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#383331 - 09/26/12 02:32 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
michael_d Offline
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Sounds like a challenge to me Ken.... It'll keep Ian busy.
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#383340 - 09/26/12 04:28 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Ian, I like the idea of a modular system. For those of us who don't want to run wires I guess the other option would be to buy two of the wireless units- I know iTunes/Airfoil on the computer side can send to multiple speakers at once.

I wonder what a single M3 would sound like in a moderately sized living room, it would definitely help keep costs down for those of us just looking for a convenient compact/background music solution. Just for fun, what about two drivers on either side of the tweeter like the VP100? I guess once you guys develop the Amp/control panel it could be adapted to other speakers. I'm envisioning wireless, in wall, M3s. Just run a line of 120 to it, wire it directly in, and you have the ultimate in-wall self contained wireless living room setup. A little more drywall work and you run regular speaker wire to the second in-wall unit. That I would buy today if it were available.

What about wireless Airplay EPIC 800 subwoofers!!! Sorry, I'm one of those guys always asking for a little more...

On a slightly more serious note, if you're talking about the M3s, an outdoor waterproof speaker with it's own amplifier to drive it and another would be super cool. I wouldn't have to drill a hole through my brick/concrete walled house to get wires from my Amp in the basement out to the deck. I've already done it, but looked really hard for a quality outdoor wireless setup (there aren't any out there, I checked). Airplay outdoor M3s would have been an easy choice. I'm guessing moisture control would be a huge issue though.

Man, there I go spending more money in my head...

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#383341 - 09/26/12 04:41 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: rprice54]
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Originally Posted By: rprice54
I know iTunes/Airfoil on the computer side can send to multiple speakers at once.
You are correct, and you can even adjust the output levels between speakers to adjust for room reinforcement. This feature only works with iTunes. iPhones, iPads, and other devices can only send to a single AirPlay device.
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#383357 - 09/26/12 08:19 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Ian]
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Those two models sound like a good place to start. I could see a pair of M3s as a set of mobile 'around the house speakers. Put them in the kitchen when you are in there. Move them to the deck when you entertain out there. Move them to the shop when you are working on a project.

Well, ok, they might not go loud enough when Mahk gets all his power tools going at once. grin

I could see the portable version being a great student speaker. Depends on price point though.
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#383369 - 09/26/12 09:10 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Slightly off topic, but I would like Axiom to come out with something like portable powered Orbit.

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#383374 - 09/27/12 12:16 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: SirQuack]
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Seriously?
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#383386 - 09/27/12 08:08 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
Murph Offline
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What Peter said.
But add something funny to it. I'm too tired to be funny.

Seriously though, the small, portable, ok to miserable sounding dock market is saturated. If Axiom wants to sell these things, they need to stick with what they do best. Excellent sound equalled by excellent bang for your buck.

Still, what you want is what you want. Your view is as good as any of ours, just different so it warrants discussion. That's what we are here for.
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#383401 - 09/27/12 11:54 AM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
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Seriously, Murph? THAT'S what you're here for?!?!

I'm here to mock JP whenever possible and learn how to be a better human being from Jack.

I agree with Murph, though. I don't think a small, cheap, single-driver thingy is really in Axiom's wheelhouse.

I'm much more excited about the AirPlay+Slave M3 idea than I am about the detachable boombox concept. I guess I'd need to see it.

One of the other uses for either of these things would be to provide quality sound to a system where there is only a TV (doing the switching) and some video components. Eliminating the necessity of a receiver would make "typical" (i.e. non-Axiomoe) installations much simpler. I'd rather have a pair of M3's than a soundbar.
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#383405 - 09/27/12 12:09 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I'm here to mock JP whenever possible and learn how to be a better human being from Jack.

Ah, so I am the bad object and Jack is the good. Melanie Klein would have had a field day with you ...

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#383406 - 09/27/12 12:21 PM Re: Designing The Axiom Airplay Speaker [Re: Amie]
tomtuttle Offline
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Swing and a miss, brother.
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