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#179416 - 10/17/07 10:36 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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Jason, you're absolutely right about the more open, spatial feel to the Axioms. That's what I was trying to get at when I said "airy". Your way is a better way to explain it.

I doubt very much I'll take the 80s out again as the corners damage very easily. But I would like to take a good, critical listen to the 100s some time. I really liked what I heard with that pop but then again they're almost $1000 more.

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#179419 - 10/17/07 10:59 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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Jason, that's an interesting way to look at it. It sounds like the M80s maybe in for a V3 so that Paradigm M11V4's don't have an edge. But what can one do better on the 80s without increasing cost?

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#179423 - 10/17/07 11:29 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Mojo]
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Isn't the question, What is it that seems to make the more expensive speakers worth the extra cash?....Brand name? I really can't justify the more expensive speakers out there, based solely on the Sound Quality. The difference is just not that much, IMO, even within the Paradigm line or those Focals. They may have made the M11s too good and hurt sales of their higher priced lines. Axiom will be fine, as they DO still have an edge in sound reproduction, IMO. But Paradigm has really made it close. I wonder if other retailers are selling them for the same price as GA appears to be lower than most for its pricing, at least on the few items I know of.
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#179425 - 10/18/07 12:04 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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I am curious what people's opinions are on the relative aesthetics between these two speakers.

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#179428 - 10/18/07 12:44 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Mojo]
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Well the paradigms do have a more refined and polished look to them. Mainly because of the lack of grill peg holes. But then theres that hideous midrange that doesnt exactly "blend in"
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#179442 - 10/18/07 09:03 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Haoleb]
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As far as looks go I give the edge to the Axioms. The Paradigms have a "look at me" quality that is plain tacky imo.
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#179523 - 10/18/07 05:38 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Wid]
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I neglected to mention that on Diana Krall's track 11: My Love Is, we listened for sibilance. Jason felt the Axioms were a tad more sibilant but I couldn't hear a difference.

Any more comments on the looks between the two?

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#179525 - 10/18/07 05:49 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Mojo]
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I like the size of the paradigms...I hope axioms new flagship is just as tall, if not taller than those. The M80s look small in comparison!

Nice review, by the sounds of it, I think it seems as though that model you reviewed is more comparable to the M60s...with the more "laid back" quality you described. It would be very interested to compare the M60s to those speakers.


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#179536 - 10/18/07 07:12 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Hutzal]
Mojo Offline
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I wouldn't say that the Paradigm is laid back to the degree of the M60s. Not even close actually. The two speakers are really very closely matched. What I would like to do some time is compare them in my own environment.

Judging by trends in the industry, I'd be willing to bet that the new speakers will be behemoths.

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#179547 - 10/18/07 08:23 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Mojo]
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Registered: 10/07/07
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Nice review... Thanks Mojo and JakeWash!

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