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#357470 - 10/26/11 11:28 AM Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards
Amie Offline
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Tom "exlabdriver" mailed us his collection of vintage Axiom brochures, perfectly preserved and in pristine condition. They were a real treat to get, with an interesting look back at the original line up, awards from our own Alan Lofft in his pre-Axiom days, and (it must be said) Ian with a Tom Selleck moustache, cunningly grown to make him look older than his 20-something real age at the time of the photograph.

Take a look at the bottom of the vintage section if you're interested, and thanks again Tom!

Vintage Brochures
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#357474 - 10/26/11 11:56 AM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: Amie]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4607
Loc: Marion, IA
Too fun! I hate to say it though, but I like the "fake" woodgrain vinyl wrap than the original book speakers. They looked a little "home-made" by today's standards, but hey. Who cares how some of them looked, as long as they performed, and I am sure that they did.

Every time I see some of the other older product, I am glad that the trapezoidal shape has changed and isn't quite so "triangular"...
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#357476 - 10/26/11 12:01 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: nickbuol]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
Very cool.

But I think both links are going to the same document (#2).

Time to revive the AX Sub concept!
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#357477 - 10/26/11 12:14 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: tomtuttle]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5941
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Very interesting. Especially the wood grain look of the early speakers.

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#357478 - 10/26/11 12:37 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: CatBrat]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1109
Arnie:

The 2 links are to the same brochure. The Awards & Test Reviews do not show in #2.

I just checked my brochure (I had two). The wood grain looks much better in the actual brochure. The pics in the pdf rendition seem to be suffering from some compression artifacts making them look rough, which they are not in real life.

My AX2 black vinyl wrap still looks pristine & quite realistic. It has held up flawlessly over the years despite several moves with me across this country.

Tom
Comox, BC

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#357480 - 10/26/11 12:45 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: exlabdriver]
Amie Offline
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Oooops! Sorry everyone - the first link is fixed now. My apologies!
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#357481 - 10/26/11 01:02 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: Amie]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11005
Loc: Central NH
Very Cool! Thanks for sharing Tom and Amie!
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#357489 - 10/26/11 01:54 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: MarkSJohnson]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
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Wow, it very nice to see them again, ha!!

They look really good.....

Tom
Comox, BC

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#357495 - 10/26/11 03:24 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: exlabdriver]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4892
Loc: western canada
I must say that IS one cool mustache he's got there!
Selleck could easily have gone all the way to the nipstache too. No so sure it would work for Ian.

http://www.geekologie.com/2008/12/24/nipstache.jpg


Edited by chesseroo (10/26/11 03:24 PM)
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#357497 - 10/26/11 03:35 PM Re: Axiom Vintage Brochures and Awards [Re: chesseroo]
cb919 Offline
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Registered: 02/17/09
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Loc: Ottawa, Canada
That's just...I can't....wish I hadn't....CLOSE TAB FAST
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