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#302279 - 04/17/10 07:22 PM Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade!
axiomoholic Offline
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As nice at the 'inwall', 'onwall', 'in/on-wall' speakers are - and I know as I have the w22's - which are now called "m" too - because - well, hell if I know that...

I decided that because I have a blank space behind the TV wall in my listening room, I would upgrade to a full cabinet enclosure - and I bought a pair of M60's -= not to be confused with M60 that are floor standing, but these are M60, with a front ports only and have a crossover designed for the boundry effect of being against a wall. Of course, the important thing is that they are called "M" too.

So I ordered them and started playing with placement ideas - and when the speakers arived, I played them - and almost lost my job because it was so darn hard to get to work on time. But I told my boss - It's because of the "m"s. She misunderstood so completely, she walked away. Pheew.

Then, I pulled out the saw and cut out the drywall.

LUCKY ME! There were all these romex wires running between the studs where I was cutting - and I didn't even nick one of them.

A few hours later it dawned on me these wires might be an issue - even for "m" models. Perhaps a call to Alen would be in order ~ "well, we haven't actually done any blind tests with twelve romex cables running through the side walls of any of our speakers."

Interestingly, when my wife got home a bit later, she saw the wires through the gapping holes in her living room (did I call it my listening room earlier? - silly me) and seemed to be a little disappointed that I hadn't nicked any of them.

Current status:
I have cut out a swath of drywall twelve feet by three feet. I will be pulling wire from the main electric box and lowering the fore mentioned romex to new holes closer to the bottom of the wall. Well clear of the M60's.

Low enough also to clear M80's - should Axiom want to send them my way in exchange for the new 60's - yes the "m" models. Because according to my wife, my speaker upgrading days are forever over so this is my last and only chance.

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#302289 - 04/17/10 08:02 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: axiomoholic]
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Oh, the joys of being single.

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#302292 - 04/17/10 08:34 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: CatBrat]
Micah Offline
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Ok I thought I was following you pretty good, but once I got to the end I didn't understand where the motivation for Axiom to upgrade you for free was coming from... was it because you did such a smashing job at hacking through your drywall without disturbing the wires beneath? Was it because you found a challenge that Alan has yet to test for? Or was it because after you'd cut the holes in your wall you and your wife crawled inside where the Axiom speakers are destined to play beautiful music, made love there, concieved a child, and are now considering naming your love child 'Emeighty' if Axiom upgrades your In-wall speaker's before it's born?

If it's scenario #3, then I feel a free upgrade should definately be coming your way as well.
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#302293 - 04/17/10 08:47 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: Micah]
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I'm going for scenario #4. He really did cut into some live-wires in the wall and as he lay there smoldering, had a vision of Ian with outstretched hands standing over him in a misty fog saying "'tis one of my followers...axiomoholic...I must bring him back...I shall grant you a pair of M80 inwalls if you get your azz up off the floor. Otherwise your wife will kill both of us...."
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#302372 - 04/19/10 11:09 AM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: Adrian]
axiomoholic Offline
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Ok - regarding #3, son's name IS Ian.

what's next? \:\)

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#302374 - 04/19/10 11:44 AM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: axiomoholic]
Adrian Offline
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Did you ask for the "my son's name is Ian" discount when you placed your order?
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#302385 - 04/19/10 12:24 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: Adrian]
Micah Offline
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Well here's the thing, just naming your son Ian doesn't quite entitle you to a free pair of M80's (I think its actually M22's you get free).
On the other hand if your son is THE Ian, then I'd say he'd better come up off of a set of M80's for you pronto, or you should ground him to his mansion!
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#302395 - 04/19/10 01:20 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: Micah]
axiomoholic Offline
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Micah,

Thanks - I needed to be grounded, you wouldn't want me waiting out in the cold for the UPS truck.



Edited by axiomoholic (04/19/10 01:50 PM)

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#302750 - 04/21/10 05:09 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: axiomoholic]
axiomoholic Offline
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axiom guys:

I'm guessing I should start framing up for 60's, not 80's?

I've been holding back - seriously! \:\)

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#302754 - 04/21/10 05:20 PM Re: Why I should get a free m80 inwall upgrade! [Re: axiomoholic]
Adrian Offline
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I think you'd be happy with either choice. If you've had the 60's for less than 30 days I think you can upgrade without paying anything beyond the difference in $$ between the 60's and 80's. If you're over the 30 days you'll need to speak with a representative from Axiom about that(either way actually).

Whether you want to go the 80's route is up to you, both speakers will make you happy, I'm sure. However if you're a "What if" kind of guy(most of us are), you've got the room for the 80's, and the wife has left you this one time chance as an upgrade....
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