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#417067 - 02/15/16 09:59 AM Any Chance of an M1 without an amp?
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I have the occasional need for a smaller and non-ported decent speaker. For instance I have two sets of surrounds actually in in a bookcase. And I wanted to get my son a stereo system for his dorm. (The computer speakers weren't available then. Plus, given a choice, I'd rather not have the amplification built into the speaker; I'd rather use something like the Audioengine N22.)

As it is, NHT and Boston Acoustics makes some that I'm eying up; But I'd rather buy Axiom given a choice.

So, back to to the topic - is there any talk of stripping out the amplifier and selling a passive M1?

(Oh, and for what it's worth, my son decided to use the N22 and bring his M3s up to school. I thought they were too big, but he was happy. But if the M1 was available, I would have purchased them.)

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#417070 - 02/15/16 11:15 AM Re: Any Chance of an M1 without an amp? [Re: Cork]
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M2's?
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#417071 - 02/15/16 02:40 PM Re: Any Chance of an M1 without an amp? [Re: Cork]
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Well, I would have purchased the M2 for my son if he hadn't said he was okay with the M3s, but I still think they're too big for a dorm room.

But most importantly (now), they're rear ported, and I need sealed or front ported.

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#417076 - 02/15/16 07:30 PM Re: Any Chance of an M1 without an amp? [Re: Cork]
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If you need to plug the port, then put a sock inside it. I have LFR1100 that have multiple ports on the back. They for some reason sell the M100 speakers with port plugs but the LFR1100'a without.

I found that plugging one of the ports on the back of the speaker helped it sound better for my room. I used white socks as I didn't want to colour the sound of the speakers. But I have heard that black socks offer a bit more deadening.
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#417085 - 02/16/16 11:29 AM Re: Any Chance of an M1 without an amp? [Re: Cork]
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>> If you need to plug the port, then put a sock inside it.

I thought that plugging a speaker that wasn't designed to be plugged would negatively affect the sound. But heck, now that you mention it I'll try it with my M22s and see what happens.

>> I used white socks as I didn't want to colour the sound of the speakers.

Regardless, that's hysterical! And I'm letting you know now that I'm stealing it.

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