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#377299 - 05/28/12 01:55 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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I’m with Dan in that you should consider a vertical center. I’ve tested the M2 as a center for the M22s and crossed over with a sub it matches perfectly. A single M2 is also a hell of a lot less expensive than any of the horizontal centers and really isn’t that much taller than any of them. As an added bonus the M2 and M22 are Axioms best speakers when it comes to price vs. performance. Here is a review/comparison of the older v2 which has since been improved upon.

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/equipment/0509/aperion_intimus_5b_axiom_m2v2_paradigm_v6.htm
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#377304 - 05/28/12 02:49 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Belgarath - Is that from the David Eddings series? I loved those books.
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#377305 - 05/28/12 02:57 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Dak,
I think Axiom owns their own factory in China and that's what he meant by "in house"
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#377307 - 05/28/12 03:08 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Aside from the good advice given already, I would also suggest the M60 or M80 for that matter, over the M22. Yes, the M22 is technically smaller but they still need some room as well, and you will need the added cost of stands which bring them closer in price to the towers. Re the centres, I haven't heard either of the larger ones, but people who have compared or heard the VP150 vs VP160/180 pretty much agree the two larger ones have greater range, detail and clarity overall.

Enjoy
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#377339 - 05/28/12 07:44 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: michael_d]
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Originally Posted By: michael_d

Belgarath - Is that from the David Eddings series? I loved those books.


Indeed You are right michael_d, I loved all of Eddings Belgarion books.

Thanks again to everyone for their comments.

I hadn't really considered an M2 for the center channel...let alone another M60.(Can you order just one??)

Right now I am thinking of:

Pair of M60's
VP160 with stand
QS8's with stands.(Wall mounting is not an option in my room the way it's configured.)

Or a step down:

Pair of M22's with stands
VP160 with stand or VP 150 or M2 as suggested.
QS8's with stands.

There really is no way to screw this up, the 30 day trial period gives me confidence to experiment and make sure I get the right package for my needs.

I would also like your opinions on the "wall mount" version of the M2's , M3's and M22's.

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#377345 - 05/28/12 08:50 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Belgarath, I don't know if it's applicable in your installation, but Axiom offers up ceiling mounted brackets also for their QS8's.
If it is possible you might consider it so you're not giving up additional floor space.
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#377358 - 05/28/12 10:38 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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I have the floor space to accommodate the QS8's Gary Vose Sr., the stands will do nicely. It's just the way the room is built.

The reason I asked about the "wall mounted" versions was for my sister, she is thinking about a surround system herself, and those would be perfect for her living room and keeps the wires out of the way. Add the QS8's for the rear on stands and she would be set.

After I get mine set up I'll get her to listen and see what she thinks.

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#377387 - 05/29/12 09:14 AM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Originally Posted By: Belgarath
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I hadn't really considered an M2 for the center channel...let alone another M60.(Can you order just one??)


Yes, you can order just one. In the product page there is a link to 'add single speaker to cart' just below the yellow 'add to cart' and 'customize yours' buttons.

Why not order a vertical center and the horizontal center and try both to see what works best for you in your room?

Originally Posted By: Belgarath

There really is no way to screw this up, the 30 day trial period gives me confidence to experiment and make sure I get the right package for my needs.

I would also like your opinions on the "wall mount" version of the M2's , M3's and M22's.


I have the in/on wall M22's and in/on wall M2 for center (replaced my in/on wall VP150). Let me know if you have any specific questions. I like them very much but they absolutely need a sub. Once paired properly with a sub I don't feel like my system is giving up too much to the bigger versions. However getting the full bookshelf version will give you more flexibility in placement options, toe in etc... Compared to other on wall speakers I have heard they more than hold their own at far less of a cost.

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#377389 - 05/29/12 09:26 AM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Belgarath]
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Originally Posted By: Belgarath

Right now I am thinking of:

Pair of M60's
VP160 with stand
QS8's with stands.(Wall mounting is not an option in my room the way it's configured.)

Or a step down:

Pair of M22's with stands
VP160 with stand or VP 150 or M2 as suggested.
QS8's with stands.

Given that you have the space and $, go for the M60 package. I have both the M22s & M60s. If you step down, you'll be more susceptible to "upgradeitis". That means you'll end up with both sets...which, on second thought, just might be the perfect solution!
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#377421 - 05/29/12 07:54 PM Re: Looking for some advice... [Re: Joe_in_SC]
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Given that you have the space and $, go for the M60 package. I have both the M22s & M60s. If you step down, you'll be more susceptible to "upgradeitis". That means you'll end up with both sets...which, on second thought, just might be the perfect solution!

I agree with Joe's first two points, your first option, which on my first post here I recommended. This hits pretty much the middle of your stated budge. You will have more, and larger drivers energizing your room, I can't see how that would be a bad think.
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