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#343879 - 04/01/11 07:49 PM Kinda bittersweet
billy p Offline
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yea...I sold my Energy RC30's & LCR today but I just ordered some m22 & m2 in/on-wall speakers to complete my front soundstage. I had a minor issue with my gift certificate but Brent quickly resolved it. Fwiw...I really wanted the piano black high gloss finish but had to settled on the black oak... I just couldn't cope with doubling the cost of the speakers...althought I loved that finish... frown

I'll post some pic's later once I've installed them and we'll be replacing the carpet throughout the main floor so it will be awhile.

Thanks guys... smile

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#343888 - 04/01/11 09:52 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Congrats Bill. Make sure to post pics of the WIP and installation too. I think you're gonna love the new setup.
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#343893 - 04/01/11 11:05 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: cb919]
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Congrats. I agree all those custom wood or Piano finishes look incredible but the added cost quickly kills the price advantage Axiom has over the competition.
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#343898 - 04/02/11 12:07 AM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: jakewash]
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I was open to other custon finishes as well but the piano gloss would have best matched the bezel of my panny. I'll definitely take some pic's of the WIP and you can be sure I'll ask some follow up question wink. The end of the month seems about right to me ...I'll have to fit this at some point before the hardwood is installed. smile

Cheers, Bill

he he..I already changed my sig!


Edited by billy p (04/02/11 12:14 AM)

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#343946 - 04/02/11 07:34 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Congrats on your new speakers.
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#344631 - 04/08/11 03:21 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: DaveG]
billy p Offline
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Woo hoo my speakers have shipped and are on route!

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#344651 - 04/08/11 07:58 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Exciting times ahead, don't forget to post some pics for us when you get them set up or even the delivery if you like. smile
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#344835 - 04/11/11 04:06 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: jakewash]
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Hey guy's my speakers arrived. I did a quick examination and they appear to be in perfect condition. Now the wait begins untill the installation process because of our pending reno...I hate the waiting game.... frown









Ps: I tried to use the sub forum gallery but my pic's wouldn't fit, so I used photobucket...

Any advice on how 2 re-size when using this forum's image upload, Bill... smile


Edited by billy p (04/11/11 04:24 PM)
Edit Reason: Added any advice portion.

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#344836 - 04/11/11 05:26 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Bill, congrats! You can resize your photos using Photobucket's photo editing online software; it's pretty handy.
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#344837 - 04/11/11 05:42 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Congrats on the new arrivals Bill! One small suggestion while you're waiting to install them - plug each one in to an existing amp just to make sure all the drivers are ok. They should be fine but stuff happens - and there's nothing more frustrating than doing the final installation and then discovering there's an issue when all you want to do is crank em up! That way you know you'll be good to go when the installation day finally arrives. Looking forward to seeing some install pics and your 1st impressions.

Cheers,
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#344840 - 04/11/11 06:52 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: cb919]
terzaghi Offline
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if you have windows just right click on image file and select open with microsoft office picture manger or open with office 2010. from there you can adjust the image size, I usually use one of the pre-defined sizes and pick "web large".

Of course, now that you have the photos uploaded to photobucket at a decent size you could just ricght click on the image from your web browser and save it, then re-upload to image forum.
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#344854 - 04/11/11 09:45 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: cb919]
billy p Offline
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Hey Dan, I hooked them up as you suggested and everything sounded fine. Just outta the box they sounded great, imaging and detail was very apparent...I can't wait to run YPAO and recalibrate my room. Btw...guy's since I sold my RC30's I hooked up my Athena As-b2's...needless to say, I'm very happy with my sound, not that I'm suprised! smile

PS: Dave, thanks for the tip I used MS office to resize my pic's and it seemed to do the trick. We'll see when I try and upload some WIP pic's if I messed up or not?... blush.

Regards, Bill... smile

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#345913 - 04/23/11 04:41 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Well...I've started the installation process for my new speakers and run into a snag. There is a air vent located exactly where I wanted to install my right side speaker and to further complicate matters for me the adjacent wall studs (ext ones from the garage) are also in the way. Just waiting for my help to arrive so I can remove my Plamsa and start running some speaker wires in in behind the walls...betcha my wife won't mind the house being upside down with the walls looking like swiss cheese...the day before Easter... grin.

Quick question here: There is some installation where I'm installing the W22's. Should I remove it or just leave it..if the speakers fit? I would think it's the latter but just wanna make sure?blush

Otherwise, I've taken some pic's throughout this and will upload them once I've completed all the dry wall work.

Regards, Bill... smile


Edited by billy p (04/23/11 04:47 PM)

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#345924 - 04/23/11 07:16 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Concerning removal of the insulation:

The batt insulation, that fluffy pink or white stuff, loses effectiveness when squished down. It should remain as fluffy as possible to create the little trapped air chambers that makes it work. Cut out just enough to make the speaker fit, but no more. If possible, scoop it out, leaving it intact behind the speaker. If not possible, then 1 piece of the rigid board insulation that is the proper thickness and affix that behind the speaker. Don't leave any air gaps, but fill everything in.

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#345932 - 04/23/11 08:44 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: CatBrat]
billy p Offline
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Yeah...it's the pink insulation and I'll see how it all fits once I install the speakers. I'd prefer not to remove any insulation so I'll see how things fit....another issue of concern was cutting through some portions of the vapour barrier trying to feed through the speakers wire. I'll use some red tuck tape and reseal those areas....nothing is ever as easy as it appears...lol.

Thanks, Cat

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#347563 - 05/08/11 07:01 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
billy p Offline
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I just wanna prefix this by saying nothing is every as easy as it looks. We ran into a few snags along the way(minor ones of course), waited for the installation of our new hardwood floors and I just finished all the painting this weekend....I'm tired and I still have to hook up my display and calibrate the room.... crazy.

Here are some pic's of the WIP>











[img]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/parsal106/th_014.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/parsal106/th_015.jpg[/img]

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#347627 - 05/09/11 05:21 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
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Looking good Bill! Keep the updates coming.
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#348770 - 05/19/11 10:58 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: cb919]
billy p Offline
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I've had my new speakers for about 2 wks and I can honestly say they're finally broken in...jk wink. Yeah...they sound very good and I'd like to comment on how they would compared to my former speakers(Energy Rc 30's)but my room is a bit more lively now than before so its really hard to say? I am however very happy with my decision going with the inwall route. Here the fianl pic's of my completed set-up ...I'd like to also thank those whom helped me along and to those of you who took the time to look.




Btw...the middle & right side pic's are from the Eagles Farewell 1 Tour from Melbourne and it simply sounded amazing.

Regards, Bill.... smile

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#348830 - 05/20/11 12:47 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: billy p]
Murph Offline
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Great looking setup!!
And yeah, that DVD still is one of the best demo disks going.
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#348852 - 05/20/11 02:36 PM Re: Kinda bittersweet [Re: Murph]
billy p Offline
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I agree, the DTS mastered playback from that dvd is reference material. I had the opportunity to see them live last June and they sounded great that night too(great live band...imo). smile

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