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#152004 - 11/25/06 12:03 AM Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers?
jmone Offline
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I've currently got the cheapo Radio Shack outside speakers (enough said). Apart from turning up my Amp and opening the doors, has Axiom ever looked at outside speakers?
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#152005 - 11/25/06 12:54 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: jmone]
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Nathan, there was just a brief mention about two years ago that it was being considered, but apparently nothing came of it.
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#152006 - 11/25/06 01:48 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: JohnK]
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I seem to remember the official answer being that it would require too much give & take... and then Amie posted a picture of what they use when outside... two M80s plated together into an M160 at each position... which made me seriously consider marrying Noreen (or Alan?) at some point in the future so I'd have neat toys, too.

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#152007 - 11/27/06 03:54 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: BrenR]
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Mmmm I'd have to structurally reinforce the eaves, sound insulate the neighbours....All worthly ideas....
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#152008 - 11/27/06 09:06 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: jmone]
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Registered: 01/29/02
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Hi jmone,

They're coming, and I've done listening tests on some prototypes, but I expect it will be early Spring, 07, before production models appear.

Watch the Axiom AudioFile monthly newsletter for formal announcements.
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#152009 - 11/27/06 09:25 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: alan]
RickF Offline
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That's great to hear Alan, I'll be looking forward to the outside speakers also.

I do also hope they will be durable, we live a couple of blocks from the ocean and the salt air can be mighty tough on outside components.
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#152010 - 11/27/06 10:27 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: alan]
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Nice! I spent all summer trying to find some for my patio and I never could find any that I liked. I finally decided to wait and get two pair of Onix when they came out in 2007, but now I don't have to.

Will there be more than one sizing option like O2, O3, O22 or just a single size? Any ballparks on the price range or is it way too early?

Stymie
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#152011 - 11/27/06 11:34 AM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: Stymie]
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For the price range -- this is nothing but an educated guess -- I'd expect the outdoor speaker(s) to be priced similarly to the W series. Whether there will be more than one model of outdoor speaker is not something I'm willing to guess at.
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#152012 - 11/27/06 01:55 PM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: alan]
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Quote:

They're coming, and I've done listening tests on some prototypes, but I expect it will be early Spring, 07, before production models appear.


Oh, sure... make a liar out of me.

Looks like I missed this post while I was reading only the bottom three forums.

Sorry to spread false information - I seem to recall a post before that where Ian himself suggested they were a no-go.

My apologies.

Bren R.

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#152013 - 11/27/06 03:58 PM Re: Axiom Outside / "Weatherproof" Speakers? [Re: alan]
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Registered: 05/16/02
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
This is great news. Any idea how the Full Metal Brackets would stand-up to the elements outside?

I've also wondered how easily the two halfs of the FMB come apart. (At the horizontal swivel point) If they did, it would be slick to move the speakers from one area to another.
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