Axiom M22's or M60ti Towers.......

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  1. ReggieW

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    I have a dilemma. I don't know which ones I should get. I do plan on purchasing a sub for my system, so I am arguing to myself that the 60's might be overkill. I currently have a Denon 1802 but will be moving to the 3803 when it arrives later this year. I am looking at the Adire RAVA as a sub - which I hear excels musically as well. The M60's with the VP-150 center will run me about 930.00 compared to 650.00 for the M22's/stands and a VP-150 center. I am just concerned about spending a few hundred more for towers when I will have a very nice sub handling those lower frequencies. I would appreciate any opinions.

    Thanks,

    R.C.
     
  2. Jeff Kohn

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    I say go for the M60's, you won't regret it.
    • Even though you plan to use a sub, ideally you still want your speakers to have bass extension a full octave below the x-over point.
    • The M60's sound really great. Although I'm sure the M22's are nice also, I think the 3-way design with 2 6.5" woofers and a 5.5" midrange is going to be better.
    • The M60's can handle more power
    • Don't forget to factor in the cost of nice stands.
    • IMHO towers look nicer than bookshelves
    As you can probably guess I own the M60's and am very happy with them. [​IMG]
     
  3. James Bergeron

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    Well I haven't heard the M60's I heard the M22's and M80's and it was like night and day. The M80's sound amazing. So I'd guess the M60's do sound better than the M22's by a lot.
     
  4. Yuli

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    What is the room size? Do you have the space for the M60s?

    I was facing a similar question. First i was considering the m22s, but once i listened to the m60s there was no way i could go back to the m22. Like day and night. The m60s are just great!

    If you have the money and the room, go with the m60s like i did. Definatly awesome!

    BTW, i also have the vp150 and the QS8s (H/K AVR 520 receiver). Room size is 20x17
     
  5. Fong

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    can you m60 owners tell me exactly how your speakers sound better than the m22s? like are the highs more clear, more detailed, etc.? ive been wondering this myself, but i think that it would help reggie too.
     
  6. Bry_DD

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    I've just read a post from Axiom board by Randyman camparing the m60 and the 50 and I think it will give you some idea how the 60 sounds like. I myself is looking at the M60 and I think I made my decision after reading his post. heres the link http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/sho...b=5&o=0&fpart=
     
  7. Jeff Kohn

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    Somewhere on the same board is a post by somebody named chesseroo who compared the M22's and M60's in his home. (He sent the M22's back and kept the M60's).
     
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    yeah cheeseroo knows his speakers.

    I got the m60's and love them.
     
  9. ReggieW

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    Thanks guys,

    I am not surprised the M60's sound better, afterall, they are larger and more expensive. I am wondering will they best the M22's paired with an Adire Rava sub holding the chores of frequencies below 50hz.

    Reg
     
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  11. Jeff Kohn

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    I'm sure the M60's alone wouldn't fair as well as the M22's + a good sub when it comes to clean, authoritative bass even in the bottom octave. But the M60's + a good sub will be even better. [​IMG]
    (I have a SVS 20-39PCi with my M60's).
     
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    I am using my M22s with a Dayton Titanic MKII 10" sub and the combination sounds full, tight and natural...
     
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    This is a bit off topic, but pertains to using a sub with mains for music. I just ordered a SVS 20-39 PC+ and am looking for new mains. If i go with axiom (i'm also looking at Paradigm and Klipsch) I will choose between the M60's and the M80's. Since i will be using a subwoofer would the M80's be overkill, or does the same argument apply as when comparing the M60's to the M22s?
     
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    I auditioned the Klipsch, and Paradigm. I ended up with a pair of M50's and I love em!

    J
     

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