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March 25, 2013

Your Story: Post Hurricane Sandy Rebuild

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amie C @ 9:27 am

We love hearing stories about how you’re using your Axiom speakers.  This one, about a family rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, was really interesting because the customer is also a musician.  Read Clifford’s story below.

My New Jersey home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy.  As part of the opportunity to rebuild, and to feel good about moving back home, I decided I wanted to re-orient the TV room and wire it for sound and cat 6 networking.

Instead of the TV facing 15 feet to the back wall, it’s been reposition over the fireplace and is visible from the entire 15 x 38′ room which is really 3 rooms in one.  As a musician, sound man and recording hobby guy, quality sound is important to me.  I know a ton about live sound, very little about HT sound.  I know speakers probably carry the most weight in the quality of a system.  I’m a research guy and after lots of online reading I landed on the axiom brand, did lots more reading and went for it.

I like the fact that it’s a direct to consumer product.  It makes sense that some overhead is eliminated and that value passed to the end user.  I wanted in wall speakers, and the design of the self contained boxes that are extended slightly from the wall and/or ceiling made logical sense to me with the DIY sound background that I have.  Online, I found good reviews and bad review as there would be for most any product, I liked the fact that you have a forum for your supporters.  I’m more of a forum lurker than a poster – but it’s great for a guy like me to get a quick beat on what people like about the company and products and the like.

I moved my family back to our house on March 9th.  It’s still a construction zone with odds and ends to finish up.  For example the fireplace mantel is not started yet (therefore I have not installed the VP100 center channel yet ).  That said I did the audyssey for the speakers I do have set up and I can tell you that it’s absolutely amazing!  It’s exactly what I had hoped to accomplish.  Also, one of your sales guys actually called at one point during the order and I requested advice on placement of the rear surround speakers that I placed in ceiling (M2 in wall) and I followed the advice and could not be happier with the placement, (I also have the M3 as mains and also using your smallest sub).  Very, very happy with the sound.

President’s wife 🙂 Defacto, that makes her an audio guinea pig, whose only request to the lab is to always run sample products in colors that blend in with the rest of her home!

She considers herself the Audiobyte’s Number 1 fan.

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