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#362197 - 12/30/11 07:02 AM FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order!
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
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Hi everyone;

Just on time to add to your VP160 center channel . . . special pre-order pricing on the coordinating stand! Special price lasts until January 5th.

FMS160 Center Channel Stand

(Oh yeah, the photoshop guy is definitely off for the holidays. No comments please! We'll get that fixed next week.)
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#362556 - 01/03/12 05:16 PM Re: FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order! [Re: Amie]
tjmorri Offline
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Registered: 06/13/11
Posts: 5


I don't suppose the QS8's are scheduled to be 'super-sized' in 2012? Next to the M80 and VP180, they don't seem to be sonically 'matched'. Is that an issue/should I be concerned?

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#362565 - 01/03/12 06:52 PM Re: FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order! [Re: tjmorri]
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Have you listened to them? The Qs8's are probably the best surround speakers out there, and they can handle plenty of power.
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#362566 - 01/03/12 07:23 PM Re: FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order! [Re: tjmorri]
Jc Offline
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Registered: 06/27/06
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Loc: Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Hi tjmori,
I'm a huge fan of AIX Records as you might have read on Axiom Forums. AIX Records is, with 2L of Norway, the only two companies which offer spectacular and unique multi-channels recordings (Blu-ray - TrueHD/HDMAster, SACD, DVD-A - MLP) which put the listener on the stage with the performers (AIX) or in the center of a circle formed by the performers (2L). They strongly recommend using identical speakers all around. The reason being that you have the sound of instruments played back from several speakers or a single one. You can have two identical instruments: one played back from one main large tower speaker and the other from one small surround speaker. You would tend to believe that a QS8 would reproduce the sound of that instrument quite differently than an M80; it would be kind of shocking. It is not the case, not at all. The Axiom QS8 is a phenomenal speaker delivering a stellar performance in such a role. It is very impressive to experience.
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#362575 - 01/03/12 10:14 PM Re: FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order! [Re: tjmorri]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Originally Posted By: tjmorri


I don't suppose the QS8's are scheduled to be 'super-sized' in 2012? Next to the M80 and VP180, they don't seem to be sonically 'matched'. Is that an issue/should I be concerned?

I wouldn't be concerned I have listened to a full M80 5.1 system and I prefer the QS8s over M80s for surround duty, perhaps if the room was larger I would have liked it better. The surrounds are not in direct line with the fronts where a larger center is required(IMO) to match/keep up with a floor standing speaker.
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#363407 - 01/11/12 04:43 PM Re: FMS160: Just On Time For Your VP160 Pre-Order! [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/13/11
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Thanks for the input, all. Most helpful!

JC, I'll have to check out AIX Records. TJM

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