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QS8 v3 Surround Speakers
Rated 5.0 Stars Based on 53 Reviews.
I only have an old 70 Watt Dolby Pro-Logic 4-channel receiver, so I first played an Adele CD on my two 3-way Infinity Reference Three front speakers (acoustic suspension w/ 8" woofer), which sounded very good. Then I disconnected those speakers and connected the two QS8's, on their backs on the 1 foot high stands the Infinitys normally sit on, and with (one of) each QS8 tweeters facing forward and angled just slightly in toward the listening area. Of course, they didn't have nearly the bass of the Infinities(that would be an unfair comparison!), but WOW. At the same really high volume, Adele's voice sounded different. With the Infinitys, the volume was self limiting because her voice becomes too "piercing". But with the QS8's, her voice was ...... pure! It sounded much more like a voice! It was a real voice, not just a "tone"! Closing my eyes at times, I could imagine her 10-12 feet in front of me, and centered! And still at even higher volume! On another song which is "quieter", with just the sound of a guitar being played, I could clearly hear the person's fingers sliding on the strings, something barely audible with Infinitys!. Finally installed/relegated the QS8's as rear surrounds, in anticipation of a future new A/V receiver. So now the QS8's are "quieter", especially because I think my primitive surround receiver only seems to output surround echo and artifacts (but still gives a noticable effect with movies). By now, I was spoiled. I was planning to get M60's for the front for my birthday in May (A recent LARGE car repair bill keeps me from buying everything at once!), but I can't wait to hear how they would sound, so something tells me my birthday may "come early"! Keep up the good work!
They were awarded a 5 out of 5 in terms of the wife acceptance factor. The surround sound reproduction is realistic and this has made my Yamaha RX Z11 receiver to live up to its expectations
These are beautiful looking speakers, they are a centerpiece of my home theatre.
My Son in law had speakers, and was remodeling a room, when the speakers Axiom surrounds wouldn't work I purchased them from him. The sound is amazing! I have Mission speakers as fronts and presence, will eventually switch to all Axiom.
The QS8's are now installed & they sound fabulous :) the rear sound stage is so deep & wide it sounds like its in my neighbours' back yard. Almost ready for my next Axiom purchase "Audiobyte Computer Speakers"
I cannot say enough about your speakers. I purchased a pair of both your QS8's and QS4's for my surrounds and rear. They sound fantastic. The first thing I noticed was it is difficult to pinpoint the source for the sound. Instead of being able to point right at the previous speakers as the source all I can do now is say it is from the left, right or rear. It does "surround" you . . . just as the name implies that you should be experiencing. I have friends with various speaker types in surround systems, but none of them come close to what I experience with my new speakers. Over the next few months I will be singing your praises to one and all who listen to my system. After my wife heard the system with the new speakers, Avatar was her video of choice; she noted that she would have to pick up some micro wave popcorn as she suspected we would be watching our videos in earnest. Her prediction was correct. We have watched 2 bluray videos so far. Ben Hur and Avatar and, as I am retired, several SACD's during the day while my wife is at work. Thanks once again for my great speakers.
The T-shaped brackets for hanging and connecting surround speakers is genius - I didn't fully appreciate how clever they are until I installed them.
I believe in the way that surround should be diffuse and that fullfills the QS8 speaker principle.
The speakers arrived promptly and in perfect condition. They are now installed and are awesome. We are extremely pleased with the performance. Your company was recommended by a friend and be assured we would also recommend you and will keep you in mind for any future updates to our home theatre.
I'd say that they were value for money when comparing other products, the delivery was fast, i was kept up to date of where the shipping was, they were easy to install.. thats all i needed... so you get a 100% from me.
Hi, I ordered my QS8s as an xmas present about a week out from xmas day. As I live in Australia I didn?t think that they?d have any hope of getting to my house in time for xmas but to my pleasant surprise they made it on the Friday before xmas weekend. I could track their whereabouts each day through the tracking details I received by email, it was fantastic!! The speakers have fitted in quite well with my new VSX921 Pioneer 7.1 Receiver and original speaker system. Price, quality and sound are all excellent and I also received an email from Axiom after xmas to see how things were going. AAA+ for this company and products. Andrew W. VIC Australia
"I just wanted to let you know that I received my QS-8 surrounds and they are without a doubt the best surround speaker that I have ever heard. I've owned several different models and brands of surround speakers costing twice as much and none of them compare to the sound quality that these have. I also love the fact that they are compact and very well built. I will order the m-80's next, Im hooked, thanks for making such a great product."
"Great service, fast delivery, very pleased. Fantastic surround speakers that really work."
The BEST speaker in the Axiom lineup. These sound incredible, they just melt away leaving you in the scene. The QS8's are the best purchase for value/performance in my HT.
The speakers arrived Friday afternoon. Excellent service. Installed in about an hour. Pleasant surprise was the wall hangers for the QS8s. The sound is wonderful! Thank you. I will certainly recommend Axiom.
It showed up in two days all the way to Texas ... great shipping, great service and they sounds excellent!
Thank you for the follow up. I was very pleased that Axiom was able to fill my order faster than originally anticipated and the shipping transit time was fantastic. I have been listening to my new speakers for two days now (I had to take the time to build a custom stand for one of the QS8s). I must say that I really love my new set up now. I just need a new subwoofer now :) Thanks for making such a great product at an affordable price.
The order arrived on Friday. Got the QS8s up on the wall just in time.. You folks are FANTASTIC!!! You should give customer service lessons to other vendors!Keep up the good work!
Want the moviegoer experience in your living room? This is it period. I have heard surrounds from Paradigm, B&W, Klipsh, Energy, etc. Though I will admit that speaker selection is arbitrary, I have never heard a surround that is as enveloping as the QS8. Additionally, many state that should you want to do DVD Audio you must buy/have direct radiating surrounds ?not so. If anything, I have found that the QS8?s do a fantastic job of musical reproduction as well. I will be the first to admit that this took me back. Once again Axiom?s ?Quadpolar? design has proven successful in more than one venue. I was simply blown away listening to the Tea Party Illuminations DVD as well as the DVD Audio disc of STP Core. Try it, you won?t want anything else.
The QS8 surrounds and VP150 add a stellar component to the imaging of the system. The quadpolar design of the QS8s makes setting up the surround listening area an absolute ease.
I haven't installed the system yet but if they sound as great as they look they will be phenomenal! Shipping was super fast! I called your support line and was pleasantly assisted. The person was very knowledgeable and eager to make recommendations! The whole experience so far has been exceptional.
I am extremely happy with the QS 8s. Played Collateral this morning. Brought a whole new dimension to the movie. It's not like you notice them though, they just envelope you in musical sound. Thanks for a great product and good service.
These babies are unreal !! A Huge sound in a small package. Completely filled my room and rounded out my home theatre. I dare someone to find a speaker with the sound of the QS8's at twice the price. Thanks Axiom for the great service, price and incredible quality. As always a job well done.
As you noted, the Axiom QS8s have been delivered and I assembled the stands and hooked them up to my system. All I can say is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! Your service is impeccable (I ordered on Friday and they were delivered on Monday.....to North Carolina.) And as far as the QS8 surround speakers, they are unbelievable. I cannot believe the difference they have made in sound field and imaging for music, as well as for movies and music DVDs. QS8s are truly high performance rear effect speakers, as advertised! Thanks to Axiom for a superbly designed and manufactured product and for your top shelf service. You definitely delivered what you promised and I could not be more pleased with my purchase experience with Axiom. I will definitely be ordering from Axiom again! Regards,
Great speakers. Absolutely love them. And they look good too. I was a little apprehensive about going the factory outlet route, but my fears were totally unfounded.
Finally, I got my QS 8s hooked up as surrounds, M22s in front and my Paradigm Atoms in the rear with Paradigm sub connected to Denon 3802, Toshiba Cinema Series widescreen. Played the new Star Wars DVD and it was unbelievably terrific. Better than in the theatre. Thanks for your help. The axioms are terrific and the QS 8s as surrounds are awesome!
I've just recieve them yesterday exactly as you said. They look really neat, small and compact. I really love the mapple finish. Curiosly enough my other surrounds are twice their size but half their weight! I can hardly wait to hear them in action. I also liked the manual, short, nice presentation and right to the point. Thank you very very much.
Very pleased with the sound so far - I'm about 60% movie, 40% music - they are not lame at all for music in 7 channel mode, contrary to some things I had read..., and for movies they I am very pleased with the surround effects compared to the direct-radiating units I had been using (NHT Super Zeros, now being used for 'backs' in my 7.1 setup.) Thanks for your help. These units gained instant 'wife-approval' for their looks, by the way. The light beach vernier / gold covers are a great match for our wall paint, carpet, and couch / sectional colors. Thanks for offering so many options.
I just wanted to let you know what a great experience it has been doing business with Axiom Audio. The customer service is exceptional and the products are true value. I love the open and detailed sound of the M60s. The QS8s are fantastic surrounds, I'm looking forward to hearing how they perform on SACD / DVD Audio. I will definitely be recommending Axiom to my friends.
Delivery was super fast, as I ordered on Thursday afternoon and received them on friday afternoon. I was able to install them during the week end, and finally take a super sound bath on sunday morning. Really enjoying theis first delivery. Thanks again, Looking forward to received the second shipment,
I must say that I am very impressed with your speakers and have not enjoyed such pristine audio in years. Equally as impressive is the level of customer support provided by you and the entire staff at Axiom. You have secured a long term customer in me as well as a strong recommendation to my peers.
Just wanted you to know that the QS 8s ROCK! I never made it to a Zeppelin concert, but now I've heard and felt what it was like to be there! I couldn't be more pleased with the way they complete my surround system. If you ever need me to do a review, I'd be happy to write one for this product.
I currently own the M22's, VP 150 and M2's in the rear position. I recently upgraded to the QS8's in the rear and they just sound freaking incredible!!!! Sorry - I just had to tell someone.... A big Thank You from a loyal AXIOM customer.
Thanks for your mail. Before I ordered mine, I listended to QS8 speakers at a friend's house. So when mine arrived yesterday I was very eager to install them. I can only say that they have literally TRANSFORMED my living room. Wow, this is a purchase I will not regret for a very long time to come. Highly recommended!
I have setup my new surround speakers which I have matched with my marantz multiroom receiver and 1 year old surround stereo system. I must admit, I'm very happy with the clarity of the sound. I have mainly used it to listen to music so far and can't wait to hear the sound of the 7:1 distribution of action movies. I'll let you know of the impact. :) I wanted to thank you and your team for the fine work and quick delivery . I found them quite easy to mount with the brackets as well. It was a pleasure to do business with you.:)
Incredible speakers for an incredible price. After hearing these, I have been considering ordering a second pair.
Wow, couldn't believe the sound these speakers produce. Out of the box I was surprised by the weight of these speakers. Sound is incredible as others have mentioned. Forgiving of positioning and capable of playing very loud when called upon. Matches so well with other axiom products. Certainly worth the investment.
I first auditioned the QS8's at a fellow Axiom owner's home. I was completely awed by these surrounds. They not only provided a crisp sonic point but also a huge rear sound stage that enveloped and expanded the home theater experience. I truely felt I was in the action both on and off screen. These speakers are my first, but not last, purchase of the extraordinary Axiom line up. Great job! Thank you for creating a truely immersive and accurate aural enviornment. These are a "must-have"!
The QS8 is a phenomenal speaker, period. Its size and price leave little or no competition, but the performance puts it in a realm where the size and price don't need to be balanced in its favor. 100% recommendation no matter the competition.
The QS8, with one listen you will appreciate. These are awesome surround speakers but do yourself a favor and try them with music with pro logic II and the like. These speakers just can't let you down.
I ordered a pair of M22's for my inlaws and was instantly impressed at the sound and quality of the speakers. I ordered a pair of QS8's for myself expecting the same impressions. Boy have they lived up to the task. These are the best surrounds I've heard and create a sound field I've never experienced before. Even my wife commented on how good they were. I now recommend these to everyone.
A lovely pair of surrounds... Even though I have them mounted directly behind, and above me, they still create a nice diffuse image.
Nicely completes my surround sound system in a fairly small 12'x20' family room...traded up from the QS4's I originally purchased to give a richer total atmosphere..and it works!
I love the QS8s. They are superbly built and the sound quality and sound dispersion required for home theater systems is excellant. I will add 2 more to my Harman Kardan driven system when there is enough 7 channel material readily available. They are a bargain in a market filled with claims to be "the best". The EP 500 sub is also a product that will literally blow away any concerns.
Fantastic speakers. Small, powerful, detailed yet disappear into the real image. Great value.
I decided it was time to upgrade my system and it was while I was researching surround speakers that I came across the Axiom QS8's, I read a few glowing reviews and thought well it's like all dealers they only list the "good" reviews, so I decided to try and find any negative reviews about them. Well after a lot of searching I came up empty handed, I then decided they must be all what these other people were saying they were. I found out that Axiom have a 30 day money back guarantee, so on that basis I decided to order the QS8's and a VP150 Center Speaker. I live in Australia and ordered them on a Friday, the following Teusday they arrived. I was impressed, anyway after unpacking them and hooking them up I was BLOWN away by how great they sounded, everything sounded so different, Crisp and Clear. If you are looking for a set of Surrounds or a Center Speaker, don't waste your time searching. I highly recommend the QS8's and the VP150 Graeme
Awesome! If they weren't hanging on the wall you wouldn't know they were there because of how well the sound envelopes you.
Wow, its a really good pair of surrounds. Very clear and crisp sounding.
awesome surround speakers that do the one thing you really want your surround speakers to do. Create an enveloping sense of the subtle (and sometimes not) sounds that put you IN the movie. The quadpolar design design creates an undetectable source of accurate sound. They also look very sleek wall mounted with the supplied T bracket.
I purchased 4 QS8 v2's a year ago to round out my Axiom 7.1 speakers. Without a doubt the QS8's are one of the premier surround speakers at any price. I intend to add more to my bedroom system re-do and recommend them to everyone. These should be on the top of your list of surround speakers to audition. I feel confident to you'll be amazed and they won't be returned.
Incredible. To my surprise I found these speakers to deliver both directional and non-directional - just as the origianl mix calls for. They also are full bodied and rich making a more fuller broader surround experience. They simply blow away other surrrund speakers I've heard; working well as side surrounds or rear (back, as in a 6.1 or 7.1 system).