Actually, there was a step in between my research of Revel, and buying Axioms, it was researching JBL's product line. I came pretty close to buying the L series, but while trying to get over the look of all the silver accents, I found Axiom.

I also knew of Infinity. There was a local seller who carried their stuff years ago. I didn't like them then; reading their product information of today still left me cold. Their marketing is a little too hyperbolic, their design claims a little too dubious as to their actual acoustical improvements. Not at all Axiom-like, at least from a marketing standpoint.

Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs