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Bookshelf Vs. Floorstanding for movies only
#377854 06/04/12 08:35 PM
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I know this has been posted but getting tired looking.

Which is better for movie only Bookshelf and dual subs of floorstanding and dual subs.?

and why are the floorstanding better ? specially when you have subs ? Also, for a $1000 difference is it really that great of a difference ?

I know musically floorstanding is the way to go.


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axiom_man #377856 06/04/12 08:43 PM
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OK
my choices now are
and I love the M&K 950 cross off at 80hz. I love the detail, with these. sound stage litterally, I have them in 2ch or all three doesn't matter. Imaging is un real. close your eyes and the speakers dissappear.

But, I want Axiom too wink SO, I am trying to decide
MK950
Axiom M60
Axiom M80
ones a book shelf and two floor standing, Movies only here.

Upstairs music M80's hands down no contest


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axiom_man #377863 06/04/12 10:21 PM
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In that case, floor standers all the way, 'cause they're Axioms. grin

How big is your room and how far are you going to sit from the speakers?

M22+sub = M60+sub. It is very hard to tell the difference between these two setups.

The M80s will give you a Little more in the midrange and treble. Its a subtle difference, but the M80 gives you a little more of a feeling that you are in front of a real band for music. I think this applies to movies as well, as an increasing number have very good sound tracks.


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axiom_man #377869 06/04/12 11:39 PM
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Well, originally it was 19L x 15w x 8h around 2200 sq ft
but, very well may end up 17L x 13w x 8h for 1700 sq ft

Sitting about 11ft if I build it 13ft wide to 13ft from the fronts if I go 15ft wide

So thats the biggest and smallest.
Two systems one up in Living room ,that's a given M80's

it is the best I can get for movies in the movie room and I am not sure if a real good set of bookshelves is better than floorstanders. Just don't see where the difference would be if I am using subs.

I just heard that if you are using the system for movies and music then get floorstanding.

For Music Floorstanding works best
For Movies Bookshelves and subs

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Movies/Music all the same to me as many movies have great soundtracks. I like my floorstanders vs. my M22's for movies due to the extra punch I get from them with action scenes.


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axiom_man #377893 06/05/12 05:23 AM
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I’m with Jason on the floorstanders for movies. The ideal room position for your sub is not very likely going to be the ideal position from which to deliver mid-bass punch which is actually where a lot of the punched in the chest feeling comes from.


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axiom_man #378063 06/07/12 03:13 PM
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I just switched from M3s to M80's. Strictly talking movies I believe bookshelf's would be fine unless you REALLY want to go all out for that small increase in performance, primarily at extremely high sound levels.

my 2 cents

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axiom_man #378084 06/07/12 06:35 PM
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My old setup were M3/1EP350 and then i bought the M80. Honnestly for movies only i didn't really saw a difference at first shot. Of course the M80 add more details and punch but it not worth the difference.


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axiom_man #378111 06/08/12 02:45 AM
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I have M80s and M3s. Sometimes for fun, I put my M3 in my living room and watch a movie. (I don't have a sub). The 80's are better, but I could easily live with the 3s.
I think if I was starting over, I would get a setup of m3s and furniture like Axiom has in some of the pictures. If my M3s weren't pink, I might do it anyway and put my 80s in the bedroom.


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axiom_man #378201 06/09/12 02:26 AM
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When I was doing side by side tests in demo rooms, it seemed like the floor standing speakers were better at filling the room with sound without being loud, a more immersive experience, does that make sense? But I never compared Axiom Bookshelfs to Axiom Towers, so maybe it wouldn't matter.

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