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#104930 - 07/20/05 05:43 PM Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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Well, it's time to get the woodcarvers busy on our free give-aways for the Axiom picnic . . . so we should get an idea of numbers. Who decided they were in for the Axiom tour / golf day / sneak preview / free stuff / play with very loud toys day at Axiom on September 10th?
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#104931 - 07/20/05 06:03 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I'm in.

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#104932 - 07/20/05 06:27 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
pmbuko Offline
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Since I am such a lovable member of the forum, can I be let in on the sneak previews even though I cannot attend?
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#104933 - 07/20/05 06:30 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
Not a good weekend for me either, but the free stuff and sneak previews do sound good. A chance to hear the M50 to see if I prefer them to the M22 would be nice as well.

Maybe next year.

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#104934 - 07/20/05 07:05 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Pitbull Offline
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Posts: 38
I am in, I will be driving from Ottawa Although I am not as known as the other users. Of course I have yet to take delivery of my Axioms, maybe I should wait(sounds something new over the horizon)?? I have been waiting for 8 months or so for my axioms Layaway plan while I build the extension because I have ZERO room

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#104935 - 07/20/05 07:30 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
thyname Offline
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Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
Amie, are you guys gonna do anything similar in USA?
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#104936 - 07/20/05 07:39 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Yeah!!!....A "winter" picnic, like in central Florida, could be fun

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#104937 - 07/20/05 08:36 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Amie:
I'm really hoping to attend, but I won't be able to commit until we're closer. I know that doesn't help you much!

In the two week period prior, I'm going to be in Acadia Nat'l Park for a four-day mini vacation and attending a three day Photoshop convention. Those will probably put me way behind on things here and I know it's going to be tight to lose another few days besides!

On the other side of the coin, it really does sound like fun!

Edit- And, just to clarify, is all of this happening on the tenth only or is it a weekend thing?


Edited by MarkSJohnson (07/20/05 08:40 PM)
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#104938 - 07/20/05 11:33 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
HAY Offline
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Loc: Burlington, Ontario
This all sounds too good to miss.
I spoke with Noreen(?) awhile back and she mentioned some camp ground next door but I forgot the name. Could you please let us know of some places within stubling distance from the festivite so I can reserve/book?

Any Burlington area people want to meet up first and possibly car pool? I'm supposed to be getting my first minivan next week...30 and a minivan...my gawd where did I go wrong?

Thanks!
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#104939 - 07/20/05 11:41 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
DallasAxiom Offline
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Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 94
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Amie,

You're ignoring your USA customers! We need an Axiom day as well!

- Yasa

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#104940 - 07/21/05 12:02 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bray Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 1791
Loc: Colorado
Amie
I am suddenly very busy which is good because I will actually have the money to attend but bad because I may be booked.
So that is a definate maybe.

I would also like to know about any nice campgrounds that are near.
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#104941 - 07/21/05 07:47 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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The camping 'resort' next door is Algonquin Trails. The closest hotel is Lumina Resort (ah, sweet love, where Ian and I and countless other couples met . . .) and if a spa is more your thing (read: the only way you're going to get the wife and kids up here with you!) then I'd recommend Deerhurst Resort, the place where Shania Twain was discovered.
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#104942 - 07/21/05 07:50 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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My thought was the official day would be the 10th - meet the folks of Axiom, plant tour, potato salad, frisbeer etc. Then for anyone who was interested, golfing on Sunday. But any opinions are welcome!
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#104943 - 07/21/05 07:55 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Loc: Central NH
In reply to:

The closest hotel is Lumina Resort (ah, sweet love, where Ian and I and countless other couples met . . .)



Hey Amie:
Got any suggestions for a hotel that won't cost a pair of M60s per night? Holiday Inn Express or one of those "We'll leave the light on" deals?

It's not the price....errr... I'm just not looking to meet anyone!
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#104944 - 07/21/05 08:35 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1121
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Mark, you can get a cabin at the resort next to the plant for $59.00 CAD / night. That's like $6.00 US!!!!!!

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#104945 - 07/21/05 09:06 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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OK, I'll admit that I only looked at the Lumina (based upon the word "hotel". The spa has good rates as well (and golf)! The ~$700/night rates were a bit much for me!
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#104946 - 07/21/05 09:47 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
>>The ~$700/night rates were a bit much for me!

That's $700 a WEEK including meals, not 700 a night.

"Weekly rate per adult (including 2 meals daily) based on number of adults in accommodation.
DAILY RATES: $98 to $130 M.A.P."

"If you are confused by the rates CALL, it's usually LESS than you think."


Edited by bridgman (07/21/05 09:56 AM)

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#104947 - 07/21/05 09:50 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
MarkSJohnson Offline
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ooops. my bad.

John, is there ANYthing that you don't beat me at? Oh yeah, your suggestion to wrap the basement pole in wood on another thread. That's one for me and six hundred and twelve for you!
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#104948 - 07/21/05 09:58 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
MarkSJohnson Offline
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So I'll ask before some other Ameracuhn does:

What's the conversion rate? Maybe I'll stay a week!

Amie: When is peak foliage for your area?
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#104949 - 07/21/05 09:58 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I probably drink more c-c-c-c-c-coffee than you

Exchange rate looks like $1.22 CDN per $US off a forex site. Banks and credit card companies will probably shave a few points off that, so maybe divide by 1.18 to get equivalent US ?

Our credit card companies went through a phase of grossly overcharging on exchange rates, but after some beatings they went back to only grossly overcharging on interest rates. Wouldn't hurt to check with your cc provider.

For accomodations before and after, unless my new house goes totally off the rails I can offer a place to stay near Toronto (and probably transportation) plus almost as wide a selection of Axiom products as they have up in Dwight. Might not be set up with guest beds etc.. but there will be A/C, running water and a couple of thoroughly sleep-tested sofas.


Edited by bridgman (07/21/05 10:05 AM)

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#104950 - 07/21/05 11:06 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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Posts: 1620
Peak foliage is Canadian Thanksgiving- second week in October . . . is the exchange *that* good? Not that we wouldn't love to have you, of course!
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#104951 - 07/21/05 11:12 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
barilkobart Offline
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Registered: 11/19/04
Posts: 87
Loc: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
I'll make the drive up from Oshawa (2 1/2 hours) for a factory tour and chat with fellow Axiomites.

Definately interested on golfing on the Sunday also.

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#104952 - 07/21/05 12:51 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
Loc: Brandon, Manitoba
Amie,
i'm still hoping to be there, but I won't know for sure until closer to the actual date. It would be in the middle of harvest for me which is busy time. Also flights are around $600 return from 'Toon town so I'm keeping my eyes open for a flight sale.

It looks like a beautiful golf course, I'd like the opportunity to go for a round with some of my Axiom friends(certainly hoped for a round with Ray - our resident pro!!!)
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#104953 - 07/21/05 01:23 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
HAY Offline
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Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 720
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Thanks Amie, I proposed to my wife at the Deerhurst Resort after the day spa and a wonderful meal (winter 2000). A beautiful place, played golf there summer 2003 and I would love to play it again...
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#104954 - 07/23/05 11:31 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
real80sman Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 1121
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Ran it by the future X-wife today, and it went pretty well. The biggest issue is that the new house closes on the 15th. I'll be able to tell as we get closer. May end up only being a day trip, though.

Shawn

(Just kidding on the future X-wife thing. She laughs at it everytime. Is that a good thing?)

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#104955 - 07/27/05 03:36 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Pitbull Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 38
So Amie should I hold off purchasing my epic 80-500 to see what new items you may be displaying?


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#104956 - 07/28/05 09:52 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
That old thing? Definitely hold off.







Just kidding!! LOL.
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#104957 - 07/28/05 01:43 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Hmmmmmmm..........reading between the lines.........




.......there's a lot of space between those lines

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#104958 - 07/28/05 03:23 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Tarun Offline
local

Registered: 05/27/05
Posts: 295
Loc: Hillsborough, NJ
Is anyone welcome at this picnic or is it a invitation only event.
I may consider a trip to Ottawa for the day....or two.

-Tarun
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#104959 - 07/28/05 06:26 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Posts: 16259
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Only people who have heard of Axiom are allowed to come.
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#104960 - 07/28/05 06:29 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Doesn't axiom have to do with Mathematics?

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#104961 - 07/28/05 06:46 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Mathematics?!Yes...YES!!

That's the attraction

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#104962 - 07/28/05 08:21 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
You're definitely invited!
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#104963 - 07/29/05 12:27 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
In reply to:

You're definitely invited!



Great! Now I've been "officially" invited!

Just wish I could afford to attend...

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#104964 - 08/12/05 04:19 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Zarak Offline
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Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1849
Loc: PA
This may have been said already, but I think it is a pretty amazing testament to Axiom as a company that their customers want to all get together for a picnic at company headquarters. I know people that don't want to go to their OWN company picnic's let alone one at another company. Just another sign of what a good company Axiom is and how much we all love their products. I can't think of another company that I have bought something from that would even be able to suggest such a thing and expect to have people come. Keep up the good work Axiom!

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#104965 - 08/12/05 04:56 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Loc: Central NH
Is there any sort of running list of those who have confirmed their attendance?
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#104966 - 08/12/05 05:00 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Not just a visit at company HQ; but Another get-together has been requested by a number of folks here in the good ol' US of A(central Florida would be good for me)

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#104967 - 08/12/05 05:36 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
pmbuko Offline
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Pssst. You didn't hear it from me, but I'm pretty sure everyone is going just so they can see Amie.
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#104968 - 08/12/05 06:53 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
pmbuko Offline
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I think Wichita, Kansas is pretty much in the middle of the country. Unless of course you include Hawaii and Alaska, which would put the center somewhere around Washington or Oregon.
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#104969 - 08/12/05 07:36 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Yeah;......I know

But if it were in Fla......

.......I wouldn't have to travel very far

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#104970 - 08/12/05 07:43 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Come to think of it.....

......I did say "Central" Floridayeah

Does that qualify?

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#104971 - 08/12/05 10:34 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Haoleb Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 1488
Loc: Maine
wish i could be there. Except if i went golfing whoever rides with me in the cart would have to risk walking half the course.... because i somehow always end up getting a flat tire *evil smirk* But the good news is that i have only had to abandon the cart once.

Sounds like ya'll are gonna have a blast. And hey theres plenty of great things to do here when we have that winter thing.. nobody likes florida anyway
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#104972 - 08/12/05 11:23 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
If you include Puerto Rico that would shift the center a bit closer to Florida. Try not to think about Alaska... and DEFINITELY don't think about Guam...

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#104973 - 08/13/05 01:17 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
pmbuko Offline
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
You need to at least have a star on the flag to come under consideration.
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#104974 - 08/13/05 06:34 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Funny;...I often think about Alaska, but almost never about Guam.....

Think it's cause Alaska has such nice scenery.....but that's a different story altogether.

Of course; since NY is capitol of the US now instead of DC,perhaps if DC had a star, they could give it to someone else!

-sigh- Guess Dwight may be closest after all.

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#104975 - 08/13/05 09:23 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
lacv75 Offline
frequent flier

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 14
Let's settle for Denver, CO...pretty neutral place, a big airport hub, 2 hours away from Vail and Aspen...

What do you say? =)
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#104976 - 08/13/05 10:09 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Got it

Take the skis, leave the kids

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#104977 - 08/18/05 11:05 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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'k, we have a rough idea of who is coming and the distance they are travelling - so is 11 am too early to start the festivities? Joe, Brent, Alan and Jean will be on hand to answer all your audio questions. If there are any vegetarians, we definitely need to know that in advance . . .
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#104978 - 08/18/05 11:23 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
oz350z Offline
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Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 562
Loc: Atlanta
I have to let you know how disappointed I am that I will not be able to make this event. I would sooo like to meet the all the staff at Axiom and so many of the wonderful people on the forums. Bummer
oz

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#104979 - 08/18/05 11:58 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Ajax Offline
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Ditto, here We DO expect lots of photos and posting to keep those of us who are unable to attend informed of all the goings on.
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#104980 - 08/18/05 12:50 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7395
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
I agree, Jack. Photos will be nice.

It would be fun to see the Axiom staff and meet some of the people from the boards. I will be attending the festivities only in the virtual realm.
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#104981 - 08/18/05 02:13 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Maybe we could set up a webcam ?

11:00 sounds like a good start time. Will there be a map posted ? Mapquest and Yahoo seem to be able to find Dorset (a fire tower and a gas station) but have never heard of Dwight

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#104982 - 08/18/05 03:02 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
alou Offline
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Posts: 139
Loc: Calgary, AB
How 'bout a dedicated web page? Not unlike the Wall O' Fame.

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#104983 - 08/18/05 06:52 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
FordPrefect Offline
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Posts: 1334
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
In reply to:

Will there be a map posted ? Mapquest and Yahoo seem to be able to find Dorset (a fire tower and a gas station) but have never heard of Dwight.




Google Maps

simply take 400 to 11, turn right onto 60 and in about 20 minutes or so you're there.


...hey, is that Axiom's private airport?


another map
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#104984 - 09/02/05 08:47 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
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How many people are spending the night locally? I know several of you are driving up and back - or across and back - or down and back - but is anyone staying in scenic Dwight? Just trying to finish the organization.

Side note - this is a lot of fun for us. We're having a good time planning this!
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#104985 - 09/02/05 08:53 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Can't make it this year, work always seems to somehow get in the way of social activities but I will send 'yall my best wishes to have an extermely great time!
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#104986 - 09/02/05 10:13 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Posts: 10833
Loc: Central NH
I'm not going to be able to make it either. My mom in RI has been having some health issues and with time spent there, I'm just falling far enough behind on enough work so that I don't even want to answer the phone. I have to get caught up.

It really sounded like fun! I was going to bring my camera equipment and take a bunch of photos that I could put up on a website.
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#104987 - 09/02/05 11:53 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
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Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Probably just driving up for the day unless I can find somewhere for the dogs to stay. All of my normal "dog sitters" seem to be away this weekend themselves...

BTW I'm still not sure where the Axiom HO actually is. I know it's on Hwy 60 in the general vicinity of Dwight, and I'm pretty sure Dwight is at Hwys 35 and 60 (which I can find), but past that all I can do is drive around or ask at the canoe place (second map). I looked at the satellite photos for a subwoofer up on a pole but I think the imagery predates the EP500/600 development

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#104988 - 09/02/05 12:31 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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It's on the lefthand side as you are going east, just past "downtown Dwight as I remember. I also am going to make it a day trip.
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#104989 - 09/02/05 01:01 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Thanks !!

Is it safe to assume that the factory is east of Hwy 35 ? Your route comes across from hwy 11 which covers both sides of Dwight; I would probably come up 35 to avoid having to drive across TO and come back.

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#104990 - 09/02/05 02:04 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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I'm sorry - didn't mean to be coy with directions!!!

From 'the south', take Highway 400 to Barrie, then Highway 11 to Huntsville. Take the third interchange at Huntsville, which is Highway 60. It only goes one way. Dwight is 22 km east of Huntsville. You will drive through the village, and then you'll see Highway 35 and a Petro-Can on the right, and we're 1 km past that on the left. The Cookhouse Restaurant, the Campground, and Axiom are all clustered together there.

Highway 35 is such a beautiful route. If you don't mind getting stuck behind canoes, trailers, etc, you'll have a great drive. It's such a haven for bikers as well, so keep an eye out! You'll see some gorgeous machines cruising by. Just take 35 until it ends and then make a right; we're 1 km from there.
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#104991 - 09/02/05 06:21 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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I might stay up there. Really all depends what needs to be done (working on my addition). If things go well yes if not I may not be able to attend Although what is one day

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#104992 - 09/02/05 07:28 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Thanks, Amie !!

I just felt a bit left out, everyone else seemed to know where to go already

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#104993 - 09/03/05 06:26 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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For all of those going, are you going alone or are you bringing the S.O. / Family? Just curious.

Shawn

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#104994 - 09/05/05 12:29 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Well looks like it might be a family outing for us Would it be okay if I bring my 3 year old Amie? Is it ok if I bring my wife?


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#104995 - 09/06/05 12:58 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Amie, do you have a formal itinerary as to how the day will play out, or are you playing it by ear? I know you said you will be starting at around 11:00am, but you haven't said much else.

Tour first, going deaf, then lunch? Games first (Frisbeer/Washer toss), then tour/going deaf, then lunch? Are we each bringing our own picnic basket, or contributing a salad/entre of some sort? Will you have a BBQ fired up? How late so you expect things to go?

Shawn

Oh, as a side bar for those interested, across the street (ok, it's down the road a little bit), is Langford Canoe and Langford Canoe Gift Store

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#104996 - 09/06/05 07:34 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Absolutely - bring them both!
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#104997 - 09/06/05 07:36 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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What we're thinking is 11 am for the factory tour; 12 for a barbecue (we've got the food covered, thank you! Pmbuko's sending the potato salad). Then Ian has a few things to say and a few things to play, and we figured we would play it by ear - imagining 4 pm. Is that what everyone else had in mind?
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#104998 - 09/06/05 08:18 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Sounds real good. If the barbeque is lunchtime then I can leave the dogs at home. They already leave the room when the stereo is loud, and my system is NOTHING like what Ian probably has in his office

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#104999 - 09/06/05 08:21 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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what's this about the potato salad???
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#105000 - 09/07/05 08:31 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Darn you were suppose to tell me to leave the wife at home



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#105001 - 09/08/05 01:32 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Hi Amie

I will be attending on Saturday. I will be bringing a friend that is picking up some equipment. We both had the tour about a month ago so we will be just up for the food at noon and other attractions. I am comming from the Alliston area and my friend is comming from London.

Looking forward to it, hope the weather holds out.

See you there.

Thanks

Paul
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#105002 - 09/08/05 02:27 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Sounds great! I'm putting the finishing touches on the 'other' right now and it's very fun! A lot of the staff will be there as well, which is great. Tom Cumberland wanted to do a reading from his latest Audio Engineering Society Paper but we don't seem to be able to find a room that will fit enough beds for when we nod off . . . so we'll save that for next time.
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#105003 - 09/08/05 04:37 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Oooo Oooo....could you consider publishing it in this forum...huh, huh? I'll betcha a few of us could manage to keep our eyes open on it if we tried







especially if there are any clues on upcoming products

Hey....it's worth a shot
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#105004 - 09/08/05 05:11 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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At 180 MB so far . . . no. Sorry! But Jim and Tim (our IT guys) will be taking live shots throughout the event and posting them so those of you who are not able to join us can keep in touch with lots of the events.
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#105005 - 09/08/05 05:29 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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In reply to:

Jim and Tim (our IT guys) will be taking live shots throughout the event and posting them so those of you who are not able to join us can keep in touch with lots of the events.



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#105006 - 09/08/05 06:04 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Jim and Tim (the IT guys) -- are they like Click and Clack (the Car Talk guys)?
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#105007 - 09/08/05 06:39 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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OK!.....thanks for the info, Amie.

Only problem I can see is when I move my listening chair(the comfortable one)to in front of the computer so I can spend the entire day Right Here, may cause a bit of concern with the rest of the family.

But Hey! Don't want to miss nothin'

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#105008 - 09/08/05 09:30 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Speaking of "enough beds", do you have a rough number of those planning to attend?

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#105009 - 09/09/05 12:10 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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We're at about 55 right now. That's a fun size, I think. I'm off to get groceries! Ian wants to make the burgers himself, but I may have to object . . .
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#105010 - 09/09/05 12:10 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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PS - we're counting you in, real80sman
- are you going to make it?
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#105011 - 09/09/05 08:32 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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I may have to make it 57... my dog sitter just got sent out of town for the weekend. They are quite small and for the promise of a piece of burger they will sit quietly in the Jeep for hours

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#105012 - 09/09/05 10:44 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Well, I'm afraid I won't be making it after all. I stopped by the new house tonight, only to find water pouring out of the ceiling in the mud room. Seems that the ensuite tub upstairs has a leak. I have to meet with the builder tomorrow to get things hammered out before we take possession on Thursday.

I can't express how disappointed I am. (on a number of levels....) I was really looking forward to meeting you all.

Everyone have a great time!! I'll check in a few times tomorrow.

Shawn

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#105013 - 09/10/05 07:12 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Your dogs will love it! See you this morning.
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#105014 - 09/10/05 02:50 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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A couple of shots up now . . . http://www.axiomaudio.com/anniversary.html
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#105015 - 09/10/05 03:50 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Amie, I know it complicates things, but could you put names to the faces? We'd like to know who's who.
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#105016 - 09/10/05 06:10 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Oooo, Oooo....I recognize a couple of those faces!!

Those are my M50s!.....Wow!!....thanx!!

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#105017 - 09/10/05 06:18 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Do i see powered towers,dual woofer subs,and maybe bigger center chan.speakers in that photo?

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#105018 - 09/10/05 06:28 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Just a guess; but it looks like a real nifty hodge-podge of old speaker lines, newer prototypes and even some current/near current production models!

Geeez, I wish I were there to check 'em out

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#105019 - 09/10/05 09:30 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Man I really wish I could have gone. What is funny, my wife just said, why didn't I go I guess I really never told her about it sinc we live in Iowa. Maybe next year, if they have a get togethor
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#105020 - 09/11/05 12:12 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Here's a quick trip report; unfortunately I arrived up there having had WAY too little sleep for the last couple of days so some of the details were already fuzzy by the time I got home. Bottom line was that I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of the nicest, most interesting people you could imagine...

Random notes from the picnic :

It was just over 3-1/2 hour drive from Toronto. Arrived a bit after 11 -- Amie and others were just carrying goodies out to the picnic area when I arrived.

After asking a few (in hindsight) dumb questions I figured out that this was a company picnic with board denizens invited, so most of the nice people there were Axiom staff. D'oh !!

Me : "So, like, where did you come in from ?"

Them : (with a confused expression) "about 1/2 mile that way"

There were perhaps 1/2 dozen customers and dealers; the rest were Axom staff and friends, including some of Ian's friends who were integral to the original startup 25 years ago. Ian is one of the few people I have met who has had the opportunity to bring his friends and contacts from the early days into the business as it grows; there was an incredible mix of talent and experience at the picnic.

The factory tour started just after I arrived. It's a physically large facility, made up of a number of buildings added over the years. I think Ian said they had been in that location for 23 years -- if you looked closely you could see the construction materials changing radically from the first building (pre-dating Axiom) to the last addition ('97, I think).

The background music system in the factory uses M80s hung up high on the wall, so the Muzak quality is extremely high and can probably drown out the milling machines pretty easily. The suggestion about using M80s in a large room seems to hold up pretty well; the pair I was listening to were about 12 feet off the ground, 40 feet apart, and 30 feet from the listening position. Sounded mighty fine...

ONe thing that impressed me (although it didn't surprise me) was how all the important things were first-rate, and everything else was very basic and functional. The office over the production area was very basic and literally used old speakers for furniture (work table for PCs was a plank across two old cabinets, and the bench was a really big cabinet with a cushion on top) but when we walked back down the stairs from the loft you could see that the loft was built with high tech no-squeak engineered joists. The whole place was like that.

They don't throw anything away. For example, a Hsu subwoofer makes an excellent amplifier stand (don't ask ).

You have seen pictures of the dust collection system but the pictures don't show how BIG it is -- a huge hulking tower out back. The vacuum pipe from the work areas is a couple of feet in diameter, and the return air duct had to be 4 or 5 feet across. The factory had much less dust than my house ;(

There really is a soundproof room with double doors and an M80 inside. What they don't tell you is that the room is actually built OUTSIDE the rest of the building so it doesn't disturb the staff.

There is a door labelled something like "subsonic test facility" running off the CAD/CAM area. When you go up the stairs and open the door, you suddenly find yourself outside at rooftop level. Anyone feeling sorry about Ian having to climb up a pole with a subwoofer on his back can rest easy; the stairs lead to a platform where the sub can be mounted to a right angle pole, then the whole assembly (including mikes) swings out over the parking lot to get it away from any surfaces that would interfere with the sound. Very simple, but very slick.

The staff had assembled a slide show with images going back over the years. There were a couple of interesting pics from "Ian's dock party" with a live band; sound system was big amps and speaker arrays each made up of 4 M80s. Also a pic of what I believe were 6 EP600s ganged in the listening room; apparently the bass was awesome

Let's see, what else. Oh yeah, the pretty lady in the red top is Cassandra, who performs final QA. I think Cassie is the one to talk to about getting factory fallout when you need it. Anyways, her two daughters were there, all dressed up for the party, and they latched immediately onto my two dogs. I learned all kinds of interesting things, such as :

- a dog CAN eat its own weight in sausages and hamburgers if you break them into small pieces first

- dogs WILL eat pickles if they have been mixed in with pasta salad so the yummy salad dressing soaks into the pickles

- after 11 years, my faithful dogs would sell me out IN A HEARTBEAT for a girl with a hamburger

Anyways, more tomorrow. I'm hoping I can remember more or at least write more clearly after some sleep.

It was a great trip, and you honestly couldn't ask to meet a nicer group of people. The Axiom folks have generally been with the company for a long time (Ian gently observed that Amie was pretty much the "newbie" at 6 years), and it really shows in both their knowledge of the products and their passion for their work.

Congratulations to everyone at Axiom on an important anniversary and thanks again for the invite !!


Edited by bridgman (09/11/05 12:18 AM)

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#105021 - 09/11/05 12:42 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Thanks for sharing, John. Hearing what a great time was to be had makes me sad I missed the festivities. I look forward to reading more of the reactions/descriptions of the board members.
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#105022 - 09/12/05 12:46 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Bridgman, good write up. It was nice to meet you and another forum member pitbull(?) at the picnic.

I really enjoyed the day and it's a shame but understandable that more people could not have attended.

First off, thank you very much Axiom for inviting us, it truly was a beautiful day in Muskoka and a great drive (but rushed from Toronto. I don't think I had a record time but the minivan was hauling.

Everyone made me feel very welcome and was eager to answer any question, even if they've been asked it a hundred times.

I was just in a daze pretty much all day though, I had come to the home of Axiom and was ready to finally fill in the rest of my home theater. I had started with a VP150 over a year and half ago and knew as soon as I seen it, especially when I heard it that I needed more Axiom speakers. The day was finally here, but when 3 seats were removed from the minivan the wife was concerned.

The anticipation of getting my new system was overwhelming but to actually go to the place where they were built and to meet the people who dreamed them up and created them was awesome. Originally 60's were on the list, then QS8's and negotiating with the wife up to the day I left landed the 500.

Ian was personally touring us around the factory and it was hard to follow along as there’s sooo many distractions. The WHOLE Axiom speaker line, the 80’s on the wall for the floor workers, the staircase up to the sub pole, speakers absolutely everywhere, things we were possibly not supposed to see, the machinery, the production line with 4 or so different custom finished M80’s, the DSP sub amp processing line, and Whoa...what's that...Michael Jackson...I think....yup, Smooth Criminal....let's go see what's behind the door...the listening room.
The listening room was great, I found myself going in and out all day It consisted of 80's, VP150, QS8 and an EP500 and EP600 on a switch box. We brought in some 50's later in the day. This is the room where they do the double blind tests. I must say no matter what we had on, speaker wise, it just sounded fantastic. As far as I know we were just playing different CD’s with specific tunes to demo the abilities. When I first came in to smooth criminal it was playing with all speakers going and the EP600. WOW, I could not imagine ever needing that much or more. The 600 alone was worth the trip up, what an amazing and scary piece of technology. It was not fair to the 500 when going back and forth. I was debating whether or not to get the 500 after listening to the 600. Don’t get me wrong, I bought it and I love it, but when we switched back and forth…the 600 just moves so much more air, you feel this bad boy.

I never really noticed how loud it was in the room until I went outside for a bit and realized I had a hum in my ears. The sound was so crisp and clean you just wanted more and it didn’t seem to be unbearable. I had no sign of exhaustion/listening fatigue. After a bite to eat back to the room and Tim ( I believe) an Axiom employee was at the controls and had some music just pumping. There was an SPL meter lying on the table and I think it was going from high 90’s to 107? Tim was quick to offer me sit beside him as they have 2 chairs in the sweet spot. It took awhile to get our names as we were a couple inches apart and could not hear the words coming out of our mouths. No one wanted to turn down the music though. I’m not sure how anyone could listening to music much louder and could only ask that Tim or someone posts the actual SPL/Decibels we reached in that room. I do know though that the 2 amps we were using had the Red lights flashing and Peter(?) tapped Tim on the shoulder and pointed over to the amps.

I’ve gone on much longer than anticipated, I have only had a very short time to play with my new set up and I love it. I am also very glad I went with the 500 as it easily is way more than I need for my room. I finally understand the whole Darla Tap scene Any concerns have been squashed and I know if I had a 600 my house would collapse. A few employees and I were joking that Axiom should have a dry wall compound/putty to fix the cracks in the walls the subs will make.

Again, thank you Axiom.

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#105023 - 09/12/05 10:07 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Well I wont try to repeat what was said. The Axiom staff made us all feel as if we worked there. I think everyone got along great and it was a pleasure to meet them. I am sure I talked all their ears off and even made comments in jest The tour was an experience and shows you the time and dedication it takes to make a company grow. As you can see the transitions that were made by the building designs I again want to thank the staff and board members for making it a worthwhile trip. (BTW dont get caught late at night at the start of Algonquin Park no hotels anywhere - although good opportunity...) We saw a lot of history from the first Axioms to the MT80i. Oh and btw here are the new prototypes in the works Prototypes
I will post more pics when in the future from my digital camera I just wanted to post a quick blurb.

Thanks
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#105024 - 09/12/05 10:19 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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>>Oh and btw here are the new prototypes in the works

Whoa, now you're in trouble. Those 6x9s were supposed to be a well-kept secret !!


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#105025 - 09/12/05 10:53 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Thanks Amie (and Ian) for putting on the picnic!!!!

I loved the cake, chips, and rest of the food. Really nice to talk to other people with the same interests. Although I had a tour a month ago, it was nice to get a second look. Really interested in the In wall, Out wall speakers comming this fall.

I wish we could have stayed longer but my friend from London need to get back that day.

Thanks again
Paul
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#105026 - 09/12/05 11:16 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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How funny is that?! You *totally* got me!

I was so pleased to meet everyone! It was excellent for Alan and I to put 'board' names to the faces. Weather was perfect, guests were even better, and John's dogs have won a permanent spot in all our hearts - what a pair of sweethearts!

Thanks everyone who made our little celebration that much sweeter by joining us - we really appreciated it!

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#105027 - 09/12/05 11:22 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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There were over 100 pictures taken! But we were exhausted and didn't get them cropped and put up. If I get a chance before I leave tomorrow, I'll get some more photos up with names; otherwise I promise to do it when I get back. In the shots there, you see Steve (plant manager) with Mike and Cassandra, who are in R & D and Quality Control. Then of course, Alan and Tom. In the bottom corner, Peter is showing some guests the slideshow, and on the wall is Ian circa 1985. The vintage speaker display was a total highlight - I'll get some of those pics up too!
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#105028 - 09/12/05 12:49 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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I feel like I'm just not seeing something I should. Where would I find the pictures that are already posted? I can't seem to find them.

j
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#105029 - 09/12/05 01:08 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
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Amie linked them early on in this thread.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/anniversary.html
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#105030 - 09/12/05 01:45 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8268
Loc: Tacoma
I just want to thank the Colquhouns for conducting their lives and business in a way that reflects the world as I'd like it to be.

I regret my inability to attend the function, but Axiom has earned my ongoing loyalty and respect.

My life is happier because of not only my Axiom purchases and the relationships I continue to build on the boards, but also because of the knowledge that new friends were made in this very special setting.

Thank you to Ian, Amie and the Axiom staff.
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#105031 - 09/12/05 01:49 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16259
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Can you write my Christmas cards this year, Tom? Very nicely said.
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#105032 - 09/12/05 02:09 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
barilkobart Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/19/04
Posts: 87
Loc: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Thanks Amie.

It was a pleasure to meet you, Ian, Alan, Joe, Tom, and many others.

My wife and I were impressed with the facility.
You could eat off the floors.

I was amazing how the cabinets are CNCed in one piece, and folded over to form the speaker.

What impressed us most was the people who work at Axiom.
Everyone was smiling and very passionate about their work.
I asked Ian during the slideshow what his staff turnover was.
His reply was a serious "Zero"!

Thanks to Joe for taking me and my wife on the tour, as we arrived at 1pm, missing the original tour.

Thanks to Tom for the suggestions on getting rid of my annoying humm from the cable company. Problem solved.

The speaker testing room convinced me (and more importantly my wife) to order an EP500 later this year when our home renovations are completed. Alan provided some excellent input for our room. Hearing some of my favourite demo CDs with this subwoofer was unbelievable!

Definately be ordering some inwalls for the kitchen and hallway when they come out.

It was kewl to see some speaker cabinets for a prototype M100 (3 woofers, 3 mids, 3 tweeters).

It was interesting to hear that the Axiom Website is redundantly hosted in Montreal, and that the Axiom factory has a wireless link on the top of the dust collector pointing at the Dwight public school for their high speed internet access.

Thanks Axiom for a wonderful day.

BarilkoBart

VP150/M60s/QS8/AX1.5
Pioneer VSX-D810s Receiver
Bryston 3B Amp (mains)
Thomas Patterson Amp (center and sub)


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#105033 - 09/12/05 03:53 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
DL30 Offline
veteran

Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 102
Loc: San Carlos, IL
Thanks for the reports - I can only hope to attend the next Axiom Picnic!

I am sure the pictures do not so the trip justice. I have one question - did the Anti-Standing Wave Cake improve cake eating efficiency and increase the size of the sweet spot?
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#105034 - 09/12/05 04:21 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
James_T Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 715
Loc: Seattle WA
Thanks Peter
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#105035 - 09/12/05 04:33 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3875
Loc: Up yonder
Prototype??? M100??? What?? You can’t just leave us non-attendees hanging…….

At least give us a tentative release date, purty please? I’ll wait around for them and move the 80’s to the HT and get the 100’s for my stereo system.

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#105036 - 09/13/05 05:08 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
Classic moment at the picnic - as the speaker-cake began to melt in the sun, and the M-chocolates sagged, Ian turned to Rebecca, the baker, and said "Guess those are seconds now."
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#105037 - 09/13/05 08:01 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
M100!??......M100!??.....No, make that QS10s(and make mine ported, please)I know they'd be HUUUGE, but WOW!!!

(uh..ok....ports are optional)


I really want to move my surround M3s to the dining room system, but can't just yet, need those 6.5s out back to balance the fronts

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#105038 - 09/13/05 09:09 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
bridgman Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
We were all having such a good time at the picnic that we never had a chance to assemble the Coalition for a Ported Center Channel and give Ian a piece of our minds


Edited by bridgman (09/13/05 09:12 AM)

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#105039 - 09/13/05 10:46 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
CPCC......hmmmmm......has a nice ring to it

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#105040 - 09/14/05 08:00 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Uh oh....The Axiom "wish list" is really startin' to grow now!!

Thanks to dllewel, in addition to a 6.5" drivered and ported center; plus a new QS10, also with 6.5s, I'd also like to see a range of Axiom plate amps for our subs that allows us to plug in our own parameters and let the amp bring out the best of our drivers in our own rooms!! Wouldn't that be fun?

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#105041 - 09/14/05 11:07 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Hi Amie!

Well........it's been almost exactly two whole days since you suggested that perhaps we'd be getting to see some more of those 100 plus photos that were taken at the picnic....two whole days! and we're dyin' here!{sad,real tears!}

Also, if there are any new "Bigger Stuff" speakers in the works, uh..could you give us a hint? Some of us may have to come out of retirement.......

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#105042 - 09/23/05 03:51 PM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
Amie Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1620
A couple more pictures added now. Sorry for the delay! Catching up this week was a bit of an effort!
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#105043 - 09/27/05 07:27 AM Re: Axiom Day - September 10th
F107plus5 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Alright!!! thanks for the new pix!!

Always great to put the folks with the stuff!

A better look at the historical artifacts is fun too!

It was worth the wait.....thanx again













uh.....got any more?

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