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

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
2 registered (CV, ouija), 52 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13296 Members
11 Forums
22827 Topics
403291 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17742
pmbuko 16259
SirQuack 13318
CV 11146
MarkSJohnson 10833
Meanwhile On Facebook

A very fond farewell party last night . . . we miss you Noreen!

Hope everyone's got their summer favourite playlists cued up for the weekend! W...

(y) Love this customer review of the M2s! "the first time listening to my new a...

These LFR1100 speakers in custom Eggshell White are on their way to Taiwan (yes,...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#294667 - 03/01/10 07:30 PM Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100
Glitchy Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
Well I've only have my Axioms for a couple of weeks. And they sound so much better than anything I've had before, it could still be a the kool-aid talkin.

After the initial install (W22s, W150-below the display, QS4s) I thought it sounded incredible, but something seemed off and I wondered if it was me, my install or .. I made a bad buy as far as a nirvana setup goes with my room and unknown audio "wants".

Then I started reading a bit on the net about dual centers (okay the axiom website) and also read Alans article about it. In my gut it made sense. (definately not cents). So I ordered a W100 for below the display, with intentions of moving the W150 above.

I just got the dual centers setup last night, limited listening, but first instint is... the best $255 I've spent on my Audio / Video Quest.

Dialog from the center of the screen was almost there before, but now it is spot on. and something else about the soundstage changed. I won't even to pretend to know what or why it is, but it is definately there.. or it's still the kool-aid ..But I don't think so

If the EP500 coming this week gives me another bump in satisfaction and/or sound quality (or my perception of sound quality) ... I'm very very happy with all the speaker(axiom) choices I've made.

Thought maybe another might benifit from these ramblings.
_________________________
Fronts/Wides:M22s in/on
Center:VP150/VP100 in/on
Hghts,SS,SR:QS8s
Sub:EP500
AVR:Onkyo 3008

Top
#294671 - 03/01/10 07:41 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: Glitchy]
fredk Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7031
Loc: Canada
Perhaps you need the electric acid cool-aid test? If you think it sounds good now...

I've never tried a single Wxxx as a center. I went strait for the dual M2s and I have to say the voices in movies are always centered on screen.
_________________________
Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!

Top
#294673 - 03/01/10 07:46 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: fredk]
Glitchy Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
 Originally Posted By: fredk
Perhaps you need the electric acid cool-aid test? If you think it sounds good now...

I've never tried a single Wxxx as a center. I went strait for the dual M2s and I have to say the voices in movies are always centered on screen.


I've had that test, all in my world haven't decided if it was good or bad I passed the test.
_________________________
Fronts/Wides:M22s in/on
Center:VP150/VP100 in/on
Hghts,SS,SR:QS8s
Sub:EP500
AVR:Onkyo 3008

Top
#294679 - 03/01/10 08:15 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: Glitchy]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13318
Loc: Iowa
$$$ funds may have been an issue, but did you not realize if you get 5 or more items you get a 5% discount on all your items, to late now though...and 10% if ordered from the outlet on top of that.
_________________________
M80s-VP180-QS8s-EP600-2xEP350 Denon3808 Outlaw7700
M22-OWM22-VP100-Denon2805
Audio Nirvana

Top
#294681 - 03/01/10 08:30 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: SirQuack]
Glitchy Offline
aficionado

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 578
Loc: Blueridge Foothills, NC
 Originally Posted By: sirquack
$$$ funds may have been an issue, but did you not realize if you get 5 or more items you get a 5% discount on all your items, to late now though...and 10% if ordered from the outlet on top of that.


Well the first order, and first Axioms I've heard was the W22s, W150, QS4s, I got the discount. Didn't know I would want more QUICKLY.... Might be a good sales tool for Axiom. Since that initial order I got the W100, then the next week, I thought what the hell, I'll get the EP500, and now I'm about ready to order a set of QS8s. If they had a 30 day 60 day "extension" of the HT 5% deal, I would have ordered the W100, EP500, and QS8s the following week, but with no discount, I'm pacing myself... sortof
_________________________
Fronts/Wides:M22s in/on
Center:VP150/VP100 in/on
Hghts,SS,SR:QS8s
Sub:EP500
AVR:Onkyo 3008

Top
#294920 - 03/03/10 04:00 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: Glitchy]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I believe I had to ask for the 5% discount when I ordered up my M22s after my initial 3 speaker purchase and Axiom gave it to me. Like they say it never hurts to ask. \:\)
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
#294922 - 03/03/10 04:02 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: jakewash]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17742
Loc: NoVA
As long as you're not within physical reach of the person you're asking.
_________________________
I didn't do it, no one saw me, you can't prove anything.

Top
#294925 - 03/03/10 04:14 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: Ken.C]
htnut
Unregistered


lol

Top
#294927 - 03/03/10 04:29 PM Re: Dual Center Musings... W150 & W100 [Re: ]
Redo Offline
buff

Registered: 02/12/10
Posts: 45
Loc: Chicagoland
Tube monoblocks are required for dual centers, NOS telefunken tubes or bust

Top



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.