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#310810 - 06/18/10 09:46 PM Def Tech or Axiom
Tico Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Orlando, Florida
Hello Gentlemen,

I come to you asking for your expertise. I am looking to purchase a "real" 5.1 home theater system. I say real because I have had a Bose Lifestyle system since 2001 and I now want the real deal.

I was recently at Best Buy and purchased a Sony 60" LED TV. For a home theater system the Best Buy guys are recommending the following:

AVR: Pioneer SC25
Speaker System: Definitive Technology
Towers: BP7002
Center: CLR2300
Surrounds: BP1XBLA
Subwoofer: Super Cube III

On the other hand, I've been reading up on Axiom and would like to give them a try. If I went with Axiom I would purchase the following:

AVR: Denon 4310CI
Speaker System: Axiom Epic 80-500

I realize that what sounds good to me might not sound good to you (and vice versa) but I've never heard Axiom speakers and would appreciate your honest opinions. Maybe some of you have been able to compare both Def Tech and Axiom. So, if you could purchase either of the packages above - which would you choose and why? We will use it 70% HT and 30% music.

Muchas gracias, amigos.
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#310813 - 06/18/10 09:53 PM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: Tico]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
You should look at this thread to see if you can audition some Axioms in your area.
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#310814 - 06/18/10 09:54 PM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: Tico]
SirQuack Online   shocked
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13325
Loc: Iowa
I know a few members on here have owned or heard Def Tech speakers, so hopefully they will reply. In the Hearing Things section, there is an audition thread and page 1 shows people in different states willing to let you have a listen. A few people come to mind, but I will let them reach out. \:\)
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#310816 - 06/18/10 10:10 PM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: SirQuack]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4077
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Welcome tico!

Looking at the specs of the 7002 Definitive Technology is claiming a frequency response of 15hz - 30khz. There is no way that could be accurate even with the built in 12inch subwoofer. From a purely subjective standpoint a lot of individuals like these speakers but I wouldn't count on what def tech states in their specs as being accurate.
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#310817 - 06/18/10 10:29 PM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 309
Loc: Buffalo, New York
Tico - I have auditioned the BP7002'S. IMO - the good: decent build quality, impressive dynamics, nice low end; the not so good: so so imaging due to the bipole design, somewhat recessed midrange and rather expensive (dealer mark up). Personnally, since you're going to get a sub as well, I'd stay with a monopole design (M80's) and take the money you save toward (maybe) a duel sub config. Just my thoughts.
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#310823 - 06/19/10 12:23 AM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: FireGuy]
Lampshade Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1161
Loc: Holbrook, MA
I owned the 7004s and their center channel. I hated the extra power cords. They only sounded ok. I took a big loss when I sold them. I found them to be gimmicky speakers.
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#310830 - 06/19/10 04:02 AM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: Lampshade]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Oscar if you don't mind taking a 1.5 hour drive southeast to Vero Beach you are more than welcome to listen to our Epic 80-600 system ... I'll have a VP180 around the 24th. It's an easy straightforward drive from anywhere in Orlando.
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#310835 - 06/19/10 07:47 AM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10856
Loc: Central NH
Yes, it is!
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#310841 - 06/19/10 10:59 AM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: MarkSJohnson]
SirQuack Online   shocked
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13325
Loc: Iowa
One of theses days I will check that route out...
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#310869 - 06/19/10 06:54 PM Re: Def Tech or Axiom [Re: SirQuack]
Tico Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Orlando, Florida
Thanks to all for your replies.

Rick, thanks for the kind offer. I might take you up on it in late July or early August as I'm tied up for the next month-and-a-half with business trips.
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