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#349690 - 06/06/11 05:27 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Micah
So yes the bottom line is... performance has EVERYTHING to do with the environment you put them in

Well, yeah. We've all been saying that. smile

Nice to have you back!


Yes, yes go ahead, you can all share in a big ol, "WE TOLD YA SO"!!! wink

Not that I ever remember arguing that environment had nothing to do with it. I had originally auditioned Axiom speakers out over in SRoodes mancave for God sakes, so I knew that things like room treatments, carpet, non-square areas, being in a basement, cement, etc... all contributed to the over all sound experience the user would partake in.

However what I do remember.... meh, not so much arguing as much as just not agreeing with some who claimed they couldn't turn their EP500/600/800 up all the way without destroying their fine China in the dining room. I remember being very vocal to those coming here for subwoofer advice and telling them that for the money, you could find much more bang for the buck in SVS and HSU subs than in Axiom subs. My stance was, "if you want a LOT of bass, you might look elsewhere for your subwoofer needs".

My position hasn't really changed all that much concerning 'bang-for-the-buck' mind you. Axiom subs are still relatively high. I would say that you get what you pay for when buying an Axiom sub where as I feel you get MORE than what you pay for when you purchase a pair of M80's, M60's, QS8's, etc... Most of the rest of their speaker line-up I feel compete with speakers above their price point. Their subs on the other hand, are priced quite high.

But where my mind has most certainly been changed is with their bass output (well, the EP800's anyway... I can't give any educated reviews concerning any of their other subs as I've never heard any of them) levels. Where once I believed Axiom subs to be somewhat underpowered, I now have experienced the full wrath of the EP800's power in an environment which I'm sure is more what it was meant to be living in than where they have been up until this point.

And in their natural habitat... they are BEASTS!!!!
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#349691 - 06/06/11 05:32 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Micah]
Micah Offline
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Oh, and thanks for all the 'welcome backs' by the way... now I know how Kotter felt all those years!



wink
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#349692 - 06/06/11 05:51 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Micah]
audiosavant Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
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Loc: Worldwide
Wondered what had happened to you M!

Man, breakups suck. Especially serious relationships.

But having said that... FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM! grin

Enjoy it. But be careful.

And when you do slip back into the arms of love (and you will), make sure she digs audio gear and all the paraphernalia attendant thereto. wink

Now go rock that bass single stylee...
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#349695 - 06/06/11 06:39 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: audiosavant]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Lol, ok let me just stop all of you before anyone else jumps in to try and cheer me up... Terry, the jesture is truly appreciated, thank you, but don't worry fellas, I'm done boo-hooing over Amy.

It did indeed take me a while to get through it, after all I took her all the way to Italy to propose and all that good stuff. But I'm no longer in morning. We split up in August of last year, so I've been single for almost a year now and I'm right where I want to be.

For starters I'm not looking for love and I'm not planning on doing so for quite some time. Having been married twice already and engaged twice more, I'm giving "love" a time-out for a while. This is what I kept telling myself to do everytime a relationship tanked, but I kept finding myself falling right back into a new relationship within 3 or 4 months on the rebound. I've found it takes a solid 6 months of being completely single before that addiction (yeah, I feel like that feeling of being in love can be just as addictive as drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc...) finally wears off and you can look at your life with a clarity you don't have when you're searching for that partner that's always eluded you.

I'm not saying everyone should be single, but I should be, at least until my kids are all grown up and no longer have to be dragged through all of my relationships as well. That's what I regret the most is that they had to get to know the 3 other women I was involved with, get close to them and their children, and then go through a 'break-up' of their own when things turned sour. Kids pay just as heavy a price during a break-up, if not heavier if you ask me.

So my daughter is 13, my son is 16... I have no plans on getting involved with another woman until my daughter has graduated from high school. And while I've told myself this many a time in the past, this time I'm dedicated to sticking with that plan. It's more of a pledge really, I've already blown enough chances on my own happiness, now I'm ready to just focus on my kids and my professional life. Love can wait, I'm over that anyway. Having way more fun single than I ever did in any of my relationships. You guys said it... FREEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! It really is nice to have. laugh

So don't cry for me guys, seriously. My hard times are in my rearview, it's smooth sailing ahead for me. But thanks for the condolences anyway. It's the thought that counts after all.
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EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
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#349698 - 06/06/11 08:56 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Micah]
Pitbull24 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
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Loc: NWSuburbs of Chicago
I commend you for your pledge to your children. Bravo.

Welcome back, and I assume you got away with a motorcycle?
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#349701 - 06/06/11 09:47 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Micah]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Micah, we all missed you and we're glad to see you back without any loss of your talent for writing lengthy posts. Yes, I suspect that now you'll find that the three EP800s can really supply "quite adequate" bass. With your changed living arrangements however, you may be in need of someone to nag you with "turn that damn thing down!" Out of the goodness of my heart I'll volunteer to perform that service here from time to time.
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#349702 - 06/06/11 10:14 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Pitbull24]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Originally Posted By: Pitbull24
Welcome back, and I assume you got away with a motorcycle?



Motorcycle.... check!

Amy and I never did get married, so I pretty much left with what I brought with me, and most of the stuff I paid for while we were together. But I did leave about $5000 bucks worth of construction materials I put into overhauling her living room, a $2000 dollar Maytag washer/dryer set, and some camera equipment I'd bought for the business. So over all, she made out like a bandit.

But the bike is with me to be sure!
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My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#349703 - 06/06/11 10:15 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: JohnK]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Originally Posted By: JohnK
Micah, we all missed you and we're glad to see you back without any loss of your talent for writing lengthy posts...


Talent? I've always considered it a curse!
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My Stuff :

M80's
QS8's
VP150
EP800
Denon 4802
Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung BD-P3600
Sharp 65 Inch Aquos LCD

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#349707 - 06/06/11 10:58 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: Micah]
SRoode Offline
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Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 1353
Loc: Fishers, Indiana, USA
Welcome back Micah! Eshain was asking about you and I said you were gone! Glad to have ya back!
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#349711 - 06/06/11 11:54 PM Re: WOOOOOOOOW!!! [Re: SRoode]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5220
Loc: western canada
I thought Bren was writing this post except two things tipped me off:

1) there was no previous marriage and,
2) the novella was one paragraph too long for his style

Otherwise micah, you had me going there.
smile
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