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#431902 - 04/22/19 04:57 PM M50v4 vs M3v4
Mojo Offline
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Anyone out there experienced with M50v4 vs M3v4?

I am so much enjoying my M3v4 in my living room. I have to say in my living room, which is more live than my main A/V space, the M3v4 is far more enjoyable than the M5. The M5 is far more accurate, and more linear but I find myself listening to it in a very clinical sort of way. I don't have that problem with the M5 in my man-cave and prefer the M5 over the M3.

Given my newly-discovered love for the M3, I am wondering if replacing the M3 with the M50 will give me an even better emotional response. The M3 is currently paired up with two low end subs which really aren't doing much.

What do you all think?

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#431905 - 04/22/19 09:13 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
craigsub Offline
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Mojo - The 50's will give a much more full bodied sound. The extra woofer and larger cabinet mean better power handling and more robust bass. Considering how much good stands cost, I have always thought of the 50's as an unsung hero in the Axiom line.
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#431906 - 04/22/19 09:33 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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Thanks, Craig. I'll go for them!
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#431914 - 04/23/19 04:08 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
Mojo Offline
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Craig, these comments from your review of the M50s stand out:

"The M50's demonstrated a lot of balance with 2AN. They mix a fairly deep soundstage, average detail, tuneful/punch bass and more than respectable delineation with vocals. The M50's are not the most detailed speaker in the test, but one is also never left wondering how much was left out."

"The sound mix on this disc features Tony "front and center", and the M50's put him out front, right where he belongs. On "Fly Me To The Moon", Tony walks towards the back of the stage, and the M50's convey his movement with good depth... then he comes forward again, and one can "see him move" almost as well as with the more expensive speakers we auditioned."

This is exactly what I need for my relatively live living room. I never thought I'd say this but I don't want "detailed" in there. I want to relax with that amazing v4 holography.
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A-LFR/1000-8/500v4x2 coming
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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5,M3,M50 v4
had v2
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#431915 - 04/23/19 04:42 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
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I am only now starting to appreciate how different Axiom speakers satisfy various, nuanced use cases.
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#431916 - 04/23/19 08:45 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
craigsub Offline
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Mojo The Axiom line also does this different "nuanced" sound between models while keeping the sound accurate. As an example, we have used the 50.4's with the VP180 HP center with excellent results. An excellent, high output system with amazing bang for buck can be had with a pair of 50.4 for front, the VP180 center, M3 surrounds and a pair of EP350's.

You won't find it in the "pre-packaged" theater pages, but it will kick ass. I know, because we did it here with a single EP350.

You will find the 50's to be a great relaxer.
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#431917 - 04/23/19 11:32 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
Mojo Offline
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My problem is I like all the v4 I have each in their own unique way. I want them all!
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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5,M3,M50 v4
had v2
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#431919 - 04/24/19 02:54 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
Mojo Offline
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Bought M50v4 in ebony!

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#431929 - 04/25/19 12:07 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
bman84 Offline
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You're insane! Axiom may as well set up shop down the street from you at this point. Or move you into their guest cottage at the factory.
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#431930 - 04/25/19 12:13 PM Re: M50v4 vs M3v4 [Re: Mojo]
Mojo Offline
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I contracted Versionfouritis. smile
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A-LFR/1000-8/500v4x2 coming
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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5,M3,M50 v4
had v2
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