Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Our Newest Flagship Model: The M100

Why We Make Our Own Drivers

Wall'O'Fame
"Serenity Cinema", now with 40% extra Serenity!
Updated as requested.
Who's Online
6 registered (oneartistg, tomtuttle, nickbuol, MarkSJohnson, Ken.C, Adrian), 127 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
12687 Members
11 Forums
22680 Topics
400427 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17695
pmbuko 16222
SirQuack 13311
CV 11056
MarkSJohnson 10672
Meanwhile On Facebook

8| Don't miss Andrew Welker's post on our message boards about the new subwoofer...

󾓲 The April Newsletter is out! Did you get your copy? http://www.axiomaudio.co...

Double-take! :O How well do you know our line? First one to spot the surprise...

Page 2 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#15925 - 07/23/03 09:39 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
ravi_singh Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/14/02
Posts: 1351
Loc: Montreal
Spiff - If you lived with me, don't worry, we have the EXACT same pet peeves!

man I HATE it when I don't have silence when listening!

Top
#15926 - 07/23/03 11:50 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
tomtuttle Online   happy
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8130
Loc: Tacoma
Light-struck european lagers.

Oops, wrong thread.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#15927 - 07/23/03 01:32 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
Amie Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
How about all the effort it takes to get *in* to a new DVD? I swear, you need to set aside 10 minutes while the popcorn's popping just to get all those security tapes off.

Another pet peeve - sorry, Canada - is that our DVDs have French and English titles on the spines. I mean really, would it be so hard to make individual covers in Canada? By the time you're able to get close enough to read

_The Bourne Identity Collector's Edition / La Memoire dans La Peau Edition du Collectionneur_

you've got every light in the house on! Maybe just a little reversible cover - merchants can flip them for you.

One more - when a DVD advertises 'Special Features' and it is only one - the trailer. Thanks. Good effort.
_________________________
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

Top
#15928 - 07/23/03 03:28 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
Ken.C Online   content
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17695
Loc: NoVA
Ooh, yeah, I forgot about those. CD cases with that stupid plastic tape on the top are also really, really bad (I've got to open tons of those things for my clients... gah). I like they way they shrink wrap it and THEN tape the top shut! Just in case a theif has a portable shrinkwrap machine!
_________________________
I didn't do it, no one saw me, you can't prove anything.

Top
#15929 - 07/23/03 03:37 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
Semi_On Offline
aficionado

Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 737
Loc: Scottsdale, Arizona
Those are all good examples, Amie.

I'm getting the impression that Axiom owners are a bit on the anal side, though...

Top
#15930 - 07/23/03 06:36 PM Re: Audio pet peeves
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16222
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
You've got to be anal about something else before you're anal about audio. It's an unspoken rule.

All of us started out with "music reproduction systems" that are well below our current standards, right? If we all refused to listen to music on anything less than our current systems, where would we be?

My first system was a Fisher-Price plastic record player -- which worked like a music box.
_________________________
"I wish I had documented more…" said nobody on their death bed, ever.

Top
#15931 - 07/23/03 07:13 PM Re: My very first audio system
sushi Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
Mine was an all-in-one stereo turntable/amp/speakers (don't remember the brand; perhaps JVC), which my father bought me when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade (circa 1970). I vividly remember that I would sneak in to my father's den and secretly play his box-set LPs of Beethoven Symphonies 1~9 (Karajan/BPO). I was strictly forbidden to touch those LPs, and of course, that further motivated the young boy to listen to them.

Anyway, that was how I was introduced to orchestral music, to which I have been hooked ever since. Perhaps I should thank my father to disallow those LPs.

Top
#15932 - 10/17/03 12:51 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
1. Dust (of any kind - on any of my electronic equipment, namely computer and sound system)

2. DUST!!!!!

3. When someone touches and moves any of my speakers... I have spent enough time with a ruler string to get my speakers EXACTLY where I want them for someone to just move them like that.

4. People who NEED to touch my drivers. Why must they even touch them? Does that make them feel complete? BAH!!

5. People who think I am wierd for listening to music in stereo when I have an "8.1" ch reciever (6.1 + 2xFront FX chans).

6. People who "adjust" my stereo... (need I say more?)

7. People who eat during a movie I play with my system (I don't mind if it's at their place - just not at mine.)

I have many, MANY more; but you all get the picture.
_________________________

Top
#15933 - 10/17/03 03:02 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
MiniRock Offline
devotee

Registered: 10/12/03
Posts: 494
Loc: Napavine, WA
DUST! DUST! DUST! I'm with you on that DJ. I have an Ionic Breeze (and others through out the house) near the entrance of my theater that helps, but I dust my theater room everyday.
_________________________
Mini Rock's Lounge.com

Top
#15934 - 10/17/03 10:43 AM Re: Audio pet peeves
DJ_Stunna Offline
aficionado

Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
Ionic Breezes really work well? I never would have thought that fanless operation could be good. I use a hepa filter - lol, but I still get bad crud.

Heh, I almost forgot my biggest pet peeve - PEOPLE WHO THING BIG BASS AND A LOT OF TREBLE IS GOOD AUDIO! I can't stand it when people come over, listen to my system, and then they are like, "its ok, but you really need more bass." If I wanted bass, I could turn up my 15" Eminence LF Magnum, but I have everything tuned as I would want it. Then when I go see their system, it's just some cerwin vega towers with powered "subs" built in that can barely do under 30 Hz audibly.
_________________________

Top
Page 2 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.