Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
0 registered (), 125 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13322 Members
11 Forums
22897 Topics
404611 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17782
pmbuko 16280
SirQuack 13337
CV 11208
MarkSJohnson 10900
Meanwhile On Facebook

󾓶 The first review of the LFR880s is out! "If you are adding or upgrading stere...

So much going on in this month's newsletter - new product announcements, a new v...

Love this comment from Doug T! "The M22 bookshelf speakers sound so clean and a...

󾓶 Andrew has spoken! Big update on the AxiomPlay Wireless Platform on the Axiom...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#147779 - 09/17/06 03:41 PM Speaker set up question - M22
Joe_in_SC Offline
devotee

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 307
Loc: Charleston, SC
Is there a recommended minimum clearance dimension from the back of the speaker to the wall? Mine are on a 24" deep shelf, so there is some latitude for moving them from to back.
Thanks!

Top
#147780 - 09/17/06 03:46 PM Re: Speaker set up question - M22 [Re: Joe_in_SC]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17782
Loc: NoVA
Welcome!

I would be more concerned about the distance from the front of the shelf--boundary effects are not your friend. If you can put the speakers right at the front edge of the shelf, they'll sound better.
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#147781 - 09/17/06 04:23 PM Re: Speaker set up question - M22 [Re: Joe_in_SC]
PaulM Offline
local

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 278
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Like Ken said, move the speakers to the front of the shelf so the front edge is flush or better yet protrudes slightly over the shelf edge to eliminate boundary effects. The M22's are 8" deep which would leave you with 16" behind the speakers with your shelf depth. That is tons of clearance in the back.

Enjoy.

Top
#147782 - 09/17/06 07:56 PM Re: Speaker set up question - M22 [Re: Ken.C]
Joe_in_SC Offline
devotee

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 307
Loc: Charleston, SC
Thanks for your reply. I don't want to move it all the way to the front...too tempting for little fingers. Would it help to raise it up off the shelf a bit? How much would make a difference? I could probably go 6" max.

Top
#147783 - 09/17/06 11:29 PM Re: Speaker set up question - M22 [Re: Joe_in_SC]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10395
Joe, welcome. Ditto the previous replies. The sound bouncing off the shelf below affects clarity. Raising it a little while still keeping it recessed on the shelf doesn't help. Keep it that way only as a last resort.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.