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Towers in 2100cu ft
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I really want towers for my mains but the recommended room sizes are quite a bit larger.
The M22 will suite me just fine but I have to admit I'd rather go big, M80 big.
Can the M80 shine equally well in small spaces or are they over kill?
Our listening distance from our current bookshelf speakers are is 10', and 8' from the center channel.




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brwsaw #384055 10/12/12 11:23 PM
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The M80 will work just fine in that space. I've got them in a 12x20x8 room.


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Any regrets or suggestions? toe in/ no toe in etc...




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brwsaw #384058 10/12/12 11:32 PM
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Play with them till they sounds good to you.


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brwsaw #384061 10/12/12 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Any regrets or suggestions? toe in/ no toe in etc...

My only regret is that I have too much furniture in my living-room and it messes with the sound stage a little. Otherwise, no.

I had a chance to demo the M22, M60 and M80 at Axiom. To me, there was enough of an improvement in sound with the M80 to warrant the price difference.


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Thanks.
I should mention these will be used primarily as fronts in a 7.2 setup for movie watching.
We do listen to music, maybe we'll listen to more if they live up to their reviews.




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My room is 17X18'...

I use to have M60's + VP-180.. Now i have LFR's + VP-180... I also have dual EP600's... So, keep my perspective in mind when reading my answer below.

I sit 13' away from my speakers, and they are toe'ed in about 10 degrees... Toe in is one of the variables that changes with each situation...

Start reading at about page 17... i think you will find it quite enlightening...
http://www.wilsonaudio.com/pdf/manual_soph3.pdf


Oh and to answer your question....


Would towers be over kill.... Heck no!..

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You know, they're BIG speakers, right? I mean DEEP in addition to tall?

Honestly, if you don't have any flexibility about how you place them, you might be better off with something that has a footprint which affords you that option.

Room interactions are terribly important.


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Thanks.
I am second guessing towers.
Sounds like a pair of M22's and a VP150 are going to work.
I can always upgrade...




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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Thanks.
I am second guessing towers.
Sounds like a pair of M22's and a VP150 are going to work.
I can always upgrade...


I did and you will lol grin My room = 14 x 10 with 2 m80's,M2's,QS4's and a center equivelant to the vp160 (homebuilt) 2 yamaha subs and it sounds excellent. I started with M2's and sub and ended up going the distance. QS8's from santa smile


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