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#359772 - 11/30/11 09:23 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: Gr8_White_North]
Wid Offline
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#359782 - 11/30/11 11:32 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: Wid]
terzaghi Offline
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I'd get the v2's if they are only $700!
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#359783 - 11/30/11 11:37 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: Wid]
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They still sound great, though i need a new mid for one of them . It acts up at high volume. The woofers were redone many years ago, the foam surround failed and the ceramic cone's came apart as a consequence. TBH they produce nicer bass since they were redone.


The v2's are in auction and it will definetly increase in price,i will wait see to what point. If the difference gets too close i will just bite the bullet and buy the v3's


Edited by Socketman (11/30/11 11:51 PM)
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#359839 - 12/01/11 12:10 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: casey01]
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Originally Posted By: casey01

As far as any difference between the V2 and V3 configurations, I moved from a pair of V2 M60s to V3 M80s and quite frankly the difference, to my ears anyway, was marginal at best, so to go from V2 to V3 M80s is something I doubt, in day to day usage, you could realistically audibly hear. Room acoustics and other issues(source: audio/video) will have a greater affect on what you are hearing than moving from the V2 to V3 version of the same model especially a large multi-driver floor standing speaker like the M80.

Absolutely true.
Differences are subtle, even though they are being described as improvements.
You would have to do an instantaneous switched A/B comparison to pick out the differences in V2 and V3. It is highly improbable that you would notice a distinct difference in day to day usage, unless you have yourself already convinced otherwise.
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#359929 - 12/01/11 10:25 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: chesseroo]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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i like the look of the v2's better,but the magnetic grills sound like a great idea. decisions decisions
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#359954 - 12/02/11 08:51 AM Re: M80 vs [Re: Gr8_White_North]
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The magnetic grills on the v3's are neat as beans, that alone would steer me towards the newer version. At first I didn't know if I would like the look of the all silver drivers of the v3 either but after seeing the speaker up close and personal I really like that look, it makes for a clean layout.
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#359972 - 12/02/11 11:26 AM Re: M80 vs [Re: RickF]
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Originally Posted By: RickF
The magnetic grills on the v3's are neat as beans, that alone would steer me towards the newer version. At first I didn't know if I would like the look of the all silver drivers of the v3 either but after seeing the speaker up close and personal I really like that look, it makes for a clean layout.


Personally, I must admit that although my A/V room is filled with Axiom speakers including a pair of M80s in the High Gloss Piano Black finish, I have never really been a fan of the white/silver drivers. With the new magnetic grills that now eliminate the need for the holes in the cabinet which gives them that cleaner look, to me black drivers would have been more suitable especially if one desires to leave the grill covers off. Perhaps I am picking too many "nits" here but between the VP180 and the two M80s across the front, when looking at them when the grills are off, for me anyway, all those silver drivers are just a little bit too distracting even in the dark.

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#359974 - 12/02/11 11:39 AM Re: M80 vs [Re: casey01]
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Hunh. An all black driver option could be pretty cool, but I bet it would add to the cost, since they'd have to anodize the aluminium or something like that.
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#359975 - 12/02/11 11:39 AM Re: M80 vs [Re: casey01]
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I was wondering if there would be problems with silver drivers being seen behind acoustically transparent screens? I haven't heard any comments regarding this, so I'm assuming there isn't a problem.

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#360002 - 12/02/11 03:09 PM Re: M80 vs [Re: CatBrat]
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You can order v3s with black dust caps. Win win.
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