Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Blind Listening Tests

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
3 registered (Ken.C, MarkSJohnson, medic8r), 60 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13328 Members
11 Forums
22918 Topics
405141 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17789
pmbuko 16289
SirQuack 13340
CV 11236
MarkSJohnson 10939
Meanwhile On Facebook

Did you get your "Golden Email"? The great gift certificate email giveaway star...

Here's a helpful article for everyone looking at putting a new stereo or home th...

Interesting article about who's getting the money from streaming radio services...

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#50723 - 06/25/04 11:04 AM Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
mobomofo Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 06/25/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Maine
I have a pair of Vienna Acoustics "Bachs" and while they're impressive, they'd be more expensive to match with the appropriate speakers than the Axioms for surround sound... I'm considering leaving them in stereo, but it'd be nice to finally have surround sound

Has anyone heard both Axiom and Vienna Acoustics? How do they compare?
_________________________
--MoboMoFo

Top
#50724 - 06/25/04 12:35 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
Ajax Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6252
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I've never heard Vienna Acoustics, so I'll be no help. Don't be offended if you don't get any replies. If you don't, it's not that you're being ignored, it's just because no one is familiar with those speakers. Ya never know though. Someone here may have some experience with them.
_________________________
Jack

"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." - G. K. Chesterton

Top
#50725 - 06/25/04 01:01 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
Capn_Pickard Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
Why don't you dive into the QS8's and find out how they match up? If they don't soudn good together, you can always send 'em back, and all it will cost you is shipping (for around 22 lbs, plus packaging weight).

Consider this: If you can't match the Vienna's with Vienna surrounds or bookshelves (if they even make them), and are unwillin to mix-match you're speakers, then you are going to be relegated to one of the following situations: (1) stereo sound for the life of your Vienna's, or (2) purchase a new, all matching surround system.

In the first scenario, you don't achieve your objective. In addition, what would be the harm of adding even crappy sounding surround speakers to your system. If you're going to listen to all of your music in stereo (pure direct), then justy dont' use the surrounds when you listen to music. But, I woudl venture that even crappy surrounds (barring static inducing paper boxes that rattle and hum, etc.) are better than no surrounds - especially to give you a taste of it all.

In the second scenario, you'll have to purchase the surrounds (along with new front and center speakers) - so the money is already spent.

Therefore, I suggest that you take advantage of the 30 day free trial. If you like what you hear - then, bingo, Bob's your uncle. If you don't, then you have two options - either send them back for a full refund (minus the cost of shipping them back) or you can purchase a new set of matching fronts to go with them (if the back account so allows).

Either way, you've gotr nothing to lose. And considering the diffuse and transparent sound of the QS8s, I'd venture to guess that they will soudn just fine, especially for an exclusively home theater application (music might be another issue).

JUST DO IT....

Top
#50726 - 06/25/04 07:00 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
Ken.C Online   content
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17789
Loc: NoVA
That's got to be the best reasoned answer to a question of this type that I've seen.

He's right. Just give it a shot. And let us know how it works!
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#50727 - 06/27/04 09:10 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
Capn_Pickard Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 1056
Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
Thanks - But I should learn how to spell, or type better.

Top
#50728 - 06/27/04 09:43 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
BigWill Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
I remember listening to a pair of VA Beethovens about a year ago and thinking they sounded alot like my M60s (except with WAY better bass extension and nicer cabinets). I would concur that trying a pair of QS8s would be the way to go. From my recollection, I do not believe they will mismatch.
I have a similar dilemna with my gameroom system (should have bought Axioms for there, too).


Top
#50729 - 06/30/04 12:01 AM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
mobomofo Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 06/25/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Maine
Of course, they're 5 times more expensive... and not easily found anymore :/

As long as they're as good as my Bachs, that's all I'm asking for =P
_________________________
--MoboMoFo

Top
#50730 - 07/01/04 03:42 PM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
BaconZombie Offline
frequent flier

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 12
I listened to a pair of Mozarts next to a pair of B&W CM4s. The VA Mozarts were nice but the silk tweeter had a VERY soft sound. The B&Ws and the Axiom M60s (I bought the M60s) have a much more detailed sound. Not harsh, but much more detailed. I think the VAs and Axiom probably would not be a good match. The VAs might be better in a room with hardwood floors and a lot of glass while the Axioms might fare better in rooms with carpet, drapes, etc.

Top
#50731 - 07/02/04 07:09 AM Re: Anybody use or heard Vienna Acoustics?
mobomofo Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 06/25/04
Posts: 27
Loc: Maine
My intention was to replace the VA's, actually

At this point, I'm looking at the m60's, vp150, and... maybe another set of the m60's for surround.

I figure I'm going to be restricted to stands... and identical speakers are going to sound the best for surround sound... so rather than buying stands AND speakers, just get identical rears... should guarantee voicing and all that
_________________________
--MoboMoFo

Top



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.