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#354538 - 09/12/11 12:34 AM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: turbo16v]
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Yes, as Dr. Horse(Blue Jays)mentioned above, we've discussed several times such a center speaker for those who want a horizontal appearance/fit, not as big/expensive as the VP180, but with wide, smooth dispersion. The W T/M W configuration is available from several competitors, and a good design at a moderate cost could replace the VP100 and/or VP150.
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#354545 - 09/12/11 09:32 AM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: JohnK]
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A redesign of the metal stands, or maybe some wood stands, for the QS series. IMHO the metal stands look kinda goofy and bottom heavy. Although well constructed and functional it's alot of stand for a speaker of it's size.


Edited by GTZ (09/12/11 09:33 AM)
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#354546 - 09/12/11 09:46 AM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Yes, as Dr. Horse(Blue Jays)mentioned above, we've discussed several times such a center speaker for those who want a horizontal appearance/fit, not as big/expensive as the VP180, but with wide, smooth, dispersion. The W T/M W configuration is available from several competitors, and a good design at a moderate cost could replace the VP100 and/or VP150.


Floyd Toole discusses this in Sound Reproduction in a section on horizontal centre channels and how a properly WM^TW with a dedicated midrange is a superior design for wide, smooth dispersion and for best consistent performance from listening room to listening room. He really stresses the importance off-axis and the polar response and how other driver complements are flawed in this regard because they suffer from off-axis interference which can be audible and is non-optimal. He discusses that the WM^TW can eliminate this problem.
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#354565 - 09/12/11 11:52 AM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: BlueJays1]
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At the risk of showing my ignorance, I've often wondered why they don't have an "M32" (2x 6.5 divers) for those who are toally committed to the no sub sound, but can't afford or don't want the towers.

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#354566 - 09/12/11 11:53 AM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: Cork]
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I'd guess they tried it and didn't like it. But it's hard to say. That would be one BIG bookshelf, though.
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#354571 - 09/12/11 12:21 PM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: Ken.C]
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What about a 3 way? 6.5 + 3.5 + tweet.

An M631, or M136.

Now, that might be a good combo for a behind the screen L/C/R in an in-cabinet form.


Edited by CatBrat (09/12/11 12:27 PM)

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#354582 - 09/12/11 12:41 PM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: CatBrat]
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Gawd, a 3-way WOULD be sweet if the hardware were correct.





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#354588 - 09/12/11 12:46 PM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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More ports, fewer binding posts?
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#354602 - 09/12/11 01:51 PM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: pmbuko]
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It would be about 22". Big, but not *that* much bigger than the V22. Of couse, it would just be a small M50, and they probably don't want to have competing models with that little difference ...

... so maybe a 3 way like someone said; but why not a 1/5.25/6.5? They must have experimented with that. I'm curious why it didn't pan out.

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#354603 - 09/12/11 01:58 PM Re: Improving Axioms [Re: GTZ]
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This thread is great - lots of interesting ideas and excellent feedback - thanks for starting it!

Originally Posted By: GTZ
A redesign of the metal stands, or maybe some wood stands, for the QS series. IMHO the metal stands look kinda goofy and bottom heavy. Although well constructed and functional it's alot of stand for a speaker of it's size.


We'd love to hear suggestions on this one. The challenge is of course having a design that lets the bottom woofer fire freely, and doesn't make the stand top&front heavy. Would something like a music stand's U-shaped support have more appeal, do you think? Or have you got any ideas already that might look more streamlined?
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