casey, that's exactly the kind of well-reasoned, first-hand feedback that I find valuable, and that I think is a signature element of the Axiom forum. It is also the sort of thing that will get you torched at AVS.
Thank you for the complimentary response and that is why I rarely, if ever, view the AVS website. Far too many of the "contributors" and I use the term loosely, seem to want to spend much of their time doing hatchet jobs on equipment or products they "perceive" they don't like without actually ever having heard it. Rather than having meaningful, informative discourse about our hobby, much of that forum seems to prefer confrontation and very often unwarranted criticism that is useless to people who actually wish to possibly learn something.