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#260276 - 05/14/09 04:58 AM The world's newest Axiomite it born...
Micah Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Sooooo... after months and months of talking the big talk, and one supremely cool visit to a local Axiomites dwelling to listen to the goods in person, I've finally taken the plunge! I called the toll free number, as JC directed, and talked to the man himself. One Home Theater System from the Factory Outlet is on it's way.... er, well will be on it's way in 3 -4 weeks time.

On the order :

2 M80's
2 QS8's
1 VP150
& 1 EP800!!!

All in black oak, and all from the Factory Outlet. Yes they do have the EP800 available from the Factory Outlet if anyone else is curious about that. Now I will admit that normally I probably would have wanted the brand spankin new stuff. I'm not usually a 'Factory Outlet' kind of guy. But when I visited SRoodes man cave, he informed me that he ordered his speakers (not his dual EP800's mind you, those were brand new) through the Factory Outlet, and I couldn't tell a bit that there was anything wrong with them what-so-ever... so with a 10% discount in mind (coupled with the 5% Home Theater discount), I went ahead with the entire order through the outlet and saved close to $700 bucks on my purchase... that's nothing to sneeze at!!!

Ahhhh... so now the imfamous 'waiting game' starts for me. I just went out and purchased my 65 inch Sharp Aquos LCD television, so that may help keep my nerves tamed a bit for the time being. But that won't last for long. Because a great as my movies will look now, I'm going to want them to sound just as awesome as the did in Steve's Home Theater... even though that will never be possible in my set up. Still, I'll want it to sound as close to that as I can get in my livingroom. So I'll go with the standard questions... having learned very valuable advice from this board already concerning speaker wire, I now know not to run out and purchase $800 dollars worth of Monster cables and wire like I did in my last set-up (shut up, I didn't know any better in those days damn it!!!). So what is the standard size wire everyone uses here for the M80's... 12 guage? How about the QS8's that will be clear across the room... stick with the 12 guage for them as well? The EP800 will require an RCA cord I assume, anything special I should be looking at for it? The VP150 should be fine with what ever cord I purchase for the M80's I would guess... so should I just be looking to buy a big roll of 12 guage wire and be done with it?

Oh goodness, this grin on my face is going to be difficult to scrub off in case a situation arises that calls for me looking something other than stupidly happy! I may need sedatives to get to sleep from now until my order arrives as well. Does anyone have any vallium they can spare? Ok Tyllenol PM if you don't want to get arrested on drug charges!
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My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#260279 - 05/14/09 05:11 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Congrats on the order, looking forward to the required pics and review of the new system once you get it.

I have been buying 12 gauge wire from Monoprice.com, it is still very inexpensive and you can run it as long as you want, at least within reason for most HT applications, no "what if's" with this thicher gauge wiring. For that more cool factor I have some of Axiom's 12 gauge bulk wire and it is of outstanding quality for the price. The minimum I would look at purchasing is 14 gauge.

The sub cable is simply a shielded RCA cable, that can be bought from Monoprice as well. They have some RG6 coax sub cables which can be run for very long lengths with out signal degradation. The extra length on the sub cable will allow for difficult sub placements.
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#260282 - 05/14/09 05:16 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: jakewash]
Micah Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Thanks for the info. I'm only going to need about 10 feet maximum of sub cable. Once I get my pics up, you'll see why! =)
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My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#260288 - 05/14/09 07:00 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
cb919 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 02/17/09
Posts: 1041
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Micah,
Just a thought on the speaker wire - when I built my home HT my local shop 'sold' me a huge spool of speaker cable of hundreds of feet. I then installed whatever wire I needed off of the one large spool, then returned the unused length which they refunded. It took the guessing out of how much you will need to purchase. I don't know how long your runs are, but thought I'd mention it as an option if you can find a local shop that'll do that.
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In/On Wall 500 w M2 Center Channel

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#260296 - 05/14/09 09:01 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: cb919]
Olderbutwiser Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 93
Loc: Yuma, AZ
Congrats Micah, I also took the plunge and ordered the Epic 80-500 from the FO this week. I used Axiom 12 ga speaker wire, it is very flexible and was easy to pull around the rafters in my attic. I can't tell you about performance yet (I don't see that as a problem at all) as the ends of the wires are just hanging out of my ceiling and walls with nothing attached to them yet. I also ordered a 25 foot sub cable so that I can experiment with various locations for my sub to try and find the sweet spot. Ok lets see who gets their order first.
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M80v2,EP500v2,VP150v2,4xQS8v2,Algonquins V3
Denon 3808CI
Oppo BDP-83
LG 55LW6500

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#260298 - 05/14/09 09:25 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Olderbutwiser]
BlueJays1 Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4079
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Congratulations! Those EP800 sure do look sweet. You are in a very elite club.

Speaker Wire
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239

Subwoofer Cable
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/subwoofer/index.htm
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I’m armed and I’m drinking. You don’t want to listen to advice from me, amigo.

-Max Payne

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#260310 - 05/14/09 11:12 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: BlueJays1]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I would still buy the sub cable from Monoprice as well, much cheaper and most likely the same performance values as the bluejeans as it appears to be about the same specs, along the same values as RG6.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236
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Jason
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TTTHHHPPPPPTTTT!

My HT

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#260312 - 05/14/09 11:32 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: jakewash]
Adrian Offline
axiomite

Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6613
Loc: It's all about the location.
Congratulations Micah, that's going to be an awesome setup! The hardest part is the waiting, but ordering from the FO is a decent saving and the wait is, well, the price we pay to get the discount. I'll second Jay's recommendation on the RG6 cable from Monoprice...I bought some myself, surprisingly good cable for the $$.
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#260319 - 05/14/09 12:39 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Adrian]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6835
Loc: PEI, Canada
Wow. Jealous!!
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#260415 - 05/15/09 06:54 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
onn Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 906
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Congrats Micah, you're gonna love that set-up. PICS
Mel N.
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