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Customize Yours
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Hi Everyone,

We have been working for a long time now (it sure seems like it to me anyway) on a feature called “Customize Yours”. This feature allows you to build your Axioms the way you want with any of our finish and hardware options you desire from one easy to use (and find) page. We have a test page running as an example of how it works: http://www.axiomaudio.com/epic80_800custom.html
Clicking on the “Customize Yours” button takes you into all the options. I would be very grateful to receive your thoughts on this new feature. We are still loading information in the database for the rest of the models but will probably be ready to take it live in about one week.

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Ian #306747 05/16/10 05:24 PM
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I like the fact that everything is in front of you as you're going through the custom choices, very easy to use. The only thing I might suggest, would be to dress up/clean up the right hand side "Your Custom Axioms" by keeping the cost of the options to the right; I don't know about other people, but I like to clearly see the effects($) of my itchy mouse finger and the other thing would be to either space out each heading on the right side "In a...", "With Custom...", "Your Finish..." ect or add an alternating bar of subtle colour so it's easier to see all your selections under the different headings.

I hope that may be some constructive help, Ian. I like it though, it's user friendly.


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Ian #306748 05/16/10 05:33 PM
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Alan: Having used your current custom order pages twice in the last 9 months, I think it's a vast improvement. Having all your choices/prices right there is great. I forgot. Is there a place near the price calculator that re-visits each of your choices
(i.e. model(s), finish, stain, gloss, grille, etc.) collectively?

If there is, awesome. If not, it would be the final "all there" thing left to include.

Picky, picky: the font in the far right box (the black on white)is a little hard-assed. Coax me gently ;\)

And in the choice title boxes, the dark yellow orange text, on the almost equal value blue ground, could be easier to read. Bigger hue or value jump. Oh, that's in the picky, picky column as well.


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Adrian #306749 05/16/10 05:35 PM
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Hi Adrian,

Thanks for the input. Tomorrow we will start programming in all the various suggestions that we get for improvements and then keep posting newer versions of it until we have all the details just right.

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Ian #306758 05/16/10 06:11 PM
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Hi Ian:
I like it a lot. The only minor suggestion I would have is along the lines of the others above: I find the text in "Your Custom Axioms" box to be a bit hard to read. Maybe if the bold font for the description of each choice were an Axiom blue, with the "selected choice" text remaining black, the lines of text would be a little more clearly separated/defined.

Also, are there only two stock vinyl finishes available, or is this just "for the sample"?

Overall, though.... awesome! \:\)

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Ian #306759 05/16/10 06:27 PM
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That's very cool, Ian. I don't have any suggestions at the moment, but I do have to complain that you're making me want a custom finish even more.

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CV #306784 05/16/10 09:37 PM
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Where's the option for mag wheels. ;\) Oh, and if the visitor is CV you can disable all but the 7.4 option. It will save him time.

On a more serious note, when you select any of the surround options the 'More Finish Options' link changes to 'Visit Our Custom Shop'.

Nice layout. Its pretty self explanitory and I like the way the grill pops up on only one speaker.


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fredk #306808 05/16/10 11:43 PM
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I see that Mansfield Beech and Light Maple are no longer an option, where they used to be one of the 4 stock finishes. (Although this doesn't matter to me).

What if you just want to order 1 or 2 speakers? I take it that the options for single speaker orders will still be there under the current method, or this will be an upgrade option added later.

I find that the font in the box on the right is easier on the eyes than the in the other boxes. Just Graying it down a little like the box on the left might make a big difference.

You might also add choices for accessories, such as stands, wire, banana plugs, etc.

Also one thing I had to study some before making choices is the type of banana plugs, ie dual spring vs single spring (pair). For a non-audio person, that's never purchased these before, this was confusing as to what to buy.

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CatBrat #306817 05/17/10 01:07 AM
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An option I would like to see would be the ability to select two 6.5-aluminum-cone woofers when ordering the VP150, perhaps make it the VP160 option. Other than that I like the way it flows.


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FordPrefect #306818 05/17/10 01:18 AM
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Thinking about it, shouldn't you be able to build up your own config. I like the idea of 5.1, 6.1 etc. as a base, but should you not be able to change the .1 to .2/3/4 for any system. I would add another sub before adding more surrounds in my system.

Edit: Taking this one step further, after selecting your basic config, I would allow an option on the next page to add subs to the current configuration as well as the option to switch base configurations.

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