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#122511 - 12/31/05 11:56 AM Polk vs. Axiom
mincone Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 60
Loc: New York
I would like to know how the M60ti would compare to the Polk m70. I never herd of this company before .

John
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#122512 - 12/31/05 12:06 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 04/30/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: Alabama
minicone: my friend, I'm afraid that you have gone into the hen house and asked the fox how many chickens there are. LOL!!!

Sure, the Axiom speakers are good speakers, just like many others but that doesn't answer your question.

The best advice that I could give is see if you can audition some at a "friends" house somewhere near you.

If that won't work, you could always purchase a set and if you don't like them, return them.

Best of luck and a very Happy New Year!!!
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#122513 - 12/31/05 12:20 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
Polk Monitor 70 sound more like M80s than M60s. Both have 6 1/2 inch drivers, but M80s have 2 6.5s, 2 5.5s, and 2 tweeters. I auditioned Polks before ordering my Axioms. I got the Axioms on the 30-day trial. Listening at home made the difference.

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#122514 - 12/31/05 03:09 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
On that note, M60's sound very similar to M80's, it is just 80's can play insanely louder.

I love my M60's and preferred them over the Polk 70's, but they are both good speakers...
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#122515 - 12/31/05 06:08 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 60
Loc: New York
Hi,

I have a Yamaha RX V2600 receiver and I am using a vintage Polk RM 7300v (1997) 5.1 setup, I want to setup a 7.1 configuration and I need to add a new set of main speakers to my system to make a 7.1 system.

I would like to find a matched pair sonically, imaging etc.
or start upgrading a little at a time.

What do you think?

John

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#122516 - 12/31/05 06:12 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Loc: New York
Any comments on m50ti Axiom and the polk m50's?

John
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#122517 - 12/31/05 06:30 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
Some others will most likely jump in here...Personally, I have not spent a lot of time with Polks. The Axiom 50's have been called slightly more laid back than the 60's. The Axiom 60's and 80's are very detailed and neutral in my opinion. They will faithfully reproduce the CD/DVD your listening to, that being said, if your CD was recorded poorly, the Axioms may recreate those flaws. However, good recordings sound fabulous. Some speakers that are really laid back will hide/muffle these flaws. For me I wanted speakers that accurately portrayed what I was listening to, not cover it up.

Where do you live John? Have you checked the Axiom "Audition" thread at the top of the "Hearing Things" forum. There may be someone on the map or list willing to let you have a listen in their home.

Randy

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#122518 - 12/31/05 10:14 PM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Might I suggest that the M series isn't Polk's top of the line speaker. Whereas, the M60 is compared with some well regarded offerings, such as the Paradigm reference line and the B&W 700 series. I don't know for sure, since I haven't heard them, but I believe you'd have to look at Polk's RTI or even their LSI's to compete with Axiom's M60s.

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#122519 - 01/01/06 12:53 AM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
mincone Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 60
Loc: New York
Hi All,

I want to thank you for all your input and I plan on purchasing the m60 and a center channel and pick up the rest at a little at a time.

Thanks again and Happy New Year.

John
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#122520 - 01/01/06 02:02 AM Re: Polk vs. Axiom
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13318
Loc: Iowa
Check out the Factory Outlet link on the "Store" page above. You will save 10% and they are still brand new speakers...
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