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#289542 - 01/31/10 01:29 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: casey01]
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I'd kind of like to see what they can do with an open-baffle design. I'd love to try something like the Linkwitz Lab Orions, only at Axiom pricing.
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#289551 - 01/31/10 02:04 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: CV]
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Why not build them yourself? (Or have someone here help with the wood work, while another--I'd lend a hand--does the electronics.)
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#289554 - 01/31/10 02:19 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: ClubNeon]
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I certainly don't have enough faith in my own abilities, but you raise a good point about enlisting the help of others.
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#289587 - 01/31/10 05:19 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: casey01]
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 Originally Posted By: casey01
I think Axiom pretty well covers the gamut of speaker lines and has so for a number of years especially when you consider the unprecedented number of finish options available.

One area though, that I personally, would like them to add to their stable of speaker lines would be a LARGER center channel offering that one could run "full range" and negate the problem with many center channels and their small drivers AND cabinets which tend to have an unnatural emphasis of voices in the 300-500 hz range. I have tried many different center channels over the years and regardless of price, they all have to one degree or another this limitation and it has never sounded quite right to me. Because location of the speaker can substantially change the timbre, I have seen recently with Outlaw and Emotiva speaker products, that they have also included a built-in boundary compensation switch along with a switch to negate the "mid-range" emphasis. Never having heard speakers with these features, I am unsure as to their effectiveness. The smaller bookshelf speakers like the M2 and M3 can help in this area but they, sometimes, can have their limitations as well.

I know with center channels, cabinet size often is an issue, but I think a larger speaker would be a better blend with the M60's/80's and go a long way to negating the need for these switches.


Yup, that was my request ;\) I wonder if they can build a WMTTMW 3-way box. I'm still of the mindset that you'd need a big cabinet in order to come as close as possible to the M80.

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#289649 - 01/31/10 11:42 PM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: ]
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I had a huge Klipsch center channel speaker, It was the KLF-C7 - twin 8" drivers, and a 1" compression driver horn tweeter. It was unsatisfying. It did not have the big, rich, realistic sound I expected from such a huge center channel speaker.

On the other hand, I once heard what I recall was a top of the line KEF center channel speaker. (before I knew anything about audio) I thought someone was speaking in the room. It was spooky realistic.

Spooky realistic should be the ambition of any speaker maker.
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#289657 - 02/01/10 12:23 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: ]
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How many people would buy an M80 center channel if they started selling one today?


I can only dream of the day when I have room for one M80... \:\(
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#289661 - 02/01/10 12:32 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
How many people would buy an M80 center channel if they started selling one today?


I can only dream of the day when I have room for one M80... \:\(


They do already sell them I bought one. Though I think it was Amie I talked to when I ordered it and she sort of suggested (hesitatingly as if she didn’t want to insult me) that people usually buy them in pairs. Then I explained why I was buying just one.
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#289663 - 02/01/10 01:04 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: grunt]
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I suspect Peter means a horizontal one. Seems a tad...large to me, but I don't have a dedicated theatre or any likelihood of obtaining one anytime soon.
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#289664 - 02/01/10 01:07 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
How many people would buy an M80 center channel if they started selling one today?


I can only dream of the day when I have room for one M80... \:\(


I would!

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#289703 - 02/01/10 10:46 AM Re: Suggestions for New Axiom Speakers [Re: ]
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The trend for larger center channels seems to be happening. Paradigm, among others, has introduced larger center channel speakers in their three lines for awhile now, but if you want to see the "mother" of all center channels take a look at the new "EL" speaker line that "E Designs" just introduced.

Now THAT is a center channel!

Come on Axiom, lets get cracking!

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