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A Review On: M80 v3 Floorstanding Speaker - Boston Cherry

M80 v3 Floorstanding Speaker - Boston Cherry

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Pros: Exceptional value, very clear and detailed sound at all volumes.

Cons: You may need/want to power them with a separate amp.

Sept. 2013 edit.
I feel need to clarify my statement about needing and amp (you may not depending on your listening distance and whether you are running them with powered subs). These sound so good/clear that you will turn them up.
They have a high efficiency, no distortion when adequately powered and reproduce what you give them.

Good source in = steal for $1500.

Edited original review.
At first I did find the highs to be very present?, there was a lot more from these than I'd heard form my previous speakers. After a few hours (about 20) play time the highs blended very nicely and were no longer drawing my attention away from the music (It was me, no doubt, not break in).
The realism/clarity still amazes me, I hadn't realized how much I had been missing before. I find myself appreciating a lot more music now.
With typical/average recordings and downloaded music they sound very nice. With good quality recordings they amaze.
There are a few recordings in my wallets that I can no longer listen to, like listening to an old am radio, but I'll trade amazingly true sound for bad recordings any day.
I have installed an amp (a guys gotta party once in a while) and I am now enjoying them at their true potential for several hours a day. (This is no longer true but its nearly winter again.)
They were exceptionally well packaged, were exactly as ordered and they look great.
I'm very satisfied.

Edit: I like them so much I'm getting one for the center.

Re Edit: I liked them so much I ordered 3 M80HP for LCR. Can't wait.


I understand the excitement and anticipation that goes along with making such a purchase but please try to refrain from posting before you've even had a chance to set your new speakers up. I mean no disrespect whatsoever but fellow members are looking for honest evaluations and objective reviews to help in our own searches and seeing a 5 star rating with no review is disappointing quite honestly, undermines your own credibility.

I hope you don't find my comments offensive, that was certainly not my intention. I look forward to reading your review once you've had the chance to put them to the test. Merry Christmas.
You're right and I apologize.
No apology needed my friend. I'm just relieved that you took my comments as they were intended. I read your initial review and look forward to your next entry. I'm admittedly exploring my options prematurely as I will likely not be ready to install new equipment for another year. There is so much to choose from that I'll have no trouble using the entire year and then some to narrow down the serious contenders. In the end, I may end up just pulling my old ESS AMT-1D's and PS 820's out of mothballs and rework them with all new OEM drivers, Heil diaphragms and crossovers direct from the factory but that's a story for another forum so let me thank you for your initial review.