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#389210 - 02/04/13 03:54 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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Would you buy these or floorstanding Klipsch for HT, big room, 22x15, normal ceilings, not high.

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#389212 - 02/04/13 03:57 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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Originally Posted By: TheListener
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Are you sure you want them? Apparently it's not possible to play these speakers quietly. smile

Yeah, I'd jump on this deal. Really goor price for all those Axioms.


I do not understand. Sorry for being dense.


I was just poking fun at the at for mentioning that the speakers are LOUD. All speakers can be loud if you turn up the volume enough. smile

The bottom line is that this is a fantastic deal and we all think you should buy them. smile
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#389215 - 02/04/13 04:05 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: pmbuko]
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Originally Posted By: TheListener
Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Are you sure you want them? Apparently it's not possible to play these speakers quietly. smile

Yeah, I'd jump on this deal. Really goor price for all those Axioms.


I do not understand. Sorry for being dense.


I was just poking fun at the at for mentioning that the speakers are LOUD. All speakers can be loud if you turn up the volume enough. smile

The bottom line is that this is a fantastic deal and we all think you should buy them. smile


One more question. Please. I have some Polk Tsi300 speakers. What do you think compared to the Polk Tsi series and the older Axioms. I also saw (on avs) where someone said the crossovers were not very well constructed.

I know his is an Axiom forum but thought I'd ask anyway.

edit: I really want crisp clarity. Sub for bass.


Edited by TheListener (02/04/13 04:06 PM)

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#389216 - 02/04/13 04:18 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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The person who said that about the crossovers has an axe to grind. You'll get excellent clarity. You really won't be able to beat $150. 22x15 is somewhat large, but not really that huge, since you've got normal ceilings.
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#389223 - 02/04/13 06:09 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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Listener, Axiom has been around for 30+yrs now, I think that says something. Not to mention all great reviews on "non-biased" sites. Again, if they are used, I would make sure you listen to each of them before purchasing, but $150 is a steal if they are in working order.
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#389225 - 02/04/13 06:31 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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If they're all working, that would be a pretty good deal for $250-300.

If you want to talk about AVS, you're in the wrong place. If you never want to have to buy speakers again, you should probably be considering spending more than $150.

The TSi300 is a big box. Compared to ANY bookshelf, you will probably perceive a fairly big difference, especially in bass. However, if you cross them over to a good sub at ~80Hz, I'm pretty confident that the Axiom M3 or M22 would be more accurate. As to whether or not you LIKE that accuracy, that's kind of another matter.
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#389237 - 02/04/13 09:18 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: SirQuack]
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Originally Posted By: PorterPlex
Listener, Axiom has been around for 30+yrs now, I think that says something. Not to mention all great reviews on "non-biased" sites. Again, if they are used, I would make sure you listen to each of them before purchasing, but $150 is a steal if they are in working order.


Am I the only one that thinks avsforum has some problems? I tried to delete and not digress from the post. You just said non-biased so that's what I thought about.


Edited by TheListener (02/04/13 09:20 PM)

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#389238 - 02/04/13 09:21 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
If they're all working, that would be a pretty good deal for $250-300.

If you want to talk about AVS, you're in the wrong place. If you never want to have to buy speakers again, you should probably be considering spending more than $150.

The TSi300 is a big box. Compared to ANY bookshelf, you will probably perceive a fairly big difference, especially in bass. However, if you cross them over to a good sub at ~80Hz, I'm pretty confident that the Axiom M3 or M22 would be more accurate. As to whether or not you LIKE that accuracy, that's kind of another matter.


What does accuracy mean here?

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#389239 - 02/04/13 09:25 PM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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Primarily flat frequency response. Neither a "warm" nor a "bright" sound, unless that's the way the program material is.
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#389260 - 02/05/13 11:12 AM Re: Would you buy this for $150? [Re: TheListener]
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Hi Listener,

As others have noted, you'll get a much better than "OK" experience with the Axioms so long as they're all working properly.

Think of "accuracy" as meaning "neutral"; that is, the Axioms don't introduce tonal colorations that change the timbre or sound of instruments and voices the way many other speakers like Klipsch and Polk do.

Axioms have very smooth measured (and audible) frequency responses. They respond evenly to all parts of the audio spectrum (in the case of M3s, not the deepest bass, but the Mirage subwoofer will nicely extend the bass output).

A really simple example of how a speaker causes tonal coloration is for you to ask someone else to cup their hands around their mouth as they are speaking to you.

You will hear the change in the voice quality as the person cups their hands around their mouth, in effect "horn-loading" the sound. The voice will become sharper and more nasal-sounding. Many of Klipsch's models are horn-loaded, which makes them harsh and tiring to listen to, especially on vocals, brass instruments and strings.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
Alan
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