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#284383 - 12/29/09 08:51 PM calgary audition
Doj Dewd Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 5
Loc: Calgary, AB
hey all,

new to the site forums here, but have been browsing the producs pages for a LONG time now.

after doing a boat load of research - i have decided to with an axiom grand master 500 system. only problem is, i have never heard any axiom speakers. i have just been told that they sound great.

anyone here have a setup similar to what i am looking at? or any setup just for the sake of listening to the sound of the axiom product?

i am in NE calgary . . .

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#284384 - 12/29/09 09:04 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6604
Loc: It's all about the location.
Welcome Doj, there are a couple of Axiomites in the Calgary area, I'm sure one of them will offer up an audition for you.

Jay!....hint....hint....
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#284412 - 12/30/09 12:51 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Doj I can accomodate you but not till the end of January beginning of February as my speakers, heck my entire house is in storage while I wait for my new house to be completed. If you can wait that long I can provide a demo worth waiting for \:\)

I can give you a small demo of the M22's and Vp100 as I have access to those.

Check your PM's
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#284429 - 12/30/09 06:45 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
Doj Dewd Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
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Loc: Calgary, AB
Jay,

thanx for the reply. i can wait a while as i too am going to be building a new house. september possession - so no rush whatsoever right now. a listen to the m22's would be great in the meantime though. i'll check my PM's . . . .

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#284432 - 12/30/09 07:39 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 900
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
If your ever up this way you can stop by for a listen (Edmonton)
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#284497 - 12/30/09 02:24 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: onn]
jakewash Offline
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Doj, when ever you have some time give me a few days notice so I can re-aquire my M22s/VP100, I lent them to a friend while I am without a house.

I would recommend you take onn up on his offer, he has an incredible system, it looks as good as it sounds \:\)
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#284553 - 12/30/09 09:36 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
Doj Dewd Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 5
Loc: Calgary, AB
holy freakin' smokes!!!

onn - what the heck is wrong with you . . . . that looks amazing. i hope the listening chair is solid and not on wheels!!!

the SPL you must have in the house must have broken a window or two by now!!

dare i even ask - how does it sound??

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#284554 - 12/30/09 09:37 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
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Registered: 12/29/09
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Loc: Calgary, AB
jay,

i'll give you a heads up (probably via PM) when i think i can make it by . . .

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#284560 - 12/30/09 10:25 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 900
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
Hi Doj Dewd
The highest dB I've gotten to is 90 - 95. I don't think the neigbours would appreciate it if I went up to Micah sound levels. It is nice to feel the floor shake every once and a while though. \:\) When Jay was up last summer my system was setup a little different than it is now. A whole lot better I think. Once I get my new amps for my EP800's I just may break some windows.
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#284584 - 12/31/09 01:58 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: onn]
Doj Dewd Offline
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Registered: 12/29/09
Posts: 5
Loc: Calgary, AB
are you replacing the amps in the subs??

also, how do you like the oppo player? i was thinking of going with one when i need one . . .

jason

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#284587 - 12/31/09 02:46 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Maybe by the time we get together I will have the oppo-83 as I think I am going to get one instead of a PS3 or any other BR player. I am not too happy with the load times ( a good minute) of the BDP1600 I picked up on boxing day.
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#284597 - 12/31/09 07:41 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: Doj Dewd]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 900
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
 Originally Posted By: Doj Dewd
are you replacing the amps in the subs??


They are available and I have talked to Brent and he has told me I have one on the way and I don't know when the other one will ship. If what Steve says about the performance of the new amp is true I will be very happy (not that I'm sad right now either) man \:\)

 Originally Posted By: Doj Dewd
how do you like the oppo player? i was thinking of going with one when i need one . . .

jason


I'm happy with my OPPO. Great load times. Plays all my disks. (SACD, DVD-A, DVD, CD) If your interested in Netflex I doubt the OPPO will be getting that feature in the near future but you never know.
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#284598 - 12/31/09 07:44 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 900
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Maybe by the time we get together I will have the oppo-83 as I think I am going to get one instead of a PS3 or any other BR player. I am not too happy with the load times ( a good minute) of the BDP1600 I picked up on boxing day.


Jay, if your just going to use the player for DVD's and Blurays I wouldn't worry about the load times too much. If you plan on getting SACD's and DVD-A's I'd opt for the OPPO.
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#284640 - 12/31/09 12:21 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: onn]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I would like to get into multi-channel music but it is not a requirement for me at the momment, no discs as of yet thus no player needed or is it the other way around? I think part of me just wants to be able to say I have an Oppo for a dvd/BR player
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#289770 - 02/01/10 02:15 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 14
Hi jakewash and Doj Dewd, I'm also in Calgary and I was wondering if I'd be able to get in on your audition. I'm looking to purchase some m60s or 80s, a vp150, either an ep350 or 500 or possibly larger and the dipole rears. I'm especially interested in hearing your sub as I don't have a large theater room and I'm not sure which size to get. Let me know if this is a possibility!
Thanks,
John

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#289785 - 02/01/10 02:24 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: Redsands]
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Loc: Iowa
Actually they are not dipole, but a quadpolar design... \:\)
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#289805 - 02/01/10 02:59 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
Axiom can call them what they wish but the standard definition of a bipole speaker is a speaker with 2 or more drivers facing in different directions all firing in phase. So more accurately they are bipole speakers with 4 drivers. Which is one of the reasons when someone calls them “quadrapolar” in other forums many people don’t know what it means.
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#289897 - 02/01/10 09:41 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: grunt]
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#289954 - 02/02/10 01:21 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: Nirvana
Made my point perfectly. “Axiom can call them what they want . . . .” ;\)
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#290063 - 02/02/10 03:03 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: Redsands]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Hi John, I am currently in moving mode, new home!!!, but in a week or 2 I should be able to give you an audition of M22s, M80s, VP100 and 150 and the QS8s. My sub is an SVS PB13 Ultra. Maybe if the timing is right the 3 of us could get together for an afternoon \:\)
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#290083 - 02/02/10 04:26 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
SirQuack Offline
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Posts: 13321
Loc: Iowa
The only bipole's I've ever used or heard have front/rear that depending if your going side or rear you turn the speaker to give you the difuse sound, they don't include tweeters or have top/bottom firing woofer all in phase with the tweeters, so to me that is different, not a twist of words.
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#290093 - 02/02/10 05:04 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5816
Loc: Some random location
My first wife was a bipole.

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#290096 - 02/02/10 05:07 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: CatBrat]
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16267
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
That actually sounds really bad, or good, depending on your bedroom tastes.
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#290105 - 02/02/10 05:51 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: jakewash]
Redsands Offline
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Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 14
 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Hi John, I am currently in moving mode, new home!!!, but in a week or 2 I should be able to give you an audition of M22s, M80s, VP100 and 150 and the QS8s. My sub is an SVS PB13 Ultra. Maybe if the timing is right the 3 of us could get together for an afternoon \:\)


That sounds great jakewash! I leave for sunny orlando on the 15th and don't get back until the 29th so before or after that would be great for me. Congrat's on the new home, we are getting into basement development mode to quell our itch for new home mode!

Thank you for your willingness to help out complete strangers, it's appreciated.

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#290106 - 02/02/10 05:51 PM Re: calgary audition [Re: CatBrat]
Redsands Offline
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Registered: 02/01/10
Posts: 14
 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
My first wife was a bipole.


Now that's funny.

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#290163 - 02/03/10 02:19 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: SirQuack]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
 Originally Posted By: sirquack
The only bipole's I've ever used or heard have front/rear that depending if your going side or rear you turn the speaker to give you the difuse sound, they don't include tweeters or have top/bottom firing woofer all in phase with the tweeters, so to me that is different, not a twist of words.


It's not about twisting words it's about being understood and how one's
comments are perceived. Telling someone that a speaker is "quadpole" is
meaningless w/o a common understanding of the term. Had you linked to
Axiom's explanation in the first post I would have had nothing to say about
it.

Since the term "quadpole" (IMO Axiom marketing jargon) is largely unknown in
the audio lexicon, people invariably ask what it means. I have seen this
happen in several posts on other forums where a happy Axiom owner recommends
their "quadpole" speakers to which someone invariably asks WTF is that. In
each case the Axiom owner couldn't or didn't explain the details of the
design and ended up looking like an uninformed fanboy who bought their
speakers based on a marketing slogan and not any real understanding of the
design and why it works so well.

While I care less how any individual is perceived I do care about how Axiom
owners represent our community especially on other forums. Unknowing
owners repeating marketing slogans simply feeds the impression some other
brand's owners would like to spread about Axiom being a poor performing
marketing driven brand. So instead of a quick quip, how about we help
educated new forum members so they can better represent the Axiom community.
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#297069 - 03/17/10 11:59 AM Re: calgary audition [Re: grunt]
jakewash Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Just thought I would resurect this posting and state my system is up and running, so for those that have been enquiring about auditions send me a PM. \:\)
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