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#192449 - 01/15/08 07:24 PM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Ken.C]
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Naaah.....Bannana plugs are for Low current litte fairy amps. Thats why I decided to use some huge ring lugs instead. I think they were rated at something like 200-250 amps IIRC. \:o




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#192450 - 01/15/08 07:26 PM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Haoleb]
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Um... kay...
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#192452 - 01/15/08 08:00 PM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Haoleb]
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200A?? That's about 21,600Watts... Hope you connect directly to your local Hydro's tower!
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#192454 - 01/15/08 08:02 PM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
This is why God made banana plugs.


Maybe that's why some cable companies charge so much. At least the Big Guy is good with a soldering iron. . .
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#192455 - 01/15/08 08:07 PM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Haoleb]
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Good review, Brandon. The M3s by themselves are killer little speakers. Only when you compare them directly to capable floorstanders do the small trade-offs become more apparent. I assume that is the case with most bookshelves vs. floorstanders.

Yeah, I agree with Tom, hook those guys up to your Khartagos and see how "Pirates" sounds.
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#192488 - 01/16/08 01:00 AM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: St_PatGuy]
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funny how this brings me back to the listening session at Mojo's place with M3's, 22's, 60's and 80's.

The M3's were my least favorite speaker as they were the most laid back. I thought the 80's were amazing, the 22's were my next favorite for their clarity and the 60's has more bass extension, but were not as transparent.

But all that being said, the M3's were a great bookshelf with more bass than the 22's, so without a sub, its the best choice.

Next week I'm gonna pull the trigger and get myself a pair for a 2ch setup in the family room.....finally.

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#192489 - 01/16/08 01:46 AM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: ctown]
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Gave the M3's another listen being powered by the Khartago mono's and they did indeed seem to have some more control vs the jolida, But I still think they just ran out of steam at a certain point. I think the most interesting thing about these is that when I listen to them without doing direct comparions and switching very quickly, I really cannot find any faults with them. I dont listen to a song and think, Well, im missing this, this and this. I just dont.

I have always been a floorstanding speaker type of person. I like the way they look and their size, But i sure could have saved myself alot of money and been much happier years back If i had thought to get the M3's vs the JBL floorstanders I ended up getting while ruling out bookshelves because I didnt think they could fill a room. That is definetly not accurate anymore \:\)
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#192490 - 01/16/08 02:31 AM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Haoleb]
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I think the most interesting thing about these is that when I listen to them without doing direct comparions and switching very quickly, I really cannot find any faults with them. I dont listen to a song and think, Well, im missing this, this and this. I just dont.


That's exactly what I felt!
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#192494 - 01/16/08 05:31 AM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: Haoleb]
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 Originally Posted By: Haoleb
....I listen to them without doing direct comparions and switching very quickly, I really cannot find any faults with them. I dont listen to a song and think, Well, im missing this, this and this. I just dont.



After listening to almost every speaker Axiom has(just missing the M2) I can say this about all of them, when on their own, even the M22s.
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#192519 - 01/16/08 11:58 AM Re: Axiom M3 review/ M3vs M80 shootout! [Re: jakewash]
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Yeah, I haven't heard the M2s yet, either. Or the EP125, EP175, EP350. But all the rest of the speakers currently in production, I've heard and been impressed by.
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