Axiom Audio M3 Bookshelf Speakers
Axiom Audio M3 Bookshelf Speakers
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Zebro88
1
Jan 14, 2021
How come only down to 65 Hz with a 6.5 inch cone? Perhaps conservative? Perhaps explicitly designed for sub integration? Just curious. They look great.
bdpf
233
Jan 19, 2021
Woofer size is only 1 element of the bass extension; cabinet size and number of drivers matters just as much. In this case, the M3 only has 1 woofer, therefore the total power for this woofer is shared between the mid-range and the bass. Given only 1 woofer and the cabinet size, I'd say 65Hz is pretty good. Also, keep in mind that 65Hz is the linear frequency response up to -3dB. It will output lower frequencies than that, but you loose power (ie volume level) as you go lower. Axiom has frequency graphs for all their models on their website. Here's the one for the M3: https://www.axiomaudio.com/pub/media/catalog/product/m/3/m3_freq.gif Going back to the number of drivers and cabinet size, if you look at their M5 that has the same tweeter, same bass woofer, but now adds 1 dedicated mid-range woofer and a larger cabinet, it goes now down to 45Hz. Tower speakers with bigger cabinets and more drivers go lower. I'd say those are suited for casual listening of music that is not too bass heavy. For music with deeper bass, you'd want to either get towers or pair those with a sub. For movies, you'll definitely want a sub.
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pazatima
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Jan 7, 2021
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bdpf
233
Jan 6, 2021
Nothing against Drop since the price is fair, but here are a couple of things that might matter for some and they might prefer buying directly from Axiom: 1) They offer free shipping in North America 2) They offer a 30 free trial and I think they also pay for the return shipping if you don't like the speakers, no questions asked (not sure if Drop offers this) 3) If you are not too much OCD and can live with a small cosmetic blemish in order to save some money, their B-stock is a good alternative
roanel
19
Jan 6, 2021
Is this $ 499 for 1 or 2 speakers?
bdpf
233
Jan 6, 2021
the pair
bdpf
233
Jan 6, 2021
I don't have the M3s, but I've had a 5.1 Axiom Home Theater (M80s, VP180, QS8s and EP600) system for 10 years and it sounds as awesome today as it did 10 years ago. Great sounding speakers from a great Canadian company.
svanz
9
Jan 6, 2021
I like how the Axiom Audio website has a review of the M3 bookshelf that mentions that they're a great value at $350... A price that's equivalent to 40% Inflation over 10 years is now considered a discounted price from a $600 sticker cost? Feels a bit insulting. If anyone else can tell me how this 10+ year old design has doubled in value, I would love to hear it.
svanz
9
Jan 6, 2021
I'm sorry if I offended you with my choice of wording. If comments sections are only for praise, then I could see your criticism as relevant, but I ended up starting a good discussion that changed my mind on the topic with someone willing to engage with me. Hopefully others will be able to learn from it as well :)
cross
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Jan 6, 2021
No offense taken and no apologies necessary. I just didn’t want you feeling denied an insult if that’s what you were after.