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#85690 - 03/16/05 11:57 PM Sorry....not impressed
Jimmy Offline
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Well I had the chance to preview the M80's (2 front, 1 center and 2 rear) with the QS8's....during dvd playback the QS8's were not existent as the front 2 M80's over powered all other speakers...center speaker was as clear as I expected...no surround sound at all...bass (ep600) was boomy at best...wanted to turn it off....during music playback they were unbalanced with no imaging at all....improperly set-up I suspect.....subwoofer was boomy and over powering...not properly placed...I suppose for their price they are OK...but unfornuately I am looking for speakers that are more than OK for my hear....sorry.....they look good though...

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#85691 - 03/17/05 12:36 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
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You're right, they probably weren't setup correctly. You might want to read up on how to do that, and don't forget to brush up on quality audio/video components to go with them.

In the end, it's always easy to criticize something that's not working right, but it takes some intelligence to figure out why. Thanks.


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#85692 - 03/17/05 12:38 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
BrenR Offline
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You mean they don't come pre-set from the factory?

I told them my room size and amplification.

Bren R.

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#85693 - 03/17/05 12:48 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
Jimmy Offline
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Sorry...they weren't my speakers to set up and were running on 4...yes 4 Halo amps....way too much power and such a waste of money....

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#85694 - 03/17/05 12:51 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
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Hmmm. It doesn't seem as if the system you heard was set up well enough to draw any conclusions about the speakers themselves. Any chance you could get the owner to calibrate the system (or help them calibrate it ) and try again ?
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#85695 - 03/17/05 12:53 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
bridgman Offline
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Wondering if there might be another Axiom system you could listen to. What part of the country are you in ?
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#85696 - 03/17/05 12:58 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
Jimmy Offline
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I am in the San Francisco Bay area and have emailed 4 owners within 100 miles...not very many to choose from...I truly wanted to like these speakers...would open another invitation for a listen....hopefully they would change my mind...until then....

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#85697 - 03/17/05 01:04 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
Jimmy Offline
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Since these 4 Halo amps and Halo processor were close to $12,000.00 ...will if that isnt the quality audio equipment necessary to run these speakers...avoid these speakers at all costs....nothing can power them properly.

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#85698 - 03/17/05 01:28 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
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Of course, proper setup and positioning would have nothing to do with it.

When these speakers were set up - from the seated position, did you see binding posts? Maybe they were set up facing the walls.

Bren R.

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#85699 - 03/17/05 01:52 AM Re: Sorry....not impressed
bray Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
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Loc: Colorado
Hey guys, I dont think its necessary to make fun of someones opinion in a system that we or you havent heard. It is possible that the system he heard hasnt been fine tuned yet.
And he did say he would be interested to hear another Axiom system.
And its not like he made some blanket statement, like we've heard before.
From what I see, Jimmy gave his honest opinion. Agree with it or not.
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