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#331970 - 12/19/10 02:22 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
Argon Offline
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What about a sub?
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#331977 - 12/19/10 03:54 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Argon]
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I'm hungry let's go.
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#331989 - 12/19/10 05:52 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Argon]
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Unfortunately I can only build my system one step at the time ($$$). I hope to be able to get a sub by the summer. At least this gives me some time to do some research smile
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#332002 - 12/19/10 08:26 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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Originally Posted By: bdpf
Unfortunately I can only build my system one step at the time ($$$). I hope to be able to get a sub by the summer. At least this gives me some time to do some research smile

It also gives you something to look forward to - besides sitting and listening to your system.
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#332176 - 12/21/10 10:35 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: Argon]
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I was exited all weekend thinking that they'll ship on Monday (they've always shipped the next day every time I ordered), I'll get them on Tuesday and do some listening. Monday went by, I didn't get my email. I emailed Noreen this morning, she replied that they'll ship today and I still didn't get my email frown. I guess they're pretty busy during the holidays. I just hope that they'll ship tomorrow as it's my only guarantee that I'll receive them by Friday. Then I'll be away for a week and I don't want Purolator to drop them on the porch while I'm gone, I might have nothing when I'll come back.
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#332206 - 12/22/10 10:07 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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Just go my email, they've actually been shipped yesterday, I might get them today! Woohoo!
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#332207 - 12/22/10 10:09 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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Awesome, Bruno!

Get an empty, clean jar so you can preserve some of that new Axiom smell!

(Otherwise, you'll have to keep buying speakers to get that fix)!
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#332249 - 12/22/10 04:33 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Too bad you have to wait so long for them wink
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#332305 - 12/23/10 12:44 AM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: jakewash]
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OK, so I received the QS8s. After installation I ran Audyssey on my system and during calibration I noticed that the sound from one of the QS8s sounded different than the others. After calibration I went to check the parameters and the receiver detects one of the surrounds at 7.5ft and the other at 3.9ft (the one that sounded different), both my QS8s are 7.5ft from the main listening position. The receiver also sets the crossover at 200Hz which is very odd for the QS8s as other owners usually have it set anywhere between 90Hz and 120Hz. I ran the autocalibration 3 times and got the same result every time. So I decided to manually set the crossover at 100Hz and play a heavy bass CD in 5ch stereo mode. One of the woofers from the "bad" speakers is not emitting any sound or at least no low frequencies frown. I removed the grills and noticed a significant dent on the cone. I don't know if the dent is the cause of the problem but there is definitely something wrong with this woofer.
I own 5 Axiom speakers and so far have had 2 bad drivers, these are not very good odds. Either I am very unlucky or Axiom should tighten their QA.
Anyway, I just sent an email to Noreen and have no doubt that they will fix this but I can't help to be a bit disappointed cry .
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#332358 - 12/23/10 12:48 PM Re: Finally puchased the QS8s [Re: bdpf]
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That is very disappointing. Sorry for the bad luck. Those are very odd settings, once you get a good set of speakers I am sure you will be very happy.
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