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#135780 - 04/15/06 08:26 PM era design 4 setup vs. axiom
yalej Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
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I'm considering a era Design4 setup (L,R,C) and a B&W subwoofer. Undecided on surrounds. Anyone ever hear these and can compare with Axioms? Axiom is just a real sweet deal, but I heard the era's today and they sound amazing.

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#135781 - 04/15/06 11:15 PM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
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Registered: 12/29/05
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Loc: Central,California
I've never heard the Era Design 4, but they certainly have some good reviews. What Axiom's are you considering, and are you doing a bookshelf system?
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#135782 - 04/16/06 08:10 AM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
Check the "Hearing Things" thread for any users near your or PM Aime to see if there is an unlisted user she can connect you with.

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#135783 - 04/16/06 08:31 AM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
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Registered: 04/30/05
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Loc: Alabama
Lots of factors may enter into an audition. Tough to sort them all out.
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#135784 - 04/16/06 10:03 AM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
yalej Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
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I'm considering the Grand Master system, but with QS4's instead of QS8's. L+R are going to be bookshelves on a stand.

And you're right, I think their environment is set up for for their speakers, so who knows.

I may just get Axiom's, then I have all matching components.

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#135785 - 04/16/06 12:02 PM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
The drivers in the QS8s match up perfectly with Axioms bookshelves giving a little larger frequency range than the 4s.

Which GM are you considering?

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#135786 - 04/16/06 07:25 PM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
yalej Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 4
Considering: VP100, EP175, M22's and QS4. Is it really worth it to go up to the QS8's?



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#135787 - 04/16/06 08:00 PM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
yalej-if you are in new haven at yale,i am 10 minutes away with m80s,if you would like to see their product

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#135788 - 04/17/06 02:26 PM Re: era design 4 setup vs. axiom
yalej Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 4
Thanks for the offer. I *used* to go to Yale, but I'm living in NC now. I did see some people who have systems for audition in the Raleigh area...maybe I should do that.



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