You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Advice from Axiom Owners » Mixing brands

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#144216 - 07/25/06 06:57 PM Mixing brands
Daffy Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Tennessee
A freind of mine purchased my Def Tech 2002 towers and BP 1 surrounds but needs a center channel. He can not find any Def Techs at a reasonable price. My thought is that he could get the Axiom 150 center since either brand is direct radiating and not loose much in sound matching.

Your thoughts??
_________________________
M60ti VP150 QS4 Def Tech BP1 Marantz SR 7400 Panasonic dvd NEC HT1000 Projector

Top
#144217 - 07/25/06 08:00 PM Re: Mixing brands [Re: Daffy]
HomeDad Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
Imo it is important to match the center to the surrounds, I was using a non Axiom center when I first got my M80's and to me it sounded great, until I decided to switch over to a vp150, then I realized there was a big difference in how everything blended seemlessly together with matched speakers. On the other hand they may go well together and he can always use the 30 day trial.
_________________________
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Top
#144218 - 07/25/06 10:25 PM Re: Mixing brands [Re: HomeDad]
Daffy Offline
hobbyist

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 21
Loc: Tennessee
I went out for a little while tonight and the same thought you shared entered my mind. Axiom owners must think a like. Thanks for your input.
_________________________
M60ti VP150 QS4 Def Tech BP1 Marantz SR 7400 Panasonic dvd NEC HT1000 Projector

Top
#144219 - 07/25/06 10:48 PM Re: Mixing brands [Re: Daffy]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13567
Loc: Iowa
For me I think it is more important that your Center Channel speaker share the same tone qualities as the left/right mains. It is also very important that all the tweeters are lined up as much as possible. My first system was a heinze 57 mixture of various brand speakers. Yep, it sounded good, but I didn't know any better, that is until I found Axiom.
_________________________
M80s-VP180-4xM22ow-4xM3ic-EP600-2xEP350
Anthem AVM60 Outlaw 7700 Emotiva A500 Epson 5040UB



Top
#144220 - 07/26/06 10:33 AM Re: Mixing brands [Re: SirQuack]
bugbitten Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
Quote:

It is also very important that all the tweeters are lined up as much as possible.




Your talking center tweeters with mains' tweeters? Not many times where this is possible if that is what you mean. Most find their centers higher or lower than the mains.

Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,224 Registered Members
15 Forums
23,998 Topics
424,074 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13567
CV 11677
MarkSJohnson 11437
1 registered (BBIBH)
208 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup