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#331804 - 12/16/10 11:08 PM In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage?
F16Thud Offline
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Hello All!

I'm updating my A/V setup in my living room, and hope to get some input!

I have a vaulted ceiling and want to have a nice clean in-wall setup.

My thought was to go with the VP150, to ensure I get nice clean dialog with my vaulted ceiling. Is that the right approach?

Also, I am considering either the M3 or M22 (IN-WALL), and noticed they have the same frequency response. Obviously the M3 are cheaper, so is there a benefit of the M22's over the M3's?

Thanks!

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#331806 - 12/17/10 12:46 AM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: F16Thud]
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That M22s will be a closer timbre match to the VP150.

While they may cover the same frequency range, their response between that low and high point is slightly different.
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#331808 - 12/17/10 01:54 AM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: ClubNeon]
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TO add to Chris' post, the M3's, at least in bookshelf form, have a slight lower midrange dip that gives them a slightly recessed/laid back sound, while the M22 bookshlef is more linear and the midrange clarity is excellent. I suspect this difference carries over to the in wall versions as well. I would use this as the guiding point between the M3/M22.

The VP 150 won't care too much about the vaulted ceiling but it will give you good clarity just as all Axiom speakers do. A vertical center will give you better off axis listening. This would be desirable if you have listening positions outside of your main listening area.
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#331859 - 12/17/10 04:54 PM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: jakewash]
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Thanks for the input! I will be going with the M22 Inwall and the VP150 Center in Knotty Pine!!

Thanks Again!

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#331866 - 12/17/10 07:19 PM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: F16Thud]
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Good deal. I bought a subwoofer in Cinnamon Beech and it was worth the extra expense for something different. You appreciate them more when they are in a "different" finish, I think.

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#331880 - 12/17/10 09:21 PM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: CatBrat]
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I think we will need pics of this setup, never seen anything in the Knotty Pine.
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#331885 - 12/17/10 11:10 PM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: jakewash]
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Are you pining for some knotty pictures, Jay? grin
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#331894 - 12/18/10 12:48 AM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: Adrian]
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It will be a few months, but I will be happy to post some pics!

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#331898 - 12/18/10 01:26 AM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: F16Thud]
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Adrian, couldn't resist could you smile

I can wait a few months.
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#331908 - 12/18/10 09:31 AM Re: In-Wall M3 vs. M22 What's the advantage? [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I think we will need pics of this setup, never seen anything in the Knotty Pine.


Jason: I think maybe you did. There was a VP180 on a desk in the Axiom office on that Saturday. It made it look even bigger than it is! It was in knotty pine. I think there are also knotty pine speaker cabs in Ian and Amie's house. Awesomely different, for sure.
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