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#439707 11/17/20 10:18 PM
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Greetings,

I am building 2.1 system for music only. Considering M5HP or Aria 906.
One of my concerns is that I have about 20wpc amp for the speakers.
Axiom lists the sensitivity as 87/90 on the website. However, the Soundstage measured them about 83-84.
Any feedback form the current users? Do they like more power than that?
I do not listen to anything over 80-85dB, and my listening area is about 25 sqM, about 250 sqFt. However, I like classical music, which has lots of peaks at all frequencies, and may put strain on the amp.

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sophie999 #439710 11/17/20 10:40 PM
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Yes. More power required.

M2s with a sub would work better with a lower watt amplifier.

In that size room you could use M5s, skip the sub, and buy a more powerful amplifier or powered M5hps. My thought anyway.

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sophie999 #439711 11/17/20 10:41 PM
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Sophie, the Soundstage measurement cannot be trusted under 150Hz. I also think the tweeters of the M5 as measured by Soundstage were not at room temperature. The impedance curve is suspect and that's likely the reason. The tweeters are cooled with ferrofluid and if they were sitting out in a car in the winter, the ferrofluid would become more viscous. This would affect the response.

I trust the Axiom measurements more because Ian calibrates the anechoic chamber to the readings he takes from the 100 foot tower outside the factory. He also makes sure the tweeters are at room temperature.

Note the Aria is not a 3-way like the M5. I expect the M5 will reveal more detail. I also expect the M5 is more dispersive so you will have a wider and deeper soundstage. I expect the Aria to have a "softer" sound which many like but it's almost like having a veil over the speakers.

I have the M5OW in my living room and I've also tried the M5 bookshelf in there. I sit 10 feet away from them in the living room. No joke my nominal listening level is about a half watt. They make great music.

You can read my thoughts at this link. I also have a review of the M5 on the product page. It's the long one.

https://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/u...the-new-and-in-with-the-newer#Post439683


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sophie999 #439726 11/18/20 04:39 PM
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Thank you for the feedback!

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sophie999 #439727 11/18/20 04:42 PM
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Sophie, you're welcome. It would be good to find out which way you went and what you think of the speakers you choose.


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sophie999 #439732 11/18/20 05:44 PM
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Hello everyone! I just traded in my old M60's V2 for M5HP's. I reviewed this site on opinions and read the reviews. Am I missing something. I really liked my 60's and have had them for years. From an aesthetic standpoint I chose the 5HP's and I do have 2 subs already in play. I have yet to receive the new speakers, so I'll be interesting on any takes.

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sophie999 #439733 11/18/20 07:01 PM
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Zocco, I suppose you are the only one that can answer that for your ears-brain. The cool thing is that you can A/B them and if you don't like the M5s, punt them back to Axiom.

No doubt in my mind between M5 and v2 anything. The M5s are simply better. I take the M2 over my M80v2 also.


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Mojo #439734 11/18/20 07:19 PM
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Ok appreciate it Mojo! Can't wait to have them in my system.


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