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#317786 - 08/06/10 05:18 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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The M3 is the better choice IMO over the M22 without a sub because of its non linear frequency response. It will give off the illusion of a more balanced and "fuller" overall sound. The M3 bookshelf is more designed to be a stand alone speaker than the M2 and M22 which work best with a sub. On the other hand in comparison, subjectively, many owners find the M22 without using a subwoofer to sound "thin". This is because the midrange/high is more pronounced relative to the midbass and lower frequencies compared to the M3. With the M3, the midbass is more pronounced than the midrange ( which is recessed) giving off the illusion of that fuller sound.

The M22 without a sub will still be more "accurate" but it might not be as pleasing to listen to without the sub. This is what you will have to find out for yourself.
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#317787 - 08/06/10 05:25 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: Adrian]
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Thanks for the advice. I should add that the M3's will be for music only no movies. I knew that the M22's were possibly somewhat better speakers but my listening area is so small that the M22's seemed like overkill.


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#317788 - 08/06/10 05:45 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Jerry, relax and enjoy the M3s.

There is no "right" speaker...all this stuff is subjective. Many, many people think the M3 is awesome and some prefer it to the M22.

Again, no right. no wrong. Just smiles.

Breathe.
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#317789 - 08/06/10 05:48 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Jerry, relax and enjoy the M3s.

There is no "right" speaker...all this stuff is subjective. Many, many people think the M3 is awesome and some prefer it to the M22.

Again, no right. no wrong. Just smiles.

Breathe.

Thanks. I should have them by the middle of next week. I got the black finish. I think the cherry looks better but I think that black makes the speakers more invisible. I always seem to focus on cherry speakers and then I'm reminded where the sound is coming from. Does that make any sense?
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#317791 - 08/06/10 06:04 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Congrats on finally ordering the M3's. I remember you were considering them 2 1/2 years ago when I got mine.

I'm sure you will be very happy with them.

Get your music collection ready to go and get to jammin' when you receive them.

Be sure to let us know how they work out for you.

Now, kick back, grab a beer and start watching out the window for the FedEx truck! grin
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#317792 - 08/06/10 06:05 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: merchman]
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#317793 - 08/06/10 06:06 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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What are you gonna be using for a receiver?
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#317794 - 08/06/10 06:08 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: merchman]
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I have an Onkyo 8555 100 wpc receiver.
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#317795 - 08/06/10 06:10 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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That should be a great setup.

Enjoy!
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#317796 - 08/06/10 06:12 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: merchman]
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Thanks. These better sound better than what I've been buying the last several years. Polk.Infinity etc.
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