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#400901 - 02/11/14 06:55 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: TroyD]
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The new tweeters cost $78 each. If you are running your system with a receiver then I would say there is no need to be replacing the tweeters with the new ones. If you have big power and like to play it loud or have a large space to fill then the benefits of the new tweeter could be something to consider.
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#400932 - 02/12/14 11:42 AM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Thanks Ian
$400 to replace the tweeters in my M80's

I do not have a power amp yet, but the plans are to get a ADA1250 in the future.
I like my music a little louder and two channel and perfer the subs off. However, I like a bit more bottom end than the M80 v3 are giving. which is why I have the subs on but low lev.

I might be better off to take the upgrade to the M80HP or M100 not sure.

I don't care for the subs with music sounds too boomy and like it is over emphazing the bass. Not tight. That can very well be the type of subs I have though.

My Reciever can two settings one calibrated for Music on one blu-ray and a second setting for movies on another Blu-ray. These settings I slect either L/R no sub for music or 7.1 for movies.
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#400943 - 02/12/14 01:18 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Just got my new HP M80 with the old tweeters? In fact unpacked my replacement speaker yesterday for my damage one. $400 to upgrade? It's almost worth trading my new speakers in and getting M100 with the new tweeter?


When are they going into production? Yes, I'm using separates......thought's?

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#400944 - 02/12/14 01:21 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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"all products have been shipping with the new tweeter for the past few weeks"

Looks like I just missed out on the new tweeters.
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#400956 - 02/12/14 05:33 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: bjski]
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Originally Posted By: bjski
Just got my new HP M80 with the old tweeters? In fact unpacked my replacement speaker yesterday for my damage one. $400 to upgrade? It's almost worth trading my new speakers in and getting M100 with the new tweeter?


When are they going into production? Yes, I'm using separates......thought's?


Great customer service! Received an email stating that Axiom will be sending me the new tweeter's. All company's should have this customer service. Thank's again Axiom.
Cheers

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#400958 - 02/12/14 06:05 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Is the grill removable?
Does it provide a better sound off axis? I am saying better because I think it is where the sound is lacking when you are over 20-30% off axis. I am asking because I usually listing music off axis when I am not sit in my stereo sweet spot.
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#400959 - 02/12/14 06:10 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: bjski]
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Originally Posted By: bjski
Originally Posted By: bjski
Just got my new HP M80 with the old tweeters? In fact unpacked my replacement speaker yesterday for my damage one. $400 to upgrade? It's almost worth trading my new speakers in and getting M100 with the new tweeter?


When are they going into production? Yes, I'm using separates......thought's?


Great customer service! Received an email stating that Axiom will be sending me the new tweeter's. All company's should have this customer service. Thank's again Axiom.
Cheers


I received the same thoughtful message form Debbie at Axiom.
I can't say enough good things about them.
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#400970 - 02/12/14 07:33 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Philippe:

I can't speak for Axiom, but I would imagine that the new tweeter went through exhaustive testing & tweeking in their anechoic chamber to ensure that all of their performance requirements were met.

Not many speaker manufacturers have the luxury of having a large & sophisticated anechoic chamber & test equipment on site...

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#400975 - 02/12/14 08:47 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
Philippe Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ian
The new tweeters cost $78 each. If you are running your system with a receiver then I would say there is no need to be replacing the tweeters with the new ones. If you have big power and like to play it loud or have a large space to fill then the benefits of the new tweeter could be something to consider.


Actually my question or should I say my expectation would be to guess this new tweeter should sound better if I can’t dare to say? Maybe Axiom will stick at this very moment mostly to the original sound but will develop/improve the sound in a near future (v4?)

I have always found the tweeter from Axiom to be the less good component of their speakers (And when I say less good does not mean bad at all) But these new development about those tweeters sound refreshing and I hope Axiom team will take the most of it that just claim it can handle louder sound like Ian says. smile

The only thing I can tell is that I’ve heard a substantial improvement on the V3 over the V2 (M3 model) cool
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#400978 - 02/12/14 10:13 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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I have 11 V3 tweeters (not the revised units) throughout my house & they all sound just fine to me. They do their job admirably just like they are supposed to IMO...

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