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#345542 - 04/19/11 08:55 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: CatBrat]
Seekinganswers Offline
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I'm probably not a good one to comment here, because the only other speakers I've had any experience is some Bose 901's back in the 70's and a HTIB before buying Axioms. Also, I don't have the M80's but I have 2 sets of M22's that I use; click on link in my signature line.

Watching movies at home is much more enjoyable that watching them in a theater, IMO, even though my current screen is only a 37 inch tv. I am in the process of converting a lower floor at home into a small theater with a 100 inch projection screen that will have 3 M80's behind it.


Cat,

That is a sick array of speakers you got all on your front sound stage!
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#345544 - 04/19/11 09:55 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Seekinganswers]
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Thanks. I just changed it, again. It may look rather odd, but it sure sounds good.

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#345553 - 04/19/11 10:47 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Seekinganswers]
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It's hard for me to describe in words how much I enjoy my M80s.

15 years ago I had a very good pair of Dali floor-standers. I really liked them, but they never evoked the kind of emotional "Woah..." response that the M80s do.

My first impression was the sheer sense of power that the M80s convey (there was a thread here where someone called them "Towers Of Power"). They produce extremely strong, tight bass and they are clear and accurate across all frequencies. In my room they present a huge sound stage, both wide and deep.
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#345563 - 04/20/11 12:10 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Henry66]
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I had some Polk bookshelf speakers before my M80s. They were okay, but I just thought there should be more of something in the sound. When I first got my M80s, I wasn't wowed. At first I thought it was just that my receiver was underpowered, which may have contributed, but it wasn't until I spent some real time listening to them that I loved them. There's a lot more presence, especially with movies and music with a high dynamic range. They feel... big. The major events in movies now feel like major events. To be fair, some of this is handled by my EP800s now, as well as my ButtKicker, but even without them running, the M80s do quite well on their own.

I look forward to when Axiom has a new flagship speaker that I can put through its paces. Of course, I may become impatient at some point, simply upgrading from my v2s to v3s so I can give these to my dad and have him pass his Polks on to a friend of mine. We'll see!

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#345569 - 04/20/11 06:31 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: CV]
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Damn, Henry..... you need to buy me a beer or something! smile
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#345571 - 04/20/11 07:54 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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He just needs to start plastering speakers all over the wall.

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#345578 - 04/20/11 09:58 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: CatBrat]
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Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 422
Loc: Toronto - ON
I'm not really enjoying the sound of my M80's...might be cause they are still sitting on the floors at Axiom and haven't been shipped yet... ;-)

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#345579 - 04/20/11 10:16 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: DanielBMe]
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Loc: Millis, MA
Mine will be here tomorrow.

I will be enjoying mine in the following manner: Bushmill's Black Bush, a velvet smoking jacket and Red Wing sheepskin slippers.
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#345583 - 04/20/11 10:20 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Lampshade]
DanielBMe Offline
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Loc: Toronto - ON
How about the bunnies?

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#345588 - 04/20/11 11:07 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: DanielBMe]
Philippe Offline
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Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 282
Here is the list of speaker i have own these last 3 years.

Wharfedale Diamond 9.2
Focal 705s
Paradigm Mini Monitor V5
Tannoy R2
Wharfedale Evolution 40
Quad 22L
Monitor Audio RS6
Quad 22L2
Monitor Audio RX6
Focal 826V
Axiom M3

And then Axiom M80... and i own them for about 6months now and i wont change them for nothing. For the price you wont find anything better than M60/80. They deliver incredeble sound for the price and they look georgous too. The only speaker who were actually "better" were the Focal 826V, but it's a 3500$ range.
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