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#294774 - 03/02/10 08:14 PM Re: You're very first post.... [Re: CV]
Micah Offline

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
$394.99??? I paid $650 way back when I got my 5000 series... They've come down that much?

So much for passing it down to my son as an heirloom! \:\(
My Stuff :

Denon 4802
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#316952 - 07/28/10 02:48 AM Re: Your very first post.... [Re: ClubNeon]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11419
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
Actually, got the Vita-Mix Professional Series CIA (Model 1709). It's the basis for the 5200, but a restaurant-grade finish, and a $50 savings for being the no-nonsense version. (Sort of like Onkyo Pro vs. Integra.)

Well, my mom got a Vitamix 5200 blender today. I told her she should get the professional version like you did, but she didn't listen. I'm going to have to try it out.

#316960 - 07/28/10 09:50 AM Re: Your very first post.... [Re: CV]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 3453
Loc: Western Maryland, USA
It looks a lot like mine. To put it in terms people here may understand. The one I have is an Integra, and her's in an Onkyo. Same thing inside, but different labels on the front. Her's even has the new, BPA-free container, and the new Swedish motor from the Pro series. Just not in the brushed stainless finish.
Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K, PDP-5020FD, DV-79AVi
Axiom M22s, VP150, QS8s
Sony PS3, surround backs

#316980 - 07/28/10 01:24 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Ken.C]
Riker Offline

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 375
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario
My first post.. man it was long one ! Back in 06

Since then, I have added 2 QS8s and an EP500. I still have the Veritas, but not for long. They are for sale and a pair of Acoustic Zen Adagio are on the way.
Also, last year I outfitted my cousin with a full Epic 80 / 500 system. He loves it of course :-)

Oh.. I also have the Vita-Mix Professional blender and I love it. Got it about 4 years ago.
Hello everyone,

Just registered a few minutes ago. The main reason for doing so was to engage in discussions with some actual users of Axiom products and services, not just base my opinions on reviews and resellers. I figured the best persons to ask are those with the products in their homes.

I have a decent HT system now that I also use for 2 channel stereo listening. My system does a good job at movies but I find my main speakers lacking in bass output in stereo mode. I know that my room is to blame for some the perceived bass output or lack thereof, I am currently trying to address that. I did manage to get more out of my speakers by spending many hours, and a few beers :-), positioning them around my listening area. But I still feel there is some bottom end lacking to round out the overall sound. Of course, when I engage the subwoofer I get plenty of bass and it does sound good, but it is not as natural and I would like to own speakers that can stand on their own for music and still perform well in HT mode.

My current system is as follows:

Anthem AVM20 processor
Anthem MCA20 2 channel amplifer feeding mains
Adcom GFA7400 5 channel amplifier
Cambridge Audio Azur 540D DVD player
Rega Planar 3 TT, Rega Super Elyse on upgraded RB300 tonearm
Energy Veritas 2.3s for mains (bi-wired)
Energy Veritas 2.0c centre
Energy Pro.5s surround
Energy ES-10 Subwoofer
Kimber Kable for fronts / center
Monster HP XP for the rest

By all accounts, the Veritas 2.3s are supposed to have more than decent bass output but I just can't hear it. I have read review after reviews stating so, Energy assure me they have very good bass output etc..The dual 6.5inch drivers don't seem to be up to the task. I have addressed some room issues with absorbtion etc.. I have moved the speakers around for hours and ended up with "more" bass but just not what I am looking for.

They are extremely good with highs and mids and I would not want to lose that aspect, they excell in that area, but the overall sound is thin as opposed to full. Some people describe the sound as tight, fast, accurate and yes I agree that they are, but at the end of the day, the bass is still not there.
Love the centre channel, not happy about the mains. Looking for a replacement.

Really wondering how the M80s fair in comparison, they also have dual 6.5in drivers which makes me a bit leary about their bass performance. Like I said, everything I have read about my 2.3s says they have great bass, maybe in their listening room but not in my basement they don't.

I have also auditionned the Klipsch REF82, which sounded pretty good, except for the mid range, that was a bit lacking, but the bass was decent. The 82s are not even in the same timezone as the REF83s, which I have not heard yet but would really like to. They have 3 X 8inch drivers plus tweater. But the REF83s are also $3,500, the same price I paid for my Veritas 2.3s.

I look forward to any comments, opinions, ideas etc..

Thank you all,

Acoustic Zen Adagio, Veritas center, Axiom EP500, QS8s, Anthem AVM20, MC20,Adcom GFA7400

#317019 - 07/28/10 10:08 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Riker]
Micah Offline

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1789
Loc: Indiana you hoser!!!!
Nice, better late than never right.

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#317020 - 07/28/10 10:13 PM Re: You are very first post.... [Re: Micah]
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Registered: 05/11/02
Posts: 10458
That's what I thought you meant, Micah.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

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