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Got him to buy Axioms!
#393966 06/11/13 01:12 PM
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So in one (or two) of my ramblings on here, I mentioned a couple of guys at work that were building new homes. One guy went the expensive option, buying somewhat lower quality gear for an over-inflated price via an installer. They didn't provide any configuration or calibration services for audio or video, and for those that remember, I was there when the guy connecting everything up getting the subwoofer connected. His "calibration" was to turn the sub up until it started distorting the audio and say "Yeah baby, listen to THAT!"

Anyway, back to guy #2. He is more, how do I say, "economical" in his choices. He is not afraid of a little DIY efforts, or saving money. Well, last month Axiom had the "20% off Factory Outlet" sale. He was looking for some inwall fronts, and I started pricing things up from 6 different speaker lines (Axiom was obviously one of them, and one was crazy priced and dropped early from the choices). With the sale going on, I told him that it was a no-brainer to go Axiom. He didn't go with the biggest setup in the world, but it was still a stretch for him to spend $1,200 for 7 speakers (after the 20% factory outlet discount and 5% discount for ordering 5 or more speakers). His current system in his house that he just sold was some $400 bundle of a low model Onkyo receiver and a 5.1 panasonic speaker setup, so spending 3x that price just on speakers is pushing his personal confort a little, plus he will still need a sub later on.

Anyway, so he said that the ship date (maybe it was the estimate receive date) is this Friday.

I am going over to his new place tomorrow night after work and we are running smurf tubes, speaker wire, and a bunch of HDMI throughout the house. I haven't see the house in 3 weeks, and it just had the electrial roughin walkthrough yesterday, so he needs to get the wiring done asap so that they can start the drywall. Of course, as luck would have it, he is in Scotland next week for work.

I wonder if there is still some "referal" bonus for something like this. I mean, he has been to my house a couple of times for both demos, and full movies (Safe House and something else), and I was the one that did the leg work on the product comparisons. It wasn't hard to get him interested in buying Axiom after hearing my setup, and when the sale price had them right in the same price range as lower quality stuff.

I don't know exactly when he bought since I was out of town for work the week of May 20th, then out of town again from May 29th - June 6th. Then he was out since then until today. He was so excited to tell me this morning that he bought Axioms.

For those wondering, the choices that he was looking at were:
Axiom Audio
Boston Accoustics
Infinity
Klipsch
Polk Audio
And a couple of "combinations" of the above

He should have ended up with:
(2) M2 v3 In-Wall Front L/R
(1) VP100 v3 In-Wall Center
(4) QS4 v3 Surrounds

I tried to get him to jump to three M22s for the L/C/R, but I don't know what he did. He just told me that he "bought the ones I told him to." I told him a few things, so maybe he went with the M22s, but knowing how concerned he was about price, he probably stayed with the M2/VP100 combo.

Anyway, he won't ever be on the forums... Not that type of person, but he is another member of the Axiom family nonetheless.

PS. I will take some pictures of his theater install as things move along since people like to look at stuff. It will be pretty basic since it is a shared family room space and he isn't doing any sound proofing or acoustial treatments, but still. I like pictures.


Farewell - June 4, 2020
Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #393967 06/11/13 01:17 PM
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That's a neat little setup that will sound very good at a really nice price. If he moved to 3 x M22s, then it is be a great sounding setup for not much more money if he can afford it. Your friend has a good friend!


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #393968 06/11/13 01:21 PM
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Nice!

With M2s, a VP100 and QS4's, it won't be long before he's looking at some sort of sub, though!


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #393969 06/11/13 01:32 PM
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Right one both of your comments.

As for the sub, the house isn't going to be finished until "early August" so that really means mid/late August. He is holding off on a sub, receiver, and projector until then since he doesn't have space to store them and doesn't want to move more than he needs to when the time comes, even if it is just 2 miles away.

I am trying to get him to spend around $800 on a sub since it is going to be in a LARGE open area in his basement, but he is again looking for an "economical" option. I told him that some of these cheap $200 - $400 subs won't cut it. He about died when I told him $800 for a sub. That puts him into the EP350, VTF-3 MK4, PB12-NSD price range, and for a large space of about 12,650 cuft, he will need absolutely everything that he can get for that price.


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #393987 06/11/13 04:32 PM
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Nick, he could also go the DIY route on the sub, or at least "pseudo" DIY (if he's not handy) where the kit is all sorted out, you just assemble it. There's some excellent subs in that price range.


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #393997 06/11/13 06:25 PM
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Good point.

On a related note, my kids asked me what I wanted to Father's Day.

I told them a 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" MDF cut to specifications from Home Depot. My wife asked why, and I said, for my 2nd sub. Home depot will make enough of the cuts for free, and leave enough scraps left over for internal bracing that I won't even have to break out my table saw. smile


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #394008 06/11/13 08:18 PM
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Hi Nick;

There is a referral bonus - please PM me his name and I'll get your Axiom bux over to you!

Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #394011 06/11/13 09:30 PM
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PM Sent. laugh


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
nickbuol #394012 06/11/13 09:47 PM
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and I referred Nick, so I get double bonus, lol


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Re: Got him to buy Axioms!
SirQuack #394013 06/11/13 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: PorterPlex
and I referred Nick, so I get double bonus, lol


Sorry sir, but I had my Axioms before I ever met you.

I came over that one time to sit in on your demo for someone else and brought some demo discs. Arranged through our postings on this forum. I wonder how long it would take to search back to when that was. Anyway I wanted to hear the M80s with multiple subs and acoustical panels vs. my M60s, single sub, and no panels. Your setup sounded great and pushed me into v3.0 of my theater and single handedly is the main reason I want to get my second sub done and acoustical panels up in my latest room.


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