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#187141 - 12/08/07 03:49 PM Re: Just starting [Re: fredk]
Spoiler Offline

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 681
Loc: South Florida
Hi Fred... for clarity's sake my comparison to the M50's was based on driver configuration / specs. I couldn't tell you sound-wise cuz I haven't heard the M50's.

I consider the Advents to be a forward-sounding speaker... so since some others on this forum have said the M50 tends to sound laid back in comparison to M60/M80/M22 I recommended the M22/M60 to you. Although I'm sure the M50 is an excellent speaker (and would be an absolute step up), if you like the forward sound I believe the Advents have, I think my suggestion will work a little better for you.

The M22 / M60 are relatively easy loads to drive, so essentially
any receiver with the bells/whistles/features you're looking for
will drive them well.

Have fun tomorrow!! ;\)
Epic 80 / SVS PB13 Ultra
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#187172 - 12/08/07 10:54 PM Re: Just starting [Re: fredk]
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Yes Fred, there's no need to look for a receiver to "match" the M60s or other Axiom speakers. Competently designed amplifiers don't add any audible sonic character that has to be taken into account; they just amplify. Depending on how many features that you're looking for, anything from about $200 up would do the job.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#187251 - 12/09/07 10:35 PM Re: Just starting [Re: JohnK]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Just to add the M22/sub does sound very good but the M60/M80 is just that much better. The floorstanders have a better upper bass lower midrange sound for music.

If you can find a paradigm dealer nearby, try a listen to any of their line, Mojo and I A/B'd the Monitor 11's to the M80's and they are very close as well, except the M80 revealed more detail.

As others have mentioned don't worry too much about the receiver, any of the ones listed on these boards work very well with any speaker.


#187260 - 12/10/07 12:23 AM Re: Just starting [Re: fredk]
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7364
Loc: Canada
Todays excursion was a bit of a bust due to an overlooked detail, some stores still close on Sundays. Been hanging around in big box stores too much.

I did get a chance to listen to some psbs and Totems. Unfortunately the PSBs were in the main, and very noisy, part of the store. "We just need to turn the volume up enough to drown out the other music" the sales guy says. OK...

I listened to the Totem Mite, Rainmaker and Sttaf in a sound room. The Rainmaker was a big step up from the Mite, particularly with vocals, while the step up to the Sttaf was more subtle. I am curious to know how these might line up with and compare to the Axiom line.

Jason, I hoped to listen to some paradigms today but... Maybe tomorrow if I have time.

I won't worry too much about amps just yet. As mentioned, I really do need to sort out what features I need. Guess I should do a search and read here as well.


Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

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