M22 Bookshelf Speakers

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M22 Bookshelf Speakers
$698.00
USD/single USD/pair

Knockout musical clarity. High-volume playback with a 3- dimensional soundstage.

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Unusual configuration for unusually detailed listening

Are you ready to be blown away by a speaker with sound so detailed you'll listen to every album you own all over again? Critics and customers alike rave about the detailed and highly realistic sound of the M22, Axiom's best high-performance bookshelf speaker.

" . . .the M22s simply dazzled us, especially considering their price point. They managed to create a wide-open soundstage, while at the same time portraying a precise stereo image. So precise that at times, these loudspeakers almost seemed to disappear into the room. "
-- Gene Della Sala, Audioholics.com
Top-down view of the M22's anti-standing-wave cabinet
Aluminum Woofer

Intricate, nuanced sound

You'll spend hours rediscovering favorite music, hearing subtle details other speakers muffle. The M22s deliver a soundstage of unprecedented depth and width, transporting you into the performance.

This isn't your average bookshelf speaker: the M22's unusual dual-woofer configuration mates with a 1-inch titanium tweeter to deliver all the power handling you need for demanding music and movies - up to 200 watts per channel! A connoisseur's bookshelf speaker.

Reviewers and customers love the M22 in both stereo music and home theater settings:

"Combine this speaker with a powered subwoofer in either a two-channel music system or a multichannel home-theater system and you have one heck of a full-range system for a previously unheard-of price."
-- John Potis, Goodsound.com

Its output and exceedingly natural sound outperform any speaker in its class:

". . . this experience has forced us to re-evaluate what a pair of $1,000 speakers should sound like, because these certainly sound as good as any $1,000/pair speakers we have ever listened to."
-- Gene DellaSala, Audioholics.com
Vortex port
M22s in custom real-wood Walnut with a Natural stain.

Uniquely elegant slender profile

The M22 is ideal for an average-sized room or larger. Its unique tall, slender profile is an elegant addition to any decor, blending beautifully into even the smallest room, whether wall-mounted or on shelves or stands.

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 color other speakers' sound.

You don't have to take our word for it - audition these speakers in your own home. The M22s come with a 30-day in-home trial, a five-year warranty and free shipping.

Questions We Get All the Time

What size room do these work in?

Medium to large-sized rooms.

How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?

The M22s are very efficient - you can use them with any receiver or amplifier, including a tube amp.

Where can I put these speakers?

These are perfect for mounting on stands, walls or shelves.

Specifications

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 200 Watts
Min Amp Power 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 60 - 20kHz Frequency Graph
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz) 50 - 20kHz
Impedance (Ohms) 8 Ohms Impedance Graph
SPL in Room1w/1m(db) 93 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db) 89 dB
X-Over 3.5 kHz
Tweeter Single 1"
Woofer Dual 5.25"
Dimensions H W D (inches) 19.8" x 7.3" x 8"
Dimensions H W D (mm) 503 x 185 x 203
Weight (lbs) each 16 lbs
Weight (kg) each 7.257 kg
Frequency Graph Frequency Graph
Impedance Graph Impedance Graph

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"'The M22 is more transparent and less colored than any speaker I know for less than $1,000...'"
John Potis, GoodSound.com
Professional Ratings & Reviews
". . . this experience has forced us to re-evaluate what a pair of $1000 speakers should sound like, because these certainly sound as good as any $1000/pair speakers we have ever listened to."
- Gene DellaSala, Audioholics
"The M22 is more transparent and less colored than any speaker I know of that sells for less than $1,000. . . a beautifully tuned speaker with an enormously clean and musical midrange combined with a smooth, coherent and friendly treble."
- John Potis, Soundstage
"Nuance combined with muscular kick. This was hardly budget performance. . . they were a budget powerhouse with the right 0.1 support."
- Glen Wagenknecht, Six Moons
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Customer Reviews
I upgraded to the M22''s from the M3''s. The M3''s are great but I wanted to hear more from my speakers without having to play music at such a high volume. Well, the M22''s far exceeded my expectations! The music sound so naturan. I absolutely love these speakers!
- Damien O., IA
Amazing value relative to comparable brands, highly regarded products in terms of quality and beautiful sound, and designed and manufactured in Canada!
- Kenny S., BC
The second I started to play 'Pigs on the wing Pt 1' on my M22, I could hear the guitar strings. The clarity was amazing. Stop shopping around and just get a pair already.
- Michael L., ON
M22 - most reavealing speaker I've ever owned. They still make me stop and listen to detail I've missed on familiar recordings. I have no reservation to recommend your speakers to anyone I know. Can't wait until my dedicated A/V room/family room is finished. I love watching movies & listening to my system.
- Ian M., NB
The M22 v4 is definitely the best speaker I could have for 500 dollars. I'm really loving it!
- Gustavo M., Brazil
Ordered M22 bookshelf on Tuesday morning and they were on my doorstep Friday morning. The M22s as replacements for 17 year old AX-2s used in conjunction with a vintage system consisting of a McIntosh C28 preamp, a Carver M500t amplifier and a Velodyne subwoofer have brought a new 'presence and crispness' to my 70 year old ears. The advancements of speaker technology are evident in just the appearance of the M22s. It has only been 9 days that I've had the speakers,but the sound from them is outstanding when one considers their size and compared to the old AX-2s.- The AX-2s are still 'good sounding', but the M22s are at another level entirely!- An often repeated phrase in these reviews seems to be about rediscovering ones music on CDs or vinyl 'all over again'. - Count me in as a 'me too'. - Only I'm 'rediscovering how good the music is on my Reel to Reel tape recorder at 7 1/2 ips. With the AX-2 speakers the music was enjoyable, but with the M22s, the tapes have taken on a new life. I'm going to start looking for a Revox in the vintage want ads !!! Many thanks to Brent for his expert advice, his upbeat attitude, and patient kind demenour to us oldsters.
- Donald C., ON
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