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#319169 - 08/19/10 05:08 PM Upgrade my Axiom Millennias
Postie Offline
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I'm looking to upgrade my home theater system.
The following is what I now have;

Pair Axiom AX 1.2
Axiom AX 1.2 center channel
Pair Axiom AX 2+ 2
Axiom AX 150A sub
Plus a pair of new QS8
Powered by a Onkyo TX-SR806
Viewed with a 52" LCD Samsung 750 Series

What improvements would you guys recommended.
Keep in mind I am retired and living on a budget.
Rec room size is 14X24

As you can see I love my Axioms.

Thanks

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#319194 - 08/19/10 07:16 PM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: Postie]
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just wanted to say WoW! cool stuff you have.. smile

How are you using the sytem, for movies, music, or both... I assume you don't like it real loud?
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#319198 - 08/19/10 07:23 PM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: Postie]
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Now that *is* an interesting question. In case anyone hasn't seen the details, please check out :

http://www.axiomaudio.com/vintage.html

Translating to current model numbers, I guess you basically have M2s, VP100, EP175, QS8s plus the receiver and LCD TV. Very nice system.

At first glance, I guess the mains are probably the closest thing to a weak link if you are playing at all loudly, maybe followed by subwoofer low frequency response.

There isn't any one obvious thing to upgrade, so I guess first question would be "if there was some area you would like to be better (sound / picture / clarity of dialog / bass effects etc..) what would it be ?

Unless there was something you would definitely like to improve, I guess my first thought would be "spend the money on really comfortable seating". Seriously.

Second thought would be to upgrade the mains to M60, third thought would be to upgrade the sub.

Crazy thought would be the new VP180; I keep thinking that it's sufficiently big and effective that you don't really *need* any other speakers wink


Edited by bridgman (08/19/10 07:26 PM)
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#319342 - 08/20/10 10:41 PM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: SirQuack]
Postie Offline
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Thx Sir....Your system isn't too shabby either.
We enjoy watching movies mostly.The louder the better.
We enjoy the 7.1 sound effects of movies like The Transformers
Revenge of the Fallen,Avatar etc in Blu-ray.We also enjoy concert DVDs.How do you like your VP 150? I'm thinking of getting one but haven't quite made up my mind yet.The question I'm asking myself is would I notice the difference?Would they fit in with my mains?

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#319344 - 08/20/10 10:59 PM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: bridgman]
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Hi Bridgman....Don't get me wrong I love my system.
I just want to tweak it a bit.They say that the
center channel is the heart of a HT system.So I was
thinking that maybe the VP 150 or the VP 180 would
sound awesome comparing to my AX 1.2's.Question is...
are they compatable with my system? Or would it be too much? By the way...Thanks for the link on my Vintage speakers.It makes me think back of when I bought them .

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#319345 - 08/20/10 11:09 PM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: Postie]
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If you like those types of movies, then you might also consider sub options. I'm not familiar with the AX150A, but there is nothing like haveing an awesome sub to rumble your body/room...


Randy
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#319349 - 08/21/10 12:56 AM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: Postie]
fredk Offline
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Quote:
Question is...
are they compatable with my system?

Have you asked the folks at Axiom?
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#319366 - 08/21/10 09:43 AM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: fredk]
Adrian Offline
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Welcome, Postie. It's nice to see those classic AX speakers!

You mentioned you were on a budget but do you have some idea as to what you want to spend and also will you be upgrading once or maybe in a couple of steps as you are able? imo, a pair of M60s combined with the VP180 would be the way to go, but I'm not sure if that's out of your budget.

Timbre matching MAY be an issue combining the latest Axioms with your early AX's. I would contact Ian, he could make some recommendations there, I'm sure.
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#319373 - 08/21/10 11:43 AM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: SirQuack]
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I have no problem when it comes to my sub.
It may not be as big as some but I am very
happy with it.The room rumbles when it needs to.
And I agree with you Randy a good sub makes a
good movie even better.

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#319374 - 08/21/10 11:55 AM Re: Upgrade my Axiom Millennias [Re: Postie]
Postie Offline
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Thanks for the welcome Adrian...I tend to agree with
you guys.I need to talk to Ian and take it from there.
Thanks to everybody for their input.I'll make sure to
let you know what he says.It's been awhile since I spoke
with the good folks at Axiom.

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