thanks for the reviews !!
I just cashed in my $40 gift certificate and traded in my qs4's for qs8's, then i strolled in hear to see what has been going on.
I'v listened to the speakers you reviewed, although not in an A/B setting, and agree with what you have said concerning m22/m60 and qs4/qs8. I also would say most of what you say concerning qs4/qs8 could also be said concerning vp100/vp150.
basically I had m22,vp100,qs4,ep175.
my brother bought m60,vp150.qs8,ep500
after listening to his system I have upgraded to vp150,ep500,and now qs8. I dont have any plans to upgrade m22 to m60(80) at this time.
the ep500 did a fabulous job filling out the m22's, much better than the ep175. yea there is a major price difference
the vp150 seems to have more authority than the vp100 it replaced. the dialog seems clearer.
I'm happy with my m22's. they will definitely show the difference in recording techniques. good recordings shine while poor recordings of music I always loved leave me short. I cant say what it takes to make a good recording, but i can hear the difference on my m22's.
overall you cant go wrong with axiom. my advice would be to get qs8 and vp 150, if at all possible they well worth the extra money over their little brothers. I've never heard the ep350, but can attest to my love for the ep500. yea it is expensive, but worth it. Dan did a great job on his m22/m60 comparison, and you cant go wrong either way. m22 with ep500 is great
the upgrade program worked good for me earlier this year, and I am giving it another whirl. thanks axiom