M22 Bookshelf Speakers

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M22 Bookshelf Speakers
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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.


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 love these speakers. They hit a new high yesterday when I accidentally left my receiver up a lot higher than I normally did. When that voice came in I couldn't believe how clear and perfect it was, still after a few months! It never hurts or gets tiring, just clean beautiful sound whether with movies or with music, paired with my subwoofer
- Stephen D., AL
The moment I hooked my M22s up to my stereo I knew, for the first time, what the words 'audio bliss' really meant.
- james r., CA
smooth and crisp - not as full as the floor standers - but I couldn't afford the space in my living room for those. The M22s are pretty nice.
- Don K., DC
I just love them. Big enough for 'big sound' but small enough for versatile placement options. I get compliments on the sound, but people would really be impressed if they knew what I paid for them. Or didn't pay, depending on how you look at it. My only negative is the aesthetics--the design is just a little outdated. It's not ugly, but it's not beautiful either. That's hard to complain about when you've got a SACD track playing, though.
- Casey H., SC
Glad I took a chance on a unknown speaker company from up north. Sound and look great mounted on the wall with the swivel bracket
- Steven V., FL
Excellent speakers. I considered the M50s and I opted for the M22s. I have them set up on (non-Axiom) stands and they are tight and sweet. I use them more often than not for TV / Home Theatre audio (along with an EP125 sub and a VP100 center) and I'm very pleased. Axiom leads in value and customer service. Buy Canadian / North American.
- Yvan H., QC
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