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#66059 - 10/27/04 02:12 PM Wall mounted M22 height
MasterKato Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 12
Hi, I was looking into getting the M22's for my new house, the problem is that with the layoutof stuff in the living/listening room I need to wall mount them 51" above the floor. So the top of the speaker would be about 71", with tweeter a couple inches lower, well above ideal ear height.

I'm looking for opinions regarding this - I would mount them with the metal bracket which can tilt downward. Should I look into another speaker system? I would plan on getting a subwoofer to go with the M22's.

Thanks for any and all advice!

matt

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#66060 - 10/27/04 02:22 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
How would wall mounting a different type of speaker 51" from the ground be any better?

If you need to wall mount them that high, be sure that the tweeters are aiming at the sweet spot in your room (your ears while seated)

Good luck.


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#66061 - 10/27/04 02:33 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
MasterKato Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
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A smaller speaker would have a lower tweeter so rather then at 71" I could maybe squeeze another 7-8" (for a 13" vs. the M22 20" height).
But the M22 is a good size and I like the reviews I've read so I was hoping to make them work in my room.

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#66062 - 10/27/04 04:30 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
jh20477 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/04
Posts: 25
Loc: Atlanta, GA
The M22 is a great speaker and I enjoy mine greatly, but the reason it is more expensive that the M3 is that is produces such a clean and nice mid-range. Because of the height that you are having to mount your speakers, the perceivable difference between the cheaper M3 and the M22 would be much harder to notice so honestly I wouldn't spend the extra cash. The M3's will also not be as tall on the wall mounted stands. (And as a side note, the M22 is a 17 pound speaker so wall mounting brackets would have to be very strong and secured properly to a stud)

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#66063 - 10/27/04 04:45 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I'd email Axiom...but how about flipping the M22ti upside down.
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#66064 - 10/27/04 07:06 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10363
Matt, welcome. A combination of a slight downward tilt of the M22s so that the tweeters point at your ears and possibly also positioning them upside-down, as Craig suggested, should work very well.
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#66065 - 10/27/04 07:17 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
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Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
I'm curious as to how "turning them upside down" works. Wouldn't the imaging be backwards? I mean if the vocals are supposed to be sent to the center, then if they are turned 180 degrees, wouldn't that send the signal in the opposite direction? Can someone please explain this.

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#66066 - 10/27/04 07:43 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
JohnK Offline
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Matt, you misunderstood something. The suggestion was merely to turn the mains upside-down, which of course has nothing to do with what material the receiver sends to the center.
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#66067 - 10/27/04 07:47 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
player8 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 521
Loc: PHX/Flagstaff, AZ
Yes, I understood that part, but the material will be sent the way it was encoded right? So I assume that the decoder assumes the speakers are positioned in a certain way. If that position is altered, then doesn't that affect they way the sound is presented? What am I missing?

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#66068 - 10/27/04 08:22 PM Re: Wall mounted M22 height
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
The decoder only cares about where a speaker is in the room, not exactly how it is positioned. YOu can think of each speaker as being a single point source (e.g. one speaker cone) to simplify it in your mind.
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