The Axiom speakers I reviewed were absolutely unbelievable.These speakers are without a doubt among the finest speakers built in Canada. They set a new benchmark for performance at this price and about the only thing left to say is 'WOW!
The Axiom EP600 subwoofer is a rare example of the subwoofer breed. It's big but it's quick. It goes really deep but maintains its musical integrity at higher frequency than most people will need it to go, meaning that it's equally at home in both music and home theater systems. When taken in its entirety -- features, performance and price --, I don't know if it even has any competition.
The EP600 v2 had no trouble filling my room with tons of extremely loud, extremely deep, and, most important, extremely tight bass. In fact, it provided incredible performance in every way imaginable, and deserves to be included on the short list of affordable, reference-quality subwoofers. . . Reference-quality bass.
When I cranked the volume up to obscene levels . . . I couldn’t hear any distortion from the 12' cone no matter how much I increased the volume -- just solid, deep, room-shaking bass. The Axiom EP500 is a bargain among high-end subwoofers.
The bass was well-extended with oodles of punch and slam... You could hear clear delineation of the bass notes, never sounding boomy or one-notey as do some high-excursion subs. With the EP500 engaged, the hairs stood up on my arms as I felt the adrenaline rush from the power of the mighty sub.
In every configuration that I tried this sub in it performed at world-class levels. It is both able to convey subtle musical notes, and earth shaking low frequency movie effects effortlessly. It's not a hard stretch to say that this sub's performance matches or exceeds the best 12' subs that are available at ANY price.
On a sticky, suffocating Sunday morning, the bluegrass gospel of Alison Krauss and the Cox Family's 1994 collaboration 'I Know Who Holds Tomorrow' filled the Church of The Back Yard. The congregation soon grew, as a neighbor walked over and asked, somewhat puzzled by the outdoor concert, 'Is that Alison Krauss?' The sound is so good, you'll keep pumping up the volume.
. . .they sound smooth, full, rich and detailed. Musical instruments were clearly distinct and the ebb and flow of the music drew me into the sound the way only a good speaker can. . . .Small speakers can sound kind of thin when played in large, open areas, but when I cranked the Algonquins up, the bass came up nicely with the volume, producing a full, satisfying sound belying their size, even without a subwoofer.