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#407735 - 10/22/14 03:27 PM Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion
BobKay Offline
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A few months ago, I was having a slow conversation (PM's) with Ian about the M100's.

Ya, I know! How cool is it to have the ear (and, at least momentarily, a small part of the brain) of the owner/founder of an international anything! Well, OK, so I've spent a few thousand dollars in the past 5 years. OK, almost $8,000.00! Who cares! I don't care if he gives Amie every dollar of non-reinvested profits for her to shop for designer shoes, globally! (You go, grrrrll!) I got every dollar's worth out him, too! Well, Ian, AND Amie, Andrew, and every last cool human who IS Axiom. (There are a lot fewer than you might think, toiling away "up there!")

I told him that there must be a way to convey to these guys (and gal) what the 100's really are and how they compare (don't compare at all) to the various models we each know and love. Remember, Chris (Lampshade) has M80 v3's and he's enamored! I reminded Ian that there were people here with "ti" models! They cannot know what a listening "experience" is until they listen with these.

If you heard them, getting they would become a priority. If not, then you're not as interested in sound as you think you are. It's OK, you can tell us. You're safe here. (Ha-----Ha------ha!) The foliage has eyes in this place!

At the moment, I am enjoying Steve Miller's "Wide River," anew (1993. not re-mastered), as I'm still routing through the alphabet and finding places to re-visit. Actually, it's less like "re-visiting" than it is an aural version of re-virginization. Yeah, sort of cheesy "re-Virg," like 1985 Madonna, only a LOT more rarified. These are it dudes! These are the first open-door into true, " full-range," "high-fidelity" loudspeakers that Axiom has yet to offer (in a front-loaded loudspeaker).

I suggested to Ian that he show an M80 cut in half next to an M100 cut in half (a nice cad diagram would suffice, just for STARTERS). If you take a driver out of an M100, you cannot see into, nor stick your mitt into the cabinet. The opening is completely sealed behind the driver. The crossovers are not user accessible. I know. I had to send the whole cabinet back for a crossover repair. The bracing is different, as it is not the same size cabinet as an M80. Regardless (irrigardlessically) of 6.5" speaker choices in an M80, there is 50% more bass driver area in an M100. That bottom, so round and silky smooth, is what makes these so special. The whole spectrum receives equal attention.

So, to my speaker trade-up promotion...

I suggested that Ian use a promotion called "Trade TF Up or Shut TF Up," and he could have the whole idea for free. He laughed and said something like,"It's fine just like that." I reminded him that he was talking to ME and, of course, he suggested something tamer. "Baloney," I say! Guerilla marketing is so five minutes ago! This is fascist marketing! Hey! It kinda worked, once, for a short while, sorta. It didn't end very well, did it? Then again, had there been M100's available in Kyoto and Berlin by the end of 1937, WWII may well never have happened!

Then my Dad wouldn't have had to spend 3 years in Burma (Myanmar), only to come back angry and always beating me and my mother and sister, and.... I'm kidding! My German Dad never beat me, ever. He didn't have to. He married an Italian sadist!
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#407739 - 10/22/14 07:21 PM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: BobKay]
Cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
I guess the official announcement of this new promo should be coming along any time now! Unless Ian decided to STF UP about it...

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#407741 - 10/22/14 09:42 PM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: BobKay]
MatManhasgone Offline
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Registered: 05/06/14
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Sorry Bob.. but why would I want to downgrade to M100's when I have a far superior speaker right now?

Perhaps you need to STFU and buy some LFR's
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#407742 - 10/23/14 11:31 AM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: BobKay]
Serenity_then Offline
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Loc: PEI, Canada

Probably like going from lambo to ferarri. Same but different.
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#407747 - 10/23/14 04:26 PM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: MatManhasgone]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: oakvillematt
Sorry Bob.. but why would I want to downgrade to M100's when I have a far superior speaker right now?

Perhaps you need to STFU and buy some LFR's


That's right, Matt, go ahead! Wipe fascism completely off of the humor table! What's next, gender reassignment, race, serial murder, fatal childhood diseases?! WHAT?!
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#407749 - 10/23/14 08:43 PM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: BobKay]
Cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
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Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
Actually I'm fairly sure that gender reassignment is only funny when unintentional!

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#407823 - 10/27/14 11:06 PM Re: Bob's New Trade-UP Promotion [Re: BobKay]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
I had been feeling so hopeful and adequate. Thanks for the reset, Bob.
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