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"I was shocked at the level of performance that I was able to obtain with the QS-8 speakers. The QS-8 surrounds sounded robust and spacious. Because of their small size, they are very unobtrusive when installed. Channel separation was excellent.

. . .placement of the QS-8 on the back wall made the rear sound stage sound like it went on forever."
-- Ray Adkins, Audioholics.com

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"excellent dispersion... For discrete surround, such as Dolby Digital or DTS, the QS-8 will offer a combination of good rear spatial accuracy and a nice enveloping ambient field. It is, I must say, a fine feat of engineering in a bipolar speaker system."
-- Andrew Marshall, Audio Ideas Guide

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"The Axiom QS8 is one of the best, most versatile surround speakers I've heard, managing to sound diffuse or directional as needed."
-- Vince Hanada, HomeTheaterSound.com

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"The QS8 has to set the standard for multipole design speakers. Positioned directly to the sides of the main seating area, the QS8's disappear sonically, and were less finicky about seating position than any other speaker I've tried as a surround."
-- Geoff Cintron, AudioReview.com

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"But mamma! The QS8s are astonishing. Period. No qualifiers are needed -- not for the money or of their type or considering . . . about as diffuse as surrounds get."
-- Wes Phillips, OnHomeTheater.com

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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).


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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.


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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.


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Wow, its a really good pair of surrounds. Very clear and crisp sounding.


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Awesome! If they weren't hanging on the wall you wouldn't know they were there because of how well the sound envelopes you.


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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


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Fantastic speakers. Small, powerful, detailed yet disappear into the real image. Great value.


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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.


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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!


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A lovely pair of surrounds... Even though I have them mounted directly behind, and above me, they still create a nice diffuse image.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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\"!


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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.


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Incredible speakers for an incredible price. After hearing these, I have been considering ordering a second pair.


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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.:)


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Linda L., QC

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!


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Rik G., Belgium

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Michael B., CA

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Dave de M., GA

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Adam L., FL

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,


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Daniel M., QC

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Clay M., TN

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   John F., NV

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Vincent G., Spain

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!


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Bob P., OR

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Ramesh B., OH

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,


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Jim P., NC

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Dan E., MN

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Rick H., UT

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   James B., FL

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Michael R., MB

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.


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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!


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Bob P., CT

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.


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   Jim S., OR

It showed up in two days all the way to Texas ... great shipping, great service and they sounds excellent!


5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating5/5 Star Rating   James F., TX

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.


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