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#363500 - 01/12/12 07:52 AM Entering the Axiom Family
AdrianD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 90
Loc: Maple, Ontario
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.


Edited by AdrianD (01/12/12 07:54 AM)
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#363504 - 01/12/12 08:08 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: AdrianD]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11444
Loc: Central NH
Welcome Adrian!

That sounds like a fantastic system!
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#363505 - 01/12/12 08:22 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: MarkSJohnson]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
welcome and enjoy!
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#363511 - 01/12/12 09:53 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: J. B.]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
Welcome! Looking forward to more of your comments and results of your experimentations.
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#363514 - 01/12/12 10:04 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: Murph]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Millis, MA
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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#363515 - 01/12/12 10:07 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: Lampshade]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
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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#363519 - 01/12/12 11:09 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: BobKay
I also remember dashing right over tell you otherwise.

BobKay: Dream Dasher.
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#363522 - 01/12/12 11:51 AM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: MarkSJohnson]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6471
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Welcome! Enjoy!
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#363582 - 01/12/12 07:17 PM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: AdrianD]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
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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#363592 - 01/12/12 08:30 PM Re: Entering the Axiom Family [Re: fredk]
AdrianD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 90
Loc: Maple, Ontario
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
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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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