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#291418 - 02/09/10 12:18 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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 Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
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I'd like to see Axiom match or better at an Axiom price


Perhaps Ian and others would contend they are already doing this?
My thoughts exactly.
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#291419 - 02/09/10 12:28 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: 2x6spds]
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 Originally Posted By: 2x6spds

I'd love to see Axiom pick Gallos as one of their targets to match or beat their incredible sound quality at an even better price. Focal has some wee HT speakers which are also incredibly good.
Problem is what you think is an excellent speaker sound is not what I think is an excellent speaker sound. This would be why there are many other speaker manufacturers out there with differently 'voiced' designs to choose from, unfortunately for you there are not any 'Axiom' priced versions for your sound quality preferences.
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#291466 - 02/09/10 04:23 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: jakewash]
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I don't know that there is a problem. If you don't like Thiels, Ushers, Revels, Gallos, Harbeths, Spendors, etc., what do you like?

What are your favorite speakers jakewash? (other than Axioms, of course.)
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#291488 - 02/09/10 05:18 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: 2x6spds]
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My point wasn't I don't like them(Focal, Thiels, Revels etc. current favorite is Focal profile series), more to point out that if Axiom trys to better their sound it may change the way we, who like Axiom the way they are, feel about them. As you say, you like the M3's the best, this is different than most of us on here, not that any of us dislike the M3 but I/we feel the M22 is a better sounding speaker, more neutral.

I understand you are looking more towards another variation of the Axiom platform, geared more towards the 'audiophile' with good sound/low cost etc., but as I have stated and others have as well, Axiom is doing this already and I would be surprised if Ian developed another series that is indeed better, this could give the rest of us an inferiority complex ;\)

I participated in the Ninja crossover fiasco and I really didn't find the 'better' electronics to add nor detract from the experience, then again the crossover point was lower than the stock XO so I can't fully comment on whether or not audiophile grade caps etc., would improve the SQ over stock. I do plan on making a set of 'audiophile grade' XO's to the same XO point as stock just to see if it does make a difference, but that will be sometime away, too many other projects to do with the new house \:\)
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#291498 - 02/09/10 05:44 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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I happen to think axiom has plenty of speaker choices right now. However, I wouldn't mind seeing a larger center channel (allthough I wouldn't be able to accomodate it under my TV stand.)
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#291499 - 02/09/10 05:50 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: terzaghi]
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I think an M60/M80-like centre would be very popular and therefore a marketing winner for Axiom.
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#291501 - 02/09/10 05:58 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: Adrian]
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I'd be surprised if Ian is not working on a new center channel already.

2x6, I was thoroughly unimpressed with the little Gallo spheres I heard a few years back. I do understand that their product line is now broader than ever, including some expensive and esoteric designs. PB, I'm not sure I'm on board with comparisons related to entire lines rather than specific models.
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#291502 - 02/09/10 06:03 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: tomtuttle]
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2x6 isn't talking about the spheres, he's talking about the monstrous glass things. My boss has a pair of those. I haven't heard them, but he likes 'em.
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#291579 - 02/10/10 12:32 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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He actually has those? I'd love to hear them. I've only heard the Reference 3s by Gallo, but the little bit of time I spent with them impressed me. It was before I got my Axioms, though, so I don't really know what my thoughts would be now.

Tom, do you know if it was the Nucleus Micro or the A'Diva series you heard? I'm surprised they were so unimpressive. I was thinking of picking up a couple of the Orb speakers and a cheap amp for my mom. I assume Orb and the smaller Gallos would sound similar since the person who made the Orbs is someone who left Gallo, I think.
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#291636 - 02/10/10 12:27 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: CV]
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It was the Nucleus. The dispersion was nice, but they didn't sparkle and I don't think they blended very well with the sub. YMMV, of course. My experience was at a Good Guys shop, so calibration could have been a problem. The room was good, however.
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