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Entering the Axiom Family
#363500 01/12/12 12:52 PM
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Hello everyone. I've recently purchased a new house, and what better way to start this new chapter in my life than finally acquiring my dream speakers?
On Monday, a beautiful pair of M80s v3 was delivered through my door; excited, I carefully unpacked them proceed with the initial setup and listening.
Firstly... they're bigger than I anticipated; I have two friends who both have M60s so I thought I am prepared. No issues here, I like them big smile.
Secondly, the speakers have a "feel" of a high quality product... at least in my opinion.
Thirdly... the sound (initial sound that is, without a proper break-in and tweaking) was overwhelming! Big, loud, clean and beautiful to my ears. The imaging is like nothing I've heard before, and the soundstage presence is incredible.
The one thing I was looking for, and one of the reasons for picking up the M80s was that I like to listen to music pretty loud, but I hate distortions. Well... so far I am literally "blown away" on how effortlessly these speakers deliver music with the above qualities.
By the way, I am powering them with a pair of Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks; as a preamp, I have tried three that I have, but I need more time to decide: two old plain preamps: an Advent 3000, a Carver C2 and a new Emotiva UMC-1 PrePro.
The only other thing I am currently working on right now is the ideal placement for bass response; I will most likely open another thread in the appropriate section once the speakers have enough break-in.

It is great to be able to post in this forum after years of "lurking" around.

Last edited by AdrianD; 01/12/12 12:54 PM.

M80 v3, 2 x Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks, XPA-5, UMC-1 PrePro
Pro-Ject RPM Genie, Carver C2 Phono Preamp
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AdrianD #363504 01/12/12 01:08 PM
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Welcome Adrian!

That sounds like a fantastic system!


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MarkSJohnson #363505 01/12/12 01:22 PM
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welcome and enjoy!

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J. B. #363511 01/12/12 02:53 PM
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Welcome! Looking forward to more of your comments and results of your experimentations.


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Murph #363514 01/12/12 03:04 PM
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High quality product: when I unboxed my eighties I thought they had made a mistake at the factory and sent me real wood.


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Lampshade #363515 01/12/12 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: Lampshade
High quality product: when I unboxed my eighties I thought they had made a mistake at the factory and sent me real wood.

I remember! I also remember dashing right over tell you otherwise.


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BobKay #363519 01/12/12 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
I also remember dashing right over tell you otherwise.

BobKay: Dream Dasher.


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MarkSJohnson #363522 01/12/12 04:51 PM
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Welcome! Enjoy!


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AdrianD #363582 01/13/12 12:17 AM
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Should have checked for crazy relatives first! Too late now. Welcome to the family. Oh, don't forget to post pictures of your setup.


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fredk #363592 01/13/12 01:30 AM
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Many thanks Gents for your words and welcoming; I will for sure bug you with questions and, I will give a more detailed review after things settle down a bit.

Oh yeah... I was thinking about some pictures, but as I said, I just moved into the house; unfinished basement, tons of boxes/stuff laying around etc. It's not pretty blush


M80 v3, 2 x Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks, XPA-5, UMC-1 PrePro
Pro-Ject RPM Genie, Carver C2 Phono Preamp
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