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#273407 - 09/27/09 10:00 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: saprozeldo]
JohnK Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10406
Firoz, welcome and great to hear about how you're enjoying the sounds with your Axioms. As to an amplifier "issue" if you order M80s, there's no good reason to assume at this point that there would be one. Your 1800 has substantial enough power capacity to meet the needs of M80 users in most home setups. Whether that includes your needs can only be determined by trying.
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#275146 - 10/15/09 11:41 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: JohnK]
saprozeldo Offline
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Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 4
Loc: KL/PJ, Malaysia
 Originally Posted By: JohnK
Firoz, welcome and great to hear about how you're enjoying the sounds with your Axioms. As to an amplifier "issue" if you order M80s, there's no good reason to assume at this point that there would be one. Your 1800 has substantial enough power capacity to meet the needs of M80 users in most home setups. Whether that includes your needs can only be determined by trying.


thanks johnk,

just received my m80 a couple of days ago.. was advised by alan lofft to source for a power amp, just in case.. lucky to come across an old used harman kardon pa2400.. sounds wonderful to me, a newbie.. hope michael will come audition my setup next..

have a new problem to solve now.. ordered the 12gauge speaker cable terminated with 1/4 spades.. unfortunately my yamaha avr dont accept spades.. now wondering if axiom's banana plugs can accept 1/4 spades apart from bare wires.. a bit confused about the single spring and dual spring.. can anyone explain that please?

thanks..
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#275158 - 10/16/09 02:11 AM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: saprozeldo]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Axioms banana plugs will accept their spade connectors and the dual spring is simply 2 banana plugs held together by a plastic spacer that fits the width of the speaker binding posts, allowing for easy plugging and unplugging of the speaker wire. You might want to order the single spring as you are plugging thenm into the back of a receiver which may or may not have the same spacing as the speaker binding posts.
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#275172 - 10/16/09 09:21 AM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: mpyw]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
 Originally Posted By: saprozeldo
hi all,
so far, am quite happy.. am waiting for my pc13ultra to arrive mid-october, then i'd be absolutely happy..


You are going to LOVE that sub. \:\)
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#275509 - 10/18/09 10:28 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: myrison]
saprozeldo Offline
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Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 4
Loc: KL/PJ, Malaysia
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Axioms banana plugs will accept their spade connectors and the dual spring is simply 2 banana plugs held together by a plastic spacer that fits the width of the speaker binding posts, allowing for easy plugging and unplugging of the speaker wire. You might want to order the single spring as you are plugging thenm into the back of a receiver which may or may not have the same spacing as the speaker binding posts.


thanks for d advise jake \:D

 Originally Posted By: myrison
 Originally Posted By: saprozeldo
hi all,
so far, am quite happy.. am waiting for my pc13ultra to arrive mid-october, then i'd be absolutely happy..


You are going to LOVE that sub. \:\)


too bad i havent receive by pc13ultra.. hope to get it this week.. distributor facing some issues with malaysia customs re imports.. ;P
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#280180 - 11/22/09 08:14 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: saprozeldo]
mpyw Offline
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 280
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
My friends....The SVS dealer for Malaysia...brought over 2 units of Rotel 1080 power amp (200W/channel) for me to test if that would improve the sound quality of the M60 & VP150.

We hook up the amp through Marantz SR6003 pre-out to the L/R in 1 Rotel and the center using the other Rotel.

Frankly, for the M60 playing using pure audio (L/R only) through my Cambridge Audio 640Cv2 CD player, connected using analog stereo cable, I only felt a very slight improvement on the low frequency of the M60 and less bright on the high on 80% to my reference SPL level (that's 75db)

However, on the VP150, playing some concert BD, the sound did improve on the vocal, more dynamic and smooth than using the SR6003 to drive it. Maybe it's because of the 6ohm rating that it need more power to bring out the juice?

But most important improvement I felt is the improvement of my surround sound (What? We intent to test the main speakers only what?), Yes! the surround become more complete, dynamic and fuller with the SR6003 needed only drive 2 speakers for the 5.1 dts-ma/trueHD mix. The sound are cleaner and fuller and it really bring out the sound of my Orb Audio's Mod1 by driving them with 130W of power....

So, the $1000 question, should I get an Emotiva XPA-3 or XPA 5 to drive the front now?

Arrggggh, more money to spend and can foresee a unhappy spouse's face \:\( :p

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#280200 - 11/22/09 11:18 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: mpyw]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Is the Emotiva $1000 bucks there (shipping included I mean)? I paid only $600 for mine, which I believe shipped for free... but that was in continent of course. Anyway, if you liked the Rotel why not buy it? Is it super expensive?

I don't think you will be disappointed by the Emotiva. I haven't been. There are several with M80's who weren't happy with it, but none with M60's that I can remember. Also, they have a very good return policy, as close to Axioms as it gets. That should help you sleep better once you plunk down the cabbage for one.
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#280201 - 11/23/09 12:00 AM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: Micah]
mpyw Offline
local

Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 280
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
the $1000 will be incl shipping & tax to Malaysia with some change.
the 2 ch Rotel is almost $1000 per unit here, I can get 5 ch from the Emotiva and uses less space and less power point :p

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#280250 - 11/23/09 04:08 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: mpyw]
Micah Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
I see, I see. Well good luck, you are sure to enjoy countless hours of wonderful sounding music out of your system!
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M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#281270 - 12/02/09 08:35 PM Re: After 3 months of Axiom ownership.... [Re: Micah]
mpyw Offline
local

Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 280
Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Received my XPA3 yesterday, hook it up and everything are ready to go now.

Don't have time to re-run the audyssey as after I finished regrouping the cables, wires & rearrange the HT cabinet, it's 11pm already...did some low volume testing using foursenses blu-ray (with DTS-HR 7.1 surround sound music), the surround are awesome, it does help taking away the burden from my SR6003.

Then, I put on Amos Lee's CD, the M60 produce better mid & low and the clarity are better too....and the XPA3 are just out of the box and switched on like less than 30 mins.....

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