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#328870 - 11/18/10 04:22 PM Considering M22's
tehghost132 Offline
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Hello!

I'm considering gettings some M22's to use with my computer. I use the computer for about everything (games, music, movies) and am looking to upgrade from my old hand-me-down Bose. I have a few questions though.

My room is pretty small, about 10x10 or maybe 12x12, which is why im not just jumping strait into the M80's or something of that nature. So first question, would the M22's be ideal for that size of room, or should I go with something bigger/smaller?

Second question. Some of the reviews say that the M22's dont provide alot of bass, so I am considering an EP125 to go with them. Problem is, I cant see any reviews for the 125. Anyone able to tell me if the EP125 couples well with the M22's, and again, if I should go bigger for the room size?

3rd question. What is a relativly cheap reciever to get that would work well with that above set up? I dont need it to be bare bones cheap, but im looking to save on cost where I can.

4th and final question! Eventually, I would like to have the M80's with a nice sub and center bar. Would the m22's do well as back speakers for a 5.1 system?

Thanks in advance for the help guys, im new to the whole home theatre thing and am trying to do it right the first time! :p

**Edit** I would like to note, that when I do finally upgrade to some M80's, I will not be in the same small 10x10 room smile


Edited by tehghost132 (11/18/10 05:02 PM)

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#328873 - 11/18/10 05:02 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: tehghost132]
bdpf Offline
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Welcome to the forum future member of the M80s's club!

1) I think the M22s will be plenty for your size room. The M3s and M2s should also do fine if you're talking about volume levels. What king of music do you listen to? Type of movies?

2) Can't help you much even though one of the reasons to go bigger would be to have a lower extension which is nice for movies and games.

3) If the only thing that you need for now is just to power this 2 speakers and will upgrade your receiver later, I would by the cheapest I could fine, IMO any receiver should drive the M22s fine.

4) For 5.1 you would be better off with the QS series which I hear are amazing. Direct radiating speakers just don't work as well. If you would be considering a possibility of 7.1 in the future, I would probably get the M2s for now and then later on use them as rears. If not, any of these choices should be fine and you could always use them as a second stereo system.
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#328874 - 11/18/10 05:14 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: bdpf]
tehghost132 Offline
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Thanks for the reply bdpf!

1.) I listen to all types of music, usually ill just hit random on itunes and listen to what ever comes up. So everything from rap, country, rock, classical, techno and beyond.

3.) Any recievers that would be good to recommend? I have a 1200w Onkyo in my living room, but the generic Onkyo speakers are attached to it right now so ill be using that receiver in the future.

4.) Would the QS series do well with just a 2.1 setup? I dont really have plans for a 7.1, I think just a 5.1 would suit my needs just fine.



Edited by tehghost132 (11/18/10 05:14 PM)

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#328877 - 11/18/10 05:29 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: tehghost132]
CatBrat Offline
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The first thing you said was "I'm considering gettings some M22's to use with my computer. ".

Maybe I'm wrong, but, I'm thinking you need to look at the Audiobyte speakers instead of the M22's.

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#328878 - 11/18/10 05:30 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: CatBrat]
ClubNeon Offline
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The M22s would be great with a computer, but you need to add an amp of some sort, as the OP has noted.
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#328880 - 11/18/10 05:31 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: CatBrat]
tehghost132 Offline
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I did look at and consider those. The main thing for me though, is that I will probably be using the 22's in a future setup, so instead of having to order them when the time comes, I could just go ahead and have them.

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#328885 - 11/18/10 06:18 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: tehghost132]
Adrian Offline
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When you say "using the 22's in a future setup" can you clarify a little?
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#328886 - 11/18/10 06:23 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: Adrian]
bdpf Offline
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From my understanding, the OP wants to use the M22s as surrounds once he goes to 5.1 and uses M80s as mains.

tehgohst, no the QS won't produce good results (at least I don't think so) in a 2.1 setup as they were design to work as surrounds.
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#328887 - 11/18/10 06:27 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: bdpf]
tehghost132 Offline
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Okay, thats what I needed to know.

I think for now ill go with a pair of M22's with the EP125. Ill find a cheaper amp to hook into and get my sound system ball rolling.

Thanks guys smile

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#328888 - 11/18/10 06:37 PM Re: Considering M22's [Re: bdpf]
Adrian Offline
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The M22s could work in a 7.1 as rear channels if they have enough room behind the listening area to disperse into the room(a fairly large room) but in a 5.1 room I'd be using the Q's. If you are going to set up an HT down the road, you could use the M22's as mains with a decent sub(300wts+) and Q's as surrounds...that would make for an excellent system and wouldn't leave you wanting except for a very large room upwards +3000cu ft. where M60s/80s would be more desirable(depending on your listening level).

The q's are designed for surround duties and would be very compromised in a 2.1 system.
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