What's the best system for me...

Posted by: cgalland

What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 03:27 PM

Hello, i'm new here. I just built a new house and i'm very interested in Axiom Speaker.

I currently have a Yamaha receiver (RX-Z7). What speaker do you recommend? The home theater is 14x14 and 9 feet ceiling.
I need a 5.1 system.

thanks in advance

chuck
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What system is best for me... - 01/04/11 03:39 PM

Welcome. I would think that it all depends on what will fit in the space you have available and your budget. I'd always start with their M80's if I could for the mains, then work down from there.

Have you tried the tab above called "HTWizard"?
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What system is best for me... - 01/04/11 03:54 PM

First you need to tell us you application, mostly movies, music, what type, etc... then you need to give us your budget and then the people on this forum will make sure that you go well over it laugh
Welcome to the forum!
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What system is best for me... - 01/04/11 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: bdpf
First you need to tell us you application, mostly movies, music, what type, etc... then you need to give us your budget and then the people on this forum will make sure that you go well over it laugh
Welcome to the forum!


Thank you very much!

My main objective is Movie. I have speaker in the ceiling for music. I think that the biggest speaker i can install is the M60 because of the holes I already have in the wall (max clearance is 38 inch)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: cgalland
The home theater is 14x14

Finally, Mark gets a friend to join his Square Room Club.

Chuck, MarkSJohnson should be along shortly to provide you with the official membership materials.

Welcome!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 04:49 PM

Pictures would be good. Installing speakers in holes in the wall is beginning to sound like a bad idea. This would alter how the speakers sound in a negative way.

Edit: Unless you buy speakers specifically made for this type of mounting system.
Posted by: Philippe

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 06:04 PM

Well the classic setup would be M60 as main, VP150/180 as center and QS back. For the subwoofer there is a plenty of option avalaible. If you want go with Axiom, then get a EP500. Plenty of power, but wait... There is also a EP800 smile
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 06:50 PM

If you are looking to place the speakers recessed into the wall then I would suggest the in cabinet series of speakers with the M60/M80s and the VP180 for center duty. the QS8's will be the speaker of choice for the surrounds and pick which ever sub you want from Axiom list of the EP350/500/600/800 or one from another company like Hsu, SVS(sonicboomaudio.com in Canada), eD(elemental Designs), or Epic to name a few others.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 07:37 PM

It'd be nice to know how deep those in-wall holes are, because the in-cabinet m60/m80 are roughly the same size, except the m60 is about 3 inches shallower. The M80 is 18 inches deep. Much too big for most walls.

But there is the in-wall M22 that could work, again depending on what kind of hole you're trying to fit.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/04/11 08:58 PM

Those in-cabinet speakers are really meant for false walls or walls with rear access(thru-wall) into an adjacent room.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: What system is best for me... - 01/04/11 10:41 PM

Chuck, welcome. Yes, a little more detail about the "hole" in the wall might help us in making suggestions. Recessing a speaker into an opening isn't generally a good idea.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: What system is best for me... - 01/04/11 11:27 PM

Also, once you get your axioms I doubt you will Want to listen to the in ceiling speakers....
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 08:56 AM



here is the picture of the set up
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 09:41 AM

Looks like we're also going to need the dimensions of the 3 holes.

Height, Width, and depth.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 09:44 AM

(too easy)
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 10:24 AM

AhAh!
Posted by: alan

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 10:58 AM

Hi,

Actually if the hole in Chuck's wall is tall enough and wide enough, it might be a good application for the in-cabinet M60.

The in-cabinet models are all front-ported so you don't have the issue of the ports venting in the back and you'd only need wire access to the speaker binding posts in the rear for initial connection.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/m60-in-cabinet.html

Regards,
Alan
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 11:27 AM

I love how the in-cabinet Axiom towers look absolutely appalled by whatever it is they're seeing.


Posted by: Capn_Pickard

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 01:38 PM

I'm thinking M60 in cabinet, per Alan. That center hole looks too small for the 150.

Definitely hit the QS8 for surrounds.

I'll leave the sub decision to the bassheads.

Pull the trigger. Be done. Get on with enjoying the sound.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 01:39 PM

Yeah, that looks ideal for in cab. Personally, I'd like a little more separation for my mains, but hey, what do you do. Not like my setup is ideal...
Posted by: fredk

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/05/11 05:09 PM

laugh That's priceless Peter!
Posted by: donlboy

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/06/11 02:32 PM

Are the in-cabinet speakers meant to set on a shelf? I don't see any other mounting provisions.
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/06/11 02:39 PM

Because of their weight, they need to be sitting on a shelf of some sort and mounted flush with the wall.
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/06/11 02:46 PM

There is a lip all the way around the front, so they can't sit completely even with the floor. The support shelf has to be at least a couple inches up.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/06/11 03:37 PM

Definitely in-cabinet speakers for those holes, M60's look like they might fi, if not in-cab M22's will fit nicely and the center would need to be an in-cab VP150(size?) or IMO, better yet an incab vertical M2 smile
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/06/11 07:44 PM

Ken, I was thinking that the mains are pretty close together as well. But like you said, what can you do...
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/07/11 09:21 AM

When they're that close, is even a center channel necessary?
Posted by: alan

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/07/11 09:21 AM

Yeah, I agree, way too close for decent separation at normal viewing distances. He could get good stereo separation if he sits really close to that monitor, so let's hope it's 1080p.

Later on, adding an extra pair of "stereo wide" speakers outboard to the holes would help a lot in broadening the stereo image.

Alan
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 08:38 AM

Back from business trip, here are the holes dimentions:

15.25 deep (i can remove the drywall to add another 0.5inch)
8.75 wide (again i can remove the drywall on each side to ad 1.0inch)
38.25 height (i can remove the drywall and the upper 2x4 structure to accomodate the M60 in cab)

so i think that my final conclusion is that i will go with the M60 in cab, the VP150 in/on wall, the QS8 and the EP 500.

I will probably get a set of M3 outdoor at the same time.

thanks you all for your help!
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 09:27 AM

I think you'll be very happy with your choice. Post some pics when you're done! It's not often that we get to see a in cab installation smile
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 11:33 AM

Definitely need to see some pics once those are installed smile
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 10:11 PM

I just order them thought JC at Axiom. I will pick them up next week at the factory smile

I will put some pictures as soon as I have those installed!

Thanks again for your help!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 10:23 PM

Do you get a discount for picking them up?
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/11/11 10:31 PM

It used to be 5% last year when I picked up mine.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/12/11 12:13 PM

cool.. Always wondered how that would work.
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/23/11 03:53 PM

I went to pick up the speakers last week. I did installed everything Wednesday. Will post pic soon. I didn't have the time to calibrate everything but so far, I'm impressed by the system.

I bought M60 in cab, VP150 in cab, QS8 and EP500. I also purchased M3 outdoor but I will wait for this spring to install them since it's -20C outside this past week smile

Thanks again for your help in choosing my new system! Axiom rock!
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/23/11 04:49 PM

I'm glad it all worked out. This must be a great looking installation. Enjoy the music!
Posted by: jakewash

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/23/11 05:35 PM

Looking forward to those pics.
Posted by: bdpf

Re: What's the best system for me... - 01/30/11 11:22 AM

Any pics yet smile
Posted by: cgalland

Re: What's the best system for me... - 02/29/12 04:39 PM

Sorry it took so long.

here is one picture taken recently

i will take a better one tonight


Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: What's the best system for me... - 02/29/12 04:42 PM

Wonderful!
Posted by: cb919

Re: What's the best system for me... - 02/29/12 05:18 PM

Very clean - nice!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: What's the best system for me... - 02/29/12 06:03 PM

That look's great.
Posted by: justinwacker

Re: What's the best system for me... - 02/29/12 06:55 PM

That looks very cool. Hope it sounds great, too.