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#205919 - 04/29/08 08:45 AM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: fredk]
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I don't recommend you put centers on either side of your TV. In your case, I believe top and bottom would work best. Your TV is large enough and you are sitting close enough that you will likely benefit from dual centers.

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#205933 - 04/29/08 10:48 AM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: Mojo]
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I concur with mojo. The only reason to get a couple m2's would be to put one above and below the screen. Axiom is correct that a VP150 would outperform 2 M2's, simply because the VP150 has one more 5.25" driver than two M2's put together. I find the output of two M2s PLENTY enough for my room. If you can't make the M2 centres work, just go for the VP150, which many say is a pretty good speaker.

You can also try 2 M2s on their sides above and below your screen, with an opposite tweeter array. The M2 speaker is so small, i doubt anyone in their right mind would be able to tell which speaker has which tweeter on which side...


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#205953 - 04/29/08 01:29 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: Hutzal]
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I believe we found 2 M22s on either side of my 36" TV sounded like there was a phasing problem and the sound went from side to side for some reason when it should have just been stuck in the middle.
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#205956 - 04/29/08 01:35 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: jakewash]
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Good memory. That's exactly right!

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#205963 - 04/29/08 01:43 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: Hutzal]
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Axiom is correct that a VP150 would outperform 2 M2's, simply because the VP150 has one more 5.25" driver


Outperform in what way?

From what I have read re: speaker interferance, the VP150 will still have more off axis falloff than 2 m2's set above and below the screen.

Here is my current thinking:

I was originally planning on the VP100, as I am in a smaller room and am close to the TV. For not much more money, the M2's in the above/below configuration will have very similar sound quality, but will have noticably better off axis performance.

Is that a reasonable conclusion?

Edit: I am guessing the trade off from the VP150 would be a reduction in the quality or overall 'texture' of movie dialog.


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#205967 - 04/29/08 01:56 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: fredk]
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Out perform in terms of volume output. That is it (IMHO).
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#205987 - 04/29/08 02:43 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: fredk]
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Fred,

I tend to agree with you.

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#206008 - 04/29/08 03:58 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: Mojo]
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Thanks gents. I think I know what I am going to do. If the M2's don't work out, I can always slip them into the bedroom.
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#206030 - 04/29/08 04:49 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: fredk]
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Fred,

The M2 is a great speaker, it has every quality of the M22, but just less output in a bigger room.
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#206038 - 04/29/08 05:25 PM Re: Single M22 as a center [Re: Hutzal]
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I don't think the M2's would have better off-axis response than a VP100 unless they are sitting upright (re: Robb's suggestion to put them on their sides but with the tweeters on opposite ends). I think Robb's setup with them vertical above and below is buttery and delicious.

I think the VP100 is really a pretty great speaker. Haven't heard the VP150. I'd certainly install two vertical M2's, but it doesn't pass WAF at my house.
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