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#313107 - 07/02/10 10:17 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: terzaghi]
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That's pretty much what I know. 80'sman, I don't think there's a real issue of matching v3s to v2s; they didn't change them THAT much, and even people with VP180s say they match their tis well.
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#313112 - 07/02/10 10:29 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: Ken.C]
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The DIY upgrade option is not going to be cheap, or easy to everyone. It is however an option that Axiom is giving owners of their product and it's an option that Ken, Randy, Peter and I all pestered Axiom to offer. I'm pretty excited about. For me, due to shipping costs, it would cost me almost as much to ship a set of M80's that what I could sell them for. So, for me, buying the components, yarding the Ti guts out, doing a little work installing the new V3 components just makes more sense. I know it will not be for everyone, but I think others are in the same boat as me. When pricing does become available, it may sound pretty high, but when you do the math and add in the costs of shipping in, it starts to look more palatable.
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#313216 - 07/03/10 02:08 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: grunt]
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Originally Posted By: grunt
Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy

Maybe my subs are just that crappy?


More like my room is just that crappy. cry

Your subs have acquitted themselves just fine when playing from the best location.



Mark still has you beat.



He's got EVERYONE beat.
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#313427 - 07/05/10 09:55 PM Re: Version 3 [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Does anyone out there have a pair of the new Axiom M3V3s?
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#314240 - 07/12/10 03:31 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: fredk]
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Originally Posted By: fredk
Sovkiller. Yes, Axiom is making the drivers and crossovers available, but I think you would be better off selling the old v2 and buying v3. The difference will probably be about the same as buying all the drivers and crossovers.


No, that is not the case, I hope I could get for mine what I need for the upgrade, the cost of drivers and crossover alone is almost the cost of the new V3 pair, it is like Axiom do not want us to upgrade that way...I was contacted by JC and yes the cost is prohibitive for the upgrade.
BTW hope you will never have to replace any driver at your dime, those prices are simply ridiculous for such size and quality...almost the double of any hi-end on the market from any well known brand...

About to sell the V2's and get the V3, well as you probably are aware, Axiom has good prices for their speakers, but unfortunatelly extremely bad resell value, the trade in program was a very good option for us, I will give my two years old M80V2's at 1K, to whomever wants them, they are in pristine condition, like new...Just to get he V3's, lets see if there is any soul interested...
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#314244 - 07/12/10 07:20 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: sovkiller]
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What finish are they?

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#314280 - 07/12/10 11:51 AM Re: Version 3 [Re: sovkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Sovkiller
those prices are simply ridiculous for such size and quality...almost the double of any hi-end on the market from any well known brand...


Absolutely disagree.
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#314281 - 07/12/10 12:00 PM Re: Version 3 [Re: tomtuttle]
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+1 with you Tom.
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#314289 - 07/12/10 12:42 PM Re: Version 3 [Re: EFalardeau]
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I'm afraid I agree, these statements seem a little un-factual. I'm sure AV123 would like a new customer. smile
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#314705 - 07/14/10 02:19 PM Re: Version 3 [Re: sovkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Sovkiller
Originally Posted By: fredk
Sovkiller. Yes, Axiom is making the drivers and crossovers available, but I think you would be better off selling the old v2 and buying v3. The difference will probably be about the same as buying all the drivers and crossovers.


No, that is not the case, I hope I could get for mine what I need for the upgrade, the cost of drivers and crossover alone is almost the cost of the new V3 pair, it is like Axiom do not want us to upgrade that way...I was contacted by JC and yes the cost is prohibitive for the upgrade.
BTW hope you will never have to replace any driver at your dime, those prices are simply ridiculous for such size and quality...almost the double of any hi-end on the market from any well known brand...

About to sell the V2's and get the V3, well as you probably are aware, Axiom has good prices for their speakers, but unfortunatelly extremely bad resell value, the trade in program was a very good option for us, I will give my two years old M80V2's at 1K, to whomever wants them, they are in pristine condition, like new...Just to get he V3's, lets see if there is any soul interested...


Given the price structure of each component (that was given earlier in this thread) and the total cost involved relative to the cost of a brand new M80 tower, the modifications are indeed really expensive. It is a not a value driven purchase when it comes to price/performance. This is not out of the ordinary with manufacturers or other aftermarket modifications.

Sticking with just internet direct brands as an example, Ascend Acoustics is coming out with a newly modified version to the bamboo constructed Sierra-1. It has been estimated that the new tweeter alone would retail around $180. The biggest problem with the M80 modifications to V3 is that there is so many driver components to swap and all those costs add up. The cost of the drivers is probably around or a bit below industry average. Applying modifications to existing products is not generally a market where value is present for the consumer.
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