You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Stereo » Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub???

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#415588 - 11/23/15 03:18 PM Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub???
Sheldon Smith Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/27/10
Posts: 2
So I'm planning to purchase a Cambridge 651A integrated amplifier soon.

I'm going to stream Spotify and Tidal services through my PC.

I was wondering which setup should i use?

A. M22 with Elemental Design A300 subwoofer.
B. M60 with no sub.
C. M60 with sub.

I already own the M22.v2 and M60.v2 speakers, I just need advice on which one is better to use. Let me know, thanks.

Top
#415593 - 11/24/15 06:09 AM Re: Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub??? [Re: Sheldon Smith]
Serenity_then Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/28/14
Posts: 1572
Loc: PEI, Canada
I dont know much about that sub.

Generally, going towers and sub will let you crossover the bass lower. Bookshelves may need to be a higher setting.

A similar outcome can be reached using either of your sub + speaker setups. If your room is large towers and sub. If small bookshelves and sub. In my experience, it is easy to let bass frequencies get away from you. Balance is key.
_________________________
Trevor. Cold turkey. Thanks guys. Cheers.

Top
#415641 - 11/26/15 01:57 PM Re: Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub??? [Re: Serenity_then]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By Serenity_Now
...A similar outcome can be reached using either of your sub + speaker setups...

Since both of those speakers are similarly voiced, I would agree with this. I do recall the M22s being a bit more forward, but it is a subtle difference.
_________________________
Fred

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

Top
#415695 - 11/29/15 05:44 PM Re: Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub??? [Re: fredk]
solarrdadd Offline
devotee

Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 310
Loc: Alexandria, VA
if you already own the speakers, have you not listened to them yet? or is this a case where you own the speakers and have not listened to them yet and that's what the IA is for? I'm just trying to make sure I understand everything.

best of luck and keep us posted buddy!
_________________________
SonySXRD55"
Marantz AV7702MKII pre-amp
Emotiva XPA-5,UPA-2amps,
14 Speakers, All Axiom
Oppo 105D&93

Top
#415753 - 12/01/15 08:17 PM Re: Which is a better setup? M22+Sub or M60+no-sub??? [Re: Sheldon Smith]
brendo Offline
devotee

Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 391
Loc: West coast Canada
I have M22 and M80, Upgraded due to really wanted towers.
If you like more boom go the M60. I find the soundstage with my towers and subs to be huge. I love it {full emersion}.

Ultimately use the sub either way, as all music and movies are going to have bass, and the sub is going to help your system.

Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,280 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,088 Topics
425,357 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13579
CV 11709
MarkSJohnson 11444
1 registered (Mojo)
203 Guests and
2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup