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I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers
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I've had speakers from Polk,Infinity,Cambridge Soundworks, Boston Acoustics, etc. over the years. But I was never really thrilled with them. Something always seemed to be missing from their sound. I'm hoping the M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers I just ordered will be a significant improvement over the speakers I listed above. I have my fingers crossed. How long should delivery be to New Jersey? I ordered them today 8-4.


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jerrymb #317573 08/05/10 01:18 AM
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I would ask Axiom. If they are from the factory outlet then the wait is pretty much what they state on the website.


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I think you will most likely enjoy the Axioms. A lot depends on your room size, listening tastes, loudness, etc... If you ordered brand new speakers in stock finish, I would think it should only take 2-4 days. Factory Outlet (still new) can take longer.


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If they are not a custom finish or factory outlet I would expect delivery in about three to five days. Jersey is not that far for them...and, I was just there (northern section) this past weekend. I think you're gonna be very pleased with these transducers. I've made comparisons to Polk, Celestion, Infinity and even an older pair of Genesis bookshelves. The M3ti's hands down are the best. If positioned correctly, which isn't difficult, they image like a champ and become transparent. Are you adding a sub for the low end?


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I have to ask, why did you go with the M3s over the M22s?

I loved the M3s until I got the M22s; now I would only get the M22s. I don't know what the return sjipping costs, but I'd seriously consider getting both and sending back the one you like the least.

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Originally Posted By: Cork
I have to ask, why did you go with the M3s over the M22s?

I loved the M3s until I got the M22s; now I would only get the M22s. I don't know what the return sjipping costs, but I'd seriously consider getting both and sending back the one you like the least.


I knew it wouldn't be long before this happened. I read so many rave reviews for the M3's that I was sure the M3's were the right speaker for me. Now you're telling me that the M3's aren't really that good and that I should have ordered the M22's? I have a very small listening area so I thought that the M3's would be better. I have a pair of speaker stands that will work well with the M3's but not with the M22's. I give up. I really do. When the M3's arrive next week I just may refuse the order. Every time I order what I think is a good choice later I'm told that it wasn't really a wise choice and that speaker B or C is a much better choice. My order just shipped so it's too late to cancell. I'm almost
tempted to just keep the crappy speakers I have and refuse this order!

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jerrymb #317780 08/06/10 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: jerrymb
Originally Posted By: Cork
I have to ask, why did you go with the M3s over the M22s?

I loved the M3s until I got the M22s; now I would only get the M22s. I don't know what the return sjipping costs, but I'd seriously consider getting both and sending back the one you like the least.


I knew it wouldn't be long before this happened. I read so many rave reviews for the M3's that I was sure the M3's were the right speaker for me. Now you're telling me that the M3's aren't really that good and that I should have ordered the M22's? I have a very small listening area so I thought that the M3's would be better. I have a pair of speaker stands that will work well with the M3's but not with the M22's. I give up. I really do. When the M3's arrive next week I just may refuse the order. Every time I order what I think is a good choice later I'm told that it wasn't really a wise choice and that speaker B or C is a much better choice.


This is pretty extreme based on one individuals subjective evaluation between the M22 and M3. From an objective standpoint the M22 has a more linear frequency response. For those looking for the most accurate Axiom bookshelf the M22 is the model. The M3 has a midbass hump that some prefer and its sound signature is more laid back/less forward than the M22. The M3 also uses an unconventional crossover design which also gives the M3 its unique sound characteristics. Here is a comparison of the two speakers. Now what are you looking for in a speaker?

http://www.soundstagemagazine.com/measurements/axiom_m3ti/

http://www.soundstagemagazine.com/measurements/axiom_m22ti_se/


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The M3's will be used without a subwoofer just for 2 channel listening at very moderate sound levels in a small listening area. Nearfield.

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The M3s are the way to go in that case. Don't stress on it.


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jerrymb #317785 08/06/10 09:16 PM
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Jerry, if you are not using a sub then the M3 may indeed be the better choice(if you look at the freq graph it has some bass boost lower down). The M22 would, for many listeners, be the better choice when combined with a sub or for more emphasis in the midrange freq's.

You can always listen to the M3s for a bit, then if you feel you might prefer the M22's, just send the M3's back...you don't pay double on the shipping. They are both good speakers, they are slightly different though. The other scenario that's already been mentioned, is get them both, then keep the ones you prefer. In this case, you would have to pay to ship back the one pair you don't want, but consider it like a rental OR gas money to drive around auditioning other speakers.


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