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#429733 - 07/31/18 03:03 PM What Happened!
Worfzara Offline
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Holy Crap!!!! I leave the forum for 3 years and everything changes.
- Speakers with 7 drivers
- Wireless speakers
- New center channel
- New surrounds
- Bluetooth speaker
- Ep500s with no port
- Amplifiers

Been gone too long, lots to get caught up on.
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#429734 - 07/31/18 03:37 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
Mojo Offline
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There are even speakers with 11 drivers and EP600 and 800 with no ports. There's also an EP800NME. Soon there will be speakers with digital cross-overs. Oh...and there's the "secret" project they're working on where 1 Watt of power will produce 135dB at 3 feet. I'm afraid your system is so out-of-date, there's no hope of you ever catching up so you may as well just give up now.

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#429735 - 07/31/18 04:37 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Mojo]
bridgman Offline
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Originally Posted By Mojo
Oh...and there's the "secret" project they're working on where 1 Watt of power will produce 135dB at 3 feet.

Oh pfft... that technology has been available up north for at least a hundred years:

Blasting Box

There sure are a lot of cool things happening though.

Axiom even has the big-ass bookshelf speaker we kept asking for (you can see two pairs of them in my sig below).


Edited by bridgman (07/31/18 04:41 PM)
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#429736 - 07/31/18 05:39 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
Worfzara Offline
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Love to see the innovation from a Canadian company! It's important to stay competitive and try to be a leader.

My Epic 80 system (with VP180 and EP500) sounds and looks as good today as it did 13 years ago.

I also notice a slight increase in pricing over the past 3 years or so. Maybe all those reviews telling Ian that his speakers sound as good as ones twice the price are having an impact.
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#429737 - 07/31/18 05:56 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
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How did you get a VP180 13 years ago? It was introduced in May 2010. If you have a VP150 or VP100, get rid of it and get the VP160v4.

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#429738 - 07/31/18 07:03 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
Worfzara Offline
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I got the VP 180 in 2010. Sold my VP150.
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#429739 - 07/31/18 08:15 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
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I gave my 150v2 to my bud and got the heavenly 160v4. My bud replaced his KEF center with it and was very happy. However, he comes to my place quite often for movies and music and finally realized how superior the 160v4 is. He's decided he needs one and is no longer willing to put up with a centre less than the 160. He's now using the 150 cabinet as a planter and the drivers are hanging in his trees to scare away magpies. I love Axiom gear because it's so multi-functional.

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#429740 - 07/31/18 08:49 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
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VP 150 as a planter - Perfect! Driver scare magpies - even better!

Yes the VP150, although not bad, doesn't compare to the 180 (or 160).

I'm still using a 7.1 system and we were watching Star Trek Beyond last night, and I am still amazed at how good it sounds. No one was complaining that I needed a 2nd subwoofer or speakers in the ceiling. Just rich, detailed full range realistic sound. I never regretted buying my Axiom products!
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#429741 - 07/31/18 11:59 PM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
bridgman Offline
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Originally Posted By Worfzara
I also notice a slight increase in pricing over the past 3 years or so. Maybe all those reviews telling Ian that his speakers sound as good as ones twice the price are having an impact.


I understand that Axiom has moved even more of their production in-house (from offshore) over the last few years - good to see but probably brings some added costs as well.
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#429742 - 08/01/18 01:10 AM Re: What Happened! [Re: Worfzara]
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On-shoring should improve the bottom line because the cost of quality should decrease, labor productivity should increase and sales volume should increase due to higher customer confidence. Likely the price inflation is due to a 30% rise in material costs in the last 5 years and the need to fund more R&D to improve vitality.

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