Hey Craig

I do feel guilty when I permit myself to think about how much I spent on that system. I try not to let that get in the way of how much I enjoy the Harbeths. But, the Axiom system has really excellent sound quality and cost a lot less.

The LFR 1100s are a lot more speaker for the money than the Harbeths. The LFRs with rosewood cost about the same as the Harbeth Anniversary 30.2. The Harbeths give you a flexi cabinet, one (almost) 8" driver and one tweeter. You know what you get with the LFRs - a whole lot of speaker.

Sound quality is very subjective, but they are both truly great speakers. The Harbeth system uses tube amp and preamp and mostly vinyl. The Axioms are driven by solid state amps and use a pretty nice solid state preamp/processor sourced by CD/SACD, blu ray ... they sure fill the room with great sound!

Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.