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

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
1 registered (SirQuack), 142 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13295 Members
11 Forums
22826 Topics
403268 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17741
pmbuko 16259
SirQuack 13318
CV 11146
MarkSJohnson 10832
Meanwhile On Facebook

A very fond farewell party last night . . . we miss you Noreen!

Hope everyone's got their summer favourite playlists cued up for the weekend! W...

(y) Love this customer review of the M2s! "the first time listening to my new a...

These LFR1100 speakers in custom Eggshell White are on their way to Taiwan (yes,...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#398127 - 10/24/13 08:56 PM Are M22s right for me?
joeyfivecents Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 2
Hey all, the good folks at reddit's r/audiophile subreddit think quite highly of M22s and from what I'm reading, they look like an amazing bang for your buck. I have an Onkyo TX-DS656 which I mainly use with my tv and audio technica turntable. I have some probably mid to late 90s boston acoustic bookshelf speakers and want to make sure that I am not crazy here. Is my receiver subpar and should be upgraded first? The receiver itself seems adequate, and my speakers just sound flat and at times a bit crackly. Thanks in advance for your help!

Top
#398128 - 10/24/13 10:05 PM Re: Are M22s right for me? [Re: joeyfivecents]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
Joey, welcome. If your 656 is still in good working condition, it isn't "subpar" as far as basic amplification(85 watts should be enough)goes. Since that model is about 12 years old, however, there are receivers with much more advanced features available which you might consider. Your "crackly" comment might relate to the speakers, but could also indicate controls on the receiver are dirty. Run them quickly all the way up and down(no sound playing, of course)a couple dozen times to help clean them a bit.

I've been enjoying music through my M22s for almost 12 years now. They're very accurate, excellent speakers, and I'm confident that you will also find them to be very enjoyable if you give them a try.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#398132 - 10/24/13 10:50 PM Re: Are M22s right for me? [Re: JohnK]
joeyfivecents Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 2
Thanks for the quick response. I ran the controls and it seems to help. They generally aren't very 'crackly', but notably when I watched an episode of Game of Thrones, the sitcom Maron, and Dredd, there was a kind of crackle that didn't seem to be intentional. I'm hoping that it is my speakers and I'm not beating a dead horse with the receiver, but it sounds pretty good 95% of the time. Also, are the factory M22s refurbished? Thanks again for the speedy response and your help!

Top
#398133 - 10/24/13 10:59 PM Re: Are M22s right for me? [Re: joeyfivecents]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
No, the factory outlet speakers are brand new, but are said to have a slight cosmetic blemish. The saving is very worthwhile, and those who've gone that way(including me)have generally found it difficult to find the cosmetic problem.
_________________________
-----------------------------------

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.



Top
#398141 - 10/25/13 11:31 AM Re: Are M22s right for me? [Re: joeyfivecents]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5801
Loc: Some random location
I bought a couple of QS8's that way and couldn't find a blemish.

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.