Axiom Introduces V4: The Fourth Evolution of Our Speakers is Shipping Now
After countless hours in the lab and in the anechoic chamber, Axiom is excited to announce Version 4, the latest evolution of our speaker lineup! V4 brings improvements to a number of areas in our loudspeakers that have been developed and incorporated over the past three years, chiefly: Every crossover in the entire line has been modified to incorporate research discoveries made in the family of curves Most of the speaker drivers have been modified including a new tweeter.
After countless hours in the lab and in the anechoic chamber, Axiom is excited to announce Version 4, the latest evolution of our speaker lineup!
V4 brings improvements to a number of areas in our loudspeakers that have been developed and incorporated over the past three years, chiefly:
- Every crossover in the entire line has been modified to incorporate research discoveries made in the family of curves
- Most of the speaker drivers have been modified including a new tweeter across the line
- All drivers 5.25-inches and up will have a die-cast basket
- All the subwoofer amplifiers have undergone a redesign
- The in-wall speakers have gone through a total transformation: they now feature rigid stepped-style rear chambers and an upgraded flange that attaches to the wall
- The warranty is five years on all new products, and the Refurb store is two years
Our commitment to ongoing research in acoustical design means that we are constantly striving to find ways to bring you more realistic sound and a more life-like experience across our entire product line, stereo and home theater alike.
The newly redesigned 6.5-inch HP woofer, available in the new M100 flagship floorstanding speakers and LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers, as well as in the high-powered versions of the M60 and M80 floorstanding speakers and LFR660 and LFR880 omnidirectional speakers, has a larger voice coil, larger motor assembly, and larger roll surround, meaning there is more linear excursion capability. This means it can handle more amplifier power for clean, dynamic sound reproduction even at high volumes in large rooms without a subwoofer. Read more about the new high-powered woofer on our blog.
The new tweeter change, taking place across the entire product line, features a die-cast aluminum face plate for both better rigidity and for cooling. It functions as a heat sink for the tweeter. There is also a new horn design to provide smoother off-axis response above 12 kHz, and a larger rear chamber that lowers the resonance frequency further below the crossover region. The new tweeter can also handle significantly more power than the older version.
We have also made a number of changes to "Customize Yours" and the "Factory Outlet"
- Bi-wiring will become a no-charge option
- Custom Vinyl finishes will become a no-charge option
- Custom Grille colors will become a no-charge option
- Carpet spikes will become a no-charge option
- Our factory seconds will no longer be sold in the Factory Outlet, they will move to their own spot in the Refurb Store. Everything in the Factory Outlet will be new v4 product sold at a discount.
- Customize Yours will not be available in the Factory Outlet
- Factory Outlet speakers will have a 5-year warranty
- Speakers from the Outlet will take an additional 10 business days before shipping.
Our line has grown in leaps and bounds since the last update, and the changes to the site will help to bring some clarity to the options available for purchasing at Axiom Audio. As always, we are first and foremost about creating the most exciting listening experience we can: but we also want you to have lots of choices for finishes and accessories that suit your fancy.
About the Author
Alan Lofft was, for 13 years, Editor in Chief of Sound & Vision, Canada's largest and most respected audio/video magazine. He edited Sound & Vision (Canada) until 1996, when he moved from Toronto to New York to become Senior Editor at Audio magazine.
Lofft has been writing about hi-fi and video professionally for over 20 years, ever since his first syndicated newspaper column, "Sound Advice", began appearing weekly in The Toronto Star, Canada's largest-circulation daily newspaper. In the late 1970s, he became a contributing editor, columnist, and equipment reviewer at AudioScene Canada, the leading national consumer electronics magazine at the time.
He also wrote on consumer electronics for Maclean's magazine and made occasional appearances on TV on "Canada AM," the national CTV morning show, and on June Callwood's national afternoon TV talk show.
In 1983, he was appointed editor of Sound Canada magazine, which he relaunched in 1985 as Sound & Vision, incorporating video content and reviews as well as hi-fi and audio features. He also became a contributing editor to Stereo Review in New York, and an audio columnist for Music Express, a Canadian rock magazine.
An audio and electronics enthusiast from childhood, Alan began building vacuum-tube hi-fi gear for his father, who was an audiophile in the 1950s. Lofft's passion for audio continued through college, during which time he hosted and produced "On Campus", a radio show taped on location (on a portable Ampex 650 open-reel recorder) at Wilfrid Laurier University and broadcast locally in Kitchener, Ontario.