else for the center. It's eitehr the M80's or sub. PLus I have no problem with my VP150.

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#341276 - 03/08/11 09:41 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: DanielBMe]
DanielBMe Offline
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I checked the Funkywaves site but they are way out of my price range.

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#341278 - 03/08/11 09:48 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: DanielBMe]
DanielBMe Offline
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Yes all my speakers are HG cherry. Nothing is really deficient, just feel like upgrading something smile. Well, I've always wanted the a better sub but initially could only afford the STF-3. But I love the look of the M80's. I may be able to get them in HG Cherry but it's really stretching the budget.

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#341279 - 03/08/11 09:48 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: DanielBMe]
JohnK Offline
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Dan, if you're thinking of just upgrading "slightly", you probably shouldn't bother. Looking at your options, it does appear that nothing stronger than "slightly" would apply.

Possibly use some income to buy more movies and music to enjoy the fine system that you have now. You might even(gasp!)spend it on something that's more important in life than audio equipment.
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#341281 - 03/08/11 09:57 PM Re: Thinking of upgrading but not sure what [Re: DanielBMe]
billy p Offline
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thought so too...but he worked within my set budget...you have nothing to lose by opening up a line of converstion with him.

fwiw...pricing on the fw10.1 start @ 500.00 and there is 12" version as well that he could do http://funkywaves.net/catalog.cfm?item=fw_10_1

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