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M22 sideways?
#355034 09/19/11 02:16 PM
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If m22 is used as a true bookshelf speaker, is it possible to orient it horizontally? I realize the shape of the cabinet might make this difficult.

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Re: M22 sideways?
dvw #355035 09/19/11 02:23 PM
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You can and it wouldn't hurt the speaker but I would advise against it and it isn't because of the shape of the cabinet. The speakers response profile particularly the horizontal and vertical off-axis are designed for the speaker to be orientated vertically.

Placing the speaker horizontally will be specifically detrimental to the horizontal off-axis response and IMO a very bad trade-off. Keep it vertical!


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BlueJays1 #355074 09/20/11 01:56 AM
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Agreed.


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Re: M22 sideways?
JohnK #355127 09/20/11 05:53 PM
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The performance of the M22 positioned horizontally would be acceptable, although ideally the best performace would be to be placed vertically. If you do place them horizontally, ensure that the front of the speaker is forward of the shelf it is being set on by at least a 1/2 inch, so not to affect the dispersion. Also, place the tweeters to the inside so they mirror image each other.Many of our customers who have orientated the speakers horizontally used wedge shaped rubber doorstops to prevent the speaker from toppling back.


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