Thanks, that helps a lot. I was just thinking about downgrading to the M60's, but now I need to consider the M22's on stands with a sub, I was going to eventually get a sub anyway, regardless of speaker setup, just not right away. The ability to not have to be particular about speaker placement is a huge plus. $666 (wooo) with M22 plus stands, then $758 for ep350 later. Until I get a new receiver, I'm just going to splice these speakers onto my Sony 100 wpc HT in a box for the left and right channels.
I like the larger center with the double tweeters for a more wide sound field effect, but would this be overkill with the M22?
Sorry about so many questions, but I think others could benefit from my quandary also.
Personally if you can get the M60s but can’t manage both the M22s and a good sub at the same time then my preference would be for a pair of M60s as they will do great for music and ok for movies w/o a sub. The M22s will IMO sound a little thin for both music and movies w/o a sub.
One way to save some money toward a subwoofer is to make or locally purchase your own stands.
Also if you can fit one, using an M22 as a center speaker will IMO sound better than either a VP150 or VP100 and costs less than either of them. If used with M22 mains this will also give you the ideal setup of 3 identical speakers across the front. This is important for sound quality for the same reason people always use identical L/R speakers for stereo. Just like in stereo where the front 2 speaker share a lot of what playing so to does the center speaker in a multi-channel setup. Having a disimilar center speaker is obviously not a deal breaker as that’s what most people happily use, however to some of us using the same or more similar center to the mains is a noticeable improvement in sound quality. BTW I put my money where my mouth is and bought a third M80 as a center speaker.
Opps should have kept reading didn’t see you already placed the order. Well what I said about matching your center to the mains still stands. Since you already have a sub your M22s will sound great.