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#10060 - 04/16/03 05:29 PM M22 Tower
ajb Offline

Registered: 03/15/03
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern California
I was thinking that a tower similiar to a M40, but maybe an inch or so slimmer, and configured like a M22 would be a killer main. A little more bass extension but with similar detail and accuracy. I am not an audio expert and don't know if you would get the same kind of performance, but it sure sounds like a great idea. I would much prefer a sleek tower over a bookshelf and speaker stand. Anyone else had similiar thoughts?

#10061 - 04/16/03 06:23 PM Re: M22 Tower
Semi_On Offline

Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 737
Loc: Scottsdale, Arizona
It's called the M60.

#10062 - 04/16/03 06:59 PM Re: M22 Tower
ajb Offline

Registered: 03/15/03
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern California
Yes, that would definitely work. But, I am thinking of it as more of a replacement for, or in addition to, the M40 for those that don't want a full range speaker like the M60, but want the clear clean detail of the M22 or M60 in a smaller sleeker tower. Again, I am not an expert, but I think a tower of this type with the M22 configuration would provide a richer and fuller sound while maintaining the accuracy of the M22. I have a very good sub and would prefer something like this as a main instead of a bookshelf and stand....and at a lower price point than the M60.

Edited by ajb (04/16/03 07:13 PM)

#10063 - 04/16/03 07:34 PM Re: M22 Tower
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Registered: 05/11/02
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AJ, I think that what you're proposing can be viewed as analogous to the M3/M40. The M40 can be viewed as a M3 in a bigger enclosure tuned for more bass. Something similar could be done to the M22 and would be interesting.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#10064 - 04/16/03 08:33 PM Re: M22 Tower
ajb Offline

Registered: 03/15/03
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern California
Exactly. Actually, I started to reference that comparison, but left it out. Anyone else, besides me, think this would be great addition to the Axiom family?

#10065 - 04/16/03 09:23 PM Re: M22 Tower
Saturn Offline

Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
I would agree. A taller enclosure full box height on the M22 with still only 1 tweet and the same 2 main drivers same size. The width would be the same. Tall and skinny. That would look like a Totem speaker configuration. It would not have the same fullness of a M60. It would have the same tonal sound but just a tiny bit extention on the bass.

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#10066 - 04/16/03 10:53 PM Re: M22 Tower
Zarak Offline

Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
Works for me...I'd prefer a tower, but M60's are too much $ so I had to stick with the 22.

#10067 - 04/17/03 01:12 AM Re: M22 Tower
ajb Offline

Registered: 03/15/03
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern California
Just a little more bass extension for a slightly richer sound and no stands. Just a baby brother, or sister, to the M60. Maybe even a little taller than the M40 to get the drivers closer to ear level, if that really matters. I would love to hear that something like this was already in the works. Keep the opinions coming.

#10068 - 04/17/03 06:28 AM Re: M22 Tower
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Registered: 11/22/01
Posts: 345
Loc: London, ON
There's also room for the "M55", or missing link tower with one tweeter, one 6.5" woofer, and one 5" woofer, although how that would sound I haven't the foggiest.

#10069 - 04/17/03 09:48 AM Re: M22 Tower
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3216
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi all,

Duly noted. I'll raise the subject at our big Axiom meeting up in the wilderness in May.

Alan Lofft,
Axiom Resident Expert

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