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#44920 - 05/04/04 05:42 PM M50's for every body
500 Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 62
I have seen some questions lately re: the M50's, as well as getting a few p.m.'s asking about them, so I figured i would just post something for those who are interested. I have never heard the the M60 or any other Axiom made tower speaker so I do not have anything to compare them too, but who cares. I did audition paridigm and definative tech speakers before trying/buying the M50's a year ago.

Here goes. As far as music/sound is concernd, I'm very happy w/the the M50's. I won't use words like "airy' or "colored". I hate when I read reviews of speakers and read things like that. i will say that the sound stage has height to it. In two channel stereo mode the M50's make it seem like sound is coming from my center chanel (vp150) which is positioned about 2ft above the M50's on top of my TV. The soundage has some good width to it as sound seems to come from around the speakers.

The bass is what i like best about the M50's. I pair them w/the paradigm pdr-12 sub most of the time when listening, however, the M50's produce just as much bass when standing alone but you do have to increase the volume in order to acheive this. For example, the M50's alone produce the same quantitiy of bass w/the volume level of my Onkyo SR-700 set to 50 (a higher number represents louder volume on Onkyo receivers) as the M50's w/sub do w/the volume set to 43.

I did notice that the 50's sound better w/better recorded music. I have never not liked what I was hearing but I do have albums that just sound better than others. I figure the 50's are getting "out of the way" and letting the music/recording come through.

People tend to label the 50's as "laid back" and I will agree. I definate whould not label them as bright or harsh. I think this is a good thing especially w/so many brightly recorded DVD movie soundtracks. I have no issues w/the treble/midrange, but then again I have nothing to compare them to. They definately are not bright or fatiguing but the highs seem to be there when they need to be.

For home theater the M50's work great and that is what my system is mostly used for. I have a large room, that is why I chose a tower instead of a book shelf speaker. The M50's fill my room adeqately although I think an external amp is needed, my room is that big. Overall I'm very happy w/them. I hope I shed some light on the M50's the black sheep of the axiom speaker line.


#44921 - 05/04/04 07:41 PM Re: M50's for every body
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18029
Loc: NoVA
Thanks for the summation! I'm looking forward to getting my M50s within the next 1-2 months...
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#44922 - 05/04/04 08:33 PM Re: M50's for every body
GoVols1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 12
Loc: Kingsport, TN
Bless you! I have 50s on the way as well and it is good to hear some positives on the board for these. Maybe there will be enough of us "50s guys" that we can chat about ours like all of these 60s and 22s owners.

#44923 - 05/04/04 08:42 PM Re: M50's for every body
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Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 626
Loc: Wichita, KS
I own the M50's, VP100, and QS4's. I haven't had a change to hear them yet, for as of now I'm without a receiver.

It's been quite painful just being able to look at them for about two weeks now. However, my birthday is next week and I'll be getting a new receiver as a gift from my wife, got to love that woman. lol

Soon I'll be posting a full blown reveiw of the M50's, so everyone interested can look for that in about a week to two weeks.

Sutter Cane

#44924 - 05/05/04 12:10 AM Re: M50's for every body
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 62
Yeah, I like to refer to us m50's guys as "the M50ti crew" and you will be pleased to know that we now total a whopping seven M50 owners on earth ;o )
Maybe we can join together w/the M40 owners and take over the message boards. Beware M60/80/22 owners. We are bad men........

#44925 - 05/05/04 01:58 AM Re: M50's for every body
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 18029
Loc: NoVA
Soon, soon, we shall rule the WORLD!

Muah ha ha ha!

Once I get around to ordering the things, that is...
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#44926 - 05/05/04 03:04 AM Re: M50's for every body
pinipig523 Offline

Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 49
Loc: Chicago, IL
never - we m22 owners rule the WORLD!! ALWAYS!! jk jk! nice to see some light shed on the m50s... good job sutter!
JOEY's PC Sound System: Polk LSi7 (x4, mains and rears) and SVS 25-31PC+ (sub)

#44927 - 05/05/04 07:32 AM Re: M50's for every body
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6319
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Well, speaking as an M60 owner, I'm glad to have the input from you M50/M40/M3 owners. I know there has been some info here on that series in the past, but not much really (other than the M3s) since I've been a member here. Maybe, someday, there'll be an M50/M40/M3 owner in my area because I'd really like to hear them.

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

#44928 - 05/05/04 09:28 AM Re: M50's for every body
ringmir Offline

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 619
Loc: boston
Geez, Sutter, if I were in your shoes I might have had to go buy a reciever and return it within the return window...
[black]-"The further we go and older we grow, the more we know, the less we show."[/black]

#44929 - 05/05/04 06:45 PM Re: M50's for every body
mhorgel Offline

Registered: 10/02/03
Posts: 438
Loc: Louisville, KY
In reply to:

Soon I'll be posting a full blown reveiw of the M50's


I'll be looking forward to this. I'm sure you will do a great job reviewing the M50's, and I'm curious to know what you will think.

"Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff"

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