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#387171 - 12/21/12 10:59 PM Real Wood Finish Photo's
ponch0069 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 19
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Hello,
I'm trying to decide if I want to order my M80's finished in real wood natural cherry finish. I cant find to many photos of the M80's finished in real wood so can you Axiomer's with speakers finished in real wood please post photo's for me.

thanks,
David

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#387175 - 12/22/12 08:37 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1175
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Welcome!

Your best bet is to order a sample of what you want. Pictures just don't give you the real essence of either finish. IIRC, the cost of the sample will be applied to your purchase.

I did just that with a set of M3's in rosewood I got for my Dad. I couldn't decide on which color was closest to his office furniture so the nice folks at Axiom stained a panel with three different colors (rather than order 3 panels). Then I sprayed three different gloss levels to give a 3 x 3 pattern. From there we were able to pick the right color and gloss level - although my semi gloss was a little different than the actual Axiom finish. I posted a pic some time ago of the 3 x 3 panel and the colors were different on two different computers and nothing like the real specimen.
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#387186 - 12/22/12 08:22 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
ponch0069 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/10
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
a401classic

Thanks for the advise i will order a sample of the cherry finish. I'm getting a great bonus this January and will be able to use about $3000 of it to replace my aging Paradigm Studio 60v1 and Studio CC center channel. I've been going crazy trying to decide between the M80/VP160 combo and the Aperion Verus Grand Towers
and the SVS new Ultra speakers. But after reading what James Tanner of Bryston has to said about the M80's and him choosing Axiom Audio to help develop his Model T speakers I'm leaning toward the M80's. I wish i could convince the wife to let me use more of the bonus to buy the Model T's.

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#387193 - 12/22/12 11:58 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
michael_d Offline
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I have posted pics of mine before. M60s
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#387210 - 12/23/12 08:36 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
a401classic Offline
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
If you're looking at the Bryston Model T's, have a look at Axiom's LRF 1100's. I also found that a healthy contribution to the wife's favorite hobby (gardening, clothing, shoes, etc.) doesn't hurt either - just sayin'....
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#387213 - 12/23/12 09:24 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
Boltron Offline
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Registered: 11/18/11
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Loc: Toronto
I have Cherry Chestnut in Semi Gloss, I can put up some photos tomorrow.

P.S. Very nice.


Edited by Boltron (12/23/12 09:24 PM)
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#387239 - 12/24/12 08:46 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: Boltron]
SBrown Offline
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Loc: Victoria,BC
Just get LFRs, then you don't need surrounds.
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#387241 - 12/24/12 11:20 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
I do think that whatever advantage the Model T speakers may have over the M80'S would be more than made up for by the LFR'S. Either way you need more amplification compared to the M80'S.

Regarding the real wood finish, just keep in mind that the stock laminate is really quite nice and more durable. Of course the sound is the same!

Happy shopping!

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#387297 - 12/25/12 11:18 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
ponch0069 Offline
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Boltron, Still waiting for the pictures wink

Cohesion, i was not aware that the laminate was more durable than the real wood. I'll have to keep that in mind.

You guys know anything about getting those outriggers that are on the LFR's for the M80's?

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#387320 - 12/26/12 07:34 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
dakkon Offline
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Originally Posted By: ponch0069

You guys know anything about getting those outriggers that are on the LFR's for the M80's?


Jeff would have to cut you a custom set.. The mounting holes on the LFR's are farther apart than the M80's, this is because the LFR's are deeper... all of the towers have different mounting points.

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#387326 - 12/26/12 09:44 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
ponch0069 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/10
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Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Dakkon, who is jeff and how much does he charge?

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#387352 - 12/27/12 05:37 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
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#387355 - 12/27/12 07:41 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: ponch0069
Boltron, Still waiting for the pictures wink

Cohesion, i was not aware that the laminate was more durable than the real wood. I'll have to keep that in mind.

You guys know anything about getting those outriggers that are on the LFR's for the M80's?


The laminate is somewhat more durable than the real wood in the same way that a thin sheet of plastic is more durable than a thin sheet of wood. Under both is the same MDF.

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#387356 - 12/27/12 08:32 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
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I don't know that I agree with the premise nor the example. I don't see that the vinyl finishes, though very nice, are more "durable" than wood veneer.
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#387358 - 12/27/12 08:48 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: MarkSJohnson]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Victoria,BC
The outrigger bolts for the LFRs are 14" on center, which is the same as the M80s. So if you ordered a pair for the M80s, then they will work. Plus the sides of the cabinet are the same dimension in depth.
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#387376 - 12/27/12 10:03 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: MarkSJohnson]
cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 209
Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I don't know that I agree with the premise nor the example. I don't see that the vinyl finishes, though very nice, are more "durable" than wood veneer.


You may be right. However I found it rather easy to dent the corner of one of my LFR's (finished in real wood) as I was unboxing them. I had no such problem with my M80's in classic black vinyl. Suffice it to say I was being VERY careful with the LFR's.

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#387380 - 12/27/12 10:59 PM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
ponch0069 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 19
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Boltron, thanks for the photos. They look amazing.

I contacted Axiom about the outriggers for the M80's and they told me they will be available toward the end of January for the M80's for around $90.00.

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#387382 - 12/28/12 03:53 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11168
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Would it be weird if I had outriggers made for my VP180?

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#387385 - 12/28/12 09:06 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
Ken.C Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17754
Loc: NoVA
Charles, do you really need to ask that question for anything you do?

$90 for a full set for two speakers? That's way better than the custom jobbies I ordered for my M80s--I think that ran me about $200 for the full set.
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#387386 - 12/28/12 09:32 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 1845
Originally Posted By: ponch0069
Dakkon, who is jeff and how much does he charge?




Sorry, Jeff is the guy that programs the machines at the Axiom factory, in addition to various other jobs I'm sure.. Call the 866 number and ask Brent or JC, if there has been any discussion as to offering out riggers for the M60's/M80's...


Hope this helps.

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#390273 - 02/27/13 05:27 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: Boltron]
Chevy Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 95
Loc: Sherbrooke Qc Canada
wow they are great !!!!


Edited by Chevy (02/27/13 05:27 AM)
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#390274 - 02/27/13 05:41 AM Re: Real Wood Finish Photo's [Re: ponch0069]
Chevy Offline
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Registered: 07/31/09
Posts: 95
Loc: Sherbrooke Qc Canada
I own Real wood cherry cinnamon stain semi gloss for my VP150 & QS8 and i loved it.

now i just placed an order for a EP500 same wood & finish.
before placing my order, I order a sample Real wood cherry cinnamon stain, PIANO FINISH (SUPER GLOSS).This was nice but i decide too stay in semi-gloss.

... a sample is only 25$ea.. a guess what ? It's covered by the 30 days trial policy, so, you can return them for credit.

so, do not hesitate, order sample it's the best way to make up your mind.
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