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#321338 - 09/04/10 08:12 PM Speaker Crash Test Ratings
grunt Offline
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Ok this may not be a normal spec upon which speakers are judged, however I have become increasingly impressed on Axiom’s performance in this area.

Today I knocked over one of my QS8s for the 4th time from about 3 feet high (twice from over 5 feet high) and still no sonic problems. The only issue I’ve had is a broken grill (V2 speaker) which Axiom replaced during my last order.

So far I have knocked over 4 M80s and about 7 QS8s and it’s caused no sonic problems with any of my speakers.

I know that Axiom makes it’s speakers to be shipped, however my personal experience with their ability to take abuse once installed is nothing short of amazing, especially for the QS8s.
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#321341 - 09/04/10 08:46 PM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: grunt]
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Dude, you have to drink less around them.
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#321349 - 09/04/10 09:40 PM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Or more.
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#321359 - 09/04/10 11:03 PM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: fredk]
grunt Offline
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I like Fred’s idea better. wink
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#321374 - 09/05/10 06:10 AM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: grunt]
RickF Offline
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Originally Posted By: grunt
So far I have knocked over 4 M80s and about 7 QS8s and it’s caused no sonic problems with any of my speakers.

Weren't you a crew member on a KC-135 or something Dean? I bet the rest of the crew shook in their boots whenever they saw you step aboard! laugh
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#321375 - 09/05/10 07:31 AM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: RickF]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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grin
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#321378 - 09/05/10 08:26 AM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I'd love to see a pair of speakers made out of this this material... looks like Dean could use it.

This is the plastic that we make at our plant. It has a higher strength to weight ratio than titanium!

Actually, I'm thinking more of the cone material than the housing, but that's a different story.

Scott
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#321389 - 09/05/10 11:59 AM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: a401classic]
BobKay Offline
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Ya know, for $65k and up, you can get speakers made out of stuff NASA can't afford! They can even align carbon nano tubes in the shape of the mfgr's. logo, but I think those start at a buck and a quarter.
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#321395 - 09/05/10 12:30 PM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: a401classic]
fredk Offline
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Scott. There are a lot of interesting materials you could use effectively in speaker construction. Unfortunately they seem to cost an arm & a leg.
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#321402 - 09/05/10 12:59 PM Re: Speaker Crash Test Ratings [Re: fredk]
a401classic Offline
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Our stuff is an arm & a leg and a half.

Scott
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