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#298681 - 03/26/10 04:46 PM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 684 [Re: Adrian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Honestly, I don't agree with the Pro sound direction....especially as it relates to studio monitors.

There are SO many of them out there, many with a loyal following based upon reputation of the monitor itself or reputation of brand (or sometimes just brand name recognition) that a new company would, I think, have a hard time breaking in with enough sales to make the R&D worth it.

Especially with the company known for consumer products, how many setting up a mixing / recording station will choose Axioms over Genelec, JBL, Mackie, Tannoy, Yamaha, KRK, Fostex or even Behringer or Alesis?

ADAM is pretty new and has had good success in breaking into the market, but they started as pro monitors and then moved to consumer products after.
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#298710 - 03/26/10 06:55 PM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 684 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Lobo, welcome and thank you for an excellent review.

Wishing you many years of enjoying your M60's.

LT61 will provide you with an official M60 Posse decoder ring in due course.
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#298716 - 03/26/10 07:21 PM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 684 [Re: Adrian]
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The Scan-Speak tweeters are really nice Adrian.
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#298722 - 03/26/10 07:42 PM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 684 [Re: BlueJays1]
Adrian Offline
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The Revelator tweeters look pretty cool with them sharp pointy things in the middle.
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#298727 - 03/26/10 10:19 PM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 684 [Re: Micah]
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Micah, I doubt that Ian feels significantly "restricted" in his design considerations. Over the years there've been several individuals who've suggested to him that he use "quality" components. One of the examples I recall where he gave a specific answer is found here .

These thoughts appear to flow from an urge to tweak in an increasingly untweakable audio world and exhibit a(somewhat naive in my view)faith in the "you get what you pay for" nonsense that sellers of high-priced goods and services love to trot out when they lack objective support to justify themselves.
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#298749 - 03/27/10 01:51 AM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 6 [Re: Adrian]
Lobo Offline
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Welcome Lobo, very good post. Surprised you didn't also audition some Paradigms in there too, given the type of speaker it looks like you're after. Enjoy the M60s!


I did have Paradigm on my list. I just could not get around to auditioning it... I guess you can say "Life" took over. I felt confident that the four I shortlisted was enough for me to make me pull the trigger. Perhaps the real reason... the Marantz SR5004 looked sad in the three months (and counting) hooked up to my old satellites.
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#298767 - 03/27/10 09:56 AM Re: Axiom M60 vs Focal 714 vs PSB Image T5 vs BW 6 [Re: Lobo]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Sometimes it's difficult to narrow down ALL the speakers you want to audition, never mind locate them all, lol. In my case, I could not locate Energy Veritas nor Mirage OMD's, and I live close to their headquarters! Don't fret over not auditioning the Paradigms however, by most accounts, the Studio series sound very similar to the M series from Axiom.
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