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#125684 - 01/27/06 01:44 PM saw this review axiom vs swan
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any axiom owner hear swan speaker before. got a review about it, like to know everybody thoughts on this.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=636740

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#125685 - 01/27/06 02:02 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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I had a fellow over last year to hear the M80s. He then went on to audition a pair of Swans, can't recall the model, in his final decision he picked the M80s over the Swans. He did note that the Swans were a nice speaker but preferred the Axioms.

I think if the person in that review would have had a good powerful amp he would have noticed a huge soundstage that goes way beyond the physical boundaries of the speakers themselves. At least that is how my Rotel and M80s sound to me

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#125686 - 01/27/06 02:05 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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yeah I notice the 80s are 4ohm, so is that mean I need a preamp in order to get a huge soundstage or better perfermance? Also I read some other reviews seem like axiom are up-front kind speaker, do you guys feel the same way?

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#125687 - 01/27/06 02:16 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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I do prefer a forward sounding speaker and I do think a powerful amp can make a difference. What is the setup you're looking to put togther, is it stereo or H/T.
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#125688 - 01/27/06 04:56 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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#125689 - 01/27/06 05:00 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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I plan to get denon avr3806, i use for music(40%)/HT(60%), and I also plan to get a sub

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#125690 - 01/27/06 07:22 PM Re: saw this review axiom vs swan
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That seemed like a pretty fair review. I'll bet that the reviewer might have preferred the Axioms if he had had a sub.
I had my MA S8s up near reference levels the other day - I don't usually listen that loud - and it occurred to me that my M60s had been a bit cleaner in the bass frequencies at that volume.
Swans are probably similarly uncapable of handling deep bass at near max levels. Just guessing.

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