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#181414 - 11/01/07 09:49 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Mojo]
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Registered: 10/28/07
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Gonna have to wait a bit longer on that head-to-head as one of the speakers was damaged during shipping. I think I'll blame BC Ferries. They're always a good scapegoat.
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#181431 - 11/01/07 11:16 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Sorry to hear it was damaged. What was it? These things are kind of like car wrecks, you just have to look and ask questions.
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#181457 - 11/02/07 01:29 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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It was an 8cm crack (almost half the depth of the speaker) caving in part of the casing. It looks like it was dropped on a post with a rubber cap or something as there was no puncture wound per se (other than the carton), just impact damage.
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#181491 - 11/02/07 10:49 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
Mojo Offline
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Registered: 01/21/07
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That speaker weighs next to nothing so I'm sure it wasn't dropped. It was thrown with extreme prejudice. Almost every single box I've received from Axiom has, what I consider to be, and excessive amount of damage (not to the contents; just the box). I feel that Axiom has exercised a great amount of due diligence with the packaging design. If it had to be more robust, it would have to be crated and that's a huge expense. If I was Axiom, I would be documenting each and every occurence like yours and negotiating compensation with the shipper.

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#181498 - 11/02/07 11:59 AM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: doormat]
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 Originally Posted By: doormat
It was an 8cm crack (almost half the depth of the speaker) caving in part of the casing. It looks like it was dropped on a post with a rubber cap or something as there was no puncture wound per se (other than the carton), just impact damage.


From my experience, I would say something landed on it, as the M3 is not that hard to handle. The chutes the packages go down get clogged up and stuff up to 70lbs will go down them. The box doesn't stand a chance under the right circumstances. Some of the things I have seen go down the lines should never go.
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#181532 - 11/02/07 01:22 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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I once worked in an airport. My tour included a quick in & out of the giant conveyor belt sorting area. Unless I'm traveling for more than a week, I CRAM my life into a carry on.
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#181543 - 11/02/07 02:04 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Murph]
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Smart thinking.
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#181569 - 11/02/07 05:10 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/23/07
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I called my local stereo shop who I've dealt with since 98 for all my equipment; Paradigm included, and asked if they would let me do a A/B test using my new M80's (opening the boxes tomorrow) VS Paradigm 11V5's and they are more than accommodating!!! Possibly next week. CAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNT WAIT!!
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#181574 - 11/02/07 05:16 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
jakewash Offline
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You are of course going to post your findings and pics, right?
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#181577 - 11/02/07 05:21 PM Re: Axiom M80 V2 vs. Paradigm Monitor 11 V3 [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Yes I will, but I'm not as technical as Mojo and others \:\)
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