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#377855 - 06/04/12 04:39 PM OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies
axiom_man Offline
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Which set ?
there will be dual subs?

trying to decide actually I have B&W 863's now ....... they will be leaving.

But, for movies if floorstanding is better, then which is best for movies ?

I want black for the movie room and Real Cherry veneer, unless the Vinyl is great. Pretty sure the M80's are going upstairs but, not sure what I need for the movie room M60 or M80.
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#377870 - 06/04/12 07:42 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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If I look at the Freq. Graphs there is not much difference, except for the extra 10 hrz in the bottom end. Of which the sub will over ride that area anyways.

Actually if I am reading it correctly the M60 look a bit better, flatter than the M80
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#377871 - 06/04/12 07:46 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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I have M60's + Dual EP-600's... Anyone would be hard pressed to convince me an M80 based system would be "better" than mine.... equal, sure......

I have my 600's crossed over at around 100hz i think.




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#377872 - 06/04/12 07:51 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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I have a single EP600, a pair of M60s and a Pair of M80s ... I personally prefer the M80s in my environment.

History will tell you that the M60 owners are going to say the M60s are the best while the M80 owners will state the M80s are the best.
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#377873 - 06/04/12 07:57 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
dakkon Offline
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I would say M60's + EP-600's would be equal to M80's+ EP-600's..

However without a sub, M80's would be better due to having more drivers.

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#377874 - 06/04/12 08:00 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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Whatever I own is obviously the best.
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#377875 - 06/04/12 08:05 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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Mark is spot on with his assessment and I agree.
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#377884 - 06/04/12 09:15 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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I would say there is a very subtle difference between the M60 and M80 for movies; during my A/B testing I prefered the M80 due to the cleaner/forward sounding midrange, better vocals etc. THIS WAS ALL WITH V2'S SO ymmv.
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#377885 - 06/04/12 09:31 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: axiom_man]
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For music, M80s are really nice, although it has been a few years since I heard (SirQuack's) M80s. Without a sub, the lower end extension of the M80s is really nice.

However, I am super happy with my M60s with sub. I do plan on a second sub, but not because I am unhappy with my current setup, but because I want to incrementally improve my overall LFE experience in my theater.

I say go with what fits in your budget and never look back. The M80's are a "better" speaker by themselves, but many people would argue that the M60 fronts with a good sub (thus the low end being cross-overed out of the equation) and you would be hard pressed to hear a difference for movies.
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#377886 - 06/04/12 09:36 PM Re: OK, one more M60 Vs M80 for movies [Re: dakkon]
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Alex, just to note that the slightly better bass extension of the M80 vs M60 without a sub wouldn't be due to the M80 having more bass drivers: they each have the same two 6 1/2 inchers. The bigger M80 enclosure allows for tuning it to a slightly lower frequency, but yes, this wouldn't be significant with subs handling that area.

As Jason suggested in his preceding reply, a possible M80 advantage would be a cleaner mid-range, because there the M80(along with the M22)does have the advantage of two vs one of the same driver.
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