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M22 or M3 for front speakers?
#381488 08/14/12 12:48 PM
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Hi All,
I am looking to get a pair of Axiom bookshelf speakers as part of my home theater upgrade. I just upgraded my receiver last night, and was thinking of either getting a pair of M22 or M3 speakers. I have a very small area to fill. I sit about 10 feet back from a 46 inch TV, the room is about 10 feet wide, and the ceiling is lower than the standard height (basement).

Although I would like a pair of M22s, I think they may be a bit much for such a small space.

Thoughts?

Thanks, really helpful forum.
Coal

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Coal #381494 08/14/12 01:28 PM
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Coal, do you have a sub?

Oftentimes, M3s are recommended if you don't have a sub, because they have a bit of a bass hump that results in a "fuller" sound. M22s are often thought to be more accurate, but more people would think a sub is helpful with the 22s.


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Re: M22 or M3 for front speakers?
Coal #381498 08/14/12 01:36 PM
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Hi,
Yes, I have an older HK sub that I plan to use for now. I am only concerned that the M22 will be unnecessarily large for the space I am filling.

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Coal #381500 08/14/12 02:19 PM
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My personal opinion is that it wouldn't.


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I recently auditioned both. The M3s were sent back. With a sub the M22s just sounded better to my ears . . .

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GuitarStv #381506 08/14/12 02:59 PM
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Coal, good decision.

As good as the M3s are, and they're very good, the M22s are more "linear"--more accurate--than the M3s, and thus more neutral overall. We're talking nuances here, not dramatic differences, but as you discovered, they are audible.

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Coal #381507 08/14/12 03:02 PM
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Coal,

The M22s would not be too much for your small space. And since you have a sub, see my comments in the previous post re the two models.

Sorry, I mixed up your post with GS, who had auditioned both M3s and M22s.

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Great advice. Really helpful.


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