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#320228 - 08/27/10 11:50 AM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: EFalardeau]
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Originally Posted By: EFalardeau
Do they sound like you wanted, at least? If they sound like the previous pair, it may change the way you want the transaction to be handled.

At this point I think it's best that I just get a quick refund and try another speaker company. I don't have a second pair of speakers so each time I return the M3's I'm without any speakers. This is getting very tiring. I'm not making any of this up. I'm just really fed up.
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#320230 - 08/27/10 12:11 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Jerry,

I've been following this thread from the beginning. Your case of finding the M3s "sibilant" is so bizarre and atypical that I've asked that your M3s be checked out in our lab when they arrive from our Michigan depot. They are expected today.

I regret the errors in the finish as well as the broken logo for the replacement pair. As you know we will stand behind the product. IN all my years with Axiom (8), no one has ever described the M3s as sibilant, which makes me think that there may be a defective woofer in the original pair you got (unlikely, but possible). I'm worried there is something very wrong in your setup.

Anyway, please listen to the replacement pair of M3s. They truly are a really fine speaker, more natural, neutral and pleasing than many high-end 2-way bookshelf models that sell for $2,000 per pair.

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#320231 - 08/27/10 12:17 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: alan]
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My setup is too simple to have anything wrong with it. I have a 2 channel receiver. I have it set on audio direct bypassing any tone controls.
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#320232 - 08/27/10 12:17 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: alan]
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Originally Posted By: alan
Jerry,

I've been following this thread from the beginning. Your case of finding the M3s "sibilant" is so bizarre and atypical that I've asked that your M3s be checked out in our lab when they arrive from our Michigan depot. They are expected today.

Alan


The results should be interesting...
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#320239 - 08/27/10 12:37 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: wbedford]
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This just gets worse. One speaker grill has black rubber covering the silver magnetic tabs on the rear of the grill and the other grill does not!


Edited by jerrymb (08/27/10 12:37 PM)
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#320244 - 08/27/10 12:52 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Just hook them up and listen to them, will you? We'll replace them with your preferred finish--Boston Cherry--if the replacement pair you received pleases you.

Try and put the history out of your mind so you don't do the listening feeling angry. Mood does affect your perception of audio quality.

Also keep in mind that lots of pop/rock CDs are mixed with a "presence peak" in the midrange, which will exaggerate sibilance on any reasonably linear speaker.

Alan
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#320245 - 08/27/10 01:04 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: alan]
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Tales from Atop the Volcano. Episode.... Somthinorother.


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#320258 - 08/27/10 01:57 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: alan]
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I played both and they sound good. Really good. But I'm really upset with the broken logo and the general shoddiness of the grills. One grill has rubber covering the silver magnetic tabs. One grill doesn't. If I were to agree to another pair in cherry can the shipping be expidited so I don't have to wait another week? And could someone at Axiom personally inspect each speaker and grill before shipping? Thanks.
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#320277 - 08/27/10 04:59 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: jerrymb]
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Originally Posted By: alan
Jerry, I've been following this thread from the beginning. Your case of finding the M3s "sibilant" is so bizarre and atypical that I've asked that your M3s be checked out in our lab when they arrive from our Michigan depot. They are expected today.


Alan, and the answer is.......???? (drum roll)

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#320278 - 08/27/10 05:14 PM Re: I just ordered a pair of M3 v3 Bookshelf Speakers [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
Originally Posted By: alan
Jerry, I've been following this thread from the beginning. Your case of finding the M3s "sibilant" is so bizarre and atypical that I've asked that your M3s be checked out in our lab when they arrive from our Michigan depot. They are expected today.


Alan, and the answer is.......???? (drum roll)


I am anxious to hear about this too. Pls share the results Alan.
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