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#237325 - 12/30/08 12:26 PM Re: Looking to upgrade my speakers (have B&W) [Re: cmulder]
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Have you considered the W22, and mounting it outside the cabinet? I think you may have performance issues placing any bookshelf (including B&Ws) inside a cabinet.
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#237339 - 12/30/08 01:36 PM Re: Looking to upgrade my speakers (have B&W) [Re: Ken.C]
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There is nothing wrong with the m3's or even m2's for that matter.
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#237345 - 12/30/08 02:08 PM Re: Looking to upgrade my speakers (have B&W) [Re: cmulder]
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Hi cmulder,

As kcarlile has pointed out, you might be better off using a pair of the on-wall W22s, which are essentially identical sounding to the M22s.

Whichever you choose, you'll find the Axioms are a huge upgrade in sound quality to the B&W LM1s. When I was editor at Audio magazine in New York, I had an opportunity to evaluate the LM1s. While in terms of industrial design, they are very attractive, the sound quality of the LM1 was quite colored and non-linear.

Any of the Axiom M2, M3, M22 (or their W wall-mount equivalents) you'll find are very neutral, detailed and transparent compared to the LM1.

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#237367 - 12/30/08 04:38 PM Re: Looking to upgrade my speakers (have B&W) [Re: alan]
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It must be nice to have such a large database of speaker auditions in ones head. \:\)
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#237677 - 01/01/09 10:43 AM Re: Looking to upgrade my speakers (have B&W) [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Have you considered the W22, and mounting it outside the cabinet? I think you may have performance issues placing any bookshelf (including B&Ws) inside a cabinet.


They are not inside a cabinet--they are on a bookshelfs--just that the shelfs only go 19.3 inches apart.

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