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#124572 - 01/17/06 08:12 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Well PMbuko everything is very transparent especially with electronics like an Arcam avp700 processor, Bryston 9bsst amp and Outlaw 770 amp. The Bryston powers the upper cabinets on the Shamans and the signature centre while the Outlaw supplies current to the woofer cabinets and the 4 surrounds. I like alot of power, more than necessary, to keep distortion very low. That's one of the many reasons I also like the Axiom subs.

Speaking of woods one of my favourite dvds is House of Flying Daggers where it sounds like you are right in the woods with the rustling trees and the three dozen ninja warriors throwing bamboo spears.
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#124573 - 01/17/06 08:20 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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So basically, if it's on the disc, you're either hearing it or feeling it. And to think, you could have saved all that money and gone with Bose.....
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#124574 - 01/17/06 08:30 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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No I hadn't seen that Jack. Thanks for pointing it out. I can see how useful that package can be because one of my objectives was to smooth FR across all the seats, a tough challenge with only one mic. Looks like I'll order it up.


I figured, had you not heard about it, you'd be interested. I just LOVE spending other people's money!
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#124575 - 01/17/06 08:36 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Keep that up and next Christmas it will be an SMS-1 instead of a 500 under the tree.
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#124576 - 01/17/06 08:39 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Bose...darn. I knew I forgot something.
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#124577 - 01/17/06 09:46 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Indeed excellent, John! Lot of work, but that FR was sure worth it!
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#124578 - 01/17/06 10:40 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Wow, that looks like an incredible set-up jakeman! Good work on the graphs. Calibrating can be tedious and frustrating and fun for some, I suppose, but the payoff at the end is well worth it.

Now we know who to ask if we need calibration help!
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#124579 - 01/18/06 08:54 AM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Thanks John and Patguy. Yes that flat FR corresponds to a very detailed auditory experience at the main listening postion but FR becomes more non linear as I move away in either direction. Over time I would like to have that same response across more seats. In any event sound quality has improved throughout the room beecause many of the room nodes have been flattened by the multiple subs.
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#124580 - 01/20/06 05:05 PM Re: My quad Axiom subs reduced to three !
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Nice review Jakeman! I've got a lot to learn with regards to calibration, and people such as yourself help make it a possibility. Thanks for the comprehensive post.

Please correct me if I am wrong. Did I understand you to say that there is an upcoming firmware upgrade that will extend the 600's range to 5Hz? If this is correct, do you have any idea when this will be available?

Bud
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