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#265337 - 07/04/09 03:12 PM Garage speakers
Klugger Offline
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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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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]
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 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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#265517 - 07/06/09 08:34 AM Re: Garage speakers [Re: fredk]
Klugger Offline
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Thanks for the help guy's.I think I'll call Axiom and see if they still offer that finish for the M3's,those look cool.
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#265547 - 07/06/09 03:04 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: HAY]
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 Originally Posted By: HAY
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 . . .
That part about working on a '74 Mustang always cracks me up, the worst one ever made. I wonder if anyone even has one now.
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#265550 - 07/06/09 03:34 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: jakewash]
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Is that a Mustang II? Yerk, Ford took years to dig themselves out of that monstrosity. Like, 20-25 years...
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#265551 - 07/06/09 05:11 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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Yup, the very first year of the Mustang II.
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#265555 - 07/06/09 05:15 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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I had a 1976 Mustang 2, it was a piece of crap. Possibly the very worst car I ever owned. Well that and a Chevy Chevette.
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#265557 - 07/06/09 05:22 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Wid]
fredk Offline
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'72 to '78 were the rock bottom years for North American auto manufacturing. Ford did a really good job of bringing back the Mustang after coming within a hairs breath of cancelling it entirely.
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#265562 - 07/06/09 06:04 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: fredk]
Potatohead Offline
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I just read that '74 thing too, instant WTF moment

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#265677 - 07/08/09 11:00 AM Re: Garage speakers [Re: HAY]
alan Offline

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Hi Graeme,

No, we've had to discontinue the Garage Speakers because we couldn't find a dependable supplier of the metal-like garage vinyl wrap. Thanks for the plug, anyway.

Regards,

Alan
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#265840 - 07/10/09 01:01 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: alan]
jakewash Offline
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Buy some M3's or Algonquins and then some aluminum diamond plate, cut some plating to wrap around the outside of the speaker and voila, garage speaker supreme. ;\)
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#265903 - 07/11/09 02:50 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: jakewash]
Klugger Offline
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Loc: Crossfield AB Canada
I desided to go with the M3's.I ordered them on monday they just showed up yesterday afternoon.I'm going to do some A/B listening today.
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#265904 - 07/11/09 02:56 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: Klugger]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Congrats Klugger. I loooove the M3's.

What A/B comparison are you doing with them?

Cheers!
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#265926 - 07/11/09 09:01 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
Klugger Offline
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Thanks Doc.A/B with my M22's.You were right on the money with your description of the M3's being less detailed then the M22's,not laid back.They seem to be alot more forgiving with compressed music such as Led-zepplin mother ship,Nickleback and Airbourne.I just played Frim fram sauce by Diana Krall.The M22's have the clear advantage in the imageing department.Must get back to listening.
Klugger
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#267179 - 07/25/09 11:44 PM Re: Garage speakers [Re: MarkSJohnson]
moose Offline
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I have dcm 212s from Circuit City.With a Denon 1560 cd and a Marantz 220. Might go to I pod with tower speaker to save some room.


Edited by moose (07/25/09 11:46 PM)
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