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Axiom's flagship floorstanding speaker is designed for the audiophile who wants it all. This speaker shows off the best of what over 25 years of audio research has proven - you will be blown away by the clarity, detail and stunning dynamics this speaker will add to your listening experience. It has unprecedented tonal range, all in perfect balance: from deep low bass, clear open midrange and extended nuanced treble. You'll hear the click of the castanets, the tinkle of the triangle, and the soul-stirring reverberations of the big bass drums. accessories
"The Axiom M80 speakers were the stars of the show. Their effortless dynamic capability, almost liquid midrange, tight and deep bass, and their uncanny ability to disappear, had me shaking my head in disbelief. Was I really listening to a speaker of such small stature and price?" -- Ray Adkins, Audioholics.com
Dual woofers, dual midranges and twin tweeters - hear it all! That's 6 drivers in each M80 floorstanding speaker - 12 in a pair - for spectacular power handling up to 400 Watts and deep extended powerful bass. From the tight snap of a bass drum to the shimmer of brushed cymbals, the accuracy of this speaker will astound you. The M80 transforms musical recordings into live performances in your living room, and brings definitive realism to home theater.
"While the "giant-killer" tag is overused in audio reviewing, this is one speaker to which it most certainly applies." -- Doug Schneider, SoundStage.com
Jazz, classical, deep pulsing rock, or taut, tight rap - you will rediscover your music collection with the M80s. You'll hear details that used to be buried in the mix - the sound of fingers sliding up and down guitar strings, the quick breath in a jazz rendition, the completely effortless reproduction of male and female vocals that produce natural, smooth sound. The M80s create a three-dimensional soundstage with plenty of depth and width that envelop your whole room in the performance.
"I loved listening to -- no, make that bathing in -- the Axiom's rich low end. That a speaker of this modest cost can produce this kind of bass is nothing short of startling." -- Jason Thorpe, SoundStage
These 4-ohm audiophile speakers will create ultra-clean, high-volume levels in large rooms. The M80s come with supplied rubber feet, rubber feet screws and a wrench for tightening the binding posts. Optional accessories include bi-wirable and bi-ampable dual binding post inputs, metal round feet or metal carpet spikes.
-- John Potis
-- Doug Schneider, SoundStage.com
-- Ray Adkins, Audioholics.com
-- Brian Kahn, AudioRevolution.com
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I bought my first pair of M80's back in 2002 and was extremely pleased with their performance. I then had the opportunity to upgrade my speakers as I was putting together a Home theater system based on the boston cherry M80's that I had been using in my 2 channel system. I did look around a bit at other speakers as even as good as these are I know that there is better out there. It was just a question of how much more I would have to spend to get there. In the end I decided to stick with what I knew i would enjoy and bought another pair of M80's in the High Gloss cherry for my 2 channel system and am still a happy customer that probably says more about how much I enjoy these speakers than trying to describe their sound.
Outstanding dispersion and imaging. Great clarity and details. Just as good at low volume as at high volume (and they can loud!). A bargain for the price.
One of the best sounding speaker's I have heard, period. Excellent midrange and highs combined with nice tight bass. The only draw back is the 4ohm load and a somewhat dated/boxy look. The vinyl wrap is second to none for a realistic finish.
Beautiful sounding speakers that can play insanely loud. Artists like Norah Jones and Jewel who have outstanding voices have never sounded better. Let them sooth your soul!!
Back to the future, I finished testing my new system with the m80's as my anchors, all I can say is MY Gawd!!! The last time I heard music this good was 35 years ago with my first stereo system! I have spent the last 6 months listening to all manner & types of speakers and while I readilly admit there are more expensive speakers out there, I have NOT found ANY that are better! Pretty cocky statement you say, I say bring em on!!! Easily compares to speakers costing 2 to 3 times as much, I know, I listened. This is only my opinion, but for my money these are the BEST hands down! Russ B. N.J.
Great Value & Sound reproduction. Have not been disappointed at all. Clear, non-coloring, just true music.
When I was a teen in the eighties, I bought a pair of AX2Rs. I had never heard of Axiom, but they sounded great for their price. Those speakers showed me parts of my music that I had never heard before. I loved those speakers for 20 years. Last year I bought a pair of M80 v2s. When I turn these speakers up, I understand why the knob is labeled \"volume\", rather than \"loudness\". Before owning these speakers, I didn't appreciate producers' contributions to my music, but now, they are another member of the band. I love these speakers and look forward to 20 years of excellent performance from them, as well.
With Axiom M80 speakers I have rediscovered Classical and Jazz music. The sound clarity and fantastic dynamic of this speakers make listening to my music a heavenly delight. Andreas
Received my M80 speakers today. For the first time ever, I heard a kick drum through a speaker the way it should be. Just a few months ago, I bought the M22tis. Great speakers, I have them on your stands paired with a subwoofer. I can't say enough about those speakers. I liked them so much I decided to bite the bullet and buy the M80s. The bookshelf speakers are going into my office. Now for the M80s. What can I say? At 20 watts they sing and fill the room. Bathing in the sound is about the best description. The vocals are awesome, and please, the bass goes down low enough. And the midrange is the best part of the speaker. Seamless crossover. There are so many great things about your speakers. They sound so open, the sound is not coming from them. They're beautiful quality, they sound unbelievable. These are my first floor-standing speakers, I've always had bookshelfs. If you love music, nothing beats these floorstanding speakers. They not only do sound great, but they work great in home theatres, so they do double duty. Get some, try them, they soar. My records sound amazing. The soundstage is tack sharp when I watch television, you don't really need a center channel speaker, the soundstage on these is so precise. I could go on and up, but these M80s just upped the ante. Plus I love no tax and free shipping. By the way, fedex got them all the way across the country in less than one week. I wish all stereo upgrades were a no-brainer like this. Tell me when you're selling the company, I'm buying...
first of all I must say, The microdynamiics are truly outstanding. i've tried just about every speaker lineup this company has. I started with the M-3's totally awesome for a small bookshelf...the sound level is awesome from a speaker of its size, from there I moved up to the M-22 again I was blown away....just lacking the bass I wanted, well because of the design all you need with that setup is a sub and you're good to go which is indeed my very next perchase. So my next perchase was the M-60's very clean well defined but lacked the volume levels I was now searching for...as i forgot to state to mention I'm now running a new onkyo 906...Well after recieving the M-80's with the 4ohm load spec's and the power these little giants can handle my home theater/concert hall is now great for me, I pitty the rest of my neighbor's as I have walked around my house and it's pretty loud...its everything i was looking for thanks again for your fine products and thank you to JC as he was very professional he helped me in every way of my current setup.... Stu. D Portland, Me
Just got these twins and they have been worth their value and then some. When I first hooked them up and sat down to hear the performance with my sons, our faces & reaction was just priceless. My wife actualy thought the house was falling appart, that's how clear the opening seen of Master & commander sounded. The M80's have clearly brought back my interest to movies & music. Thank you Axiom.
I've had my M80's for years now and couldn't be happier.. Great full bodied sound, used for both movies and music, perfectly voiced to my VP150 and four QS8's..
WoW! At first I thought the midrange was a little bright compared to my old speakers. Now after listening to the M80's a few months I realize it was because my old speakers were so dull in the midrange. I am hearing sounds in my music I never heard before. These speakers rock!
Have had the M80's for a few weeks and they have been everything I bargained for. Paired with a Denon 3808 these things produce some wonderful sound. I was really surprised by the bass these speakers produce. So far I'm very happy with the purchase given the price and performance.
These are the best speakers I have ever heard. Forget those so called luxury speakers that you have to pay an arm and a leg for. These speakers are the real deal. Every aspect of the sound emitted from these speakers is perfect. I have crystalline highs, amazing mids, and house shaking bass. When listening to music, the vocals are just awe dropping, its like the person is right there in the room. Explosions in call of duty shake my room so much my parents tell me to turn it down. Don't worry, these speakers sound amazing even at the lowest level of volume. The 12 combined drivers really deliver the full life of music. If you want the best possible speaker out there, buy this. I have been burned 1000s of dollars by the so called jargon of expensive speakers that costs 3 times more.
I'm giving an updated review of my Axiom M80s. So I've had these speakers for over six months. They just keep getting better and better. They're great for music and just astounding for home theater use. You don't really need a subwoofer, the bass is that rich, and you don't need a center channel (the imaging on vocals is tack sharp. As a comparison, my girlfriend and I keep looking for something to compare these speakers to. We went to Best Buy, and went into their special \"studio\" to hear some $2600/pr Martin Logans. The Axioms in everyway blew them out of the water. Martin Logans vocals were scratchy, imaging was good but not great, the whole high end was hissy, didn't matter what the source material was. The Axiom lower octaves were vastly superior too. Then we listened to a pair of Klipsch towers. I hear good things about Klipsch. For $1300, the Klipsch speakers were mickey mouse all the way. Good imaging, but no bass whatsoever and so-so mid-range. Do yourself a big favor and buy a pair of these speakers. Listen for a month and let the tweeters settle in. Insanely smooth crossover. Our next mission we're going to audition some $5,000 plus speakers, because nothing under $3,000 even comes close to the M80s.
Amazing Sound !!! I just got the M80s installed...I have no words to describe the sound quality. The sounds like a pais of $ 5000 ++ speakers. Great Sound !
The M80's are in for a hard life ... but apparently so are my ears. These speakers should be 3x's the cost for the quality
I bought a pair of Axiom M80 v2 five months ago after many months of research and auditioning various brands of speakers (prices ranging from $1000 to $3000). Decided to give Axiom a try and customer service was excellent before and after the purchase (I had a lot of questions, Thank you Brent). Axioms are absolutely amazing, and I agree with all the positive comments from other customers/reviewers and no point repeating. Even after buying the Axioms, for curiosity sake, I have done several comparisons (Speaker A-B switch gets a good work out), and I have to say nothing has even come close to beating the Axioms. Recently had to replace a faulty mid-range driver, and the new one was at my door in 2 days and the customer service was as if I had bought a $10,000 speaker. Probably have spent about that much trying different speakers over the years, but hard to imagine even a $10,000 speaker being any better than the Axiom M80s.
I thought you might like a little progress report on my home audition of the M 80s. In a nutshell, you wonderful folks at Axiom have increased the quality of my life by a significant degree. I have always loved music and I spend an awful lot of time listening to it. Now there's just more to love. I'm hearing new sounds in music I've been listening to for over 20 years. Being a drummer, I'm particularly elated at how well percussion is reproduced. For years I'd resigned myself to the notion that in recordings, drums are relegated to the background, shadowed by all the other instruments, and that's where they'll always be. Not anymore. Snares snap, crisp high-hats, reverberating cymbals, the tenor in tenor toms, and a real sweet spot kick from the bass drum. I'm happy. Then, from Bach to Hendrix, there are the strings. Ok, now you're not budging from your listening chair for the rest of the day. That's because you're right there, live at the recording. I never thought Jimi could sound any better. I'm thinking Ian used Electric Ladyland as a reference when he designed the M 80s. Another thing that strikes me is the way the speakers reveal the quality of various recordings; the title of an old Clint Eastwood film comes to mind. But that's not your problem. So, I'm afraid you're not getting these speakers back. And I may have just become an Axiom lifer. Thank you.
It's too bad more "audiophiles" don't give gear like this a chance - but maybe they don't want to admit that it will compete or beat their uberexpensive gear. I readily admit it - this kills my previous boutique speakers!
I must tell you all that I was amazed with what I was hearing from these speakers they are awesome, I can compare them with ones costing 10 times more. Not only do theyÂ sound fantastic but looks great. I will beÂ sending Annie pictures of myÂ Home Theatre so it can be posted on the the Hall of fame section. I really love these speakers and I am soÂ glad that I choose Axiom. Thanks very much for all your help and I must say that I am Proud to be part of the Axiom Family. Thanks to all
Brent, I already hooked them up and road tested them, they are GREAT. I researched and compared for over a year and I am not disappointed in my final decision. I will be adding to the system soon.
Straight out of the box, the speakers sounded great. After breaking them in for 80 hours or so, I am even more pleased. I bought the M80s to replace my Altec/Lansing Model 19 Studio Monitors and am surprised that speakers so small can do it. Congratulations on a fine product.
I can't overstate how pleased I am with the M80 speakers. I didn't realize how much of the soundtrack I was missing. I'm delighted with the way they handle music, too. In addition, I couldn't have asked for better service & turn around time. You did a great job of packaging the speakers, too.
They sound wonderful Brent.... After only a few hours of burn in they started sounding good and the imaging is spectacular.......I now know made the right decision in going with the M-80's. Great product and even better customer service.....hard to find these days. Thank you Brent and Axiom!!!!!!
I play mostly jazz. These speakers for the price, are outstanding ( and this is after barely 1 hour of play). Way better than the B & W 600 series, and a notch below their outstanding 700 series, which retails for $3000/pair.
I was pleasantly surprised that the order arrived on thursday (less than 24 hours after it was shipped!)...of course I lost a day because I couldn't stay away from the sound system for any length of timeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Thanks again for your helpful and prompt advise. Just set up my M80's this weekend and I am really enjoying them! You guys are tops in speakers and customer service!
Thank you very much for the prompt delivery of my speakers with such exellent packing. I must tell you that your speakers overall quality are absolutely mind-blowing! :-) I am VERY HAPPY! You can be sure that I will be telling my friends about it, and that I'll be buying more stuff from you in the future. Keep up the wonderful job of making such world class speakers at an affordable price. Kudos to your team! If you have a newsletter please do add me in the distribution list. I can't believe the other speakers of comparable quality are being sold for more than twice the price...what a rip-off!
Thank you very much, I did indeed receive it and every thing is perfect.Please note that I will not be using your 30 day money back warranty as I am VERY satisfied with my purchase, those Axiom M80ti are unbelievable. The box was damage when I have received it but the content was complete and intact, without a single scratch. If it hadn't been from my neighbor, I would have been staring at the speakers all night without being able to listen to them as I had no receiver to use with them. Finally my neighbor saved the day by bringing 2 Marantz MA-500 the same product I will be purchasing soon and I hooked up my Nomad MP3 player to test it and was VERy VERY impressed by the quality of the sound. So was my neighbor that currently own a Anthem AVM-20, Anthem PowerAmp, Paradigm 2 x Monitor 9, 2 Monitor 7, matching center + Sub. and has much more experienced with Audio and said that I had bought a very good product for the money I paid and that he might be reconsidering is future purchase of Paradigm Reference Studio 100, not bad eh? Oh I forgot to mention that I did this setup while my wife was away for the evening and she knew the money I had spent which to her was a lot of $$$. I thought I would be killed when she got home... But instead, we sat on the couch from 11pm to 1am to listen to a bunch of great songs which were perfectly rendered by the M80ti. She had never listened to music this way before and was very impressed and I am still alive to talk about it. I even mentioned about how I would build my other zones in the house with your other lines of speaker :-) All in all I am very pleased with your product and am looking forward to completing my setup to include more speakers and buying my Receiver and my PowerAmp. I will not hesitate to brag to my friends of the quality of the M80ti and make sure to test my audiophile friend's knowledge of sound quality. Also would like to put in a good word for Jean-Claude who was involved in trying to track me down (even on a Sunday) to help me with my order since I had problems with the ordering online system. Thanks again, A satisfied, sleep deprived, customer.
All hooked up and sounds wonderful - we made a good purchase.
Speakers arrived in perfect condition although the exterior boxes took a beating. Soundwise, very impressive soundstage, wide, high, and deep.Ã‚Â I especially like the resolving power of these speakers to differentiate instruments and vocals.Ã‚Â I'm running Parasound Line Drive 1500 preamp, and a Carver TFM 45 amp as this is my personal office system.Ã‚Â Sounds every bit as good as some $30,000 systems I've looked at. I like them so much, I'm buying a sub woofer from you guys next week. What could be a better compliment than that? Thank you again. Check us out at www.studionovaimages.com
All I can say is, "Wow"! For the service, but mostly the product. Outstanding discretion, clarity, definition and punch.
I received my order today, and couldn't wait to get the speakers set up. I have to tell you that I spent several hours sitting and enjoying the amazing sound! Your speakers are everything I expected, and a lot more. I still can't believe what a bargain this system is, and what an improvement it is over my previous speaker system. I just wanted to say thank you. I know where I'm going to direct anyone who's looking for new speakers, and I expect I'll be back again when I'm ready to upgrade again.
They arrived in good shape. I'm very impressed by the sound. The bass has a timbre I've never heard before. I running these speakers with McIntosh two MC501 monoblocks amps.These will diffently be keepers.
Auditioned B&W6S3 and B&W604S3. Those speakers were not even close to Axiom M80ti. Decided to give Axioms a try. Very detailed and perfectly balanced. Very clean sound. Can be compaired to Vienna Acoustic and other speakers within the price range starting $7,000.00 and above! The customer service is EXCELLENT! Thanks for these great speakers! Own them for 3 month and after 3 month they sound even better.
I just wanted to drop a short note to say that I really appreciated the fast delivery of the speakers.The build quality and sound of the two M80ti's is so far impressive. I will definitely recommend to my friends who are looking in a similar price range, and I expect to purchase more of your speakers as we add audio throughout our home. Thanks, and best of luck as your company continues to grow.
Speakers arrived in perfect condition. I thought the 50s were good. The 80s are awesome. I will not be sending the 50s back however. I found another spot in my home where they are perfect. thanks for the great service and top quality products.
I was pretty thrilled myself. The M80ti sound GREAT !Thanks,
We just received the speakers on Friday. I can tell you I was a bit uneasy with all this because the whole idea for purchasing your speakers was mine, I recommended them to my brother soÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ And the thing was that we would never have the chance to listen to them prior purchasing them, and with speakers thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really something tricky. I mean you got to have a lot of faith in the company to buy some speakers without ever listening to them. But thankfully, as I have expected, they weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all I was hopping forÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and then more. I got to say that I was playing with advantage in this bet I made, as the price is really unbeatable, and the fact that the speaker has that impressive array of cones, and also being them of aluminium, that the guys at the local home cinema shop tell us that they are the most bass giving material for a cone (we never have enough bass). I knew that the tower must have a deep powerful bass but I was concerned you know about the mids and high frequencies and if that bass would be just distortion or a controlled one. I mean it would be hard for me you know, if the speakers ended up sounding not good enough for our expectations, as after all I had come up with the idea and all, I would be held totally responsible for any fiasco. But after much test, the speakers came out outstanding in all respects. Excellent in bass mid and high. They can give you a subtle acoustic guitar, ultra clean vocals, while at the same time rock you with a real powerful heavy metal distortion. And that's not that easy to find. Oh! And I love that cool leather like air exits! They behaved as expected in every respect. I love them! I think they beat many speakers of other brands at more than double the price, and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s saying something with all the competition that there is out there these days. My brother is really happy with them so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m happy too. So congrats from a pair of satisfied customers. These things rock!
I can't say enough about how much I appreciate the quality and sound of the M80ti speakers. After carefully hooking them up to my system I played a Nippon Grammophon LP of the Charles Lloyd Quartet recorded live at a concert in Tokyo (during the late 60's)on my SL-10. The sound from the M80ti's surpassed everything I heard during numerous visits to listening rooms and demostrations at Best Buy, Soundtrack, Circuit City, etc. auditioning speakers from other manufacturers. I did not need to or use any of the amplifer's sound contour controls as I had to with my old Bose 601s to get any resembance to "live" or "realistic" sound! The M80TI's are amazing speakers at an amazing price!!!!
Your audio experience will change dramatically upon plugging your speakers in for the first time. The vocal soundstage is thrust forward more so than the rest of the musical experience Ã¢â‚¬â€œthough some (present company included) will argue that a more Ã¢â‚¬Å“personalÃ¢â‚¬Â presentation is developed. If you enjoy sitting down and listening to vocals, the M80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s will present a unique experience that is particular to Axiom and no one else bar none."
I received my pair of Axiom Millennia M80 Ti loudspeakers several weeks ago and was immediately impressed by the physical construction of them. A solid almost seamless enclosure, I say enclosure because while anyone can build a speaker box, at Axiom, their unique Anti Standing Wave" design truly sets them apart. They contained the most state of the art dual 6.5" and 5.25" pure aluminum drivers, dual 1" titanium tweeters and finished off with gold plated connection terminal posts for the best possible signal transfer. The fit and finish of these speakers makes other companies pale by comparison. While still in awe of the physical aspects of these units, I proceeded to hook them up to my home theatre system. Once in place, (placement for these units is not at all difficult I found that 18" - 20" away from the wall worked very well) I found a few of my favorite movies and proceeded to give these speakers a run through the gambit over the next several days. As I watched and listened I was surprised (pleasantly) to find that I was hearing undertones and ambient sounds that were previously missed by my old loudspeakers. I was also surprised to discover that from the lowest to highest volumes I was unable to create any distortion or dead air hum. Axiom rates the M80Ti at 4 ohms, 400 Watts and 98 dB 1w/1m (in-room efficiency), I would think that these numbers are fairly accurate and I had no trouble driving them with the Rotel amps in my system. With these 400-watt beauties fully powered and set up, I pulled out my system test C.D. With bright, sharp and clean precision, the screaming guitar of Joe Satriani, the digital electronic grunge metal of White Zombie and some extreme sound effects came to existence within the walls of my living room. The M80Ti's sound is that of a balanced harmony. With all the highs, mids and bass complementing each other and working together to create a soundstage that is clean, crisp and clear. Not only do these loudspeakers sound great and look good, but also the R&D people at Axiom have seemingly mastered the dilemma of the phase shift as you move across the field of sound. (Move from left to right in front of the speaker system). The over all resolution and imaging of the M80Ti's is, in my opinion Unrivaled. Having used and tested loudspeakers from many different companies Mission, Paradigm, PSB and Bose to name a few each of these companies has a loud speaker that will compare to the Axiom M80Ti. However if you do your research you will find as I have, (It only took me years) that for the price, the Axiom speaker Company has produced a top quality product for the audiophile, at a price that I can only call a great deal.
Dear Axiom Audio, Christmas came early to our house when the M80s arrived. I am rediscovering our entire CD collection, and finding how much I love listening to music on a clear powerful set of speakers. The kids are telling me to "Turn down that music". The entire house sings, I can even hear them clearly in the shower. Here's listening to you
JC and all Axiom Audio personnel: I received my pair of Milenium 80Ã‚Â Ti Tower speakers on March 24th/05 at 13:00hrs. At 15:40 I completed cleaning and connecting my system to my speakers and turned it on. 30 years ago I bought my first stereo system, and when I tested it I had this feeling of total amazement and pride. Over the years I replaced certain components and speaker parts, to keep this original feeling I have for my system. In the past few years my speakers just did not satisfy my ears to the quality sound I enjoyed before. So when I decided it was time to invest in replacement speakers, my search led me to Axiom Audio and when I learned that I could get a 30 day trial period to decide if liked them, I said why not. I did not need 30 days to test them. Within 30 minutes after testing all my components, my feelings that I experienced 30 years ago re-surfaced, only this time magnified 100 times! The reviews I have read about your speakers, do not do the justice they deserve. They are absolutely incredible!!! You people deserve the most praise anyone could attain in the audio world. Thank you all for satisfying my listening ears!!!Ã‚Â
It's like I'm hearing music for the first time.
Yes, I got the speakers, and love them. I am very impressed by Axiom, in the professional way you handled the order - it was first class all the way. All the best Yes, I got the speakers, and love them. I am very impressed by Axiom, in the professional way you handled the order - it was first class all the way. All the best PS, you may use me as an endorsement. I certainly shall tell my friends.