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January 18, 2012

Front Speakers: Bookshelf, Floorstanding, In-Wall, On-Wall or In-Cabinet?

Bryant's Home Theater: FinishedChoosing the best front speakers for your room can seem overwhelming at first.  There are so many variations of the traditional stereo speakers that you can’t be blamed for yearning for the early days of one-size fits all brown wooden speakers with bright orange woofers.

Don’t despair: help is at hand!  Here’s a guide to today’s loudspeaker formats and how to choose the best ones for your room.

First, the big boys: floorstanding speakers.  Also called tower speakers, these larger models don’t need stands and they don’t compromise on sound, either!  The large array of drivers (woofers and tweeters) mean that the full spectrum of sound is reproduced, and the larger cabinet means larger volume and that translates into more sound at high levels.  It’s a matter of physics.

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July 13, 2011

Floor Standing vs. Bookshelf Speakers?

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , — Alan @ 4:04 pm
Floor Standing Speakers in High Gloss Rosewood

M80 Floor Standing Speakers in High Gloss Rosewood

It’s always a perplexing audio question to newcomers and to experienced home theater and stereo enthusiasts alike: Which type and size of loudspeaker do you go for? The compact and easily placed “bookshelf” speaker (small enough to fit onto or be supported by a typical bookshelf) or the relatively large floor standing speaker, which no matter the size, is still going to occupy some floor space because, well, duh, it stands on the floor! And it’s inevitably going to make its presence known as a piece of furniture.

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December 9, 2010

New M3 Bookshelf Speaker Review at About.Com

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Check out the latest M3 bookshelf speaker review at

Reviewer Gary Altunian writes “While they belted out a good country tune, they also behaved with finesse in Ana Caram’s performance of ‘Meditation’ from Chesky Records ‘Rio After Dark’ disc. The piano, her delicate voice and other instruments sounded very detailed and clean with good center imaging.”

Read the full bookshelf speaker review here!

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January 28, 2009

The M2 Bookshelf Speaker Won EnjoyTheMusic’s Budget Monitor Loudspeaker Shootout!

M2 wins budget bookshelf speaker shootout! Even though it was the least expensive of the group, it still managed to wow EnjoyTheMusic. Reviewer Clarke Robinson said:

“If it’s not already, the M2v2 should be considered a classic… Axiom has knocked this one clear out of the park… they get my highest recommendation.”

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