The M2 is identical in every respect to the high frequency horn and 12” woofer section of the M1, except that, without the 18” woofer, it is a compact unit that generally does not block window views, paintings, etc. The sound quality, technology, finish, and performance are exactly the same as the M1 but the M2 can be called a “lifestyle” product due to its ability to disappear or integrate into a living room environment.
The M2 can be used as a full range speaker. Many people will be satisfied with its bass performance, without the M3 18" subwoofer. In this case, only stereo amplification is required, such as a pair of M5 Mono Reference Power Amplifiers. For those who seek to approach the deep bass power of the M1 Reference Speaker, an M3 subwoofer can be added to make a 2.1 system. In this case, it is recommended to use a pair of M5 amplifiers to drive the M2’s, and one M5 to drive the M3. The M5 amps for the M2’s are switched to HP (frequencies above 80Hz). The M5 for the M3 is switched to LP (frequencies below 80Hz).
The M2 can also be powered by any high quality power amplifier due to its high efficiency and 8 Ohms nominal input impedance. For sonic perfection, the M5 is recommended. A pair of M2 speakers is a compact and elegant solution for most music lovers searching for the highest level of emotional involvement, beauty of design and finish, and quality of construction.