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#11225 - 05/23/03 10:06 AM The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
chesseroo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 5171
Loc: western canada
Well well, i have to say that the new Axiom speaker finishes are great.
Extra cost, yes, but at least the selection is there. Grilles, matte, gloss and more colours for all 3 categories.

Just a couple of things:
1) can Axiom owners buy new coloured grilles for their existing speakers?
2) will someone post pics of the new speakers as they are wrapped in the new colours? (swatches are ok but never really show what they look like in real view)
"Those who preach the myths of audio are ignorant of truth."

#11226 - 05/23/03 10:38 AM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
sushi Offline

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
I wholeheartedly welcome the broader selections of finish, now "official." Way to go, Axiom!

I have seen in other AV forums no less than 3-4 persons who really wanted the Axioms but could not get them because a color that meets WAF and other room-decor considerations was not available.

For those of you who do not subscribe to the AudioFile (you should now!), here is the swatches.

#11227 - 05/23/03 10:47 AM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
amer Offline
old hand

Registered: 10/22/02
Posts: 85
Loc: Calgary, Canada.
All I can say is WOW! Those are a great selection of finishes. Damn that high gloss blue ripple looks cool.

I should now have no problem getting a pair of M3's in Highgloss Birdseye Maple for the bedroom past the wife. Wonder what the odds of a pair of them suddenly showing up in the factory outlet store

Nice work axiom.

#11228 - 05/23/03 11:26 AM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
2x6spds Offline

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 3121
Loc: CA, USA
Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.

#11229 - 05/23/03 12:20 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
FordPrefect Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 1342
Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Stunning idea, love the Blue Ripple, glad it made the cut.
I still would be happier if "nude" ie: plain old mdf were an option but you're never going to please everyone

Thanks for being the best!
getting to 2,000 posts; one year at a time vp160/qs8/qs4/ep350/m60/m2200s

#11230 - 05/23/03 12:44 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
sushi Offline

Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
I guess, as we discussed before, the inevitable next step would be to include some real wood finishes at an even higher surcharge.

That may somewhat diminish the steller cost/performance factor of the Axioms, but this whole thing also tells us that a large chunk of manufacturing cost may actually go to the finishes in those "expensive and beautiful" speakers.

#11231 - 05/23/03 01:02 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
BigWill Offline

Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 1951
Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Interesting... Would you want that MDF sealed, lacquered, oil finished? I suppose a purist might opt for the latter... don't want anything coming between you and the warmth of a natural wood finish.

#11232 - 05/23/03 01:08 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
Amie Offline


Registered: 02/06/02
Posts: 1625
Yowza - 25 finishes and we're *still* not pleasing everyone? Sigh. What could be more fun than blue ripple though?

If you're ever chatting with Joe, ask him about the student he has that airbrushes the speakers - stunningly beautiful work.
Amie Colquhoun
Axiom Audio

#11233 - 05/23/03 02:40 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
Zarak Offline

Registered: 03/09/03
Posts: 1852
Loc: PA
Any chance we could change out our speakers if we have ordered in the past couple of months? I ended up with the cherry since it was the closest to what would go with my room well, but I think that new Mansfield Beech would better. The cherry I have is quite a bit darker then the other wood in the room.

#11234 - 05/23/03 04:23 PM Re: The NEW Axiom Speaker Finishes
Saturn Offline

Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
YAY!!!!! I was mentioning about different finishes last November. Its great thats its now here. Now I can get the QS4 or QS8 to blend in with the wall color behind the couch.

ps: Chess the PMCs are fantastic!!!
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