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#368716 - 03/05/12 05:54 AM New to Axiom
Jailbreaker Offline
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Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Denmark
Hi, i just warnted to make my mark here on the forum, and say hi from denmark (proberly the first dane) wink
I must say i was surprised that my speakers got to denmark in 2 days, now the vat and duty has been paied so the speakers should be here on wensday laugh
It will be exiting to hear how the Axiom m80v3 will sound compared to my old jamo 507, witch i have been the happy owner of for about 20 years.
I have started to listen to some new refrence cd's 24k qualerty, just to get the best parsible result (even myh old jamos sound better than ever with these cd's).

So what do you Axiom fans think, will the axioms sound so much better that i also will become a fan? wink (i hope so, i would hate to have to send them back)

Well thats all from me for now, i will return to give my impression later on.
Cheers
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#368718 - 03/05/12 06:01 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Cain I call you Jail? Welcome to the forum, Jail!

It's possible that no one here is familiar with the Jamo 507s, and so you won't be able to get a direct comparison. I CAN tell you that it's very rare that someone comes here having just ordered their speakers, and ends up returning them!

So, my gut feeling is that you'll love them!

And Axioms DO love good source material. They are very accurate and revealing, so they'll really show whether or not the recording engineer did a good job!

And, yes, we're looking forward to impressions and pictures! smile
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#368728 - 03/05/12 08:18 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Welcome Jailbreaker!

I briefly demoed a pair of Jamo C807s many years back. While I did enjoy how they sounded I ended up returning them because they were not magnetically shielded (this was when I still had a CRT TV).

Did a quick search on the Jamo 507 and as far as specs go, the M80s will play lower. Sorry, I can't offer any kind of direct comparison, but like Mark said, the M80s are very accurate and revealing. I've listened to another member's M80s (grunt) and they are a very complete speaker from top to bottom.

Oh, and the QS8s are really outstanding surround speakers!
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#368729 - 03/05/12 08:19 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
SirQuack Offline
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One of my neighbors down the road has all Jamo speakers, including surrounds. The front speakers were a larger bookshelf size, but don't remember the model#. Anyway, he stopped over one night for a few cold beers and we watched a movie. He was very amazed at the sound and said if he ever changed, he would give Axiom a shot.

Welcome Jaildude.
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#368755 - 03/05/12 11:41 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Warm welcome! Thank you for posting!

I think you will really enjoy your new speakers. What kind of music do you listen to?

Speaker technology has probably improved somewhat over the last 20 years.

I have heard Jamo speakers on several different occasions, but I don't think I have heard those models. Compared to my Axiom M60's, I thought the Jamo's were quite a bit less forward, and did not have the same level of detail. Of course, the rooms were different, too. But I've never been sorry about buying Axioms.

Enjoy! Please stick around the forums and share your experience with us.
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#368838 - 03/06/12 08:45 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: tomtuttle]
Jailbreaker Offline
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Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Warm welcome! Thank you for posting!

I think you will really enjoy your new speakers. What kind of music do you listen to?

Speaker technology has probably improved somewhat over the last 20 years.


Enjoy! Please stick around the forums and share your experience with us.


Thanks, happy to be here.

I listen to all kind of music, but atm its mostly Volbeat, Readiohead and the sweet voice of Lana Del Rey (Born to dei) it just gets me wink
Music is one thing, but i will be using it for movies even more, action, sci-fi and horror.
(Also why i need to get a sub later, atm im thinking Ep600)

The main reason i warnted to change my system, was the 20 years of technology advance.

I will keep you updated on my experience, but im not really vorried, so manny cant parsible be wrong smile

Cheers, Jail




Edited by Jailbreaker (03/06/12 08:47 AM)
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#368839 - 03/06/12 08:51 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
"The main reason i wanted to change my system, was the 20 years of technology advance."

Same as me. :-)
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#368840 - 03/06/12 09:19 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
alan Offline

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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3258
Loc: Toronto/New York/parry Sound
Hi jail,

Welcome, and I think you'll be thrilled with the upgrade in sound quality to the Axiom M80s. As a former AV magazine editor for many years, I found Jamo speakers OK but not nearly as neutral and uncolored as the best speakers from a few Canadian manufacturers such as Axiom, PSB, Energy, and Paradigm, plus a few US brands-- Revel and Snell, to mention a couple.

As others have pointed out, the Axioms will give you a window into the recording quality of your source material. Fine recordings will sound wonderful; bad recordings will be unlistenable.

Cheers,
Alan
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#368842 - 03/06/12 09:24 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: Jailbreaker]
J. B. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1291
Loc: Quebec, Canada
"As others have pointed out, the Axioms will give you a window into the recording quality of your source material. Fine recordings will sound wonderful; bad recordings will be unlistenable."

i heard that when listening to music through a Bose "system" everything sounds very good... :-S
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#368851 - 03/06/12 10:44 AM Re: New to Axiom [Re: alan]
Jailbreaker Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 21
Loc: Denmark
Originally Posted By: alan

As others have pointed out, the Axioms will give you a window into the recording quality of your source material. Fine recordings will sound wonderful; bad recordings will be unlistenable.

Cheers,
Alan


Good thing i have begun buying 24-bit recordings wink
(Not a bose HT fan!)
but i do own "bose companien 5" pc speakers, and for small scale they do sound fine wink
they just lack some midtone to fill a hole between the bass and trible :S


Edited by Jailbreaker (03/06/12 10:48 AM)
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