M3 Bookshelf Speakers

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M3
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$897.00 USD / pair

Best all-round bookshelf choice without a subwoofer; even better with a sub.

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The perfect all-rounder

The M3 is Axiom's most versatile and compact stereo and home theater speaker. Winner of the SoundStage! Reviewer's Choice Award and GoodSound! Product of the Year, the M3 delivers powerful bass, outstanding treble, and award-winning musical sound for under $600. Its powerful 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofer and 1-inch titanium dome tweeter deliver crystal clear vocals, driving bass and shimmering cymbals. Hear what a difference 25 years of audio research makes in loudspeaker sound.

"I'm really in a state of disbelief because these little Axiom speakers have no right to sound as good as they do. They are an outright steal for the money!"
-- Doug Schneider, SoundStage.com
Top-down view of the M3 showing its anti standing wave cabinet.
Aluminum Woofer

Easy to drive, easy to place

This compact speaker works with virtually any amplifier - as low as 10 watts - but give it up to 175 watts for powerful sound output and it will really rock! You can use it with or without a subwoofer, depending on your musical preferences. An excellent choice as an all-round speaker in small to medium-sized rooms.

The M3s make great stereo speakers and are excellent performers as part of a 5.1-channel or 7.1-channel home audio surround package. If you're looking for a pair of speakers that you'll be able to build into a system in the future, the M3s are a solid choice. Reviewer Ian Masters recommends using lots of them:

"You could even use five or six of them in a home-theater system without breaking the bank. I'd call it a winner!"
-- Ian Masters, mastersonaudio.com

High tech, high-style

It's no mystery why they are the darlings of reviewers and consumers alike. Our proprietary vortex port eliminates port noise and increases low bass output and efficiency so all you hear is deep, clean and natural musical bass. The M3s' wide, smooth frequency response tells the tale: linear performance means whatever you play will sound clearer, crisper and more airy on Axiom speakers, results that we prove in double-blind listening tests against our competitors.

"good luck finding anything remotely as good for the price. I think they are better than any B&W, Klipsch, Infinity, Technics, Bose, JBL and Sony models I have heard in this price range."
-- A. Colin Flood, EnjoyTheMusic.com

Why not audition these speakers in your own home? The M3s come with a 30-day in-home trial, a five-year warranty and free shipping.

M3s in custom black high-gloss paint

Questions We Get All the Time

What size room do these work in?

Best For: Small to medium-sized living rooms.

How much power does my receiver need for these speakers?

Very efficient: use with any receiver or amplifier.

Where can I place these speakers?

Stand mounting, wall mounting or shelf placement.

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.

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Specifications
Enclosure Vortex / Reflex
Max RMS Amp Wattage 200 Watts
Max Dynamic Amp Wattage 800 Watts
Min Amp Power 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 65 - 20k
Freq Resp +3dB- 10dB (Hz) 60 - 20k
Impedance (Ohms) 8
SPL in Room1w/1m(db) 90 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db) 86 dB
X-Over 2.5 kHz
Tweeter Single 1"
Woofer Single 6.5"
Dimensions H W D (inches) 13.5" x 8.5" x 8.25"
Dimensions H W D (mm) 343 x 216 x 210
Weight (lbs) each 12.7 lbs
Weight (kg) each 5.761 kg
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  1. Through every type of music that I threw at them, the M3s performed far beyond my expectations and I am still taken aback by how clear they were . . . flawlessly articulated . . . absolutely amazing.

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  2. The performance left us speechless... The M3's would work splendidly in a two-channel stereo system or as the main speakers in Axiom's Epic Master home theater speaker system. With wonderful performance and very attractive looks, all at a great price, you can't go wrong with the Axiom M3 bookshelf speakers.

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  3. I’m really in a state of disbelief because these little Axiom speakers have no right to sound as good as they do. They are an outright steal for the money!

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  4. ...phenomenal. In fact, from a passive two-way monitor, you can't really get much more performance regardless of price!

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  5. Anybody looking for high quality, very low cost loudspeakers, should listen to the Axiom's - good luck finding anything remotely as good for the price. I think they are better than any B&W, Klipsch, Infinity, Technics, Bose, JBL and Sony models I have heard in this price range.

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  6. The M3 is a remarkable little speaker for a very attractive price. You could even use five or six of them in a home-theater system. I'd call it a winner!

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  7. '... the M3s are an outright steal for the money.'

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