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#321623 - 09/07/10 09:14 PM Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990
BBIBH Offline
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Ok, so here they are....As the story goes, after buying my AX3's, and spending many years - ok, decades - vacationing in the Near North of Ontario, one day I dropped into Axiom.

A stunned, dashing young man named Ian (identified from the brochure I posted, and had kept handy for a few years) greeted me, and was shocked to find out I would like a tour.

After sheepishly admitting he did not get many requests like this, he told me I could "simply wander around and have a look".

Little did he know I would be hanging around for the next 20 years!!!

The photos are a little grainy, as they are scans of old originals.

Enjoy!!



Factory Sign



Me standing with factory sign



Skid of AX 1.5’s



Assembly Area



Worker Assembling Speakers – note pieces of enclosure



The Assembly Line – AX 2 Bookshelf Models (my guess)



Yours truly, with more hair!!
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#321636 - 09/07/10 10:38 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: BBIBH]
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Very nice.

I bet that if you could even get a tour of any other speaker manufacturing facility somewhere in the world, what are the chances they would let you take pictures.

Just a great company to deal with!

paul
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#321638 - 09/07/10 11:09 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: Worfzara]
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How big was the original building back then?
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#321639 - 09/07/10 11:09 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: Worfzara]
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Thanks for those pics from the past. smile
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#321656 - 09/08/10 09:37 AM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: jakewash]
BBIBH Offline
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Adrian, you know, I don't recall specifically how big it was.

I do remember thinking afterwards "How could my speakers sound so good coming from a shop like this?" LOL
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#321683 - 09/08/10 12:27 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: BBIBH]
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Mike, all this material really makes this weekend's events more meaningful for me. Thanks so much for taking the time to scan and post.
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#321684 - 09/08/10 12:28 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: tomtuttle]
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I need to know if they still have those groovy wood paneled wall.
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#321827 - 09/09/10 09:27 AM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: tomtuttle]
BBIBH Offline
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My pleasure!!

With the weekend fast approaching, it made me dig these out and want to share them!
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#321840 - 09/09/10 11:55 AM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: BBIBH]
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Really cool story, Mike! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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#321862 - 09/09/10 03:57 PM Re: Axiom Factory Visit - Circa 1990 [Re: sonicfox]
BBIBH Offline
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Yes, all too soon this will be a forum where EVERYONE will be posting pictures from the visit this weekend.

Save me a spot Friday night!!
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