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It's the night before Christmas
#427893 12/25/17 04:07 AM
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It's the night before Christmas, and all through Mojo's home
The 800 is pounding, you can hear it to Rome

His M80 drivers pistoning, from front to the back
He wishes his dustcaps, were white and not black

For Ian has said, white dustcaps are cool
'Cause they dissipate heat, at least one Joule

His 80s are blaring, in his large dedicated space
While Chesser is listening, with QS tens on his face

Soon those 80s, will find a new space
As he upgrades to one hundreds, with much better bass

TAM's rosewood speakers, are tucked in his room
Waiting for an upgrade, so they can go vroom!

TAM loves his speakers, he tells the whole world
But Mojo knows deeply, an upgrade his future does hold

Slim is snowed in, on the New England coast,
Listening to Brystons, as he belts out a toast

"To Ian and Mojo, for Disco Fever mode
I'm so glad Ian knows, his DSP code"

"I'll just keep grazing" says Slim, "in my bountiful place
Until my subs show up, then I'll have no room to pace

I've greased up my spindle, now there's no flutter
With a few more adjustments, there will be no stutter"

Craig's chilling out, showing proper decorum
Listening to music, and reading Pentouse Forum

He was jealous of course, when he did find
Slim's and Mojo's subs, are one-of-a-kind

On top of uniqueness, both of those subs
Have continously variable, phase adjust knobs

They also have dust caps, that are snowy white
They look so righteous, so blingy and bright

Likely the amp, has been upgraded too
Mojo has noticed, the toroid is new

He suspects there's more watts, to deliver dynamics
And keep the bass tight, as it busts his ceramics

I hear Big John laughing, as he pulls down his shorts
And eagerly spies, his extruded vortex ports

Only us old timers know, what Big John likes
And we can only say, it's not carpet spikes

On this Christmas eve, where is Colquhoun?
In the chamber of course, running curves for our tunes

He takes them up top, and then down below
Then moves to each side, and yells out "Whoa!

I have 1000 curves, what the hell do I do?
I'll punt them to Andrew, he'll cook up a filter or two"

And now poor Andrew, he studies the plots
He's been up four days, and starts seeing spots

He wants to poke his eyes out, and ignite his thick hair
There aint' enough beer, or a hope or a prayer

For all of these curves, in order to play nice,
They need DSPs, not a passive device

"We have drivers in front, and drivers behind"
Says Andrew to Ian, as he tries to unwind

"But there's reflections up top, and down below too
They're making our curves, go very askew"

Then it came to Ian, as a brilliant insight
"We need drivers down under, and also pointing upright"

Andrew's eyes did roll, in their sunken eye sockets
And then they exploded, like hot pita pockets

And that is the story, of a company in Dwight
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427897 12/25/17 05:04 AM
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You're cut off. Lol.
Merry Christmas.
I liked most of it fwiw. Clever.




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Mojo #427900 12/25/17 06:48 AM
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Thanks smile


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Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427902 12/25/17 07:11 AM
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Good poem Mojo

Cheers to Axiom

Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427904 12/25/17 03:55 PM
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Some time went into that Mojo, nice job, and I am wondering if it was Bourbon or Gin which gave you the nod.

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Mojo #427905 12/25/17 04:56 PM
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Thanks. It was actually a glass of Pinot Noir that expanded my creativity. smile

Poems come easy to me. I've written hundreds over the years. This one was fun.

Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427911 12/25/17 07:27 PM
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Well done, Mojo. It makes one wonder what would happen if you got a pair of LFR-1100's. laugh

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Thanks, Craig. And thank you for all your reviews and advice to help us with our purchasing decisions.


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Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427913 12/25/17 09:09 PM
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Mojo - The reviews are a real pleasure. Ian makes world class stuff. My first speakers from Axiom were M22's in 2001. At one time, the review was a consumer review on Axiom's website.

The audio bug bit me in 1977, with a pair of Electro Voice EV-16B speakers. It was also my first blind test - against a pair of JBL L65's for $900 per pair vs. $200 for the Electro Voice.

Two years later, as a freshman in college, the owner of the store that sold me the Electro Voice hired me as a part time salesman while in college.

We had the only blind A/B set up available within 100 miles, and it was a blast working there.

The treatment Ian's gear gets on other forums is irritating. Personally, I have been banned from both Audioholics and AVS - and in an amazing coincidence, both sites are hostile towards Axiom.

Ian refuses to play the game - free gear and cash for good reviews. No, he didn't tell me this, it's just something I figured out in my 4 year tenure with Chase/Chane Home Theater.

The world of reviews is beyond sleazy, and there is always an agenda.

Ian is quite content to let his products speak for them selves. Think about it - with all the anti Axiom bias, I have never seen a normal customer returning a product because of sound quality. Usually, if there is a return, it is because an M60 customer decided he wants M80's.

The quality of Ian's cabinets is also first rate. Even the vinyl cabinets are first rate. Without naming names, please allow this: The tower and bookshelf speakers from my company not named Chase Home Theater were really lacking in terms of quality. Sometimes, the vinyl corners would peel just taking the speakers out of the box.

Want a super speaker for under $3000? Take a pair of M5 HP's and an EP500/600. It will crush most high end stores $10,000 speakers.

If my "reviews" help people with making a good decision about Axiom products, then the best thing I can say is I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this community.

It's the last refuge for honest talk about audio.

Re: It's the night before Christmas
Mojo #427915 12/25/17 09:48 PM
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craig: Good commentary.

In the few other forums that I still frequent (I was tossed out of one as well), I see very little Axiom bashing anymore. I like to think that some of us who 'pushed back' with facts & not hearsay on some of the nonsense that was being spewed & regurgitated for several years, made a difference for the better.

Mojo: Great job, except that you were a little 'off' when it came to me, ha!

TAM

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