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#400979 - 02/12/14 10:18 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
JBG Offline
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Registered: 06/14/02
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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 also by a few weeks on my new M100's. frown


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#400981 - 02/12/14 10:22 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1063
I don't think that you are losing out in any way sound wise...

TAM

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#400985 - 02/12/14 11:04 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: brwsaw]
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Registered: 02/20/13
Posts: 9
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: brwsaw
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.


I also received my new M80 HP's couple of weeks back but they have the old tweeters .. Hope I too will get a mail soon .. smile
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#400991 - 02/13/14 04:12 AM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Philippe]
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Hi Philippe,

The off axis performance is rarely improved by the tweeter as tweeters in general tend to have good dispersion in the critical band. Improving the off axis of a tweeter design will normally be in the very high frequencies that are pushing the upper limits of our hearing (and the new tweeter has this improvement off axis due to the new shape of the face plate coming off the dome).

A good way to improve your off axis performance would be to go to a model like the M22 or M60 through M100. And even though these models will all give you a better off axis performance than you currently have, if you really want to have great off axis performance the way to go is one of the models in the LFR series. As Digital Trends commented in their professional review “the omni-directional LFR1100’s allowed us to move almost anywhere in the room and hear a balanced stereo sound … like those old portraits that stare at you no matter where you sit in the room”.
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#400999 - 02/13/14 10:27 AM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
SBrown Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Whoa, it would cost me 702.00$ without taxes for the LFRs and VP160. I was trying to save for another ADA1500 amp, here I thought I was doing good. Haha
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#401007 - 02/13/14 02:32 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: gjtphx]
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Registered: 02/20/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: gjtphx
I also received my new M80 HP's couple of weeks back but they have the old tweeters .. Hope I too will get a mail soon .. smile


I just received the PM from Debbie that I was expecting and an email from Brent. Thanks Axiom !
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#401008 - 02/13/14 02:59 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Registered: 07/01/09
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Thanks Ian for the explications. I am not going to change the M3 anytime soon and will swap for the new tweeters surely. I will certainly get a higher high end amplifier to just take the most of those M3. I think they would also gain from a better stand ! smile

I am that impressed


Edited by Philippe (02/13/14 03:00 PM)
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#401009 - 02/13/14 03:51 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
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Phillipe:

My M3s are on Axiom's FMS 24 stands.

Very stable, heavy duty, good looking & the top plate is specifically shaped for Axiom bookshelfs that serve to attach them very securely...

TAM

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#401052 - 02/14/14 03:02 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
D_Rick Offline
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Registered: 12/18/13
Posts: 13
Loc: British Columbia
I also just received notification from Debbie that I have new tweeters coming for my M80HP's - you gotta love the service from these people!!!

Rick
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#401092 - 02/15/14 08:32 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
eggman Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 13
Loc: Oklahoma
Ian,

Have you guys tested tweeters without a guard/grille? Some of us don't have to worry about kids or pets poking them and I'm wondering if there would be a sonic advantage to eliminating the guard.

Thanks!

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