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Garage speakers
#265337 07/04/09 07:12 PM
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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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Klugger #265340 07/04/09 07:43 PM
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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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Zimm #265343 07/04/09 07:46 PM
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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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Klugger #265344 07/04/09 07:53 PM
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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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BlueJays1 #265347 07/04/09 08:00 PM
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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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Re: Garage speakers
MarkSJohnson #265362 07/04/09 09:01 PM
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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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Zimm #265363 07/04/09 09:04 PM
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Woo Hoo!

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MarkSJohnson #265365 07/04/09 09:06 PM
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Easy old man, or I'll have the orderly take away your Prune Surprise!
\:o


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Re: Garage speakers
Zimm #265504 07/06/09 04:38 AM
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How about these Garage M3's? Not sure if they're still available... Scroll down on the right...


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Re: Garage speakers
Zimm #265508 07/06/09 05:25 AM
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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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