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#265337 - 07/04/09 03:12 PM Garage speakers
Klugger Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
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Loc: Crossfield AB Canada
I moved my M22's out to the garage the other night to find out what they sound like.I have read a few posts that describe M22's as being harsh and very forward,in the garage they are just that.Not very many soft surfaces out there,could only listen to them for about half an hour.They sound great in our TV room.So I'm thinking about getting a set of M3's,Have read that they are quite layed back.Now being that they will live in the garage for the rest of their lives sould i go with the M3's or the Algonquin M3's.I do some wood work and welding out there from time to time.Any sugestions?
Thanks Klugger.
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#265340 - 07/04/09 03:43 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Klugger]
Zimm Offline
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If there is any moisture in your region, I'd go with the Algonquins. M3s are designed for that environment.
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#265343 - 07/04/09 03:46 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Zimm]
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I bought some cheap PA (DJ) speakers for my workshop. They're efficient as loud as hell for when they need to be louder than the tools....Not that I'm not advocating that you damage your hearing.

But for me, the ability to crank them and not have to worry about damage from sawdust, etc., made them a good choice.

Truth is, they sound much better than they have a right to for the price. Of course, my workshop isn't sucky-square, either.
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#265344 - 07/04/09 03:53 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Klugger]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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From my own listening impressions of the M3's I would not call them quite laid back. They M3's are probably less detailed and the M22's are more accurate (never have listened to the M22's). It would be a safe bet that the M3's are probably more forgiving to poorer/sibilant recordings.
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#265347 - 07/04/09 04:00 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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These are what I bought. I got them from Circuit City for about $110 each, on sale at the time. Honestly, I'd recommend them to anyone who wants garage / workshop speakers and has the room for them....especially for the Parts Express price. I might even buy two more since I've now found them cheaper than what I paid!! \:\)

I bought some black speaker cloth and velcro'd it over the fronts just to keep the sawdust out of the drivers.
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#265362 - 07/04/09 05:01 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
Mark is right, and I'd check Guitar Center as well. That is where I got my amp, and found they have tons of stuff on sale all the time like PA speakers, etc.
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#265363 - 07/04/09 05:04 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Zimm]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Woo Hoo!

One point for the non-smoking adult!
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#265365 - 07/04/09 05:06 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: New Orleans
Easy old man, or I'll have the orderly take away your Prune Surprise!
\:o
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#265504 - 07/06/09 12:38 AM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Zimm]
HAY Offline
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Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 725
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
How about these Garage M3's? Not sure if they're still available... Scroll down on the right...


M3: Garage Speakers
Everyone needs an area in their home to escape. For women, it may be the bed/bathroom area. For men...the garage/workshop? We've developed a garage tread- patterned version of the M3 speaker, perfect for listening to tunes while you work on your '74 Mustang in that last bastion of manhood, the garage . . .
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#265508 - 07/06/09 01:25 AM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Zimm]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
Easy old man, or I'll have the orderly take away your Prune Surprise!
\:o

Prune ene..?? Oh. Surprise...
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