Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Sneak Peek into Axiom’s Current Research and Development

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
1 registered (CV), 145 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13323 Members
11 Forums
22900 Topics
404649 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17782
pmbuko 16280
SirQuack 13337
CV 11208
MarkSJohnson 10903
Meanwhile On Facebook

󾓶 The first review of the LFR880s is out! "If you are adding or upgrading stere...

So much going on in this month's newsletter - new product announcements, a new v...

Love this comment from Doug T! "The M22 bookshelf speakers sound so clean and a...

Page 4 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#236498 - 12/23/08 10:15 AM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: jakewash]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
I'd blame those three little Rice Crispies guys!
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#236501 - 12/23/08 10:20 AM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: Murph]
Ken.C Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17782
Loc: NoVA
Murph, I was just thinking something along the same lines. Were you eating breakfast when you posted that?
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#236507 - 12/23/08 10:54 AM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: Ken.C]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
Nope, but I was inspired.
I learned this morning that unless I become more mindful in closing doors, that I need to put dry goods on a higher shelf in our little pantry closet beside the fridge. My dog, Cosmo, enjoyed a good bit of Rice Crispies this morning.
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#236537 - 12/23/08 01:43 PM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: Murph]
StuntGibbon Offline
devotee

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 374
What's your dog's favorite cereal?

Top
#236542 - 12/23/08 01:57 PM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: StuntGibbon]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
Peanut Butter.
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#236792 - 12/25/08 04:34 PM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: jakewash]
SatKartr Offline
aficionado

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Dallas
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
I wonder if it was that crackling/popping signal that was setting off the XPA-2? When you couldn't get much sound the signal was too low for the XPA to worry about, with a stronger signal it would sense the distortion and go into protect.


That remains my exact impression, for that reason to this day I have no reason to fault the xpa2, how can I blame the amp for failing to amplify a system defect that could harm the speakers?
_________________________
"If you try to turn toward it, you go against it."

Top
#236796 - 12/25/08 04:50 PM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: SatKartr]
SatKartr Offline
aficionado

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Dallas
So today I had to live with the popping sound again on Dark Knight, very noticeable, especially for example at the beginning when the batmobile crashed through the parking garage, but always at time of LFE, measured dynamic range today of 70-110 dbls.

I have gotten spoiled with the M80s because they have such great bass that I almost don't miss not having a sub (OK of course I'm dying yet still happily awaiting the ep800 still convinced it will excel versus the ep600) except for the annoyance of a pristine dynamic HT moment devolving into snap, crackle, and pop that is clearly not realistic, not even cheesy.

BTW, what do people think/say about this: the sound of wind, people clapping, or cheering (upper HF?) does not sound realistic to me at all with the Epic 80 system (disclaimer: no sub, only tweaking = speaker level set by ear, 1 db trim off 6.5 Khz); I tend to wince/grimace, everything else sounds perfectly accurate . . .
_________________________
"If you try to turn toward it, you go against it."

Top
#236798 - 12/25/08 04:52 PM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: SatKartr]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I have never really noticed, will check back later.
_________________________
Jason
-----------------
TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

Top
#236832 - 12/26/08 12:25 AM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: jakewash]
StuntGibbon Offline
devotee

Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 374
Maybe I'll have to be closer attention to cheering and wind. However I hadn't noticed anything out of the ordinary, accept for that recent Rush Blu-Ray which was mixed way to heavily on the crowd sounds in the rears. Maybe I'll have to track down a good stage show dvd or brd and see if I can summon some crowd noise.

Top
#236841 - 12/26/08 02:38 AM Re: Crackling speakers [Re: StuntGibbon]
SatKartr Offline
aficionado

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 608
Loc: Dallas
Or perhaps a movie set (fully or partially) on the ocean, or one in which the engineers are intentionally intending to sonically represent wind or applause, like a movie version of a wedding or an award presentation or something, please skip analysis of music video/audios that make no attempt to provide realism in said domain, thank you!
_________________________
"If you try to turn toward it, you go against it."

Top
Page 4 of 8 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.