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#341676 - 03/11/11 09:08 AM Buying advice for on wall
Jsl Offline
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I am considering purchasing some axiom speakers for the front L/R/C and need some advice.

Due to design constraints, I can only place speakers on the walls. I would prefer t go with the in/on wall hybrid m22s, but because of my current set up and stud placements, I can only use on wall speakers. However, in the next cole of years I clan on renovating the room and will allow for in/on wall m22s.

So my question is, do I buy the m22s on wall, and just use these after the renovation as well, OR do I buy the on wall m2s, use them for next couple of years, then move them to bedroom and buy the m22s in/on wall hybrids at that point.

I guess the essence of my question is will I notice a significant difference between the m22 on wall and the m22 in/on walls?

Thanks!

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#341677 - 03/11/11 09:27 AM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: Jsl]
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I've only heard the on-wall M22s -- I have them in my own living room as part of a 5.1 system -- but I hear that they sound more or less identical except for bass range. The product specs indicate that the in/on-wall M22s play 10Hz lower than the on-wall M22s. You didn't mention whether or not you'll be using a subwoofer with this setup. If you will be using one, the bass extension difference is inconsequential and you should just go with the On-wall M22s.

That being said, you may like the Axioms so much that you'll want to have more around the house and buy another pair in two years anyway. smile
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#341678 - 03/11/11 09:41 AM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: pmbuko]
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Or stack them vertically, like I did. See signature link. Mine are bookshelf on stands and on-wall. Sounds better than either of them alone.

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#341680 - 03/11/11 10:00 AM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: CatBrat]
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Thanks. I am using a sub (10" Polk audio), and the room is about 18'x15', but it is open to the kitchen, so the entire room is much bigger.

the wife prefer in wall when the room is redone(of course!), so I may just go the cheaper route of on wall M2s for now and upgrade to the in wall M22s later on.

Thoughts?

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#341685 - 03/11/11 10:36 AM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: Jsl]
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That sounds like what you really want to do, so do it! The cost of another pair of M22s spread over two years isn't too big. smile
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#341687 - 03/11/11 10:54 AM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: pmbuko]
Jsl Offline
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ordered the M22s on wall. thanks!

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#341693 - 03/11/11 12:21 PM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: Jsl]
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I like mine. smile
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#341703 - 03/11/11 01:45 PM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: SirQuack]
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Not trying to intrude upon this thread but I'll be ordering some in/onwalls later this month.

I like the idea of 3 m22's across the the front because they'll likely do a better job of displacing my current speakers. However...altering my display to accommodate a vertical m22 is something I'd really like to avoid.

So, these are the set ups I'm mulling over>

1- M22 l/r & M2 as a CC.
2-M2's for lrc or
3-M3's for lrc

My living room is ~15x20(2700^3ft). Looking at the specs the M3 & M22 both play down to ~60hz. I'm aware of the advantage the m3's provide across the front but how are they disadvantaged over the M22's(in set up #1) in your estimations or opinions? And of the 3 set ups which would be best?

Thanks, Bill... smile

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#341704 - 03/11/11 01:54 PM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: billy p]
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My vote goes to #1: M22, M2, M22.

Reason: IMO, M22 sound better than M2 and M3. M2 close match to M22 in tonal quality.

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#341706 - 03/11/11 02:00 PM Re: Buying advice for on wall [Re: billy p]
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I'm not sure which advantages from the M3s you're talking about? If it is the fact that they sound like they have more bass (due to the hump between 80Hz and 150Hz), it shouldn't be a concern since you have a very capable sub. The M22s and M2s have a flatter frequency response and therefore will give you a more accurate sound reproduction and from what I hear, a clearer midrange. My choice would be the number 1.
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