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#359338 - 11/25/11 02:54 PM new m22's... need receiver advice
peete Offline

Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Nova Scotia
I just purchased a pair of M22's based on great user advice gleaned from these pages. (You guys really should get a commission!) While I anxiously await the arrival of my speakers I am looking to purchase a receiver.

My local stereo equipment store sells Yamaha equipment ... r-s300(50Wx2) r-s500(75Wx2) and r-s700(100Wx2).
If anyone owns or has experience with one of these I welcome comments on quality and, more specifically, advice on which unit would be suitably powered to run the M22's. I have no interest in an HT setup. I would like to purchase a decent subwoofer in the (hopefully) not to distant future.

This is my first foray into better quality audio equipment - my listening experience is limited to mini- systems, walkman/ ipod-type players, and the tinny-sounding speakers in my civic. My taste in music is all over the map, but mostly blues, jazz, folk, rock, and classical.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

#359346 - 11/25/11 05:50 PM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: peete]
Philippe Offline

Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 282

Take a look at this amplifier (Look like it answer what you looking for). You didn't really said you budget but i invite you to take a look at Grant Fidelity product if you looking for good musical unit. Sorry, no experience with Yamaha product.

Tubes ? wink

Edited by Philippe (11/25/11 05:51 PM)
Nad C356 DAC & C515
Axiom M3v3
Grant Fidelity RPF-120 MKII
Analysis Plus Black Oval 12&10
JRiver 19

#359361 - 11/25/11 10:29 PM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: peete]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10644
Peete, welcome. My own M22s are used almost entirely for classical music listening, but I'd never limit myself to listening only with front speakers. Using a modern multi-channel receiver with a mode such as DPLII, the natural surround ambience which had to be mixed into the front channels in 2-channel source material(there was no place else to put it)is extracted and sent to the surrounds where it belongs. This makes for a very significant increase in the realism and enjoyment of music. Consider adding QS side surrounds

So, my suggestion would be one of the Denon or Onkyo receivers with Audyssey MultEQ auto calibration and room equalization. Any receiver rated around the 100 watt area would have more than enough maximum power capacity for the M22s.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#359362 - 11/25/11 10:30 PM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: Philippe]
FireGuy Offline

Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 325
Loc: Buffalo, New York
M22V3/M3ti/M2V3/Omega Super 5/Aperion 5C/OutlawLFM1+Sub/Denon AVR1906/YamDVDC750/AS AMP110

#359371 - 11/25/11 10:42 PM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: FireGuy]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10420
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Any one of those amps will work well with the M22's and congrats on the purchase. I subscribe to you can never have enough power, this only future proffs the system for use in larger room or for the times you want it LOUD.
M80 v2
VP160 v3
QS8 v2
PB13 Ultra
Denon 3808
Samsung 85" Q70

#359386 - 11/26/11 07:17 AM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: peete]
mrspeeed Offline
old hand

Registered: 07/10/11
Posts: 96
Loc: Cayman Islands
Peete, I've lived in NS so I know how it is like buying gear there. My M-22's are on order (both on-wall and a set of in-walls) so I have no real personal experience to speak of. I am going to power mine with a Pioneer Elite VSX94TX (or something like that) and a Panasonic SA-XR55 but it will be months before they are hooked up.

I think if you are looking for just an amp section you could easily buy an older receiver, even one without hdmi, and get a good amp like a denon, pioneer elite, etc. Whatever you decide enjoy then report back please.
Temp.setup - 2.1 - Denon 1713 AVR, Denon 1713 BRD, Paradigm Cinema 200, and Monitor Audio 360 Sub

#359390 - 11/26/11 09:15 AM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: peete]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
That's a big upgrade Pete. You're in for a real treat!!

I'll agree with mrspeed. A used receiver will give you the best bang for your buck and you'll be all set for a subwoofer hookup.

With the M22 a good sub is a must to get all the bass, particularly for things like pipe organ music.

Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

#359392 - 11/26/11 09:45 AM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: fredk]
J. B. Offline

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
a very good cd for bass, 30Hz and up, is this one:
The London double bass sound;
Gary Karr, guest soloist
Geoffrey Simon, conductor.

the first musical piece is Saint-Saens - The Elephant. (heavy)

a review here:
or: Axiom Gallery

#359471 - 11/27/11 09:59 AM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: J. B.]
peete Offline

Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Nova Scotia
Thanks for the advice and comments!

I may be in the minority, but i enjoy simplicity and feel a 2.1 setup will give me everything I am looking for.

That being said, I have decided to go with a Yamaha stereo receiver to drive my M22's. My local shop, who are well respected and have been in business for 30+ years, do warranty and service work for Yamaha.

I do realize, as people have mentioned, that i could get more bang for my buck buying used, but I don't feel knowledgeable enough about audio/ electronic equipment to feel comfortable going that route.

I have to make a decision on which model to purchase. Features are about the same on both. RS500 is 75W X2 and RS700 is 100 Watts X2.

The sales guy feels the RS500 would suffice, but I've read some articles that talk about dynamic headroom being an important consideration in driving speakers.

Would 100 Watts be overkill for the M22's??

Can't wait for my speakers... fedex says Wednesday delivery :-)

#359474 - 11/27/11 10:13 AM Re: new m22's... need receiver advice [Re: peete]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I doubt that you can hook up "too much" power to the M22's, but you can hook up "not enough". I've had that "not enough" experience just by buying a too cheaply made Sony receiver, from Newegg for about $150 a few years ago. Any decently made newer receiver that can supply from about 60 to 200 watts power should be sufficient for them. My receiver supplies 110 watts per channel and it is more than enought for my system.

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