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#49592 - 07/15/04 02:37 PM Re: axiom vs rocket
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Registered: 03/09/04
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Loc: Arlington, VA (NOVA)
In reply to:

I prefer the 10-12 inch hamster

/Richard Gere joke avoided.

Whew, that was close.

#49593 - 07/15/04 02:42 PM Re: axiom vs rocket
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Yeah, I realized the danger of that post a little while after I made it...
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

#49594 - 07/15/04 02:46 PM Re: axiom vs rocket
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: San Angelo, TX
arent urban legends funny!! we are all from diff parts of the country, but we know exactly what we are talkin about.. at least i think we do??


#49595 - 07/15/04 02:52 PM Re: axiom vs rocket
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You were safe from the start. It's gerbils that you should be worried about.
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

#49596 - 07/15/04 03:15 PM Re: axiom vs rocket
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Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight

"Laid-back" is a polite term for "dull," "muffled", "subdued" and "recessed". It describes midrange and treble output that has a dip or depression vs. linear and accurate; another term for a speaker that is detailed is "presence, " meaning that a vocalist or solo intrument seems very present in the room.

Vocals and lots of midrange sounds heard on a "laid-back" speaker will sound farther away, less clear, and lacking detail. Because they have less midrange energy, the soundstage won't seem as wide, deep and transparent.

"Forward" speakers typically have a boost or hump in the midrange and treble, which willl tend to make vocals and brasses too detailed, even shrill and strident (Klipsch) and fatiguing over longer listening periods.

I've not heard the Rockets, so I can't comment.

Alan Lofft,
Axiom Resident Expert

#49597 - 07/16/04 12:29 AM Re: axiom vs rocket
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I read somewhere that at some point the tweeters were changed on some of the Rockets. Perhaps some of their dullness lables are from the older tweeters?

Doesn't matter, my decision came down to Axiom vs Rocket, and I've decided Axiom.

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