M2 Bookshelf Speakers

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M2 Bookshelf Speakers
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Celebrated detailed nuanced sound in our most compact bookshelf speaker.

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An inexpensive micro-sized
super-achiever . . .

Axiom's smallest bookshelf speaker, the affordable M2, is distinguished by unusually musical and natural sound. Winner of the SoundStage! Reviewer's Choice Award, the M2 delivers smooth convincing bass, highly detailed treble, and extremely realistic-sounding male and female vocals that put the performance right in your room. The M2 features a 5.25-inch aluminum-cone woofer - unheard of in this price category - and crystal clear 1-inch titanium dome tweeter. You'll be amazed at the articulation of guitar strings and delicate overtones that are reproduced by these little dynamos.

Aluminum Woofer

3-Dimensional Sound

"I was stunned the first time I played the M2 ... Axiom has scored big-time. An inexpensive, micro-sized super-achiever."
– Doug Schneider, SoundStage.com

This diminutive 11.5-inch-tall speaker delivers a high-end three-dimensional soundstage in an elegant, small cabinet. Pair the M2's with a subwoofer for an unbeatable combination in small to medium rooms, dens and dorms!

"The M2 and EP125 make a superb combination in a small room system... the M2 is a legend in the making."
– Kevin Hunt, GoodSound.com

Customers and reviewers alike are thrilled with the performance of this speaker - at last you don't need to compromise quality to get audiophile sound in a small package. How do we do it? 25 years of audio research have gone into making a speaker that is compact yet capable of impressive stereo reproduction, as well as anchoring a home theater system.

Excellence by Design

" . . .a refreshingly clean, smooth sound"
– Suave Kajko, CanadaHiFi

These eye-catching speakers are 8 ohms and therefore easy to power with any amplifier, whether solid-state or tube. The asymmetrical anti-standing-wave tapered shape of the cabinet is highly resistant to resonances that can degrade sound quality in other speakers.

You don't have to take our word for it - audition these speakers in your own home. The M2s come with a 30-day in-home trial, a five-year warranty and free shipping.

m2 Bookshelf speakers in custom real wood Walnut
Questions We Get All the Time

What size room do these work in?

Best for: dens, small living rooms, bedrooms.

How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?

Very efficient: use with any receiver or amplifier.


All Axiom Bookshelf Speakers feature:

  • Titanium tweeters

  • Aluminum woofers

  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts accept banana plugs, pins, bare-wire connections and spade lugs

  • Vortex-ported cabinets to reduce port noise

  • Anti-Standing-Wave cabinets that suppress internal resonances which color sound

  • Comes equipped with a fitting that accepts Axiom's Full Metal Bracket for wall mounting.
Enclosure Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power 150 Watts
Min Amp Power 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 70 - 20kHz Frequency Graph
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz) 60 - 20kHz
Impedance (Ohms) 8 Ohms Impedance Graph
SPL in Room1w/1m(db) 90 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db) 86 dB
X-Over 2.7 kHz
Tweeter Single 1"
Woofer Single 5.25"
Dimensions H W D (inches) 11.5" x 7.5" x 8.5"
Dimensions H W D (mm) 292 x 191 x 216
Weight (lbs) each 11.2 lbs
Weight (kg) each 5.08 kg
Impedance Graph Impedance Graph
Frequency Graph Frequency Graph


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"The M2 v4 is competitive with much more expensive speakers of similar size, and when you listen, you will never feel like you were purchasing to a price point. In a word, they sound expensive."
Don Lindich, Sound Advice
Professional Ratings & Reviews
"The M2 and EP125 make a superb combination in a small room system . . . the M2 is a legend in the making."
- Kevin Hunt, GoodSound
"As I listened I was digging out old records and CDs just to hear how they sounded playing over the M2s. Rarely does a speaker draw that kind of enthusiasm from me, particularly a small, inexpensive model."
- Don Lindich, Q&A Don Lindich Sound Advice
"I was stunned the first time I played the M2 ... Axiom has scored big-time. An inexpensive, micro-sized super-achiever."
- Doug Schneider, Soundstage
"If it's not already, the M2v2 should be considered a classic... Axiom has knocked this one clear out of the park... they get my highest recommendation."
- Clarke Robinson, EnjoyTheMusic.com
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Customer Reviews
I already own a pair of the M2 v3s and will probably go for the upgrade to the new M2 v4. But...I have never heard better speakers...anywhere. Contrary to what some Pro reviewers have said....a SUBWOOFER is not needed with the M2's....they have more than enough BASS, especially when listening to classical, jazz, or rock. Gamers might want a sub-woofer, but for listening to music....it's not needed. My M2's are played through a Pioneer VSX-522 receiver and the sound is truly magnificent.
- Carmen A., MI
Initially, I purchased these to have a good starter surround system in my 12'x20' family room, but when I coupled them with the VP 100 and QS8's, I found it easy to balance the whole audio atmoshpere without upgrading these front speakers to the M50's I had planned on upgrading to... that would just be overkill without adding any quality sound atmosphere!!!
- Brian D.
these speakers are well worth the praise they have received,along with a price that one would expect to be much higher based on performance. hats off to Axiom,don,t sleep on these speakers!
- troy g., FL
I'm really happy I tried my luck with you! Yesterday I finally tested M2i's with a good sub. I found myself listening my mouth open. Whatta sound!! Clear, neutral, airy and _soft_ YEEEES! I was smiling the whole day. I _definitely_decided_to_keep_the_m2i's._ Thanks! Once again. All the best for You and the whole company! Wish you a LOT of success in business. I try to do my part here in Finland. I really want to share the joy of dealing with you! I know I should support the Finnish loudspeaker industry which is not bad at all either (just to mention Amphion, Chorus, Crevasse(GREAT but too expensive and big), Genelec, Gradient & Penaudio for example). But still I chose you. Liked your speakers more and have to say I had quite a demands for them! And saved a lot by doing that! In the end a list of speakers m2i's compeed with (and beated, though not in realtime comparison side by side but in the long run): Finnish ones: Amphion Argon IIs Chorus 662 (excellent little speaker considering it's size, but nothing in comparison to Argon IIs and I didn't choose them but m2i Genelec 8030, 8040 (highly praised new studio monitors-didn't find them but dull and 2-dimensional though neutral, nothing to be excited with) Gradient Prelude(=600euros) and Lauri (1500euro high-end-Prelude made to Japan with different type marking (Lauri only in Finland) Penaudio Rebel II (thin, airy, sharp without sub (like m2i's) costs 1500euros) and international companies products: B&W 705 (The last rival of m2i's, a good compromise for all music but something extra in piano's middle octaves) 1200euros Duntech PCL-10/2 (strange, exciting, coloured) Dynaudio 42,52SE, S1.4 (ADORED the treble, unbeatable beauty but somehow the orchestral records made them beg for mercy) Mackie 662 (never get a pair to really test but sounded good in bad acoustics of the shop) MonitorAudio S1 (metallic, sharp, look TotemAcoustics) ProAc Responce 1sc (quite ok, not neutral but great with choir-music) TotemAcoustics Model-1, Dreamcatcher (too sharp, airy, didn't like titanium tweeters until yesterday afternoon in my living room ;) Quad 21L (great quality and price, little boomy, had a dynaudio 52se at the same time, treble shaded compared to that) Quite a list I'd say. Million thanks and bows to designer of m2i's! And for you for the extraordinarily good service! Yours,
- Timo L., Finland
My new M2i loudspeakers just arrived, and I couldn't be happier. I feared that switching from Von Schweikert VR4's to smaller speakers was going to be a big disappointment. However, to my pleasant surprise, these little guys are extraordinarily musical and have far more low end that I anticipated…and they haven't even been broken in yet. Wow!
- David Spelman, Founder + Artistic Director New York Guitar Festival
Finally, I have 'highs' that are crisp and clear without any annoying harshness.
- Jeff L., NY
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