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#367202 - 02/18/12 01:44 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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Well,
if there is something better than the 80s it is going to be hard to explain to my wife why I need new speakers a year later. At least they are vinyl and not real wood so the loss will be minimal,
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#367204 - 02/18/12 02:05 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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Hopefully someone fortunate enough to make the event will have camcorder in hand.
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#367211 - 02/18/12 08:44 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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Axiom and Bryston's new collaboration?


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#367212 - 02/18/12 09:18 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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What is that?
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#367213 - 02/18/12 09:21 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Lampshade]
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Originally Posted By: Lampshade
What is that?


A rendering... wink

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#367214 - 02/18/12 09:22 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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This looks to be the latest version of Bryston's flagship loudspeaker that Axiom collaborated on.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72909

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72911

Electronic crossover

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=72712

That is a separate project than what this thread is about.


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#367216 - 02/18/12 09:26 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: CV]
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They were suppose to have amps out too?


I'm certainly ready to hear some news on that front.


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While it's way too soon to go into details, I can say that 2012 promises to see us launching more new and revolutionary products than any year in recent history. Hold on to your seats kids! smile

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#367223 - 02/18/12 11:36 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: BlueJays1]
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For now I would like to add that this new product has been just a fantastic journey in the making. Though the early beginnings go back about 10 years, it really began in earnest a few years ago when Andrew and I had the first opportunities to hang out and chat about our prior experiences and experiments. It became apparent rather quickly that our combined experiences could be put together to create a whole new direction for a speaker design. As a base we had all the experiments that we had done over the years that had netted similar results, even though they were being done in separate laboratories and without any collusion back and forth. This brought some real clarity to a plethora of elements about speaker design. Of course a lot of these experiments were pretty mainstream anyway so similar results would be expected but there were also quite a number that were not. Added to this we had the experiments we had done that were in totally different directions. Here we had the opportunity to collaborate and develop new experiments.

I guess if I had to boil it down to the two most prominent and broad categories that we were collaborating on it would be the utilization of DSPs and the utilization of omni-directional design. These two main foundations, plus a multitude of other ideas and experiences, could now be used to carve out some totally new territory. As with all things Axiom this new direction had to ultimately prove itself out in Double Blind Listen Testing. For Andrew the Double Blind Test was nothing new since it was very much in keeping with the methodology followed at API. I guess given the early roots of both Axiom and API at the NRC this is not surprising.

So after all these years we are now just about ready to unveil the first product of this research. I might add that along with our new speaker model will be the ability to juice the performance of some of our existing models. From a timing point of view we are currently building the prototypes for the show and should be done sometime in the next few weeks. It is our plan to take a pile of photos and post them here when those samples are completed. I think once we have this visual would be a sensible time to start going over the details.
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#367230 - 02/18/12 12:16 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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This speakers sound like it will be amazing, very exciting, very...high end.
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#367231 - 02/18/12 12:20 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Ian]
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Maybe the electronics in the speaker are calculating what the ideal reflected sound would be if the speaker was an omni-directional design, but simply shooting that calculated sound forward in the more traditional forward-facing design?
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