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#387171 12/22/12 03:59 AM
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Hello,
I'm trying to decide if I want to order my M80's finished in real wood natural cherry finish. I cant find to many photos of the M80's finished in real wood so can you Axiomer's with speakers finished in real wood please post photo's for me.

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David

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ponch0069 #387175 12/22/12 01:37 PM
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Welcome!

Your best bet is to order a sample of what you want. Pictures just don't give you the real essence of either finish. IIRC, the cost of the sample will be applied to your purchase.

I did just that with a set of M3's in rosewood I got for my Dad. I couldn't decide on which color was closest to his office furniture so the nice folks at Axiom stained a panel with three different colors (rather than order 3 panels). Then I sprayed three different gloss levels to give a 3 x 3 pattern. From there we were able to pick the right color and gloss level - although my semi gloss was a little different than the actual Axiom finish. I posted a pic some time ago of the 3 x 3 panel and the colors were different on two different computers and nothing like the real specimen.


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ponch0069 #387186 12/23/12 01:22 AM
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Thanks for the advise i will order a sample of the cherry finish. I'm getting a great bonus this January and will be able to use about $3000 of it to replace my aging Paradigm Studio 60v1 and Studio CC center channel. I've been going crazy trying to decide between the M80/VP160 combo and the Aperion Verus Grand Towers
and the SVS new Ultra speakers. But after reading what James Tanner of Bryston has to said about the M80's and him choosing Axiom Audio to help develop his Model T speakers I'm leaning toward the M80's. I wish i could convince the wife to let me use more of the bonus to buy the Model T's.

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ponch0069 #387193 12/23/12 04:58 AM
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I have posted pics of mine before. M60s

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ponch0069 #387210 12/24/12 01:36 AM
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If you're looking at the Bryston Model T's, have a look at Axiom's LRF 1100's. I also found that a healthy contribution to the wife's favorite hobby (gardening, clothing, shoes, etc.) doesn't hurt either - just sayin'....


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ponch0069 #387213 12/24/12 02:24 AM
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I have Cherry Chestnut in Semi Gloss, I can put up some photos tomorrow.

P.S. Very nice.

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Boltron #387239 12/24/12 01:46 PM
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Just get LFRs, then you don't need surrounds.

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ponch0069 #387241 12/24/12 04:20 PM
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I do think that whatever advantage the Model T speakers may have over the M80'S would be more than made up for by the LFR'S. Either way you need more amplification compared to the M80'S.

Regarding the real wood finish, just keep in mind that the stock laminate is really quite nice and more durable. Of course the sound is the same!

Happy shopping!

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ponch0069 #387297 12/26/12 04:18 AM
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Boltron, Still waiting for the pictures wink

Cohesion, i was not aware that the laminate was more durable than the real wood. I'll have to keep that in mind.

You guys know anything about getting those outriggers that are on the LFR's for the M80's?

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ponch0069 #387320 12/27/12 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted By: ponch0069

You guys know anything about getting those outriggers that are on the LFR's for the M80's?


Jeff would have to cut you a custom set.. The mounting holes on the LFR's are farther apart than the M80's, this is because the LFR's are deeper... all of the towers have different mounting points.

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