You know, Axiom could have gone a different path and did a bit more of a cosmetic tweak to the speakers, then basically introduced a whole new lineup (never having placed the new components in any v2 models of course and saving the v3 components for this new series).
Different model names. (Axiom EX60, EX80, VX180)
More of a different look. (maybe rounded corners, the magnetic grilles of course, new vinyl colour options?)
Enough changes to validate the creation of a whole new series so that no one with "previous" Axiom models would have been upset.
Kind of like the difference between the older AX series and the new Millenia series.
Those who ordered the Millenia lineup before the notice of new Axiom models (e.g. the Lofft-houn series) would still have had the latest, greatest revisions of the models they bought knowing it was all that Axiom offered at the time barring any pre-release info about a new lineup being designed.
Just a thought, but i bet there would have been alot less complaining if these speakers were introduced as a whole new series of speakers.
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