Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub

Posted by: malloced

Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub - 03/19/19 12:50 PM

Hello all - Would love any thoughts or considerations you have.

I currently have M80s and a VP150. I'm considering moving to a larger screen, ditching the center and trying out the M60 on-wall and adding an EP500 sub. This room is really a sort-of great room where one side is open ended with the kitchen and dining area. People are up and around the room and its really not a good dedicated theater, but we do watch TV and listen to music often. The WAF of on-wall would be much higher than the current setup.

I've often felt I could live with just the M80s because they are just fantastic and things still sound great in stereo. Will I miss them?

Posted by: Mojo

Re: Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub - 03/19/19 01:00 PM

Do you have v2s? How far away from the M80s do you sit when you do sit down to listen to them? What are you using to drive them?
Posted by: malloced

Re: Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub - 03/19/19 03:15 PM

I'm pretty sure they are v2. Seating position is 13ft away and I currently drive them with a Denon 4311ci.
Posted by: brendo

Re: Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub - 03/19/19 05:37 PM

With a larger screen I would recommend bigger center. Most all of us with VP160/VP180 rave about how good and full they sound. I suspect the 150 would be good though with the amount of center detail as of recent, the bigger the better.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: Moving from M80 to M60 On-Wall + Sub - 03/19/19 06:15 PM

I had M80v2 for 11 years. With QS8v2, 600v2 and 150v2. The absolute BEST thing you can do for your ears-brain is move to v4. Read my upgrade post and reviews.

I now have M100, M5, M3, VP160, QS10 and EP800; all v4. They are nothing, absolutely nothing, like v2.

The M3v4 is better sounding than the M80v2. The M5 with a DSP-based sub like the 500 is a giant speaker killer!

v4 soundstage is holographic. Broad, way beyond the speaker boundaries, tall, deep (way deep) with layers along the depth. Images are very distinct with dead space in between. It is uncanny. The sound across all bands is truly impeccable. The mid-range and tweetage is spectacular.

The 160 is so far ahead of the 150v2. There is just no comparison.

The 800 is tight, transparent, musical and can pack a wallop in movies. It is nothing like the 600v2.

The QS10s showed me eveything that I was missing with the QS8s.

If you want to make the most of your cash, I suggest forgetting the M60s and going with the M5 on-wall. Remember the M5 has the HP driver. You may like a third M5 on-wall for the center if that works for you. If not, get the 160 and never look back.

Like me, you will kick yourself for not upgrading sooner.

P.S. You can trade in your old gear. And you will put up an image of Ian and Andrew and pay homage to them every time you listen to your system.