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#150381 - 10/30/06 12:08 AM M3 for center with m22 for mains
kryolla Offline
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Would a M3 work out as a center with M22 for mains. Thanks Drew
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#150382 - 10/30/06 12:25 AM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: kryolla]
JohnK Offline
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Drew, welcome. Yes, an M3 would work as a vertical center with M22s, but unless you have some specific reason for preferring the M3, the M2 might be a better choice. The M2 is an almost exact match in timbre for the M22s above about 90Hz, while the M3 uses a different driver with a slightly different(although very good)sound.
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#150383 - 10/30/06 10:55 AM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: kryolla]
bugbitten Offline
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Welcome!

Yes, the M3 makes a great center. I use 2, 1 above and 1 below. Both are on their sides with no issues.

I like to M3 because your center gets the most workout, especially if you watch tv. Most of the time, the center is the only speaker working.

Good listening.

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#150384 - 10/30/06 11:30 AM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: JohnK]
jorge016 Offline
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I used an M2 (due to financial restraints) before I got my VP150. It worked great-my system is in a large room and I went with the VP150 to improve the listening for those sitting off axis.
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#150385 - 10/30/06 04:16 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: kryolla]
kryolla Offline
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M2 is cheaper than M3 so I will go with that and next year get the vp150 center and use the M2 as my rears. Thanks everyone
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#150386 - 10/30/06 04:23 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: kryolla]
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JohnK's opinion is that a vertically positioned speaker gives a wider dispertion of sound as compared to a horizontal orientation.

You could also use an M22 as a centre speaker if that is in your budget. This would be just as good as a VP150.

-Robb.
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#150387 - 10/31/06 04:54 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: Hutzal]
F107plus5 Offline
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I ran three M3s across the front with real good luck for a couple of years. Since then, I have been using an M3 as center with M50s as mains and they work just great! Of course they all use the same complement of tweets and mid-woofs, so they sound neigh near identical!
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#150388 - 10/31/06 06:42 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: bugbitten]
Hutzal Offline
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Welcome!

Yes, the M3 makes a great center. I use 2, 1 above and 1 below. Both are on their sides with no issues.

I like to M3 because your center gets the most workout, especially if you watch tv. Most of the time, the center is the only speaker working.

Good listening.




Your sig says a VP150 as well, so you have 3 m3s and a VP150?!?!?
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#150389 - 11/01/06 05:52 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: Hutzal]
bugbitten Offline
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The VP150 is boxed in the closet, but I still own one!

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#150390 - 11/01/06 06:28 PM Re: M3 for center with m22 for mains [Re: bugbitten]
Hutzal Offline
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The VP150 is boxed in the closet, but I still own one!




Wow, I am quite amazed! You prefer the sound of M3's over your VP150?

Would there be a noticable sonic difference from using an M3 centre with M22 mains do you think? I myself am thinking of getting 2 M3s (one above the screen, one below) and if it doesn't work out, I can always use them upstairs.

I would rather have a pair of M3s than a pair of M2s.
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