WOW!! I spend a minimum of time unboxing my new M3 beauties, then I've been changing CDs for the last two hours listening to them.... Anyone relate?....
I was TOTALLY UNPREPARED for the absolute and total clarity of sound that these speakers produce! I thought
I understood what you guys were talking about when you discussed sound stage, and clarity. In knew that was what I wanted, but I am totally at a loss for words to describe my amazement at listening to them for the first time!! One thing I needed was a speaker that could produce clear, balanced sound at lower listening levels, and, I have been totally unprepared for what I got! UNBELIEVEABLE!!
I started out with a Philips CD of trumpet and pipe organ music, because I knew that this would be something that has not been satisfactory in my old speakers (if I can really call them that!?
). It was like being transported into the cathedral and placed in the best listening position. HOLY SMOKES!
Ever think that you were hearing something clearly, then noticing that you had cotton in your ears? (On top of that, I still can't figure out how the "other" speakers got that long, padded tunnel attached to their speakers to muffle the sound so badly. I really don't want to be fair, those speakers cost only a fraction of the Axioms.)
I then proceeded to reluctantly remove that CD (after listening to 90% of it) and trying out other orchestral music, and gradually moving on to country and other popular music. Each CD was an amazing experience! I thought (again) that I understood what sound stage was, but was totally unprepared for what came at me! I used to play with the dolby prologic II music settings before, but now I have to say that the stereo, or pure direct, is the most amazing and pleasing setting for music of any kind. I totally understand the remarks from others saying that they will be spending a lot
more time re-discovering their CDs and listening to music in general.
Even in this short couple of hours I've been glued to my couch listening, I've been able to distinguish the difference between a well recorded CD and one not so well done.
This was of the same piece of music, but with different artists, same label. Looking at the back of the case, I noticed that one was recorded ADD, and the other DDD. Never thought I'd be able to distinguish between them! Although that was probably not the only difference in quality work. THANK-YOU Ian and the team at Axiom Audio
for the wonderfully amazing product you make!
I know that there are a lot of superlatives in this post, but I still don't think that they suffice! Am I right, or what?
If there are any doubters out there, go for the 30 day tryout. I'll be totally flabergasted if anyone actually sends anything back.
By the way, I'm listening to the Under the Desert Sky
album by Andrea Bocelli, and it's like sitting in the front row! Awesome!!