what do you guys think of this setup... HK, Axioms, HSU??

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  1. joe_waite

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    what are your thoughts on this setup? would it be wise to change the mains to something else than what i have listed, or are the m3ti's good as far as mains are concerened? thanks!

    Reciever: HK 225
    mains: axiom M3ti
    center: amiom vp-150
    surrounds: axiom M3ti
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    if you would change any of the speakers please let me know as i already have the reciever and the sub. This will be used for about 85% HT and 15% music. it is in my basement which is about medium sized i would say.. carpeted. anything you can help me with i would appreciate. thanks
     
  2. Tony Genovese

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    I'd switch out the m3i to the m2i or m22i. I'd switch out the VP150 to the VP100.
     
  3. Craig Chase

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    Tony is right... and you may want to look at the QS8 surrounds as well... rather than the "3"'s for the rears..
     
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    would the m2i's work for fronts as well as surrounds? im asking because of the cost factor. i could save some money if i used them for the surrounds as well instead of getting the qs4/qs8... so does this setup sound alright, it will be very cost effective:

    reciever: HK 225
    mains: Axiom M2i
    center: Axiom vp-100
    surrounds: Axiom M2i
    Sub: HSU Stf-2
     
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    That should be a great system. You may want to call them, the guys there are easy to talk to, and will make sure you are happy.
     
  6. Tony Genovese

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    I auditioned the M2i and VP150 for a month. The M2i is one of the amazing bargains in audio today. It is very smooth yet dynamic sounding, transparent and accurate. For $255 the pair it is incredible. My feeling on the VP150 was not so hot. I thought the weird design (TWWWT) sounded very strange as you moved off axis (from the main listening seat). Personally, I think you'd do better with the VP100 in the center or, if you can accomodate it, another M2i which would give you seamless pans across the front.
     
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    Why doesn't anyone like the M3i?
     
  8. Jim J

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    Why not match the center to the rest?

    Axiom sells singles
     
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    Garrett... Because we are unreasonable ?...[​IMG]

    Actually, 5 M3's OR M2i's would likely be killer...
     
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    thanks for the replies guys... one thing though, i just found out that compusa doesnt carry the hsu in any store in ohio as none of them have the home audio section... is there a sub for around the same price of $350 that will work well with this system? i am going to go with the 4 M2i's with the vp-100 center. so i need a sub replacement. any help is appreciated. thanks
     
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    No.
     
  12. Jim J

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    for the sub: depends how you feel about used and/or ebay.
     
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    Just make sure it's direct from manufacterer if you go that route.
     
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    i have no problem going through ebay for a new sub, however i would like to stay away from anything used on ebay. any other opinions?
     
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    In regards to the question about no one liking m3's;


    I have m3's in my pool room and I love them. The have all the clarity you would want and they have a "sweet sound" to them that my m60's don't have. Depending on what's playing as far as music goes, sometimes I prefer the m60's and sometimes vice versa.

    I have m2's for my rears and I really like those too. The m3's are better than the m2's if you don't have a sub and can be pushed to higher volumes, and once again they have an ever so slightly "sweet" sound to them that is hard to describe.
     
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    I have the M3's and VP100. I think these make a great front three. I've never heard the M2's.
     
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    Onecall had the JBL S120 around $370 last week.

    That is a very good
     
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    HERE is a powerful sub for $319. It also makes a good 88lb end table. I have one of these and it sounds just as authorative as my Def Tech PF-1800. Shipping for this unit to my zip (91910) would only be $22.
     
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