You Knew This Was Coming . . .

Posted by: Amie

You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 05:47 PM

It's time for our traditional Name The New Speaker Contest! Although internally we have been referring to the speaker as the 'Not-the-M100' , we figure that will look a little odd on the cartons! Myself, I’ve been partial to Andrew's nickname: the LFR, short for Linear Field Radiator, which is what he calls the technology that drives these speakers.

But as we know, nobody is better at naming speakers than Axiomites! (Yah, we're lookin' at you, Full Metal Bracket. And you, Audiobyte!) So throw your name in the hopper and let's see what you come up with for this beautiful new addition to the family. The winner will receive a pair of M3s or equivalent Axiom Dollars. If two people enter the same name, we'll take the first one according to the order in which the posts were received. Winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 21st.

Let the names begin!

Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 05:57 PM

Well. You asked for it....

Rhizome

Meaning: dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
Posted by: JC2

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 06:01 PM

I say: D80

D for Dipole
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:06 PM

The Axiom Symphony.

The Axiom Aria.

The Axiom Opus.

The Axiom Concerto.

(My Classical Themes) smile

Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:19 PM

Axiom Epoch 100
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:20 PM

I think it should be called the Amie.
It is alliterative.
It is named after someone here that everyone likes a lot.
It is a simple easy to remember name.
It is a "girl next door" name that will inspire good feelings and memories in people.
It is the French word for Friend. ( I think)


Posted by: Wid

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:21 PM


Axiom Century
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:22 PM

The Axiom One.

The Axiom Stradivarius.

Reference One.

The Axiom Allegro.

The Axiom Virtuoso.

The Axiom Refrain. (A repeating phrase in music)

The Harmony. (Pleasing combination of two or three tones played together)

The Axiom Encore.

The Axiom Concerto.

OK, I've run through all the classy music terms! smile
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 07:31 PM

Axiom Axiom DSP
Posted by: JC2

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 08:01 PM

Axiom Hi-D (Idea) D for dipole
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 08:29 PM

Axiom moixA

Palindromic, like the speakers
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 08:31 PM

Axiomoes
Posted by: avjunkee

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 08:51 PM

RM200
RX200
RM11
RX11

R could be for Radiator or Reference
M could be for main (as opposed to centre)
X could be for experience, excellent, exquisite, etc.
200 would allow for both higher and lower designations in future models
11 is simply the number of drivers & tweeters

RF200/11 where F could be for Field

RL200/11 where L could be for Linear

LFR200/11 this is obvious

LR200/11

LF200/11

FL200/11
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 09:30 PM

Axiom Palindrome "The Same Forwards and Backwards"
Posted by: Griffith Strife

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 09:34 PM

I say the name should be the Axiom M HD or the HD other suggestions

Axiom HD 100s

Axiom M-HD 100s

Axiom HDs

I like HD because it can stand for whatever you want it to like heavy DSP or something like that
Posted by: JohnK

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 09:58 PM

BP100/DSP
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:08 PM

In honour of the deceased call it the “Shoutbox”
Posted by: merchman

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:26 PM

Axiom Centowers

Axiom Reflect 100's

Axiom Reflection 100's

Axiom Reflexions

Axiom DSPersions


Axiomoe Bbigspeekyrs! cool
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:31 PM

Axiom Unity

Unity refers both to the uniting of Andrew's and Ian's ideas in speaker design to create this speaker and to the technology within the speakers that brings the front and rear sound fields together.

When you eventually expand the LFR line, you could stick with your same naming scheme and shrink Unity to just U, e.g. Axiom U22.

"When you hear the new Axiom Unities I just got, you won't believe your ears!"
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:42 PM

Axiom. Musical. Intelligent. Electronic.

The Axiom Amie.

The Fruition of dreams, research, and listening. An homage to the muse of the Chief Engineer.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:49 PM

The Axiom MarkSJohnson.

It's well under 6' tall and makes noises out of both ends.

I need to go to bed!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 10:58 PM

I looked at a map to see if there were other names such as Algonquin that would have regional importance. Not finding any, I kept widening the circle further and further till all of Canada was visible.

And it hit me:

A flagship product reflecting the Pride of Canada could only be named the TimHortonPrincessAutoHockeyPuckMountie.
Posted by: Wid

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 11:05 PM


Axiom Conflate Dsp 100

Axiom Epiphany Dsp 100

Axiom Lilt Dsp 100

Axiom Mellifluou Dsp 100

Axiom Panoply Dsp 100
Posted by: whippersnapper

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 11:18 PM

Let's see...

"M" in keeping with the current series;
"D" to denote the DSP factor;
and then some numerals that will be catchy.

I've got it --

"MD 2020"

Or has that been used already?
Posted by: whippersnapper

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/16/12 11:28 PM

Okay, seriously, it's not going to make much sense to break too far from the naming conventions of your other speakers, but it needs to be different enough.

How about "DM 74"?

That would represent the DSP version of the M series speakers, sporting 7 drivers in front and 4 in back.
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 12:21 AM

Bbig REFLECT!ors
Posted by: INANE

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 12:30 AM

How about...

"Passionate People, Excellent Sound!"

well, worked for me one time laugh

OK seriously, I'm kinda surprised nobody has just said

"LFR100"

M2, M2, M3, M50, M60, M80, LFR100
Posted by: INANE

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 12:43 AM

Other thoughts...


Envelope Line - So these could be the E100


Aurora Line - A100


Celestial Line - C100
Posted by: LT61

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 12:51 AM

Wow! What's this...A new speaker from Axiom? Actually, I saw this first on facebook. This has brought me back to the forums for a look-see, for sure. Congrats to Axiom! I'm looking forward to learning about them, and...who knows, maybe they will lure me away from my beloved M60ti's.
In the mean time, far as a name...how about: REFLECT M7-4
What Could be more apropos?

By the way, hello everybody...long time no talk.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 03:22 AM

m360?
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 07:16 AM

Axiom Frontier - You know, because they're fronts and they give the sound a greater sense of space, and space being the final frontier....

Axiom Mage - They image well, with the DSP doing its magic.

Axiom Convoy - Because that's a lot of drivers.
Posted by: J. B.

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:11 AM

why not "Spirit" or "Espiritu" or "Esprit"; reproduces D SPirit, or soul of the music, it's essence.


the second one is in spanish and the last one in french.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:20 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
Axiom Frontier - You know, because they're fronts and they give the sound a greater sense of space, and space being the final frontier....

Axiom Convoy - Because that's a lot of drivers.


Awesome, Charles! grin

And "Hey- Larry!"

What? Are you only going to come around whenever Axiom introduces new speakers?

Ooooh! After awhile, we'll be able to sense that Axiom is about to introduce a new product, because Larry will show up and start hanging around!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:46 AM

Thumper

Tooters


Posted by: michael_d

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: INANE


OK seriously, I'm kinda surprised nobody has just said

"LFR100"

M2, M2, M3, M50, M60, M80, LFR100


Well you beat me to it. I like it.

Might want to patten that name, I bet it'll get popular in a couple years.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 09:52 AM

RadiAx

RadiAx 100

IlluminAx

IlluminAx 100

Soundfield 100
Posted by: J. B.

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 10:09 AM

you can all stop trying to find names for the new speaker/DSP combo; my suggestion is the best one by far.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 10:35 AM

DSP Champ
Posted by: glenmac

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 10:53 AM

Axiom C Note
Posted by: avjunkee

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: michael_d
Originally Posted By: INANE


OK seriously, I'm kinda surprised nobody has just said

"LFR100"

M2, M2, M3, M50, M60, M80, LFR100


Well you beat me to it. I like it.

Might want to patten that name, I bet it'll get popular in a couple years.



I had already suggested LFR200. I used 200 because I didn't feel the jump from 80 to 100 was reflective of this model.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 02:30 PM

I like the LFR- naming system too. If you want to keep it one letter, how about O, for Omnidirectional? Also, jumping over the 100 to 200 is a good idea, as the VP series reside in the 100s. But will there be smaller LFRs in the future? So maybe LFR290 (since it is larger than the M80)?
Posted by: Wid

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 02:33 PM


Axiom Quad Linear
Posted by: a401classic

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 04:14 PM

OK here goes...

DSP 1804 R/L
- or -
LRF 1804 R/L

DSP or LFR for the aforementioned reasons.

Now for the numbering sequence;
1 (extra driver) up front
80 rest of the array up front looks like an M80
4 (number of drivers in back)

L/R - should be obvious


A smaller version (if there will be one based on the M60 that I queried earlier would come out as:

LFR 1602

I (personally) think there needs to be additional number(s) to set them apart from the front-drivers-only speakers.

As part of a HT package, building on the "Epic" name, could be the "Intrepid" series.

OK, back to the fuel injection....
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 04:47 PM

Axiom Orator
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 04:49 PM

I think the name LFR is took much like the LFM and LCR from Outlaw Audio.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 04:55 PM

Axiom Dominion DSP
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:33 PM

Axiom Aural Paroxysm Generators -- Axiom APG, for short.
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:45 PM

Omni 360 DSP


Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: dakkon
m360?


Simple and the model number gets the point across well.

M360 DSP (credit goes to Dakkon)


Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 09:15 PM

Axiom XXX

In reference to it being announced after it was first only supposed to be a mystery device, and also to it being sexy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 09:38 PM

The Axiom Spektor.

smile
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 09:50 PM

Ha ha, nice.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Spektor.

smile



"Spektorian"
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 10:57 PM

DSPerado
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 11:07 PM

DSPerimental 1000's


NoX-Over
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 11:19 PM

Axiom Circumnavigators

Axiom C-Nav
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 11:47 PM

Axiom Masterpiece 1 aka MP1
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 11:56 PM

M360
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/17/12 11:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Axiom Masterpiece 1 aka MP1


After they make matching surrounds I can get a complete Masterpiece Theatre.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:00 AM

Not until you dig your basement out. laugh
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:02 AM

Now you've got it, Charles.

Dang, wish I'd thought of that.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:03 AM

Variant: Axiom Masterwork 800, aka MW800
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:41 AM

Axiom Pi 3.14
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:55 AM

"LFR" seems popular here so I'll add it to my earlier suggestions.

IlluminAx LFR

RadiAx LFR

You could add "100" to the above or maybe the suffix 122, since this speaker is really like a "100" PLUS an M22 on back.

LFR 122

IlluminAx LFR 122....or 100

IlluminAx 122....or 100

RadiAx 122....or 100

RadiAx LFR 100....or 122
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:33 PM

LFR Lottadrivers 122
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 12:59 PM

Axiom WholeLottaLove.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 02:34 PM

AXIOM PRIME MOVER
AXIOM PRIME EMITTER
AXIOM PRIME TRANSDUCER
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 02:42 PM

AXIOM PRIME WAVE RADIATOR
AXIOM EUPHONIATOR
REVELATOR
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:06 PM

Ok, how about the “Axiom Weather News Games Lyrics for You” speaker. With those being the most searched for nonproprietary words on Google over the last 7 years. Just get someone to write a song named "Weather News Games" to make it legit and it might generate some hits. wink
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:20 PM

I think you'd need some porn key-words in there then.
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:22 PM

Not unless Google is filtering them out of their stats:

http://www.google.com/insights/search/#geo=US&cmpt=q
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:49 PM

Axiom Beacon

Axiom Encompass
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:52 PM

The Axiom Lithium, oh wait they're “di” polar.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 04:54 PM

Let's just cut through the bull:

Axiom Sex.

Axiom Bacon.

Axiom Beer.

Axiom iSpeaker.

Axiom Star Wars/Trek.

Know your target market, and market to them head on, no holds barred.

There. I win.
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark

Axiom iSpeaker.

Axiom Star Wars/Trek.


And then you get sued by Apple, Viacom, CBS and Lucas . . . cheers. wink
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 05:55 PM

Axiom 2012
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 06:03 PM

Axiom 2112!
Posted by: richeydog

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 06:17 PM

- Axiom Apocalypse

- The Dude

- He Who Must Not Be Named
Posted by: BobKay

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 06:44 PM

Axiom OMES

(Our most expensive speakers)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Axiom 2112!
Ken, you and JP always Rush into these things.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 07:11 PM

La Axiom Multi-Dimensional Transducers de Excelantcy.

(Who says correct spelling is a requirement).
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 07:35 PM

The:

Age
Epoch (first credit to Ken)
Era
Eon

Since they are all longer than a millennium, followed by some relevant number aligning it with the Millennium line.
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 07:43 PM

Hi to all Axiom members.

Though I'm new to this forum I've been visiting here for over a year now. Back in the fall I placed my first order then started a layaway until later this year, I can hardly wait.

Now to the subject at hand, the naming of this new speaker. I'll start by giving the name followed by an explanation thereafter. Thor Speaker Collection. (TSC-5011)

In Norse mythology, Thor is a majestic hammer wielding God associated with thunder and lighting. Thor also possesses great strength and is a protector over mankind. In my opinion those words perfectly describe what Axiom Audio is trying to achieve audibly with this new speaker series. In a nut shell, I would wager that the speakers will be an OOOOOOOOOOOHH so powerful listening experience.

This speaker collection is just the first, with more
to come later, I'm sure. 50 refers back to the first generation of the Millennia series. 11 is for the number of drivers being used.

Where Thor watched over mankind, here, Axiom watches
out over us in the audio world, and for that I'm humbly thankful.







Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 08:10 PM

Axiom Sysygy


a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies (from Wikipedia)
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 08:20 PM

Andr-Ian 100
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 08:32 PM

The Axiom Yogurt. It's good for you.

Am I helping?
Posted by: grunt

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Yogurt. It's good for you.

Am I helping?


Geez, from Ultraman I would’ve expected something more impressive like:

The Supergun Speaker
The Mad Bazooka
Science Patrol Shuriken
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 09:08 PM

Axiom Sequoia D100

(My wife says the letter D is lucky in Thailand)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 09:10 PM

Too late! You already posted it in the wrong thread!

I guess D isn't so lucky for you, is it? grin
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 09:42 PM

I am going to keep posting until they give me some speakers just to STOP.

Besides, they actually do remind me of mighty trees.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 09:53 PM

The Axiom Powder Keg.

'Cuz it's got more bang than an M80.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 09:57 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Powder Keg.

'Cuz it's got more bang than an M80.



that's hard to believe, but Bryston must!
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:02 PM

Axiom Echo

Axiom Emissary

Really, though, I think LFR is fine, and starting with 200 series makes sense, so whoever suggested that has my vote.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:08 PM

Axiamoe 400
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:10 PM

The Axiom Missionary.

Because it'll change your beliefs.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:11 PM

Amie, you're writing down all my suggestions for proper judging, right?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:11 PM

Well, as long as you didn't mean it was somewhat dull and unvarying.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:17 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Missionary.

Because it'll change your beliefs.


Offering steadier beats than the headboard.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Missionary.

Because it'll change your beliefs.


Beliefs, oh. I was thinking position.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 10:30 PM

Zeuxis

Fifth century B.C. Greek artist who was among the first Athenians to use shading, thereby achieving a degree of realism hitherto unknown in Greek painting.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/18/12 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Missionary.

Because it'll change your beliefs.


Beliefs, oh. I was thinking position.



I had to laugh at that one Brian, you and your religion.....good one!
Posted by: mpyw

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 08:18 AM

Axiom PX series...

P = Preference
X = extreme

PX100 for L/R
PX100c for center
PX108 for surround
PXSub for sub-woofer?
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:23 AM

The "Axiom Rosie O'Donell" because it's huge and loud and has a lot of bass support eminating from the rear.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:25 AM

Axiom Revelation -- the end times have been averted!

Axiom Aura -- Imagine looking down on the speakers from above and being able to see the sound waves emanating from them as a warm glow of energy. smile

Axiom Fusion -- The fusing of Ian and Andrew's design philosophies have resulted in a speaker capable of destroying our preconceived notions of what's possible.
Posted by: J. B.

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:30 AM

speaking of "warm glow of energy" (nice image, by the way), with the bass that my M80s put out, it makes the walls move/flex, and after a while those walls warm up from the internal friction; free heating in the winter.

as long as it doesn't make the neighbors "red hot".
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:30 AM

Peter, I was thinking of using "Aura" too, but I believe there is a speaker company using that name as there is also "Revelator" that someone mentioned...a well-known speaker line made by Scanspeak.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:34 AM

I just come up with the ideas. I'll leave it to Axiom's legal department to check on trademarks. smile
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:38 AM

Big speakers: The Phoenix.
Small speakers: Cornish Hens.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:51 AM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
I just come up with the ideas. I'll leave it to Axiom's legal department to check on trademarks. smile

How 'bout the "OmniMonster Aural Wave Revelator"?
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 10:18 AM

XT-1

The Extreem One. Who says the biggest speaker needs the biggest number?
Posted by: bwallen77

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 10:25 AM

How about staying with the marketing and going with O100. O for omnidirectional. But in secret the O really stands for orgasmic.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 12:28 PM

Some thoughts: with the advance in technology in these speakers - it's such a leap – I wonder if we have a Toyota/Lexus moment. You know the story: Toyota had been making quality cars for decades, but wanted to go upscale as well. So they designed a luxury car that they knew would rock the automotive world. Problem is, the people who were shopping BMWs, Mercedes, and Cadillacs would balk at paying $40,000 (this was 1989) for any Toyota sedan, no matter how good it was. New Camrys were selling for about $15,000, so, by comparison, the new flagship model was two to three times as expensive. Hence the new name, Lexus, and a new car division of the Toyota Motor Corporation. The rest, as they say, is history.

So, now there’s a new Axiom flagship speaker/DSP board combo that’s about two to three times as expensive as the previous flagship, the M80. Will people pay that much for an Axiom product? Undoubtedly, as the EP800 and A1400 demonstrate. However, there will be some who balk at the idea. How do we capture those people? Well, by having them hear a pair, of course. But until that point, how do we let them know just what a leap this is?

That said, I’m sure that with the decades of work you’ve put into the good name of Axiom, you don’t want that to disappear in the launch of this speaker line. This will be Axiom’s flagship speaker, and it’s right to put the Axiom name on it. And you probably don't want to spawn a new division of Axiom, with the paperwork and legal wrangling, yada yada.

As a compromise, I’d consider making this more than just another speaker line, as far as naming goes. LFR is good as far as suggesting what the speaker does, functionally, but it’s not a sexy name. And I just don’t see lumping this new speaker in with the other floorstanders on the web site, with a little box containing the pricing for the M50, M60, M80 – even the M100 – and then this guy. This guy is special and needs his own prominent space on the web page and in the company.

I was kicking around names:

Signature Series (Paradigm did that),

Reference Series (a lot of companies have used this, with Klipsch, Infinity, and Energy on the first page of a Google search. Might get lost in the noise, but, then again, people will know what you mean when you say “Reference Series”. Possible ad campaign: “Sure, you’ve tried the rest. Now try OUR Reference Series…”)

Ultimate Series (could work – signifies the degree of difference between the new speaker and the M series)

But my favorite is:

Masterworks Series: The “M” series taken to a new level!

This distinguishes the speaker as a level above the rest of the offerings and gives it the panache it deserves. Now, the individual speakers in the Series still have to have names, and I see two options:

1. Use “Masterworks” as the name (instead of LFR) and finish with a numerical value, in this case, 100 since the front is the same as the M100, giving us the Masterworks 100. However, this would likely get confused with the upcoming M100, given peoples’ tendency to abbreviate things. So, I'd:

2. Keep LFR in there and call it the Masterworks Series LFR-100. Or Masterworks Series LFR-200 if you're presenting it, as Ian said, as essentially two M towers in one. As others have mentioned, you could go with a dashed name with the number of drivers up front and in the back, e.g. Masterworks Series LTR 7-4. That'd give a quick mental impression for future models - e.g. people would know just what a 5-3 or a 4-2 would consist of.

Thanks for reading my mini-essay and providing the opportunity for me to kick some ideas around. Hope it's helpful.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 01:49 PM

Thanks for plugging my name, Doc.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 02:16 PM

Mine has an "s" on the end. Makes all the difference. wink

I had forgotten that you had done that. Oopsie. So many posts. blush

Mainly I was thinking out loud about the bigger picture stuff of brand identity, brand awareness, beyond just the naming contest.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 02:21 PM

Axiom Gouda Speakers. You like'a? Is gouda, no?


Everyone likes cheese.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:16 PM

Peter, that's cheesy.
Posted by: real80sman

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:19 PM

Ok, just give the psychiatrist the prize. Or split it between him, Ken, and who ever came up with LFR-100/200. Or better yet, M3's FOR EVERYBODY!!!!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: real80sman
Ok, just give the psychiatrist the prize.

real80sman? More like real80smanofgenius!
Posted by: Socketman

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Some thoughts: with the advance in technology in these speakers - it's such a leap – I wonder if we have a Toyota/Lexus moment. You know the story: Toyota had been making quality cars for decades, but wanted to go upscale as well. So they designed a luxury car that they knew would rock the automotive world. Problem is, the people who were shopping BMWs, Mercedes, and Cadillacs would balk at paying $40,000 (this was 1989) for any Toyota sedan, no matter how good it was. New Camrys were selling for about $15,000, so, by comparison, the new flagship model was two to three times as expensive. Hence the new name, Lexus, and a new car division of the Toyota Motor Corporation. The rest, as they say, is history.

So, now there’s a new Axiom flagship speaker/DSP board combo that’s about two to three times as expensive as the previous flagship, the M80. Will people pay that much for an Axiom product? Undoubtedly, as the EP800 and A1400 demonstrate. However, there will be some who balk at the idea. How do we capture those people? Well, by having them hear a pair, of course. But until that point, how do we let them know just what a leap this is?

That said, I’m sure that with the decades of work you’ve put into the good name of Axiom, you don’t want that to disappear in the launch of this speaker line. This will be Axiom’s flagship speaker, and it’s right to put the Axiom name on it. And you probably don't want to spawn a new division of Axiom, with the paperwork and legal wrangling, yada yada.

As a compromise, I’d consider making this more than just another speaker line, as far as naming goes. LFR is good as far as suggesting what the speaker does, functionally, but it’s not a sexy name. And I just don’t see lumping this new speaker in with the other floorstanders on the web site, with a little box containing the pricing for the M50, M60, M80 – even the M100 – and then this guy. This guy is special and needs his own prominent space on the web page and in the company.

I was kicking around names:

Signature Series (Paradigm did that),

Reference Series (a lot of companies have used this, with Klipsch, Infinity, and Energy on the first page of a Google search. Might get lost in the noise, but, then again, people will know what you mean when you say “Reference Series”. Possible ad campaign: “Sure, you’ve tried the rest. Now try OUR Reference Series…”)

Ultimate Series (could work – signifies the degree of difference between the new speaker and the M series)

But my favorite is:

Masterworks Series: The “M” series taken to a new level!

This distinguishes the speaker as a level above the rest of the offerings and gives it the panache it deserves. Now, the individual speakers in the Series still have to have names, and I see two options:

1. Use “Masterworks” as the name (instead of LFR) and finish with a numerical value, in this case, 100 since the front is the same as the M100, giving us the Masterworks 100. However, this would likely get confused with the upcoming M100, given peoples’ tendency to abbreviate things. So, I'd:

2. Keep LFR in there and call it the Masterworks Series LFR-100. Or Masterworks Series LFR-200 if you're presenting it, as Ian said, as essentially two M towers in one. As others have mentioned, you could go with a dashed name with the number of drivers up front and in the back, e.g. Masterworks Series LTR 7-4. That'd give a quick mental impression for future models - e.g. people would know just what a 5-3 or a 4-2 would consist of.

Thanks for reading my mini-essay and providing the opportunity for me to kick some ideas around. Hope it's helpful.



i think you are on to something. LFR- MASTER REFERENCE
by Axiom

or

Exclusively from Axiom
Posted by: dakkon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: real80sman
Ok, just give the psychiatrist the prize. Or split it between him, Ken, and who ever came up with LFR-100/200. Or better yet, M3's FOR EVERYBODY!!!!


can i vote for this?
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 03:47 PM

What I like about Axiom is there is no "flagship" in quality. It's the same drivers, just in different configurations with different technology. This makes the axiom speaker lineup different than most other manufacturers, because there is no new "tier" of speakers -- they all the have same great quality built for different purposes.

Therefore I think it's important not to suggest this speaker is in a different class than other Axiom speakers.

Notice how we named the M3 outdoor speakers -- "Algonquin" but still M3. They are the same with an additional special name. However, the model number did not change.

It is important to keep the speaker numbering simple for customers to grasp the differences and similarities within the growing family of Axiom speakers. I think we should work off of the current product naming system.

This speaker is a "modified" or "upgraded" version of the M80. It looks and sounds just like the M80, but with a different twist on the backside. I think "M80" should stay in the name to prevent confusion. This is consistent with your current product name and branding.

The M80-D has a wonderful ring to it. It signifies this is a special version of the M80s.

I also really like the M80-LFR. The three extra letters add powerful significance. LFR-M80 is also a possibility, but I'm not a fan of it.

When you add more LFR models, an LFR module would be "added" to the back of any speaker in the current lineup. M60-LFR. M22-LFR. Etc. The naming is crystal-clear.

Of course, adding a special secondary name (like the algonquin's) would be nice, but the model number is how these speakers will be identified and understood.

You can introduce this product by saying "We took our award winning M80's and created a sound of a different kind ... presenting the M80-LFR's"

In a press release people would immediately associate with the M80's, and a new, important technology added to them. See how this is works? I think it's a winner wink
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 04:44 PM

That's a good point, Dan.

I'll submit M80 RSR or M80 GT, in that case, although RSR is so much cooler, and could mean something like Reverse Sound Radiator.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 04:44 PM

The M80-D, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.)

laugh
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 04:47 PM

I'll go better and add M80-DDD to my entries.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By: danmagicman7
What I like about Axiom is there is no "flagship" in quality. It's the same drivers, just in different configurations with different technology.

I see your point as far as the drivers, and probably the "wood" casing that they are in, being the same.

But, to me, the key point is all of the electronic gadgetry that hooks up to them and makes them worth $3760, compared to a pair of M80s worth $1440. Different.

There are a lot of descriptors that could imply the improvement in sound to a higher, more accurate or reference level. A lot of these have already been taken as company names or product lines. Among the "high" names are Apex, Aperion, Apogee, Ascend (four and we're not even out of the As), Pinnacle, Meridian, etc. Among the accurate/reference names are Axiom, Paradigm, Martin-Logan's Purity (I wanted that name!).

Other possibilities as far as the accurate/reference theme:

Fidelis Series / Fidelis LTR-100 / Fidelis 100

The only audio thing I found in potential conflict is a high-end audio store in NH. We could send Mark over with an Olive Garden lunch to "negotiate" wink use of the name.

Ideal Series / Ideal LTR-100 / Ideal 100
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 04:53 PM

Never heard of it. I'll likely pull over and eat the lunch on the way.

I can't be trusted with O.G., though I at least admit to it.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 05:04 PM

Man, it's been so long since I've had an Olive Garden lunch. The drug reps - who only come in two or three times a month at my new job, vs most days at my old job - now bring deli sandwiches. Oh, the humanity!
Posted by: Haoleb

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 08:11 PM

I read about these over on audioholics... and of course everyone bashing them like a bunch of monday morning quarterbacks.. err speaker designers. *roll eyes*

Axiom Audio Linear Envelope DSP Controlled Full Range Loudspeakers


Axiom Audio Sound Envelope Omnidirectional DSP controlled Loudspeakers


Axiom Audio Omni Concerto' or Concerto 100

Axiom Audio Bi-Fidelity DSP Loudspeakers
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 08:15 PM

Holy moses! It's Heoleb! Welcome back!
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 08:15 PM

Good ones!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 08:35 PM

Post deleted by me.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:27 PM

I think that the name should be far from M80. Calling the 2 M80's, plus or minus a letter, would be too confusing to most everybody.

That's why I like the new tier with a completely different name. Something short, like the Viola series.

Viola series.
Gangsta series.
Magna series.
Magma series.
Eagle series.
Maple series.
Dream series.
Northwind series.
Polar series.
Quartz series.
Amor series.
Diamond series.
Emerald series.

Give each speaker in the new series the name of a gem. Such as Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Jasmine, etc.


When I win, I want my pair of M3's in piano white. smile

Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 09:30 PM

"Post deleted by me" kinda sucks Mark. You didn't put much thought into that if you don't mind some constructive criticism.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 10:10 PM

If they go with LFR then I think Andrew wins the M3s so he won't be needing the prototypes anymore. I guess I'll offer some room at my house to store them.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Post deleted by me.



i think ur gonna have to step up your game mark, i Do NOT want to own a pair of speakers named "post deleted by me".....
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 11:16 PM

The wildcat series.

Puma
Lynx
Tiger
Lion
Bobcat
Cheetah
Leopard
Jaguar
Panther
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 11:31 PM

Most of those are Apple operating systems.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/19/12 11:49 PM

Architect
Pinnacle

SoundField
SF-1






Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 01:05 AM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Most of those are Apple operating systems.


A music company and a software company would never argue over a shared name.

Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Posted by: freddydent

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 06:33 AM

Axiom Freedom One
Axiom Latitude
Axiom Sovereignty
Axiom Royal/Royalty
Axiom Anoesis/Anoetic
Axiom Omega
Axiom Exuberance
Axiom Rapture
Axiom Luminous
Axiom Resound
Axiom Indulge
Axiom Avow
Posted by: Andrew

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 06:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
If they go with LFR then I think Andrew wins the M3s so he won't be needing the prototypes anymore. I guess I'll offer some room at my house to store them.


Hahahahahahaha! smile
Posted by: a401classic

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 07:29 AM

New from Axiom!

The Dimension Series. Add some to your life!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 07:43 AM

Cyclone 200
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:26 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
I'll go better and add M80-DDD to my entries.


Isn't that already your Hip Hop alias?
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: a401classic
New from Axiom!

The Dimension Series. Add some to your life!


That name would have me afraid the Daleks were coming to exterminate me.
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:28 AM

Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Cyclone 200


No suckage jokes there.... Nope none at all.
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: medic8r

Fidelis Series / Fidelis LTR-100 / Fidelis 100


I'm pretty sure that will make you go blind.
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:32 AM

OK, I'm so late to the game there is nothing I can't add without plagiarism, so I must content myself with taunting existing entries. Apologies.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: a401classic
The Dimension Series

I like that one pretty well. Reminds me a little of the RCA Dimensia. A friend's family got one of those integrated systems when we were in high school in the mid 80s. His mom was always wrestling/arguing with the newfangled universal remote control. She called it the Dementia.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 09:36 AM

Axiom Skyline
You look out onto the horizon and these stately towers catch your eye.

Axiom Panorama
Giving you an unmatched view of the musicscape. (Damn. Looks like B&W has a product with this name.)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 09:51 AM

Zen 2012

YingYang 2012

Ming 200

Copperhead

The Tower

La Curio (A curious or unusual object of art)

Create X (Leads thoughts to the creation of new sounds to explore)

MuSeek (Music + seek)

The Tower of Zen MuSeek La Curio, that Creates Ming YingYangs out of Copperheads.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 10:13 AM

Ooooo. One more.

The BORG. (Reminiscences of Star Trek TNG)

How about: Renaissance.

BiZone.

SciZone.

Posted by: LucRaymond

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 11:25 AM

I think there should be a new serie of speaker. Why? because the LFR technology can still apply to smaller speakers.

Here come the RADIANT SERIE.

This could be the RADIANT BM100 (Bipolar M100) paving the way to other radiant speakers.

The complete serie could be :
RADIANT BM100
RADIANT BM80
RADIANT BM60
RADIANT BM50
RADIANT BM22
RADIANT BW22
RADIANT BQS8 :-)
RADIANT BVP180
RADIANT BVP160
...



I don't think it should be a SIGNATURE or ELITE serie because it's a different kind of technology. You could still build a ELITE serie of current models with upgraded components.



Posted by: casey01

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 11:55 AM

Just curious, I was on the Emotiva website in which there was a link to a pre-order Axiom site naming the speakers the M100 V3(Audioholics pre-choice) at a pre-order price of $2790pr.(reg. $3795)shipping April 15. If a name hasn't been finalized yet, how is this possible, where did it come from and, if so, has anyone out there received this information because I sure haven't.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 12:02 PM

From Ian's post in the thread announcing the speaker:
Quote:

Posts: 606
I have been working out the final pricing for everything over the past few days and here it is:

I will start with the DSP boxes on their own. Though the DSP box is included with the new “yet-to-be-named speaker”, as the system will not work without it, we will also be making these DSP boxes available for the M80 v3 and the M80/VP180 v3 combination (and soon to follow for the M60 and M60/VP160). The addition of the DSP box to these models allows us to make finer adjustments to the family of curves than what’s possible with only the passive crossover. It makes a noticeable - though don’t expect dramatic - improvement to these models. For a pair of speakers this can be achieved using a single broadband DSP board in the box.

For the versions that controls the centre channel also there needs to be two broadband DSP boards in the box. These DSP boxes are factory reprogrammable and we will have a program available to do this in order for you to get updates or to change from one speaker model to another.

These DSP boxes will sell for $880 for the single board version capable of controlling one pair of either M80 v3 or M60 v3.

The dual board version for controlling your centre channel and front channels will sell for $1,190. These will be available for shipping on June 15.

We will be offering a pre-purchase price of $690 for the single board version and $940 for the dual board version from now until mid-May.

The new “yet-to-be-named speaker” comes with the dual board version of the DSP. If you are using these speakers as part of a system and wish to have your VP180 or VP160 also utilize your DSP box we will have this available as an option. This box would include three DSP boards and would cost an extra $310.

Essentially our new Linear Field Radiating Omnidirectional speakers are pretty close to two M80s in each cabinet. This new “yet-to-be-named speaker” model will sell for $3,760 which includes the pair of speakers and the dual board DSP box. They will be ready to ship on June 15.

We are going to do a 2-tier pre-purchase promotion on this new model. From now until April 15 you can pre-purchase them for $2,790. Additionally the first 10 pair sold will have special rear labels that are serialized with a straightforward 1 to 10 (R&L) and be signed by Andrew and myself. From April 16 to May 15 the pre-purchase offer will be $2,990.

All the various “Customize Yours” options can be seen at New Speaker. You can also place an order from this page.


They're taking pre-orders despite having not settled on one of my name submissions just yet. smile
Posted by: solarrdadd

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
From Ian's post in the thread announcing the speaker:
Quote:

Posts: 606
I have been working out the final pricing for everything over the past few days and here it is:

I will start with the DSP boxes on their own. Though the DSP box is included with the new “yet-to-be-named speaker”, as the system will not work without it, we will also be making these DSP boxes available for the M80 v3 and the M80/VP180 v3 combination (and soon to follow for the M60 and M60/VP160). The addition of the DSP box to these models allows us to make finer adjustments to the family of curves than what’s possible with only the passive crossover. It makes a noticeable - though don’t expect dramatic - improvement to these models. For a pair of speakers this can be achieved using a single broadband DSP board in the box.

For the versions that controls the centre channel also there needs to be two broadband DSP boards in the box. These DSP boxes are factory reprogrammable and we will have a program available to do this in order for you to get updates or to change from one speaker model to another.

These DSP boxes will sell for $880 for the single board version capable of controlling one pair of either M80 v3 or M60 v3.

The dual board version for controlling your centre channel and front channels will sell for $1,190. These will be available for shipping on June 15.

We will be offering a pre-purchase price of $690 for the single board version and $940 for the dual board version from now until mid-May.

The new “yet-to-be-named speaker” comes with the dual board version of the DSP. If you are using these speakers as part of a system and wish to have your VP180 or VP160 also utilize your DSP box we will have this available as an option. This box would include three DSP boards and would cost an extra $310.

Essentially our new Linear Field Radiating Omnidirectional speakers are pretty close to two M80s in each cabinet. This new “yet-to-be-named speaker” model will sell for $3,760 which includes the pair of speakers and the dual board DSP box. They will be ready to ship on June 15.

We are going to do a 2-tier pre-purchase promotion on this new model. From now until April 15 you can pre-purchase them for $2,790. Additionally the first 10 pair sold will have special rear labels that are serialized with a straightforward 1 to 10 (R&L) and be signed by Andrew and myself. From April 16 to May 15 the pre-purchase offer will be $2,990.

All the various “Customize Yours” options can be seen at New Speaker. You can also place an order from this page.


They're taking pre-orders despite having not settled on one of my name submissions just yet. smile


kids are born everyday with no name at the time of their birth; they seem to turn out alright. wink
Posted by: casey01

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 12:11 PM

Thanks, I guess I missed it, however, unlike the recent past(eg. VP160)as a long time Axiom owner, I never did see the link(via E-Mail) to get access to the actual pre-order site.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 12:16 PM

Hmmm...I'm not sure why the link didn't transfer. It was in Ian's post... not an email.

Anyway, here's the link: New Speaker.

But now that I've gone through this trouble, you have to order a set! grin
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 12:19 PM

Here is a link to his post.
Posted by: freddydent

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 04:47 PM

Axiom Astound
Axiom Amaze
Axiom Phenom(enon)
Axiom Immersion Series
Axiom Atomos/Atom/Atomic
Axiom Avantgarde/Vanguard
Axiom Prodigy
Axiom Indulge
Axiom Evolve/Evolution
Axiom Holosonic
Axiom Aristo
Axiom Euphoria
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
The Axiom Missionary.

Because it'll change your beliefs.


Offering steadier beats than the headboard.

Now that's just FUNNY!!
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/20/12 09:35 PM

Axiom CBT
Posted by: HAY

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 03:11 AM

I'm late in the game and it's just late, but might as well throw something out...

Axiom Elation
Axiom Acumen
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 08:26 AM

The Tommy speakers. "See me, Feel me, Hear me speakers"
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 09:27 AM

Jeezus H., man. I think you've posted enough entries for about 100 speaker companies with complete lineups of speakers. wink
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 09:38 AM

After 17 pages, and with Cat spewing out everything to flood the thread in hopes of winning ;-), this has probably already been entered, but I am too lazy to look to see...

Axiom Genesis-One (or some number)

I was trying to think of a word that signified a "new beginning" and the word genesis came to mind.... OK, a thesaurus helped generate ideas...

Genesis is a pretty universal word, used in music (the group Genesis), Star Trek (remember the planet that was "grown" and ended up bringing Spock back?), and so forth, but with a radically new design, there should be something to signify Axiom's leadership into this type of sound imaging.

EDIT: I just went back and searched, and it hasn't been used in any previous post.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 09:46 AM

Wait. I still have a few ideas left. grin

You know the thought of quoting the entire unabridged dictionary did cross my mind.

I'm sure by now I've disqualified myself, just out of spite.

But, boy that Apple stock sure is doing swell.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 09:48 AM

Meow!
Posted by: a401classic

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 11:29 AM

Cat could have taken a cue from his avatar...

The New Axiom Cheshire Series - "an intelligent yet mischievous [loudspeaker] that sometimes helps [Axiom members] and sometimes gets [them] into trouble, and thus could be classified as a [WAF Villian]*

* - quote from Wikipedia, paraphrased by me
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 12:23 PM

ALPHA Transducer
ALPHA 100 Transducer
ALPHA 122 Transducer

ALPHA Transducer.... Axiom Linear PHase Active Tranducer
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 01:21 PM

The Axiom Infestation.

You know, this could be a good selling point amongst all those Axiom naysayers.
Posted by: JC2

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 01:32 PM

Axiom Axis
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 01:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Amie
Winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 21st.

Hey, that's today!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Amie
Winner will be chosen on Wednesday the 21st.

Hey, that's today!


Knees knocking together in anticipation.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 03:25 PM

That's just because you need to go potty.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 03:41 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
That's just because you need to go potty to the litterpan.


Fixed it for 'ya, Peter!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 03:43 PM

dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 04:08 PM

Keep it in the pan, Cat! I ain't got time ta vacuum ever' time you gots ta go!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 04:14 PM

dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.
dig,dig,dig.

Woops!
Posted by: Nemesis ODL

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 04:21 PM

Nemesis ODL
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 04:24 PM

Can..... You.....Dig.....It.......



(You'll all be happy to know that I've actually seen this movie! Like, 20 times!)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 04:32 PM

I don't FEEL any happier.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 07:11 PM

Axiom Elation Towers
Elation Transducers
Elations


Blissatrons
Ecstaducers
Ecstatrons


Those are funny.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/21/12 07:36 PM

Iandrews.....has both names of the engineers within!

"Axiom Iandrews" nice ring to it!
Posted by: Amie

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:07 AM

Sorry for not updating everyone yesterday! We got down to a shortlist of about 18 names. Then we had to go through and eliminate the ones that were already loudspeaker series names . . . and now it's back out to the team for voting. It was a bit crazy doing it in the middle of show setup but we're still working on it - sorry for the delay! And thanks for all the great entries!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 06:22 AM

Hi Amie! I hope the show goes great for you guys!

Is there a way you can PM me the names of the judges? I'd like to know how much I should budget for bribe-quality chocolate, beer, and Lear Jets.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Hi Amie! I hope the show goes great for you guys!

Is there a way you can PM me the names of the judges? I'd like to know how much I should budget for bribe-quality chocolate, beer, and Lear Jets.


There's a bribe-quality Lear jet. Just send me a "regular" one, Mark. I won't complain wink
Posted by: Murph

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 09:51 AM

It's the one with the pole installed.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 04:18 PM

Amie, we need photos from the show!
Posted by: Amie

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 04:50 PM

Honestly I've tried about 16 times! Coming soon dear!
Posted by: Amie

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:28 PM

Okay, I HAVE A WINNER!

and it's me! Awww, lucky me!

. . . okay, and Andrew . . .

We're going with LFR1100 (1100 for 11 drivers, and a suitably large number for a large speaker and a lotta technology . . .)

So it is officially named and we'll get the site updated accordingly.

In other fun news, 6 of you who entered a variation on the LFR name will also win! $100 gift certificates coming your way from Ian! Congratulations avjunkee, Adrian, Socketman,INANE, ClubNeon, and a401classic - you're all winners!
Posted by: Wid

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:30 PM


Darn it, I could have used a set of M3s smile
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:34 PM

What! No cornish hens?
Posted by: Amie

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:36 PM

Next time guys, next time! Uh, but I'm pretty sure we'll never name anything after poultry. Just guessing.
Posted by: J. B.

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:56 PM

"just guessing"... ;-)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:57 PM

Great name- congratulations, guys!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 05:57 PM

Thank you very much, Amie!! congrats on the new name!
Posted by: a401classic

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 06:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Amie
Okay, I HAVE A WINNER!

and it's me! Awww, lucky me!

. . . okay, and Andrew . . .

We're going with LFR1100 (1100 for 11 drivers, and a suitably large number for a large speaker and a lotta technology . . .)

So it is officially named and we'll get the site updated accordingly.

In other fun news, 6 of you who entered a variation on the LFR name will also win! $100 gift certificates coming your way from Ian! Congratulations avjunkee, Adrian, Socketman,INANE, ClubNeon, and a401classic - you're all winners!


Whooo Hoooo! That'll help with a pair of IWM3's which will go in the ceiling of our front porch over the swing. And they are even WAF Approved! laugh

Thanks Axiom!
Posted by: SBrown

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 07:06 PM

That's ......good...err I mean....
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 09:36 PM

<------------Sobbing uncontrollably.
Posted by: Amie

Some Show Updates - 03/22/12 10:42 PM

I'm doing a terrible job at keeping everyone posted on the show, I know - I think the best thing would be if you all just came up to see for yourself. smile

Barring that . . . there sure are a lot of amazing setups here. Some are pretty wild just from room layout, and some are pretty wild from a product perspective. One that really caught my attention today was the Devialet Integrated Amplifier. (http://www.devialet.com). The thing in the second shot is a poor picture of their very cool remote.



I heard about it from Doug Schneider, and he made it sound like the future of audio had arrived . . . "Here's what makes the Devialet D-Premier so special: it uses a new kind of amplifier design that marries pure-class-A amplification with a class-D amplifier. The class-A portion is used for voltage, and the class-D section is used for current." - Doug Schneider, SoundStage CES article

They've got a really interesting display, with all the pieces of the product opened up and set out for inspection. If you're stopping by the show, make it a point to check it out! They're across the lounge from our room.

Don't worry - you definitely won't get lost trying to find us!




Lots going on on the Bryston side of our demo room and tomorrow I'll update you on Andrew's new favourite toy . . .

Until then!
Posted by: avjunkee

Re: Some Show Updates - 03/22/12 10:53 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about the LFR1100's. Many thanks to you and Ian smile
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 10:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Amie
Okay, I HAVE A WINNER!

and it's me! Awww, lucky me!

. . . okay, and Andrew . . .

We're going with LFR1100 (1100 for 11 drivers, and a suitably large number for a large speaker and a lotta technology . . .)

So it is officially named and we'll get the site updated accordingly.

In other fun news, 6 of you who entered a variation on the LFR name will also win! $100 gift certificates coming your way from Ian! Congratulations avjunkee, Adrian, Socketman,INANE, ClubNeon, and a401classic - you're all winners!


I just think that you went with that because CatBrat used up about every other word in the dictionary...
Posted by: Socketman

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 11:00 PM

great choice imho. also cool cuase i won and i never win anything grin
and Amie keep us updated with as many pics as possible ,no chance iwill be there.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/22/12 11:55 PM

What? Whoa!

Thanks, now I need to figure out what to get. I'm thinking another pair of QS8s, so I have Axiom on all 7 channels. smile
Posted by: dakkon

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/23/12 12:15 AM

Are there any members there to help keep us updated with photos ect?
Posted by: solarrdadd

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/23/12 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
What? Whoa!

Thanks, now I need to figure out what to get. I'm thinking another pair of QS8s, so I have Axiom on all 7 channels. smile


That will be nice! I have 14 Axioms! wink the main HT setup has 4 QS8v3's for channels 4 - 7!

keep us posted buddy!
Posted by: INANE

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/23/12 04:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Amie
Okay, I HAVE A WINNER!

and it's me! Awww, lucky me!

. . . okay, and Andrew . . .

We're going with LFR1100 (1100 for 11 drivers, and a suitably large number for a large speaker and a lotta technology . . .)

So it is officially named and we'll get the site updated accordingly.

In other fun news, 6 of you who entered a variation on the LFR name will also win! $100 gift certificates coming your way from Ian! Congratulations avjunkee, Adrian, Socketman,INANE, ClubNeon, and a401classic - you're all winners!


WOOT!

Good timing since I've had my eye on a pair of M80's for a while now. laugh
Posted by: jakewash

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/23/12 10:43 PM

Aw amn look what happens when you get busy and don't drop in for awhile, missed a chance at naming another speaker frown Can't wait till I can get a chance to hear these.
Posted by: LucRaymond

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/24/12 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: jakewash
Aw amn look what happens when you get busy and don't drop in for awhile, missed a chance at naming another speaker frown Can't wait till I can get a chance to hear these.


they really are awesome! Impressive sound. It's great to be able to ear systems that cost a lot more and be able to compare them to something that you can actually buy.

The cheapest system I've seen at the salon was a pair of cabasse CineOle which is priced at 1800$.. After that it climbed to 6000 for the cheapest of the cheapest.. Most speakers were priced around 10000$ (one Focal pair was priced at 96000$).

They are normally using interconnects that cost most than the LFR1100.

So far so good. It sounded better than a few 15000$ pairs
Posted by: CV

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/24/12 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By: LucRaymond
they really are awesome! Impressive sound. It's great to be able to ear systems that cost a lot more and be able to compare them to something that you can actually buy.


Did you take any of your own music to listen to on them? Just wondering if you can go into any more detail on the sound. I can't wait to hear them myself.
Posted by: LucRaymond

Re: You Knew This Was Coming . . . - 03/24/12 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: CV
Originally Posted By: LucRaymond
they really are awesome! Impressive sound. It's great to be able to ear systems that cost a lot more and be able to compare them to something that you can actually buy.


Did you take any of your own music to listen to on them? Just wondering if you can go into any more detail on the sound. I can't wait to hear them myself.


I didn't bring anything, took me and my buddy 5 hours to enter in every rooms but we would have need 10h more! smile

I can hardly go into details because my audiophile vocabulary consists of words like : wow, kick-ass and awesome!

The speakers were sharing a 70'x30' room. I'm sure that you get something very different in our home. They were placed like 4 feet from the wall and there was no walls directly on the side.

I actually went behind the speaker and what you hear from behind is excellent. Since the bass is omnidirectional it's like having 2 full range speakers back to back. I'm sure that with these speakers you don't need to put the volume very loud. You can fill the room with sound at very low volume.

Reminds me of the bigger Mirage loudspeakers.

I personally enjoy being surrounded by sound. I often listen to music in 7.1 instead of 2.0. I would definitely see myself enjoying music with these in a 2.0 setup.

I'm anxious to see if someone will actually put this in a small room (12x12). These babies are huge and can really sing loud!! But if you need to put them 4 feet from each wall they would be 4 feet apart from each other.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Some Show Updates - 03/24/12 09:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Amie
I'm doing a terrible job at keeping everyone posted on the show, I know - I think the best thing would be if you all just came up to see for yourself. smile

Barring that . . . there sure are a lot of amazing setups here. Some are pretty wild just from room layout, and some are pretty wild from a product perspective. One that really caught my attention today was the Devialet Integrated Amplifier. (http://www.devialet.com). The thing in the second shot is a poor picture of their very cool remote.



I heard about it from Doug Schneider, and he made it sound like the future of audio had arrived . . . "Here's what makes the Devialet D-Premier so special: it uses a new kind of amplifier design that marries pure-class-A amplification with a class-D amplifier. The class-A portion is used for voltage, and the class-D section is used for current." - Doug Schneider, SoundStage CES article

They've got a really interesting display, with all the pieces of the product opened up and set out for inspection. If you're stopping by the show, make it a point to check it out! They're across the lounge from our room.

Don't worry - you definitely won't get lost trying to find us!




Lots going on on the Bryston side of our demo room and tomorrow I'll update you on Andrew's new favourite toy . . .

Until then!


Amie, you should ask the hotel concierge where they got those white, lighted planters. They're just too fabu for words! I think they'd look thtupendouth on your dock at night!!

Oh, ya, and good look with all that hi-fi and sound stuff you're showing. Great that you guys just happened to be there for poutine when all this is going on, huh? And you had products in the car WITH you?!? Amazing!
Posted by: LucRaymond

Re: Some Show Updates - 03/26/12 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay

Amie, you should ask the hotel concierge where they got those white, lighted planters. They're just too fabu for words! I think they'd look thtupendouth on your dock at night!!


Here you go!
http://www.amazon.com/Tapered-Illuminated-Planter-16x-25/dp/B004PASHMO

185$

link
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Some Show Updates - 03/26/12 11:56 AM

Luc, you kill me! Thanks for the effort!
Posted by: eman

Re: Some Show Updates - 07/19/12 01:58 PM

Axiom Sparta. Then if you choose to make a smaller version it can be call Axiom Gladiator. Then for new bookshelf speakers Axiom Centurion. smile
Posted by: J. B.

Re: Some Show Updates - 07/19/12 02:03 PM

GOD, if you were what you say, all knowing, you would have realized that you forgot the "zilla".
that changes things, doesn't it?
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Some Show Updates - 07/19/12 06:10 PM

Nice Blue Oyster Cult....playing now!