M5HP

Posted by: hhiggins

M5HP - 02/19/19 07:02 PM

Hi,

I have just come across your product in searching for in-wall speakers. I did a bit of searching on Axiom but do have a question. I am finishing my basement and will be placing my LCR speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen. I was interested in the M5HP's for this. My listening usage would be movies/tv followed by music. Is this the appropriate speaker? Are Axiom speakers good for movies and music?

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: brendo

Re: M5HP - 02/19/19 07:50 PM

As a general rule if your speakers are good enough for music they'll do fine with movies.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/19/19 08:33 PM

I can't speak for in-walls but have you read my posts and product page review on my on-stands M5HPs? Movies, music...they do it all and in a way that brings tears to your eyes.
Posted by: hhiggins

Re: M5HP - 02/19/19 08:37 PM

No I have not. I will see if I can find it.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/21/19 01:32 PM

Did I tell you how magical my M5s are?
Posted by: hhiggins

Re: M5HP - 02/21/19 01:45 PM

No. Do tell.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/21/19 01:52 PM

Ha ha!

The first review on this page:

https://www.axiomaudio.com/reviews/index/list/product/930/

Sorry but Axiom really screwed up my beautiful formatting. If you don't want to read it, just get them!
Posted by: hhiggins

Re: M5HP - 02/22/19 04:17 PM

Very thorough review. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/22/19 05:28 PM

Life is short. We should all enjoy it. Axiom v4 are evokers of joy.
Posted by: RLS

Re: M5HP - 02/23/19 09:40 PM

I am doing the same as you hhiggins. I have 2 M5HP inwalls that I will mount behind a 120 screen. I have them, but not installed them yet. I have plugged them into am amp and give them a test run. They do sound fantastic. I wonder how they are going to hang in dry wall. They weigh up like an elephant leg.
Posted by: bman84

Re: M5HP - 02/24/19 09:49 AM

They are quite heavy, mostly because of the HP woofer. Mine feel solid now that they're in the wall, and my drywall is attached to resilient channeling, so not even as solid as regular sheetrock directly on stud.
Posted by: hhiggins

Re: M5HP - 02/25/19 01:13 PM

Great to hear RLS and bman874! I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Waiting on a few final numbers as I am at the finishing stage of my basement. One question I have asked Axiom (just this morning) is what is the minimum distance between the LCR's? I am a little concerned that mine may be too close behind a 100" screen. I did a mock-up over the weekend and they would be roughly 26" apart and 5ft 2 in between L/R.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/25/19 02:35 PM

I had my M5s 6 feet apart when I was playing with them. I sat anywhere from 4 to 8 feet away on the diagonal and they sounded great. 6 feet away was, for me, the sweet spot that gave me the most realistic soundstage. Some may prefer the more intimate closer distance that makes them feel like they are part of the action. Others may like the farther distance that diffuses some of the imaging and makes it sound like a concert hall.
Posted by: hhiggins

Re: M5HP - 02/25/19 03:09 PM

Thanks Mojo. I think I will re-work one of my studs now before the taping and mudding is done next week. That way I can test moving the speakers around and place appropriately.
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/25/19 03:15 PM

Right on!
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/26/19 09:26 PM

Higgins, I see you live in Ontario. Maybe if you decide to pick up your M5s from Axiom, you can ask for the M5 designers to be lined up for foot washes and massages.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 07:31 PM

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Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 07:36 PM

Because they are holy and deserve wellness, Blair. smile
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 07:40 PM

Ah
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 09:10 PM

I want a photo of the design team, the family of curves and the Bode plots of the cross-over to complete the M5 shrine in my living room.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 09:13 PM

Lol
Edit: I want a picture whem you're done
Lol
Posted by: CV

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By Mojo
I want a photo of the design team, the family of curves and the Bode plots of the cross-over to complete the M5 shrine in my living room.


It bodes well?
Posted by: Mojo

Re: M5HP - 02/27/19 09:41 PM

Bose plotted asymptotically
Not only phasically
But also magnitudinally
Charlie!