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#89886 - 04/10/05 11:20 AM Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
kyliesdad Offline
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Registered: 04/09/05
Posts: 4
I'm looking to put tugether a new HT. The local Good Guys has Energy Conosieur C9s on sale for a real low price. Anyone evr hear these? How do they compare to Axioms?
THanks.

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#89887 - 04/10/05 11:31 AM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
BigWill Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
I saw that sale, too. Unfortunately, I don't think the Energy C9s (or Connoiseur 9, or whatever) are all that good. I heard them in a direct comparison with MA Silver 8s and there was absolutely no comparison - the MAs blew them away in every way. I think you'd be better off buying any number of speakers - Axioms included - rather than those C9s. Just my opinion.

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#89888 - 04/10/05 12:17 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Registered: 04/01/03
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Loc: Los Angeles
Hate to burst the bubble as well, but the only Energy speakers that I've heard that I'd even consider buying are the C-3 (for in a small room, without real critical listening) or jumping up to their Veritas series. I had the Veritas 2.2 and Axiom M60ti in my home for a week and did extensive listening test with them. (Even bought a switcher). I was very hard pressed to choose between them. I ended up keeping the Axiom M60's, for their slightly more detailed sound and FAR cheaper price.

Good luck with your shopping. It's half the fun of the audio hobby!


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#89889 - 04/10/05 01:21 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Can't comment on the Energy speakers, I'm sure others will chime in, but I love my Axiom M60's.

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#89890 - 04/10/05 04:06 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Registered: 04/09/05
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Thanks for the advise, guys.
The Energys are on sale for $650 plus tax and that is about as much as I can spend on the front speakers so if I buy Axiom, I guess I'm looking at the M50s?
I did see a pair of M60s just now on Ebay for $525 but I don't know how I feel about that. It would help the budget and give me more money to spend on the sub and stuff.
Anyone evr buy speakers off of Ebay?

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#89891 - 04/10/05 07:10 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Registered: 09/11/03
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Loc: San Luis Obispo, CA
It would be worth it to buy the speakers through Axiom. Their customer service is incredible and if you bought off ebay you would not be able to experience that customer service.

Remember that when you buy Axiom speakers, there is no tax and the price includes 2 day shipping. But I think that the M50s would work great for you.
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#89892 - 04/10/05 07:51 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Thanks Snippy. How do you think the M50s would compare to those energy C-9s? They only have 2 drivers and the C-9s have 4. The C-9s seem to be more speaker for your money.
I do plan on getting a whole new home theater system so even if i do get those M60s on ebay i'll still need the surrounds and stuff and maybe then i'd get the experience of that custumer service. Thanks again.


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#89893 - 04/10/05 09:11 PM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Minor correction: the M50s have 3 drivers. Also, if number of drivers counted, we'd all have those 4 or 5 way "studio monitors" from the 70s and 80s.
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#89894 - 04/11/05 10:21 AM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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Loc: Iowa
Nice to see ya back Ken, was wondering if you went A-Wall on us? The M50's would be a fine choice also, as well as the M22's with a kick'n sub.
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#89895 - 04/11/05 11:43 AM Re: Axioms or Energy C-9 for new home theater?
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I would have to agree. The number of drivers +/- one driver seems irrelevant.
I can say with a high degree of certainty, though, that the M60s are far more neutral and accurate sounding to my ears than are the Energy C-9s. The C-9s were boxy, wooly and sibilant from what I remember - maybe that's why they're discounted so steeply?

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