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#100768 - 06/29/05 01:07 PM M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
wdkomo Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 4
100% music application. Room is approx 18'x 14'x 7.5' high. Speakers would be on the 14' side. It would be on the bright side as it has laminate wood floor, large window on one side and not a whole lot of wall treatments. I'm not an interior decorator, and evidently neither is my wife. One sofa, one loveseat, couple of endtables and a piano.

Listening tastes range from jazz to light rock, a little hard rock once in awhile, a very little classical now and then. No country (gag). I don't need to blow the roof off volume wise, but would be nice to kick it once in awhile.

Anyway, given those conditions, the fact that I like well defined but not thumping bass, and that they will be driven by a Yamaha 5790 receiver, would either the M22ti or the M3ti be a good fit for this room? From what I've gleened off this site, it sounds as though the 22's are a bit on the bright side, so maybe the M3's would be a better fit here. Would either by themselves give good enough bass to skip the sub?

Or.....would the M50's or 60's be a better fit all around?

So many possibilites, any feedback will be appreciated.


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#100769 - 06/29/05 01:30 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7406
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Do you plan to use a sub?

Without one, the M3 will give you more bass over the M22. Both speakers offer a slightly different sound. I don't own either one, so maybe someone else can chime in.

I do have the M40 and it does offer a lot more bass than my bookshelves. When I say more bass, I mean the kind that you can feel. Makes me want to crank up the music. You state that you're not looking to blow the roof off, so maybe the smaller speakers will be a better fit.
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#100770 - 06/29/05 01:39 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
I think your room size could use M60ti. Good full range speaker. You may not need a sub. But for HT, a sub is a must. IMHO



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#100771 - 06/29/05 01:41 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
wdkomo Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 4
I'm not ruling out a sub. If its needed, I'd do it. If not, then great, just one less new "box thing" to explain to the mrs.



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#100772 - 06/29/05 01:54 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
You know, bugbitten may be right about the floorstander thing. If you factor in the price of stands for the bookshelves, you get closer to the M50s. The size of your room can certainly accomodate larger speakers. The room may not be the deciding factor, just ask the Mrs. . .
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#100773 - 06/29/05 02:13 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
I'll throw in a vote for the M60s.
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#100774 - 06/29/05 02:21 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
M60s, that's what I have!!! I always thought I would need a sub with bookshelves, even though there are are many people that suggest a sub for M60s as well. I am quite happy with their bass though. All these for a 2 channel music system. For HT, M22s with sub would be just as good.
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#100775 - 06/29/05 02:37 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
wdkomo Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 4
Well, I'm not against floorstanders. And the relative merits of the M60's are pretty obvious from reading these forums. I also did the math on the M22's plus the stands, and it starts to make the 50's or 60's a viable choice strictly from a money perspective. I suppose a sub can always be added if one thinks its necessary.

So moving on to the inevitable "let's spend more" stage of this process, has anyone actually ever returned their axioms during the 30 day trial period? If so, how did it work out for you? Not that I think I would, but just wondering if there is anything in the fine print somewhere.
If not, I'm wondering exactly why I wouldn't take advantage of the trial period and try the 50's or 60's......

My wife's right....I'm waaayyy to easy.


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#100776 - 06/29/05 02:48 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5425
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Remember that for music you don't really need a sub if you have good full-range speakers. I rarely use the sub when listening to music on M60s (music/HT system) and never use a sub when listening to music on M40s (upstairs music system).

In other words, one could argue that you are comparing M50 vs. M3 plus stands plus sub, or M60 vs. M22 plus stands plus sub.

For a music-only system I would go with 50s or 60s and forget the sub. In a bright room M50s might be preferable. What kind of music do you listen to the most ?

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#100777 - 06/29/05 02:49 PM Re: M22ti or M3ti for 18x12 room????
Rock_Head Offline
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Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 870
Loc: Delta, BC, Canada
Just go for the M60's!
You won't be sorry...

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