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#407546 - 10/07/14 09:21 AM M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4.
TroyD Offline
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Ok,
is there a big noticable difference between these two speakers ?

Not at extreme volumn levels but above normal listening. even at just a normal sit back and relax to some concert video or cd's does the bottom end become more noticeable over the other.
I have the M80 v3 and at just a good listening level I would say -15 on my HK 165w reciever, which is probably just for arguements sake about 4 on the dial. I find just not the punch of the bass drum. It's kind of laid back abit ( soft )

Let's said THe Eagles Hell Freezes Over track one, when they start out with The Long Run. The beginning part just seems not quite there. But, if I turn it up a few notches then it starts to show up.
Probably best just throw ina sub right ?



Edited by TroyD (10/07/14 09:22 AM)
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#407550 - 10/07/14 12:24 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
exlabdriver Offline
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With my diminutive M2s each with their own EP-400 (2CH audio only), rest assured nothing is missing. Just dial in the lower end to suit your taste.

Sub(s) are an excellent way to go IMO, even with towers...

TAM

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#407571 - 10/08/14 12:17 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
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I agree with the sub - I added one to my M80's and it was a big step up.
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#407574 - 10/08/14 02:44 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
TroyD Offline
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Yeh, I was trying to avoid a sub for listening to music. But, maybe the best route is my M80 v3's and a couple good SVS Plus's or EP500's
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#407575 - 10/08/14 04:31 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
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The M-100's are such amazing, FULL RANGE loudspeakers, that I am never tempted to use the ep500 when listening to any music; new recordings, old recordings, great ones, not-so-great ones, and the vastness of music that is everything in between. Why fart around?

M3's are great! Two friends have them. Loved my 60's. A nearby friend has standard 80's---great speaker, awesome price. The 100's are not a subspecies, but a newly minted one, all to its own. I'm closing in on 10 months with them. I haven't been through all of my cd's yet, but each "first-timer" surprises me---still.

Some of this music I've been listening to for 50 years! Some of it was released last month. (The new Prince, eh, is "good." "Planet Earth " was better. The new Tom Petty---best record of his since "Full Moon Fever." Every track!)

For no amount of money could any music made from the 1950-80's sound THIS great at the time of its release! I'm listening to stuff like no one could possibly have been able to back when it was "new" music! That still "blows my mind, you cats."

OK, so I'm a purist, with lots of things. Using a sub with these, is for me, like turning them into a ghetto ride.

And if one were to really care about such things, I can feel these through my feet four rooms away, at "normal" listening levels. "Royals," by Lordes, feels like the house is gonna give way. Thankfully, still, not one thing in the house buzzes, like the trunk lid and door liners of aforementioned ghetto rides.
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#407576 - 10/08/14 05:06 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
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You can always turn the sub down.

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#407580 - 10/08/14 05:43 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
BBIBH Offline
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Yes, agreed Brian.

Bob, a sub does not mean turning your home into a thumping 1999 Honda Civic tuner, it can be used to add to the music mix.
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#407581 - 10/08/14 07:02 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
exlabdriver Offline
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No ghetto ride in my house...

TAM


Edited by exlabdriver (10/08/14 07:03 PM)

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#407582 - 10/08/14 09:02 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
TroyD Offline
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Thanks Bob, that's what I am looking for. A review from a user and not one of these pro-reviews.
Just wish I could get one person who had the M80's and upgraded and did a side by side comparison.
I know Ian said if I am using a sub with my M80's I wouldn't notice a difference.

Cat and BBIHB and TAM

No, Sorry I don't want to be getting up and turning the sub down and or up and down.

The Anthem Reciever will setup and calibrate for both a music setting no LFE and for Movies with LFE. So, I can watch or listen to music DVD in one Blu-ray player and movies in another.

Thanks all

I may have to send my M80's back for a year and get M100's
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#407584 - 10/08/14 11:18 PM Re: M80 v4 HP vs M100 v4. [Re: TroyD]
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I have 2 X EP-800s in my HT (Audyssey optimized) & 2 X EP-400s in one of my audio only systems (M2s, subs set & tweaked by ear).

I haven't touched any of my sub's volumes since I initially set them up some time ago. Living with subs is not difficult & when properly set up, are most pleasing & enjoyable. My sats & subs audio system outperforms any reasonably priced, mainstream towers that I've auditioned. That's why I chose to go this way.

Just don't overdo the volume & they can blend seamlessly, at least for me in my rooms. Quality subs such as Axiom & other good brands when properly employed will not sound like a passing car playing objectionable noise like Rap.

Each to his own...

TAM

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