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#401769 - 03/08/14 04:29 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
exlabdriver Offline
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Ya, but from what I understand by their posts there, they didn't find them in the box when they opened them. Honest mistake - I've overlooked pieces in boxes as well in my haste to get at it.

I believe that those who like their bass response might really be attracted to this beast...

TAM

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#401968 - 03/17/14 12:42 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
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All of the reviews & comments for all of the involved speakers are now in at HTS. Check out the latest posts as well there:

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/h...n-event-17.html

This excellent exercise (thankfully not a juvenile shootout format) validates in spades my view that virtually all competently designed & built speakers today are 'similarly good'. Some of the rabid enthusiasts out there detest that notion & phrase but that is exactly what I found when I auditioned a bunch of brands & models before I finally settled on my Axioms.

It's nice to see that common sense can still prevail in some places such as HTS...

TAM

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#401976 - 03/17/14 03:27 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
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I completely agree with you tam. I think for a given price range I could myself adjust to pretty much any speaker given time. The human brain is amazing at adapting and filling in the blanks.
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#402024 - 03/19/14 03:29 AM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Socketman]
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Other than the bass response issue which was noted later that the inclusion of port plugs would have made a difference on, the only negative thing that was mentioned was some sibilance at high volume. This is something that seems to be consistent from some people's hearing opinions though regarding Axiom as a whole it seems.
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#402027 - 03/19/14 11:26 AM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Crimson Wrath]
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Originally Posted By: Crimson Wrath
Other than the bass response issue which was noted later that the inclusion of port plugs would have made a difference on, the only negative thing that was mentioned was some sibilance at high volume. This is something that seems to be consistent from some people's hearing opinions though regarding Axiom as a whole it seems.


I believe the sibilance issue has more to do with the dual tweeters that "some experts" think is not the way to go in speaker design. I have had M80s for awhile now along with many other speakers over the years and I, personally, have never noticed any issue with this. I do have a dead sounding room so I would think it has more to do with acoustics than anything else and as we all know, many of these characteristics get exaggerated because of something someone reads on a website, yet, they personally have never owned or listened to the speakers. The Axiom designs have been around for a long time so in some people's minds perception can become the reality.

It would seem placement and the possible use of the port plugs would tame the bass when placed near a wall so there are options here. It is interesting to note the comments regarding the soundstage. Unlike the bass issue, this is something you can't really alter too much and it looks like the consensus of opinion was that M100s were pretty much superior to everything else that was reviewed.

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#402028 - 03/19/14 12:58 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
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The only time I hear a bit of sibilance in my 3 Axiom systems is if it is present in the source material. Some recordings are just not as good as they should be - poor micing or EQ in the studio?

What is much worse to me is guitar 'string noise' that some guitarists produce in spades that is faithfully reproduced in good recordings. Very annoying...

TAM

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#402031 - 03/19/14 04:34 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: brwsaw]
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Originally Posted By: brwsaw
When the ships splintering around you, most impressive.


I know what you mean. I just love a good wood scene in a movie.
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#402036 - 03/19/14 06:35 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
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#402037 - 03/19/14 06:46 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: Amie]
exlabdriver Offline
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I couldn't find 'Master & Commander' locally so I ordered it in Blu-Ray yesterday from my local Future Shop.

I can't wait to hear wood splintering again, ha!

TAM

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#402038 - 03/19/14 07:06 PM Re: New Video! Designing the M100 [Re: exlabdriver]
SBrown Offline
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I hear wood splintering, just now in the fireplace!

I think they need better cables, amp and wires.
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