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#402383 - 04/02/14 06:14 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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One thing you should know, Alaska, is that Axiom doesn't suddenly produce a new model with a new designation. They continuously make improvements and, after awhile, think "Well, we've changed this and that and the other thing....I guess we should differentiate them at this point with a new designation.

There have been people annoyed in the past because they bought speakers before a "new version" was announced, only to find out that their 6-month old speakers actually have incorporated all the newer changes.

I'm not saying that is or is not the case for you, I'm just saying that there are little evolutions going on all the time, and there's really no sudden date where a "new version" is introduced.

I'm not talking mosel numbers, just versions.

Anyway, that might be the source of some of the confusion.
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#402384 - 04/02/14 06:49 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
AlaskanAVGuy Offline
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That still hasn't answered my basic question...is their a change to the CROSSOVER on the QS8 Tweeter from V3 to the new V4 Tweeter?

Because if their is not I will purchase new Tweeters $78ea and upgrade accordingly.

It's hard to be familiar when the information is not readily available.
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#402387 - 04/02/14 07:31 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: AlaskanAVGuy]
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Hi AlaskanAVGuy,

I can clarify this for you. The new tweeter can be retrofitted into any of the older models without a crossover change. This said there is still the decision, depending on how old your QS8s are, that there may have been other changes along the way besides just the tweeter in which case it may make sense to utilize the trade-in option to get all the upgrades as opposed to just the tweeters. We can check your purchase date in our system and let you know all the changes.
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#402388 - 04/02/14 07:34 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline
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Reading on the V4 page - it states that:

'Every crossover in the entire line has been modified to incorporate research discoveries made in the family of curves.'

http://www.axiomaudio.com/version4

From that, I would say that the Xover in the QS8V3 is different from the new QS8V4s.

Personally, I feel that changing out the tweeters would not be worth the expense (more so if Xovers are involved) for the resulting subtle audio change, especially in surround speakers that are used minimally in most movie mixes anyway. Thankfully, I'm happy with my V3s as they are...

TAM

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#402392 - 04/02/14 10:24 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
exlabdriver Offline
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Disregard my ramblings about Xovers above. Ian clarified everything nicely...

TAM

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#405684 - 06/20/14 10:00 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Registered: 12/02/13
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Picked up my new V4 M22 on walls, VP150, EP500, & QS8's today. Out of the box first impressions there is just "more" information. Midrange is slightly more articulate compared to V3's, and the top end is very different to me. The new sub seems tighter than the V3. I haven't re-ran my Anthem ARC setup, but first impressions are very good.

Debbie took the time on a Friday afternoon (with beautiful weather to boot) and gave me a detailed factory tour; it was awesome. What a professional(!) who also loves her job.

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#405691 - 06/21/14 02:34 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: Ian]
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Registered: 07/03/08
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Loc: Toronto
Originally Posted By: Ian
Hi AlaskanAVGuy,

I can clarify this for you. The new tweeter can be retrofitted into any of the older models without a crossover change. This said there is still the decision, depending on how old your QS8s are, that there may have been other changes along the way besides just the tweeter in which case it may make sense to utilize the trade-in option to get all the upgrades as opposed to just the tweeters. We can check your purchase date in our system and let you know all the changes.


Ian,

Perhaps this has been asked before but, would an exchange of tweeters in a VP180 V3 for the newer design make any noticeable difference in sound and/or off axis response and if so, how would I be able to purchase the new ones and at what cost?

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#405693 - 06/21/14 05:20 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: casey01]
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Originally Posted By: casey01
Ian,

Perhaps this has been asked before but, would an exchange of tweeters in a VP180 V3 for the newer design make any noticeable difference in sound and/or off axis response and if so, how would I be able to purchase the new ones and at what cost?


If you can let me know as well.. I have one of the V3 VP180 center speakers, and would be curious to know what the cost of new tweeters would be.
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#405694 - 06/21/14 07:21 PM Re: New Tweeter [Re: oakvillematt]
SBrown Offline
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Ian says the cost on the second page of this thread.
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