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Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps?
sonicfox #426659 09/22/17 04:23 AM
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Mary, welcome back! As John Bridgman suggests, unless the fireplace is going to take up nearly the entire width of that wall area, there should be enough room at the side for your speakers.

Although the separation might be narrower than ideal, the M60s or others in that position should certainly be better than a sound bar. Of course, they wouldn't be toed-in, but rather face straight ahead or maybe even experiment with some toe-out to get more spread and reflection from the side walls.


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Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps?
sonicfox #426663 09/22/17 05:57 AM
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I hate to step on any toes and have never personally heard this bar I do find it interesting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yar...ref=creator_nav

I don't have a use for at the moment but it might be just what you're looking for.




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sonicfox #426665 09/22/17 12:29 PM
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Mary, what is of importance to you, aesthetics or sound?

Many of the options presented above focus on sound, but would be horrible to look at.

I think we lose site of that when we build our systems.

What about orienting the room with the TV on the wall at the left side of the picture?


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sonicfox #426666 09/22/17 02:03 PM
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Hey, how about a VP180 with left & right drivers wired to separate binding posts through separate crossovers ?

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Sounds like a winner, 1 VP180 is equivalent to a pair of M5s, yes? Get the HP version. That would be one heck of a sound bar.

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sonicfox #426669 09/22/17 04:32 PM
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Athough the picture is not my room, it's almost identical. You can't put speakers to the sides of the wall because they will block the entries to the other room. The TV will take up most of the width of the upper wall and the fireplace will take up most of the bottom. I think a soundbar is my only option. However, Axiom's in-wall speakers may work on that wall too. I'd have to do some measurements.


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Can the in-ceiling M3's be installed in a wall? Those are probably the smallest footprint you can get.
I also have on-w M2s and they are pretty good. Will you have a subwoofer?


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Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps?
sonicfox #426671 09/22/17 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted By sonicfox
However, Axiom's in-wall speakers may work on that wall too. I'd have to do some measurements.


I was going to ask if you're able to put holes in the wall.

And even if a soundbar isn't ideal for sound quality, if it ends up being your best option in your space, I say go for it. Definitely try to find one with a subwoofer output, though, so you can get real low-end to go with your new smaller speakers.

I hope you have SOMEWHERE in your new place to put the M60s? It would be a shame to not be able to utilize them.

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sonicfox #426674 09/23/17 08:34 AM
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I would go for the HT-ST5000 in that space. Unless you can remote locate your peripheral gear it will look pretty cluttered if you go with a traditional setup. Good luck! smile

Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps?
sonicfox #426679 09/24/17 03:35 AM
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As much as i would agree with attempting to use M22s laid flat instead, you also have to consider the cables and necessity for an AVR to run all this...
A soundbar in this instance might make sense.
Still, where are you going to put all the set top boxes or cables for the tv itself which would require at least ethernet, satellite/cable, power bars....?

Maybe choose a slightly smaller fireplace??
Think of it as 'cute' rather than tiny Sonic!
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