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#337965 - 02/11/11 10:26 AM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Saweeeeeeeeeeet! Enjoy, Cat!
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#338104 - 02/11/11 08:43 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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Brian, I would call Axiom just to confirm your order, hate to have you have to wait even longer due to a bad order.
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#338109 - 02/11/11 08:53 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: jakewash]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Brian, I would call Axiom just to confirm your order, hate to have you have to wait even longer due to a bad order.


Already done. I e-mailed JC today and he shot an answer back with a copy of the production order that was exactly as I ordered it.

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#338207 - 02/12/11 07:03 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
billy p Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Loc: Markham, Ont
Hey Cat just a couple of question:
1. Why did you elected to go with oak cinnamon veneer instead of matching one of your other speakers blush?
2. I noticed an air vent below your display? In my situation the display is mounted on 2 studs but in between them is where the air return vent is located and it travel upstairs. Did you any issues because of that and maybe, why you've elected to go with a regular M2 instead of a inwall?

Thanks, Bill... smile

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#338219 - 02/12/11 07:41 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: billy p]
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My understanding is that the VaSSallos are real wood that has been stained, and not veneer overlaid on particle board, like the Boston Cherry and Black are, etc. (But you may be right, it just says real wood finish, not real wood.) I just wanted to try out the VaSSallos and see what they looked like. It was fairly close to matching the Cinnimon Beech of my subwoofer, which is vinyl, except a shade lighter. After I've seen them, I prefer the real wood looks over the black and the Boston Cherry. I'm not sure what I'll end up replacing the others with. I don't really like the look of what I have, but it sounds good. M80 or M60 may be too big for that spot, but that's another idea for some time later.

There is a floor between where I mounted the TV and the VP100. The TV is mounted on a single center stud. I removed the stud for the VP100 from access I had from the floor below. I'm going to put 3 new studs in that spot. There is horizontal wood above that return vent, so the length of the studs are only a couple of feet long. That will give me plenty of wood to attach the replacement drywall to and mount the M2 to.

I had thought about mounting a VP180 in-cabinet there, but after measuring, there wasn't enough depth between the wall and where some duct work was coming out of the top of the furnace.


Edited by CatBrat (02/12/11 08:16 PM)

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#338222 - 02/12/11 07:57 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
You don't want real wood speakers for a number of reasons. Veneered MDF/hdf is far better.
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#338223 - 02/12/11 08:03 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Adrian]
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That's what I've heard before. Anyway, I'm just curious if the extra $80 is worth the cost over how my Cinnamon Beech EP30 looks. I'm not returning it if I don't think so, unless there's something wrong with it otherwise. So, we'll see if I like it enough to order any more speakers in this, or similar finish. In the worst case, I can always order another one like this one and mount them on either side of my fireplace, or something.

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#338233 - 02/12/11 09:25 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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Brian, yes the Vassallo enclosures are a real wood veneer over MDF. As Adrian points out, MDF is superior for speaker enclosures, and using a total real wood construction would lead to poorer results.
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#338234 - 02/12/11 09:51 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: JohnK]
rvrrat Offline
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Registered: 08/22/09
Posts: 57
Loc: Iowa, USA
I have a set of Vassallo's and I can tell you that not only do they sound great, but the workmanship is awesome. You will not be disappointed!

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#340520 - 03/01/11 03:46 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: rvrrat]
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Axiom sent me a sample of the Cinnamon Oak. After matching it up with the on-screen samples provided in the products pages, it is not the same as the picture. What matches the closest by sample against screen is Natural Walnut, only the sample is 1 shade redder than the picture. I may have to send this back and try a different sample.

Could someone from Axiom tell me which of the VaSSallo samples look the closest to the Cinnamon Beech vinyl? (Err on the light side, not the dark side (sic))


Edited by CatBrat (03/01/11 04:04 PM)

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