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#121566 - 12/22/05 06:10 PM Re: version 2?
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
Alan: Dr. Von Braun died many years ago. Here in Huntsville, AL there is a civic center named after him. Most of the Nazi scientists that came here with him are also dead. Only a very few remain.

I guess that the bottom line is whether history will remember them for all the evil that they did with the V2 or whether they redeemed themselves by landing men on the moon.

Interesting question, I'd say.


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#121567 - 12/22/05 06:18 PM Re: version 2?
ratpack Offline
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
I know that Alan is "sworn" to secrecy, but I am wondering if anyone knows the status of the new Axiom amplifiers???

I am still in the market for a new receiver/ seperates, so I am quite interested in what Axiom may be offering in the near future. I still haven't decided whether I will get a receiver, set of seperates, or use a receiver as a pre/pro and use the pre-outputs to drive a seperate set of amplifiers.

However, I am definitely leaning toward the receiver driving the seperate amplifiers.

Just another thing to consider.

But, the Sony SXRD looks OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear what Bug says about his new HDTV!!!!
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#121568 - 12/23/05 10:07 AM Re: version 2?
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3188
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
mdrew,

Yep, the machinery to do the real-wood veneers is going in now. The veneers will be available as an extra-cost option, with really exotic veneers (koa wood, the one from Hawaii?) individually priced. When I was up at Axiom a few weeks back we had some test samples, with enclosures finished in real wood and different stains applied, brushed or hand-rubbed. It's amazing how different they looked.

I gave them a good sniff, which is my test of whether a finish is real wood or a convincing synthetic, like our regular finishes.

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#121569 - 12/23/05 10:27 AM Re: version 2?
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Many Moons ago, I would also give a good sniff to any Hawaiian...ummm..."export" that I was looking into as well.

In the next week or so, I'm planning on getting several Ikea shelving units for my living room, as the finish is fairly close to my Beech Axioms. Maybe I should hold off on those shelves in case I want to replace my current Axioms with Koa?

Hmmm, I wonder how I'll get matching shelves then?
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#121570 - 12/23/05 10:58 AM Re: version 2?
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7405
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
From what I hear, koa is pretty expensive. Might want to wait until Axiom gives some pricing. Hopefully it won't be so bad. I'd like to get some real wood veneered Axioms, too.
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#121571 - 12/23/05 11:43 AM Re: version 2?
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi Mark,

I knew someone would respond to my set-up line about sniffing the wood. . .ha, ha.

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#121572 - 12/23/05 11:51 AM Re: version 2?
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3904
Loc: Up yonder
Thanks. That’s excellent news. Looks like I have more ‘choices’ to make. Damn, just when I thought I had it all figured out. I didn’t really “need” the EP 600 over the 500 in my little 12 X 15 room. But real wood veneer covered 80’s would look much better in my living area. I’d rather spend the extra money there.

Any idea when Axiom will be taking orders and have pricing for this option?

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#121573 - 12/23/05 11:52 AM Re: version 2?
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
I am excited for Axiom to offer real wood veneers. There are lots of folks who buy speakers based on how they look as well as sound. It should be a good market for Axioms. The good get better!

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#121574 - 12/23/05 12:04 PM Re: version 2?
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3188
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
mdrew,

Try mid-January. That's the date we were recklessly aiming for when I was up at the plant. I quizzed Ian, and he said, "The machinery is here. It's just not up and running yet."

Mike Rogers would bring empty VP100 and VP150 enlosures into the office, finished in different veneers with four different kinds of stains on the same enclosure (done with masking tape I presume). We'd all gather round and offer opinions. There was an M60 enclosure as well, veneered and stained. Looked nice. Those are the only samples I saw.

Regards,
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#121575 - 12/23/05 01:05 PM Re: version 2?
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6251
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I'm not "in the know" when it comes to Axiom's business model, but I think this is a very postive thing, and should garner new interest in the company. However, I DO hope that the vinyl line will remain in porduction.

IMHO, one of Axiom's major selling points is it's affordability; the "bang for the buckj" factor. When I was buying speakers, there were others I found more visually appealing. But, because of my limited assets, I went with Axiom because I was reasonably sure I was getting performance comparable to those other speaker for a whole lot less money. There are many of us with Bill Gates ears and depression era wallets. I hope we won't be forgotten.
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