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#384418 - 10/20/12 08:17 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 6959
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Adrian
Usually the blemishes are very minor, in most cases very hard to find as Fred stated.

It becomes a bit of a game. I spent six months occasionally wondering where the blemishes were. I'd randomly get up and do a close up inspection of a couple of speakers (yeah, I know, I need a life).

It took me 6 months to find the one blemish. Wouldn't you know it, I forgot to write down where it is, so it will take forever if I need to find it again... grin

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#384444 - 10/20/12 07:21 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4732
Loc: western canada
They are pretty picky about the quality of the speakers that leave the Axiom floor or those that get relegated to the Factory Outlet.

Here are some pics of my own Axioms from a few years back (a few?, geez, like almost 10 years now?) of the only flaws i could spot.

Blemishes are often minor and certainly at a distance of a few feet, very hard to spot if at all.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Mind you, i have heard of reports of people getting more obvious flaws like a seriously dinged dust cap (which no longer exists on the new drivers).

"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#384467 - 10/21/12 02:36 AM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10393
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I have purchased a few speakers from the old outlet and some were perfect as far as I could tell and few had some minor issues, the worst of which was some missing vinyl wood grain in one spot on the side of the speaker, it was a pretty small spot too, about an 1/8th of inch in diameter.


#384494 - 10/21/12 09:34 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16222
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
The M22s I bought as B-stock many years ago looked flawless to me when I first got them. Upon closer inspection, I saw that the inner portion of vortex port on one of them was glued slightly askew. (There are two parts and the ridges on one didn't line up exactly with the ridges on the other.) It's basically an invisible blemish.
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#384752 - 10/26/12 08:17 PM Re: Deals - Factory Outlet Seconds [Re: tdibratt]
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 7
My speakers arrive today. M22, VP150 and QS8 B-Stock. A few blems here and there, nothing major.

However one of my QS8 (lower driver) looks like is has some glue on it. Minor but not sure if it has any effect. And the Axiom label on it has one of the posts broken. Going to see if Axiom will send me out another I can replace it with. Problem is the pin that holds the one side is burried in the cabinet, not sure if I can just push it thru but it will drop that little piece of plastic into the speaker housing.

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