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#322732 - 09/15/10 07:57 PM FINALLY heard some Axioms
sawyer1370 Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 22
Well after first hearing about Axioms several years ago, and wanting to hear what all the fuss was about, I finally did. Grunt (Dean) was kind enough to have me over to check out his set up. WOW is all I can say. A true 9.1 system, with a 143" screen.

The Axioms sounded great for both music and movies. Grunt was kind enough to demo things for almost 2 hours, and there wasn't any place the speakers didn't exceed expectations.

He was also kind enough to discuss with me in detail what I was looking to get out of getting a new 5.1 set up. He even let me bring home his pair of M22's he isn't using to compare them to my Mission book shelf speakers I have now. I'm more excited now than ever. I'm taking donations to put towards my planned system (M22 wall mounted, VP100 center and QS8 surrounds and maybe an HSU sub).

#322739 - 09/15/10 08:03 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: sawyer1370]
Worfzara Offline

Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 738
Loc: London area, Ont, Canada
I love to read posts like this! Glad you had a good experience.

There is nothing like listening to speakers in a home rather than a cold stereo store with pressure sales people.

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#322743 - 09/15/10 08:09 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: sawyer1370]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
Cool! I feel a 'West Coast Sound' vs. M22 review coming on. cool

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#322744 - 09/15/10 08:10 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: Worfzara]
Wid Offline

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6832
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Nice! I'm curious to hear your impressions compared to the Missions.

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#322746 - 09/15/10 08:13 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: Worfzara]
sonicfox Offline

Registered: 05/01/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Wow! You registered back in '03 with only 21 posts and are STILL interested in Axiom speakers. That's great! I hope you finally get a set...I don't know how you have been so patient!
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#322763 - 09/15/10 09:02 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: sonicfox]
sawyer1370 Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 22
Sonic, yea I have been waiting to pull the trigger on these speakers for far too long, but good things come to those who wait. This is my third house since I first registered, so needless to say my needs and home theater has changed. I think we finally have have a house we are going to live in for MANY years! At least that is the plan.

Having said that, the wall mounted M22's would work great in my set up. I would like the M60's, but cosmetically, they won't fit nearly as nicely as the wall mounted M22's will. And given that I do about 80% movies and TV compared to music, if I get a nice sub woofer, the M22's should be just fine (at least that is what you have all lead me to believe over the years).

#322773 - 09/15/10 09:27 PM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: sawyer1370]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10420
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Just keep Dean's M22s and build from there, he doesn't need them wink ; they can be wall mounted too.
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#322804 - 09/16/10 02:47 AM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: jakewash]
grunt Offline

Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
It was great to finally have Larry over for a listen. He was kind enough to offer to bring pizza but I’m trying to get into shape to do some real running now that things are starting to cool down.

Based on our discussion Larry like similar speakers to what I have like, B&W and Paradigm so it almost seems natural he would like Axiom. I did suggest that if he plans to stick with bookshelf size speakers that I would buy the subwoofer first and see how he likes the missions with a sub backing them up. Might turn out he doesn’t need new front speakers and can just get some QS8s for surrounds. Hopefully demoing the M22s in his own room will help in figuring that out.
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#322816 - 09/16/10 08:42 AM Re: FINALLY heard some Axioms [Re: grunt]
terzaghi Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 4872
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I remember having to wait about a year from the time I was eyballing axioms until I was able to audition them. I had to drive 4.5 hours to Kansas City to do so (but we had plans to go there for other reasons as well so it worked out.) I don't know how you went so long!

Had I not been in the habit of searching the internet for reviews I would have never stumbled onto axiom. I'm glad that I did.

Very nice of you dean to loan out your speakers!


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