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#62175 - 10/01/04 05:48 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
lomb7 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 425
Loc: San Diego
I think that the "rolled off or lacking" comment is because there is so much base coming from the speaker. The Axioms sounded great with Mozart, mainly because the the strings run through that piece but the M60 was weak when it needed some base backing. Again, vocals with the M60 were crisper but to my ears they were a little too high pitched. I liked the rockets because they seemed to blend the entire sound rather then just the highs.

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#62176 - 10/01/04 06:04 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
This reminds me a little of why I went from M80's to Monitor Audio. You are saying a few of the same things. Not so much with the bass but with the highs.

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#62177 - 10/01/04 06:05 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
lomb7 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 425
Loc: San Diego
May want to audition the Rockets since you are "neverhappy"

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#62178 - 10/01/04 06:07 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
NeverHappy Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Oh I will one day. I know that for a fact as I have always been curious. When I'm curious it always happens sooner or later. For now, my Monitors are peachy!

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#62179 - 10/01/04 06:23 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
lomb7 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/04
Posts: 425
Loc: San Diego
I read that they are coming out with an RS1000. A little out of my price range $2500/pr but man do they look amazing.

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#62180 - 10/01/04 06:29 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Nice review. I too am a little curious about the no bass comment(s). I recently demo'd my M60's for a guy and we played a few tracks with some heavy bass, and they pumped it loud and hard. I was surprised myself at the bass output, as I generally run with my VTF-2 on, and listening to the M60's sans the sub I was expecting some weak bass, but was pleasantly surprised.


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#62181 - 10/01/04 07:42 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Maybe the Rockets have more of that resonant fullness that people like? As opposed to the tight accurate bass of the M60s. I've never heard any of the Rockets, but they must be pretty decent - people like them.
Hope I don't get flamed again here as this borders on a political statement (though it is highly germane to this discussion), but didn't we learn in consumer ed to make our purchasing decisions based on the social costs - as well as the personal costs - of those decisions? Does everything we buy have to come from China?

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#62182 - 10/01/04 08:00 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
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Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2726
Loc: CA, USA
Hello lomb. I'm also a bit surprised by the lack of bass your M60s are putting out. Have you double checked your cabling to assure you have not wired your M60s out-of-phase?

If you compared both the Axioms and Rockets in the same room, then room acoustics wouldn't be a variable, however, if you tested these speakers in different rooms, then this could be a factor.

BTW, could you describe the room your M60s are in?

Very nice review.
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#62183 - 10/01/04 08:01 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
As long as companies want to squeeze every penny possible out of every sale they make, then yes...every thing we buy needs to come from China. Show me an affordable 61" DLP TV made in the US and I'll buy it. Likewise with a new universal player. It's not the consumers fault.


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#62184 - 10/01/04 08:05 PM Re: Rocket 750 vs Axiom M60
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5415
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I wonder if M50 vs. the Rockets would be a better comparison ? The Rockets sound like they might be closer to the M3/M40/M50 "sound" than the M2/M22/M60/M80s... (?)

The 750s do sound like interesting speakers though. Do I understand the crossover correctly -- different woofers cross over at different frequencies ?



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