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#345792 - 04/22/11 12:12 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: PTPlayers]
Seekinganswers Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 97
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
I have had my M80's and VP180 for about 9 months now and have enjoyed them from day one .

Recently i purchased an Amthem MRX500 and now the 80's sound even better .


Nice to hear that the anthem has made an improvement on the M80s. I am currently looking into Anthem's MRX line and leaning towards the 300. It has the feautures I want and the price I am willing to pay. I hear a lot of great things about ARC.
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#345796 - 04/22/11 12:29 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Seekinganswers]
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I have auditioned many speakers, Focal Profile series 318's(?), Paradigm Studio 100, Monitor Audio Silver series R8's(?) and the M80's are still my favorite price point/SQ speaker.
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#345811 - 04/22/11 02:48 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Seekinganswers]
PTPlayers Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 129
Originally Posted By: Seekinganswers
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
I have had my M80's and VP180 for about 9 months now and have enjoyed them from day one .

Recently i purchased an Amthem MRX500 and now the 80's sound even better .


Nice to hear that the anthem has made an improvement on the M80s. I am currently looking into Anthem's MRX line and leaning towards the 300. It has the feautures I want and the price I am willing to pay. I hear a lot of great things about ARC.


Some people i know on another forum have purchased the 300 and love it , esp for under a grand .

Arc is amazing and also can be bad because it can show faults with your room .
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VP-180v3
M80v3
Svs PC-12 Plus
SVS SSS-2
PS-3
Sharp 60" LED
OPPO BDP-93
Anthem MRX500

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#345812 - 04/22/11 03:30 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: PTPlayers]
Seekinganswers Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 97
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
Originally Posted By: Seekinganswers
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
I have had my M80's and VP180 for about 9 months now and have enjoyed them from day one .

Recently i purchased an Amthem MRX500 and now the 80's sound even better .


Nice to hear that the anthem has made an improvement on the M80s. I am currently looking into Anthem's MRX line and leaning towards the 300. It has the feautures I want and the price I am willing to pay. I hear a lot of great things about ARC.


Some people i know on another forum have purchased the 300 and love it , esp for under a grand .

Arc is amazing and also can be bad because it can show faults with your room .


Are you talking about AVS? Did you buy the 500 locally or online?
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Speakers: Energy RC-70s, RC-LCR, RC-Rs and eD A2-300 x 2.
Receiver: Marantz 6006

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#345823 - 04/22/11 05:17 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Seekinganswers]
PTPlayers Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Originally Posted By: Seekinganswers
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
Originally Posted By: Seekinganswers
Originally Posted By: PTPlayers
I have had my M80's and VP180 for about 9 months now and have enjoyed them from day one .

Recently i purchased an Amthem MRX500 and now the 80's sound even better .


Nice to hear that the anthem has made an improvement on the M80s. I am currently looking into Anthem's MRX line and leaning towards the 300. It has the feautures I want and the price I am willing to pay. I hear a lot of great things about ARC.


Some people i know on another forum have purchased the 300 and love it , esp for under a grand .

Arc is amazing and also can be bad because it can show faults with your room .


Are you talking about AVS? Did you buy the 500 locally or online?

No Bluray.com and i bought mine locally from a tore in Brampton where i got the best deal .
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XPA-3
VP-180v3
M80v3
Svs PC-12 Plus
SVS SSS-2
PS-3
Sharp 60" LED
OPPO BDP-93
Anthem MRX500

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#345887 - 04/23/11 09:10 AM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Philippe]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
First, I've had homemade junk boxes using RS full range 8" drivers (you know, with the little cone in the middle acting as a tweeter!);
next came the Energy 22 Ref which i loved, but at some point they could not cope with movie sound or some cd's i own, like:
Roots!! African Drums (a 1984 Denon digital recording) or:
Orff - Carmina Burana - Robert Shaw - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus (Telarc).

about 1985-1990 i was looking at ways to get better low end and i found 2 articles in Audio magazine about home built subs.
those used JBL 15 in. pro drivers in big boxes tuned to 20Hz;
box sizes were 12 and 23 cu. ft.
one of the articles had as a title: "Certified Bass For The Certifiable"; my guess is that there are far more "certified" people today than in 1985-1990.
that turned out way too big for my living room size and i could not find anything else that would satisfy me so i made do with what i had, including a "Hafler Hookup" with an inline potentiometer to set volume on the back speakers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hafler).
last year i finally got a subwoofer (SVSound PC12-Plus) and then bought the M80's for the front L/R and sent the Energy's to the back for surround duty.

Oh yea, almost forgot: for a very long time i used RS Minimus-7W speakers for the surround channels.

today, i could rate them (from 1 to 10) as going from a 2 for my first speakers to an 8 for the Energy's and now a 9.755555555 (out of a possible perfect score of 10) for the M80's.

The M80's are the first speakers i own that virtually disappear from the sound stage, and the imaging is superb.


Edited by J. Bellemare (04/23/11 09:18 AM)
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#346268 - 04/26/11 09:40 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: J. B.]
cgolf Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 340
Loc: Cypress, Texas
I have had most all of Axiom's speakers over the years but about a year ago I defected and bought some Swans. Still don't understand why, but that doesn't matter now.

Recently I was able to unload the Swans and bought some M60s. About a week ago, I found a great deal on some M80s so I bought them and just got them hooked up. WOW, they sound so sweet. They have the v3 drivers but the v2 dust caps and grills. They are definately a WOW!!!

Finally I am done and back home again.... smile

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#346271 - 04/26/11 09:46 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: cgolf]
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Posts: 13675
Loc: Iowa
Welcome back to the dark side Mr Golf! smile
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#346272 - 04/26/11 09:51 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: SirQuack]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1235
Loc: Millis, MA
Yeah, welcome back. We all have a weird and wonderfully strange hobby. I've owned a lot of speakers too.
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#346274 - 04/26/11 09:54 PM Re: how do owners of m80s enjoy their speakers? [Re: Lampshade]
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 3327
Loc: CA, USA
I give them away to make people happy.

Johnny Appleseed of audio.
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