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#305030 - 05/05/10 08:49 PM My new W22s and W100 have arrived...
snm69 Offline
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...so guess what I'll be doing this evening! So exciting!

But one question before I cut holes in my walls. If I connect these babies up and place them on stands, will that give me a good impression on how they sound? I obviously don't want to cut holes in my wall first and then find I want to switch them out for another Axiom option.

What do you think? Will the wall make a huge difference? Based on what everyone here has said, I know I am going to love them!

Thanks a lot!

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#305031 - 05/05/10 08:51 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: snm69]
Wid Offline
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You should get a fair idea on how they will sound when installed.


Edited by wid (05/05/10 08:51 PM)
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#305032 - 05/05/10 08:53 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: Wid]
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The wall doesn't make any difference as they are completely sealed.

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#305033 - 05/05/10 08:53 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: Wid]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Congrats on the new speakers, snm69!

Yeah, like Rick said, you should get a general idea how they sound.
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#305034 - 05/05/10 08:53 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: Wid]
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You'll likely get more bass when they're installed, to to the boundary effect of the wall itself. So, on stands, they'll likely sound a bit "thin". But yeah, it'll get you most of the way there!
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#305035 - 05/05/10 09:14 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
snm69 Offline
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I had a revelation just now. I have some spare drywall. I am going to make a cut out in a couple of pieces and mount the drywall on a couple of timber stands as a test bed.

....it might just work!

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#305036 - 05/05/10 09:18 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: snm69]
fredk Offline
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Ooooh, clever! Don't forget to report back with pictures.
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#305049 - 05/05/10 10:36 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: fredk]
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It is actually a good idea to try this in various locations, before you start cutting permanent holes in the walls. Contrary to what Mr Potato said, there will be a sound/performance difference, sealed or not, between placing a speaker within a wall, on a wall, or away from a wall a bit. Once the speakers are within the wall you will get better reinforcement and boundary effects that will aid in the bass frequencies. As Mark pointed out the speakers might sound a little thin for testing, but that is ok. In my testing of the new onwall m22's, before they were released, I experienced a very noticeable difference "on the wall" versus only 6" away from the wall. The inwall speakers should sound better once permanately mounted.
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#305051 - 05/05/10 10:40 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: fredk]
Micah Offline
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If you're wondering what they're going to sound like then what I suggest you do is send them over to my house pronto, I'll have a listen and tell you exactly how good they sound!
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#305065 - 05/05/10 11:08 PM Re: My new W22s and W100 have arrived... [Re: Micah]
snm69 Offline
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Thanks Micah!...Nice bike by the way.

And thanks sirquack. Great advice.

This forum really is awesome. If it wasn't for you lot my bank balance would look better! Oh but my ears will be so much more grateful!

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