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#367754 - 02/23/12 08:47 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
dakkon Offline
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Ok, I asked James the same question, with either option i will only need 1 more amp. With the Axiom design, i would only need another 2 channel amp.. and my 3 channel can still power the center/surrounds...


How much power would be a good place to be?

My current amps are 250W@8 ohm/ 500W @4ohm

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#367759 - 02/23/12 09:22 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Andrew]
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Originally Posted By: Andrew
Yes, any amp(s) can be used. You will need 4 channels that have identical gain, preferably identical amplifiers. It's this requirement that is part of the "magic" that's going on here. wink

Can I use four T-amps?


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#367766 - 02/23/12 10:22 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Ian]
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Wow, new speakers and new amps! Any guess as to whether or not the amps will be unveiled in March as well?
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#367769 - 02/23/12 10:31 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: avjunkee]
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I bet it will be a simultaneous rollout.
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#367772 - 02/23/12 10:46 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
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Well, I feel better now. I think the new speakers will be way out of my league.
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#367776 - 02/23/12 11:06 PM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Ian]
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Originally Posted By: Ian
Because there are drivers on the front and the rear of the new speaker they are certainly best suited to the front mains. The VP180 would be the most appropriate centre channel. In order to get the kind of distinct control we needed over the rear driver information they do require 4 channels of amplification for the pair. We will be addressing this need also. It is certainly shaping up to be a big year for new products!


Cool so they are biampable? Does this mean the bass units can be connected in mono as a pair of subs to the lfe channel of the processor?

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#367780 - 02/24/12 12:08 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: JBall]
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JB, "biampable" probably isn't the most relevant term. As I mentioned previously here , some speakers have had drivers also on the back, making in effect almost two complete speaker assemblies in one enclosure, situated back-to-back, to achieve a more nearly omni-directional output. If so, it isn't a matter simply of a bass driver being amplified separately, but rather that the back drivers are being fed a different electronically processed signal rather than the "normal" one going to the front drivers. This would require a different amplifier channel(not necessarily an entire different amplifier)than the one powering the fronts.
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#367786 - 02/24/12 01:02 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Ian]
CV Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ian
Because there are drivers on the front and the rear of the new speaker they are certainly best suited to the front mains. The VP180 would be the most appropriate centre channel.


Good to know. At least that gives me some confidence in purchasing a VP180. I'll be curious to see the driver arrangement for the rear of the new speaker. I vaguely remember saying how I hoped Axiom would pursue a design along the lines of the Linkwitz Lab Orion, but wow have the Orions gotten expensive. I sure hope the new Axioms are a fraction of the price. I'd spend "significantly more" than the cost of the M80s, but anything over twice as much would make it a harder sell. I really hope I'll be able to afford them. They sound very promising so far.

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#367795 - 02/24/12 10:40 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
terzaghi Offline
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Somehow I've missed this entire thread until now!

Sounds awesome. I'm excited to see the new products.

I have no intention of upgrading my sound system at this time, but am always glad to see new offerings from axiom.

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#368083 - 02/27/12 02:58 AM Re: Exciting News From Axiom! [Re: Amie]
CV Offline
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I'm curious if they'll use existing drivers or have new ones for the new flagship. I'm also wondering if they'll have new uses for the injection molding machine they bought a while back.

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