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#8267 - 01/23/03 06:33 PM M2i or M3ti - what would be best for my space?
BobC Offline

Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 1
I'm trying to bring hi-fidelity to my small office - a 10' x 10' room. Becuase of the size, the speakers need to be wall mounted. I will be driving this with a 5 WPC McCormack MID (Micro Integrated Drive), a nice unit that requires efficient speakers. I'll be playing jazz (solely) at low to moderate volumes. Because of wall mounting, they will be a couple of inches or so from the wall.

Any suggestions?

#8268 - 01/26/03 02:38 PM Re: M2i or M3ti - what would be best for my space?
alan Offline

Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi BobC,

Since you'll be driving speakers at low to moderate volumes, I'd suggest you get either the M3ti's or M22ti's, preferably the M22ti's because their sensitivity is 2 dB greater which, with your tiny amplifier, is significant. Either model has usable bass to 40 Hz (nothing below that). You can check out wall-mounting brackets at, or

By the way, about "requiring efficient speakers". No small ported or sealed hi-fi speakers are efficient. Only horn-loaded Klipschs, Tannoys and the like have high sensitivity but the trade-off is inaccurate colored sound and aggressive treble. However, as long as you are not trying for concert-hall levels, you should be ok, and tube gear tends to gradually "clip" with more tolerable distortion.

Alan Lofft,
Axiom Resident Expert


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