Would Axiom M3Ti be sufficient in this room?

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  1. James~P

    James~P Stunt Coordinator

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    my room is 22'6" long, at the front wall its 12' wide, at the narrowest point in the back its 8' wide, which is where the door is.





    do you suppose that M3Ti bookshelves from Axiom would be able to bring the listening level up to a decently loud volume in that room? the front speakers are about 8' from listening position, and the surrounds are mounted 5.5 feet up from the ground, and slightly behind the listening position. if you were to section out the area that the speakers/audience is contained in, the actual listening area would be about a 12'x12' square


    these will be driven with a Maranetz SR4200 75x5 watt reciever, with a DIY Tempest Sonotube sub.

    thanks for the help
     
  2. CurtisSC

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    If you ask this on the Axiom board I'm pretty sure you will get a good answer. Straight shooters over there.

    What are you using now?
     
  3. James~P

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    right now i have a very sketchy HT i put together from various speakers i collected over the years...




    fronts are some University Senior IIs from god knows when... rears are Mission 781 from... 1990s or late 80s prolly... no center.. and my subwoofer is... hehehe.. two big old Cornwall sized PA cabs with 15" drivers i'm powering with a guitar amp.



    *grins* only cost me 550 bucks total and sure blows away BO$E



    i'm excited to make the move to timbre-matched full 5.1 though. thanks to my summer job i now have the funds available
     
  4. CurtisSC

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    I think you will be fine in that listening area the M3Ti.

    What's your total budget?
     
  5. James~P

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    as cheap as possible really.. cant go over 800.
     
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    Well...since I'm a fan...I would tell you to have a listen to the Ascend CBM-170's. Five of those will be under $800 delivered.

    Where are you located?
     
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    Have you heard the Axioms? There has got to be people there that have the speakers for you to demo.
     
  9. James~P

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    i'm going to look around, if not, i'll take advantage of the 30 day trial period that axiom provides.



    are axioms common in the USA?
     
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    getting more common.

    I had the M22 in my home and demoed it with the Rocket RS150, Ascend CBM-170, and Aperion 522d.

    I have also heard the Axiom M60.

    What has you sold on them?
     
  11. James~P

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    glowing reviews for a very low price, apprently very strong customer service.. etc. etc.





    i was really sold on RB-25s... or RB-35s but thats

    reallllly pushing my budget..
     
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    The M3s will be no problem in that room. I tried them out in my setup, in a 14 x 25 x 9 room, and they had no problem putting out plenty of sound all by themselves.
     
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    The M22 and M60 are very nice speakers..but a bit bright for my tastes. I understand the M3Ti is not as bright.

    And it is a great company.

    You have no doubt read the reviews and comparisons, you should be fine. I love my Ascends, but the Axioms will serve you well too.
     
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    how much were they able to put out before they started to strain?
     
  15. Ron Reda

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    As a happy Axiom owner for two years, I have to also suggest Dahlquist. They can probably be had for less money with performance at or above the Axioms.

    Check here for Dahlquist:

    http://www.audioshop.on.ca/dahlquistmains.htm

    Keep in mind that these prices are in Canadian, so use the site's currency converter to determine U. S. prices.

    M3: $275 USD
    Max Amp Power 175 Watts
    Min Amp Power 10 Watts
    Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz) 60-22K
    Freq Resp +3dB/-9dB (Hz) 50-22K
    SPL in Room 1w/1m 92 dB
    Anechoic SPL 1w/1m 88 dB
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Woofer 6.5"
    Tweeter 1"
    Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD) 13.5x8.5x8.5
    Weight 10.5 lbs per

    QX4: $200 USD
    60Hz to 20kHz
    88dB room sensistivity
    6 Ohm
    4kHz crossover
    Recommended amp power 10 to 75 watts
    Acoustic suspension (sealed box)
    3/4" aluminum tweeter
    4 1/2" Mineral/Poly woofer
    Black finish
    10.25"H X 6"W X 7 3/4"D
     
  16. MikeLi

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    Ron... thanks for the link.. I had never heard of Dahlquist before. The look nice. Do you have them? I have not taken much time to look at their site. Are there any comments about them anywhere and are they new or what. The specs and cabinet almost look like they came from a former NHT'er.
    Mike
     
  17. Ron Reda

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    MikeLi,

    A buddy of mine got the QX9s and they sound damn good! I believe the QX4 (perhaps it was anoter model number) was reviewed by the Absolute Sound within the past 8 months, so you may want to search their archives.
     

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