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#1303 - 01/31/02 09:12 AM How much did the old ax 5 cost
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Registered: 11/15/01
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Loc: Nova Scotia
How much did th eold ax 5 cost?



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#1304 - 01/31/02 12:26 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
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I used to have a pair of the old AX5 Reference in the rectangualr box, light oak finish, with the 10" aluminum woofer 'round the back. That was in 1988 or 89. Awesome. Fuelded them with a Cyrus One integrated and was able to achieve impressive levels on it's 25 watts per channel.
List price was $1500.00 and they usually sold around $1200.00 if memory serves.



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#1305 - 01/31/02 12:30 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
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Me again.
Ian, correct me if I am wrong but, I think they won an award from Sound and Vision back then too as product of the year.



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#1306 - 02/01/02 03:37 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
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They were definitely award winners! We won that award, as well as a CES Engineering and Design award. Julian Hirsch actually said they were the flattest loudspeakers he'd ever measured.

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#1307 - 02/01/02 04:59 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
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Registered: 01/10/02
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The brochure mentions them as the speaker of choice at Le Studio at Morin Heights.

One thing has always puzzled me Ian, the speakers in the picture are bookshelf models, and the AX5's definitely are not? Am I wrong, or is the picture incorrect?

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BBIBH
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#1308 - 02/01/02 06:39 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
Sean Offline
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Registered: 11/15/01
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Loc: Nova Scotia
Ian, is The Ax 5's output the same or greater to the M80ti?
how many drivers are in the AX-5?name them if you could please?



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#1309 - 02/01/02 10:45 PM Re: How much did the old ax 5 cost
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Registered: 01/10/02
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This speaker had 3 drivers:
1-tweeter 1" ,1- midwoofer 5" , 1 aluminum subwoofer 10".

The sub was enclosed in its own cabinet within the speaker, rear firing and was crossed over at 180hz. It was a 4ohm, output of 87db, and measured 30"x12"x11.25" (HWD). Response was advertised at 32-22khz +2db. Front ported.

Regards,

BBIBH
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