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#373655 - 04/19/12 04:50 AM Hello
Seekinganswers Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 97
Hello everyone,

It has been a while since I have been doing any reading on audio related forums but I decided to start back up and catch up on lost time. It was unfortunate that I came back at a bad time because I read on Bluray.com and here about all the commotion and negativity directed at Axiom. I am glad everything has settled down and Axiom is back in tip-top shape.

I have been and am still drooling over Axiom's flagship speakers (sans subwoofers). I just keep telling myself how great it would be to own them one day. I have, however, decided not to pursue that dream until later on when I have a single family home and I can build my own dedicated home theater room.

With all that said, I just wanted to share what my current system is like with a picture taken with my camera phone when I first moved in. I am hoping everyone here can accept an outsider for now =).

http://s1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb35...nt=IMAG0326.jpg


Edited by Seekinganswers (04/19/12 04:51 AM)
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#373660 - 04/19/12 08:25 AM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
St_PatGuy Offline
axiomite

Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7395
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Nice looking set up, Seekinganswers! My journey into this audio hobby began with some Energy C2 bookshelf speakers.
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#373661 - 04/19/12 08:31 AM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10833
Loc: Central NH
Seeeking, welcome back! Nice setup you have there!

Be careful about saying that you want Axiom's flagship speakers..... they've upped the ante since you've been here last! smile
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#373662 - 04/19/12 08:54 AM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
1sweetspot Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 172
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
Looks good! Strangely similar to one of my surround set ups. I really like my RC's too. Energy was founded on similar principles as Axiom and based on the same research. Welcome back.

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#373663 - 04/19/12 08:57 AM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6600
Loc: It's all about the location.
In fact, Energy's premier engineer, Andrew Welker, now works at Axiom!
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#373690 - 04/19/12 01:55 PM Re: Hello [Re: Adrian]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Quebec, Canada
Originally Posted By: Adrian
In fact, Energy's premier engineer, Andrew Welker, now works at Axiom!


i did not know that. maybe he worked on the design of my former speakers, Energy 22 Reference.
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#373693 - 04/19/12 02:16 PM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
He designed the Mirage OMD's as well as a number of Energy's speakers, afaik.
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#373719 - 04/19/12 05:07 PM Re: Hello [Re: J. B.]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3186
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi,

The Energy 22 and 22 Reference were designed by Winslow Burhoe, an American speaker engineer who came to Toronto and worked for Energy/API for a time. He had previously designed some quite good speakers for Genesis in the US. (not the current Genesis, which is a very different company).

Regards,
Alan
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#373721 - 04/19/12 05:18 PM Re: Hello [Re: Seekinganswers]
J. B. Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1262
Loc: Quebec, Canada
i thought that Burhoe had only designed the tweeter;
it's foggy in my mind, too long ago...

when i got the Axiom speakers, i gave my 22 Reference to a friend who says he likes them a lot.

thanks alan. :-)
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#373824 - 04/20/12 09:37 AM Re: Hello [Re: J. B.]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3186
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi,

No, Win Burhoe was hired by George Baker and Howard Heiber to develop the 22. After Baker (a marketing guru) left API, Burhoe designed the Nuance speaker line for George. In its early years, API absorbed Paisley Loudspeakers and Mirage, and Ian Paisley and other engineers joined API, including Kevin Voecks, who later developed the Revel speaker line for Harman. Later models of Energy speakers--the large floorstanding Energy Veritas models--were designed by John Tchillinguerian.

Other brands were added to the API family and other enegineers came onboard.

Winslow Burhoe is still in the speaker industry. He worked for Acoustic Research founder and speaker pioneer Edgar Villchur (inventor of the acoustic-suspension woofer) as an apprentice and then helped develop the EPI line.

Regards,
Alan
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