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#245153 - 02/05/09 05:06 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: michael_d]
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I absolutely hate cooked pees………YUK-YUK-YUK. But I love split pee soup…..


I don't think I like either....sorry, couldn't resist! \:D
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#245156 - 02/05/09 05:30 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 505
 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Bob-
Is there a local facility that would be willing to freeze your body into a solid state until your Axioms arrive?

Say it with me....

Reeee - Laaaaxxxxx..........



My reply to this first reply in this thread is seen as a problem?
I asked a simple question if anyone has heard of these speakers and does the opinion that I quoted make sense. I get a reply ASS-UMING that I am stressed out over my decision with Axiom speakers. I was bored this morning and I happened to be at another forum. I read something that I thought would make for a discussion here and everyone dumps on me. I continually again and again try to explain the same thing over and over and I feel like no one is listening. This is beyond ridiculous!

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#245157 - 02/05/09 05:36 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Spoiler]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Bob, I believe the problem is you keep posting opinions from other sources asking how these other speakers compare, I said I liked the MA's, just not as much as the Axioms for my lower volume listening preference.

Most speakers in the price ranges we have going on here all sound great, like Mike said the differences are somewhat subtle and can be different for various sources. The only thng that matters is whether or not you would like Speaker A over Axiom and to know that means you have to hear Axioms and then all these other speakers, it can be a never ending process, much like the harping on this thread ;\) \:D
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#245166 - 02/05/09 06:11 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
Bob, I only read half the thread, but I'll try to get it back on track. You should definitely get the Martin Logans. They sound fantastic, and they look cool. Hearing SRV's Vodoo Chile on SACD on the big ML’s flipped a switch I have not been able to turn off. I heard them on a $125K system, so this is a no-budget recommendation. Of course, I have since learned that all amps and all wire sounds the same, so you could cut that cost in half getting rid of the Krell and B&K components and the fine-ass wire they used.

Your question was about the Martin Logans you bought right?? Like I said, I only ready every other entry.

If you are not looking to drop $125K, I think the M80s are fantastic sounding speakers...not really. I've never even heard them. But the QS8s are damn impressive, my PSBs are damn impressive, and I have heard equal acclaim for M80s as I have for my PSB's. (More for the M80 actually.) The Canadian speakers apparently all sound very similar within spec groups. Axiom uses good parts, and good design, at a low price.

As for getting your ass kicked on this thread, it happens. See my first thread; I just asked why Axiom put banana plugs on the QS8s that could not be used with Axiom banana plugs on the Axiom T-bracket. Turned nasty quick as I hit a nerve in the “it all sounds the same” crowd. [Watch out, it will probably happen again, DUCK.] Some of the old men in the barber shop get tired of answering the same questions over the years. But that's the price of free advice.

And remember, you are talking about an internet only speaker that is considered a value. If price is not a major concern, you probably are better going with a local dealer that has Paradigms and MA and ML and PSBs, etc., you can A/B and possibly return. If you are looking for high value, it seems to me the Axioms are a no brainer. So just relax. . .sorry, sorry, wrong advice. . . just work on an outline of your review of the M80s for when they arrive. Outline the disks you want to hear, the movies to watch, the DSP meters to buy, etc. That should trigger another 34 threads that may elicit some real interesting responses as compared to the “how do they stack up” threads that tend to go down in flames.

But thanks for the thread, this was a fun read, since it was not mine. [Flame on!]
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#245167 - 02/05/09 06:16 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Easy for you to say...you're the only guy here with a 500 crystal changer. ;\)
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#245168 - 02/05/09 06:17 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Zimm]
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Peter: pure ducky awesomeness.

Zimm: I love the description of "old men at the barbershop." That's absolutely perfect! \:\)

Bob:
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#245171 - 02/05/09 06:24 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
Hearing SRV's Vodoo Chile on SACD on the big ML’s flipped a switch I have not been able to turn off.


!!!TIME OUT FELLAS!!!


Zimm, what SACD disc did you get Stevie doing Voodoo Chile on?




That is all.


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#245172 - 02/05/09 06:24 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Ken.C]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile

Zimm: I love the description of "old men at the barbershop." That's absolutely perfect! \:\)


All in good fun, I have picked up much good advice here. Still not a firm believer in the "it all sounds the same" theory, but I'm off my cable addiction, so there is hope.

And yes Adrian, my crystals do make it sound better. No matter what the science says, I CAN HEAR IT!
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#245176 - 02/05/09 06:33 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: RickF]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
Damn, I was almost out clean. I don't honestly know what disk it was as I was in a demo room at a high end joint and they set up the disk. I know I have a SRV release with Vodoo Chile on it, The Real Deal: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - because I love it - but my copy is not SACD. In truth, I was messing with Bob when I threw out Voodoo Chile specifically. That was years ago so I don’t recall the playlist in truth. The experience was real, and it was SRV on SACD (i was told) but not sure the disk. Does such a recording not exist? I love SRV but am no collector so don't take my sarcastic entry as gospel. Sorry if that is a holy grail kinda thing I just trampled on.
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#245179 - 02/05/09 06:37 PM Re: Axiom M80's [Re: Zimm]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
I can recomend a different version of Voodoo Chile if you have not heard it. Martin Scorce's Jimi Hendirx does the Blues has a fantastic rendition of Voodoo Chile. Also other great cuts like Red House, and Hear My Train Commin that I really like more than the more popular Jimi Hindrix stuff.

We good?
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