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#275305 - 10/16/09 09:36 PM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: chesseroo]
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I remember when every thing was silver (70's), then it want to black (Late 80s and 90's), then it went back to silver (2000's), now you can get many pieces in both. Ofcoarse there was Marantz the bucked the trend and went gold, or Poineer in 1982 that went army style beige.

I still miss the old cassette decks with the analogue meters and the huge switches and knobs! But most of all I miss the fantastic art work on the old LP's.

paul
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#275306 - 10/16/09 09:42 PM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: Worfzara]
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If I am not mistaken, the AX2 1993 sold for around $400CAD / pair. Ofcoarse that was through a retailer.

I would be interested in putting these up against a pair of M22's.

The M22's have a smaller footprint with 2 smaller drivers vs the one larger one ont he AX2. But the same tweeter as the M80's. It would be an interesting comparison. Having never heard the M22's, I don't know what to expect.

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#275314 - 10/16/09 10:11 PM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a look [Re: ClubNeon]
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 Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
 Originally Posted By: BigHonu
Naked tweeter!

I noticed that too; no diffuser. Interesting. Would love to give these a listen; if only to hear what Axiom's DNA roots sounded like.


Yeah, me too. I'm guessing excellent dipersion that is not sensitive to toe-in.

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#275323 - 10/16/09 10:38 PM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a look [Re: BigHonu]
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Interesting to see some of the older Axiom speakers. The woofer looks similar to some of the Vifa transducers on the market, and looks to be made of some kind of coated fibre.
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#275332 - 10/17/09 01:10 AM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: Worfzara]
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I think a more equivalent match up would probably be the M3s given the driver size and compliment of both speakers.
Perhaps Alan has notes to compare the M3s vs the older AX series given that the Millenia series was created after the AX, if my memory of the history serves correctly.
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#275340 - 10/17/09 07:42 AM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a look [Re: Adrian]
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I think they are a treated type of paper / cardboard mix, but I am not an expert.

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#275341 - 10/17/09 07:45 AM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a look [Re: BigHonu]
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It says right in the owners manual that "the exceptionally wide dispersion fo your Ax2's eliminates the need to toe in. Your AX2's will image just as well facing straight inot the room as they will toed in".

Good call BigHonu!!!!!

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#275347 - 10/17/09 10:57 AM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: Worfzara]
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 Originally Posted By: Worfzara
most of all I miss the fantastic art work on the old LP's.
paul

Agreed, there were lots of cool LP covers yrs ago. Not the same when you pick up a cd.
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#275363 - 10/17/09 02:16 PM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: Adrian]
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Those speakers look great. Its wierd seeing pictures of Axioms with the different tweeter and woofer since all current models use titanium and aluminum. I bet they sound awesome. How would this model equate in performance to the current Axiom lineup of bookshelf speakers?
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#275446 - 10/18/09 11:06 AM Re: Picked up a couple of jems yesterday - take a [Re: chesseroo]
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 Originally Posted By: chesseroo


When are they going to bring back the wood paneling on receivers??!!


I like that idea! Bring it back already!
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