Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
Tico #310874 06/19/10 11:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,268
Likes: 3
M
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
M
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,268
Likes: 3
Make him take you fishing... Bring your beer though, unless you like that watered down redneck crap he likes. \:\)

Re: Def Tech or Axiom
michael_d #311108 06/22/10 11:28 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 678
aficionado
Offline
aficionado
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 678
 Originally Posted By: michael_d
Make him take you fishing... Bring your beer though, unless you like that watered down redneck crap he likes. \:\)


Sounds like we all know Rick pretty well! I would bet if the OP listens to Rick's set up, he will buy Axiom.

Re: Def Tech or Axiom
Tico #315103 07/16/10 11:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 43
Tico Offline OP
buff
OP Offline
buff
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 43
Well, I am still out of the country till Wednesday of next week but could not hold back any longer. I'm going to need glasses after reading so many threads.

Anyhow, I just went ahead and purchased the Epic 80-500 speaker system (with FMS QS speaker stands). I would have loved getting the VP-180 but don't have a place to put it at this time (in a new apartment).

I will pick up a Denon 4310CI receiver when I return.

This is my divorce gift to myself. laugh Yeah, I can't wait!

You all have a great weekend!


Epic 100-800-180
Denon X6200W
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
Tico #315105 07/16/10 11:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
grin
Say, that sounds familiar. I had to wait almost 4 years for that gift to myself.


Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
fredk #315107 07/17/10 12:02 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
shareholder in the making
Offline
shareholder in the making
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,451
Nice gift. Makes me want to get divorced.


::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
MarkSJohnson #315114 07/17/10 12:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
Stay married. In the long run you can afford a lot more toys.


Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
fredk #315119 07/17/10 12:57 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 92
N
old hand
Offline
old hand
N
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 92
Tico,

While looking for speakers myself I too was looking at Def Tech prior to finding axiom. I did a demo with various setups at two different stores, one being the big box store best buy and the other at a very reputable local shop. I can at least speak for the local shop when i say they had about as nice of a demo room as i will ever own in my home as far as acoustics are concerned. They also had a much more expensive and powerful amp than I was going to have. The def techs sounded great BUT i feel the low ends were not there, it was boomy IMO.

An even longer story short, i did my research and went with Axiom due to their return policy and got M22's VP100 and QS4's but went to SVS for my sub. I have gone back to both best buy and my local store to compare after i got mine going and am here to tell you there is no comparison, the axioms are down right beautiful. To this day i still will throw Dave Mathews, Jack Johnson, or Eric Clapton in the player and just get the wow factor every time. Movies accompanied with my SVS shock any and all visitors. I wish you the best in your search for your own personal setup but highly encourage you to at least give Axiom a shot.


M22's
VP100
QS4's
SVS PB12-NSD
Denon 2310CI
Panasonic P58S2
Panasonic P50S2
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
Nashvegas Rocks #315121 07/17/10 01:35 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
Quote:
The def techs sounded great BUT i feel the low ends were not there, it was boomy IMO.

That is what I have heard from others as well. I think once you get into their higher end speakers the bottom end cleans up, but they are quite a bit more.


Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!
Re: Def Tech or Axiom
fredk #315129 07/17/10 02:20 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 56
2
buff
Offline
buff
2
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 56
Originally Posted By: fredk
Quote:
The def techs sounded great BUT i feel the low ends were not there, it was boomy IMO.

That is what I have heard from others as well. I think once you get into their higher end speakers the bottom end cleans up, but they are quite a bit more.


good assessment. I was at my local best buy store a few weeks ago as my computer took a dump and I need a new laptop. I had to swing by the new tvs and audio for fun and listen to all their speakers. The def techs to me sounded boomy as well. They were okay for the movie that was originally playing, but since I was at the store when it opened and nobody was their I changed it to audio and wasn't impressed. The martin logans and I forget the other brand were head and shoulders better.

Re: Def Tech or Axiom
2packer #315138 07/17/10 04:25 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,872
I listened to some def techs before buying axioms and I would say that the bottom end was "muddy" and boomy, and nowhere near the clarity of my axioms. I don't remember anything else about them really.

I would go with a pair of m80s.. you cant go wrong! I would also pick denon over pioneer personally.

I am very happy with my denon 3808 and epic 80-500. Do it, you'll never look back!


-David
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,376
Posts431,992
Members15,416
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,686
CV 11,805
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
3 members (2x6spds, Jeff_in_the_D, TrevorM), 111 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4