Bookshelf Speakers

Axiom Audio M22 V3 Bookshelf Speakers for the Audiophile

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Introduction

Win a pair of M22 V3 bookshelf speakers!!

Being recognized as the audio/video guru in your circle of family, friends, and co-workers is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, it is highly rewarding when people ask for your advice (and even better when they actually take it). On the other hand, just about every time I give a recommendation I am inexorably demanded to "find something cheaper." Sadly, the general consumer just isn't willing to shell out $1,000+ per component in a home theater or stereo system, regardless of how good it is. With the constraint of cost in mind, I am always on the lookout for products that have the ability to deliver high-quality sound without causing folks to choke when told the price. Enter Axiom Audio. Axiom Audio is a factory-direct speaker manufacturer that has been in business for over 30 years now. Grounded by the principles developed in the National Research Council (NRC) lab of Canada, Axiom's designs strive for scientifically verifiable, accurate reproduction of sound while still offering incredible value to the consumer. I've been hearing great things about Axiom Audio's speakers for some time (see Secrets' recent reviews of the M80V3 system and M3 V3) but have never actually heard a pair myself. Looking to correct this travesty, I jumped at the chance to review Axiom's largest bookshelf speaker, the recently updated "V3" edition of the M22.

Specifications

  • Design: 2-way, Ported Enclosure, Bookshelf Speaker
  • Drivers: One 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter, Two 5.25" Aluminum Cone Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 60 Hz - 22 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.5 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB (Anechoic) 93 dB (In-room)
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 10-200 Watts
  • Dimensions: 19.8" H x 7.3" W x 8"D
  • Weight: 16 Pounds/each
  • Standard Finishes: Black Oak or Boston Cherry Vinyl
  • Optional Finishes: Custom Vinyl, Real Wood Veneers, High Gloss Paint (Upcharges Apply)
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • MSRP: $488/pair, $708/pair As Reviewed
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