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#426642 - 09/20/17 12:16 PM Axiom soundbar perhaps?
sonicfox Offline
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Will Axiom ever make a soundbar? I'm moving soon, and unfortunately, I'm going to have to go to a soundbar due to room limitations. It's too bad since I love my current Axiom system. So, I'm looking at the Sony ST5000, but dang, it's expensive! Anyhow, I'll bet Axiom would be capable of designing a great soundbar system, but I'm not sure if it's even something they'll ever wish to pursue.
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#426643 - 09/20/17 12:19 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Wow! It's been so long since I've posted here, I just noticed my equipment list. Everything has changed except for the speakers! I guess I should update it. laugh
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#426644 - 09/20/17 12:21 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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#426646 - 09/20/17 03:21 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Hey, look everyone, Mary is back!!
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#426647 - 09/20/17 04:19 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Hi Mary,

Great to hear from you again! Have you considered doing a 2-channel system for you new place? You might find the performance is better than a sound bar.
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#426648 - 09/20/17 06:24 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: Ian]
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Mary - Ian has a great idea. A pair of M-22's in horizontal position just below the screen (or above it) will, with a good sub, deliver a much better sounding system than any soundbar.

A close friend of mine invited me to his home this weekend to watch a game and also tell him why his system sounds so mediocre. He has a soundbar. When he heard a pair of M3's at my place in stereo with a 65 inch TV, he was astonished at how immersive the sound was, and now good the fidelity was.
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#426651 - 09/20/17 11:44 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Nice to see you posting here again. When do we get to see the room and some measurements so we can make more detailed non-soundbar plans for you?

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#426653 - 09/21/17 11:14 AM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
sonicfox Offline
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The attached picture is not my living area, but it's VERY similar. The accent wall separates two areas, and it is open on each side. In my case, the TV will be hung up top and there will be an electric fireplace on the bottom. As you can see, there is no room to add speakers to the sides of the wall unless you block the walkways. I've come to the conclusion that a soundbar is my only option besides the TV speakers. It really sucks, but there's nowhere else in the room to put a 65" TV.

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#426655 - 09/21/17 09:39 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Will the fireplace be wide enough to preclude having speakers to the left and right (without being broiled on the first chilly night) ?

I imagine the answer is "yes" but thought I should check.

Other option would be ceiling mount speakers,14068271503005 woofers up & tweeters down, hanging over each side of the walkway and angled down slightly. I have had great success over the years with bookshelf speakers mounted high and upside-down.

Then again, you already have M60s so it might be interesting to try hanging *them* down from the ceiling, mounted horizontally with tweeters out and woofers in. They would be kinda visually disruptive ("WTF are those ??) but they are probably already old friends and that might help a bit smile

I'm not trying to discourage any potential soundbar progress though.
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#426658 - 09/21/17 11:05 PM Re: Axiom soundbar perhaps? [Re: sonicfox]
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Will there be any room at all to either side of the TV, or is pretty much TV, then air? And how much room will there be above/below the TV?

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