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#356172 - 10/05/11 02:30 PM disappointed in shipping speed
agentfox1942 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
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Loc: Hagerstown, Maryland
I have to say I'm a little disappointed with Axiom's shipping speed. I ordered my speakers last thursday and they finally went out today and I'm not supposed to get them until Monday. So much for having a three-day holiday weekend to play around with them and compare them. The Aperion's are due in Friday and the Hsu Sub is here already. I could see if I ordered non-standard finishes, but I did the off-the-shelf Boston (mainly because the website said customs aren't returnable, but found out later they are). Oh well, the wait continues.


Edited by agentfox1942 (10/05/11 02:31 PM)
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#356173 - 10/05/11 02:36 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: agentfox1942]
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Yeah, I don't know what changed in their process or volumes, but they haven't been as quick for me as they used to be. I've almost always gone for A-stock standard vinyl finishes because of my impatience, but now the advantage seems to have diminished.
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#356175 - 10/05/11 02:52 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: CV]
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That shipping time isn't horrible but I see your point since it should of been half that time and its natural to be giddy. At least you will have some speakers and sub to play around with this weekend. Did you go with the new Verus line from Aperion? What models are you comparing?
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#356176 - 10/05/11 02:54 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: BlueJays1]
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yes, I went with the verus grand bookshelf and grand center just to make sure I was comparing the same "class" of speaker. Also picked the di-pole/bi-pole selectable surrounds. I'm wondering how the 6-ohms versus the 8-ohms will workout. I have to switch my AVR between the two. For the sub I went with the Hsu VTF-3 MK4. Interested in the different modes you can use (ported, non-ported, etc.)


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#356177 - 10/05/11 03:18 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: agentfox1942]
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Registered: 09/16/04
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Loc: Marion, IA
Hmmm... I ordered a 2nd pair of QS8s and had them in about 4 business days to Iowa. A couple of weeks later, I ordered a VP180, and same situation.. 4 business to my door.

Please to report back your impressions of the various speakers. It is always interesting to read how different product lines compare.
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#356178 - 10/05/11 03:19 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: agentfox1942]
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On your AVR leave the impedance switch to the highest ohm setting regardless of the rated impedance of the speaker by the manufacturer. In this case use the 8 ohm setting. Going to the 6 ohm setting or any lower impedance setting will only limit the current and supply less possible power to the speakers. There is an excellent article below that will explain everything to you.

http://www.audioholics.com/education/amplifier-technology/impedance-selector-switch-1

Apparently the Verus line has significant improvements over the Intimus line. They are beautiful looking speakers.
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#356182 - 10/05/11 03:33 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Yeah, the Versus line does look really nice! I guess it's one of the advantages of manufacturing in China, you can have a beautiful wood veneer finish for pretty cheap. I'm looking forward to your comparison.


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#356183 - 10/05/11 03:37 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 01/29/04
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I've never had a complaint with their shipping, always comes within the week, depending on the day you ordered. Maybe Noreen finally took a diserved vacation. Did you try calling them at all to follow up?
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#356204 - 10/05/11 09:09 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Seriously, dude. You've just purchased a product from a company that does much of its manufacturing on-demand, has free shipping between countries on several hundred pounds of large merchandise, and you're complaining that it's taking a few days? What a world we live in.
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#356206 - 10/05/11 09:36 PM Re: disappointed in shipping speed [Re: agentfox1942]
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Mark, that is a bit longer than has been the norm in the past. I would have thought that it would have been shipped by Monday. Hopefully those Aperions(which are certainly also fine speakers)won't create a mindset over the weekend that they're the standard of excellence.

The point that Blue Jay made about the impedance setting deserves emphasis: the lower setting should never be used, despite the legally required statement in the manual. The lower setting in no way optimizes the receiver for operation at a lower impedance. What it does directly is to limit the voltage output of the power supply section. The consequences that follow(due to Ohm's Law)are that the current is also reduced, as is the power output. Tests show that the maximum power capability is roughly cut in half. The lower current reduces the possibility of overheating, but the power reduction makes this a bad trade-off. To keep the performance capabilities intact leave the impedance setting at the higher number, whether it's 6 or 8 ohms.
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