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Opinions on Pioneer HPM-60 ?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Markoneswift, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    Hey all,

    I have been given a pair of HPM 60s by a colleague and they are in great shape. I was just wondering how they compare to their more famous relatives the HPM 100.

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  2. NeedForSpeed

    NeedForSpeed Living In The Past Subscriber

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    Have heard a pair and liked them, Good bass response, Set up is crucial, They were powered with a Pioneer SX 1050
     
  3. Markoneswift

    Markoneswift Quartz locked n ready to rock

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    Mine will be powered by an SA-7800 :)
     
  4. KeninDC

    KeninDC Speedfreak Jive Subscriber

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    I like 'em. In fact, I prefer the HPM 60 tone over the HPM 100. A bit more natural w/o that accentuated mid-bass slam.
     
  5. jozeppy26

    jozeppy26 Active Member

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    Aren’t they nearly the exact same speaker except with thinner walls?
     
  6. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    Not really with a different woofer
    Like Kenin, I think the 60 had smoother presentation, perhaps you could say more refined?
     

     

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  7. jozeppy26

    jozeppy26 Active Member

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    By smoother are you meaning less mid-bass?
     
  8. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I bought a pair brand new circa '78. Mom still has them. I gave them to my parents within three years of the purchase. Didn't like their bass performance, at all. Boomy, one-note port bass, was my take at the time. They're still working well, so I'll give them kudos for longevity, but I like the sound even less now than back then. I moved on to better speakers, and there were many available at the time, but I was green when I bought the HPM-60. It did lead me to avoid Japanese speakers back then, and to discover American brands and models, which I preferred.

    Even given all that, they were still the best speaker I'd owned at the time, and I loved them for more than a year, until their bass alignment grated on my nerves. Sounded unnatural to me. Just one man's opinion, of course.
     

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