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#285044 - 01/03/10 02:44 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: CV]
TroyD Offline

Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 397
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
well, M60's at normal cost is a $1069, just saying for $1300 CDN he can get FO M80's

And mayb his room and ears etc here things a little different and maybe they are worth the extra few hundred. He is prepared to spend that much.

anyways, it is something he has to decide on
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#285083 - 01/03/10 11:49 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Ah Ah Ah !!!

This is great !!! It looks like there is on this forum alone all scenarios, people with 60s and happy, people with the 80s also happy, people with the 60s wishing to have the 80s, and people with the 80s wishing they would have not get rid of the 60s !!! LOL !!!

Will the M80s only sound nicer over the M60s or M22s in stereo listening or would it also be noticeable in movies and multichannel concerts?

Also, I have a small baby, so for know I will listen at moderate levels, which one will be more detailed at lower levels? Or do the all perform as well at low and high levels? The reason I am asking is because my understanding is that the M22s for example will sound nicer at higher volumes.
"The problem is choice..."

#285084 - 01/04/10 12:41 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: CV]
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7581
Loc: Canada
 Originally Posted By: CV
If not in your room, then what about in your mind?

Its a big open space. I think he would have to step up to those monster M160 things.

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#285085 - 01/04/10 01:22 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: fredk]
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The M80s work just fine at lower volumes. I'm quite pleased with the detail they have--quite superior to my M50tis.
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#285088 - 01/04/10 02:29 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: Ken.C]
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I would say the M22/M80s(pretty even too) have the edge at lower volumes over the M60s, once the volume gets up to ~80db the differences start to disappear.

I still give the edge to the M80s for their richer/fuller sound over the other 2 for movies and multichannel music, but again if I hadn't listened to the others in A/B comparisons I wouldn't have known I was missing anything.


#285241 - 01/04/10 09:03 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 08/21/04
Posts: 308
Loc: montreal,qc,canada
 Originally Posted By: bdpf
Hello everybody.

I am finally able to start my home theater.

For the receiver, I got the Denon AVR-890. For the speakers, I deceided to go with Axiom. The system I am trying to build will hopefully be my dream system and I hope will last me a long long time.

At the moment, I can only afford the fronts but eventually it will become a 5.1.
To give you a bit of info, my room is at the moment 20ftx10ft with hardwood. The system will be used as much for music as for movies and I listen pretty much to everything from orchestra to vocals to pop, rock, rap, house ...

I am currently debating between the M60s and the M80s. Originally I was going for the 80s but after reading a few posts on this site, I am not too sure.

Some would think that the M80s would be overkill for a room this size. The thing is that I might not stay at this place forever and one day, budget permitting, I would like to go to a bigger place.

Some say that if we pair the 60s or the 80s to a sub, we can't tell the difference. Well, I intend one day to get a sub. Does it mean that the 80s will loose their edge over the 60s since the low frequencies will be taken care of by the sub? Will I gain anything by getting the 80s? I don't mind spending the extra $$$ if I am gaining something as I am trying to get the best sounding system that I can.

Like I said, I am trying to build my dream system that will keep me smiling for many years \:D so any advice or opinion will be greatly appreciated.



My room is about 14x13 and I have 2m80 +VP150 +4QS8 + sub..
dont think about it, M80 it should be!!

you dont need 7.1 for the room, 5.1 is enough.
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#285415 - 01/05/10 03:20 PM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 110
Loc: Fonthill
I went through the same question before placing my order just before Christmas. I decided on the M60's for a couple of reasons that came from reading a lot of postings.

1) I don't believe I could tell the difference even with a double blind, side by each, turned on your *@#* test.

2) With the saved money, I spent it on the High Gloss Cherry finish.

3) The biggest difference seems to be in a small amount of bass response so my intent is to get an additional sub woofer in 6 months or so to even out the whole room. I think this would overcome the 60/80 difference.

Just some thoughts.
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#285524 - 01/06/10 08:46 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: Sloped]
Murph Offline

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6955
Loc: PEI, Canada
I think you will be Very, Very happy with your choice. Axiom takes the old term "It's all good" to whole new levels.
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#285530 - 01/06/10 10:19 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: Murph]
TroyD Offline

Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 397
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
As sloped says .....
but I wish I could hear the 60/80's side by side in blind comparison. with and with a sub.
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#285531 - 01/06/10 10:29 AM Re: M60s or M80s [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 397
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
 Originally Posted By: sirquack
I agree Larry, there are times I wish I didn't get rid of my 60's, them awesome speakers.


you have an awesome room, and I see you also have 60's and 80's.
also, you EP600 in the middle.

SO, honestly is that a great location "if" i were to get a EP800 and would that be as good or better than two EP500.

also, which speaker gives the best sound 60/80 and are the mids noticable in the 80's. are they if the 80's are better , worth the extra $400.
Basically if the money is there for the 80's would you if you had to choose, which would you take home

Edited by troyd (01/06/10 10:30 AM)
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