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post #41 of 65 Old 03-28-14, 03:00 PM
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This is the M100 and as you previous stated Bryston is using the cheap parts of Axiom ( just the change in the drivers color and the M100 using a external DSP) .

BTW they were both in the same room and had the chance to listen both .

And the results of listening to them left you with what impressions on each?

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This is the M100 and as you previous stated Bryston is using the cheap parts of Axiom ( just the change in the drivers color and the M100 using a external DSP) . BTW they were both in the same room and had the chance to listen both .
Axiom now has a new 61/2 woofer, new tweeters and a different crossover in the HP models so has the parts quality improved?

What about the sound quality? Bryston has been getting rave reviews for their Model T. Haven't seen much press on the Model A's which are similar to the Axiom's.
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Axiom now has a new 61/2 woofer, new tweeters and a different crossover in the HP models so has the parts quality improved?
What about the sound quality?
After swapping out my M80's for M80HP's I can confirm they are a different breed, with a better sound, and the cross overs work well. Some of its subtle, at least at first. Once you sit down to listen the nuances become note worthy.
I hate to say anything bad about the M80, I didn't notice any issues with them and wish I could keep them too.
Now that I've got the HP's set up properly, I'm impressed. So much so we often turn off the surrounds and view satellite content in 3.1.
It could be the room dimensions are helping me here but there's no going back.

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After swapping out my M80's for M80HP's I can confirm they are a different bread, with a better sound, and the cross overs work well. Some of its subtle, at least at first. Once you sit down to listen the nuances become note worthy. I hate to say anything bad about the M80, I didn't notice any issues with them and wish I could keep them too. Now that I've got the HP's set up properly, I'm impressed. So much so we often turn off the surrounds and view satellite content in 3.1. It could be the room dimensions are helping me here but there's no going back.
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And the results of listening to them left you with what impressions on each?
From those 2 specific models ... not impressed at all for there price range $3000 and + . I said to the owners of the M80 at the time to keep them not worthed the investment .

For us Canadians Axiom is not very well ... per say , respected and they did that to themselves but for me the QS8 is still one of the best surround speakers available in the market . For a front stage in the same price range i would consider other brands specially for the ones in the US .
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From those 2 specific models ... not impressed at all for there price range $3000 and + . I said to the owners of the M80 at the time to keep them not worthed the investment . For us Canadians Axiom is not very well ... per say , respected and they did that to themselves but for me the QS8 is still one of the best surround speakers available in the market . For a front stage in the same price range i would consider other brands specially for the ones in the US .
Interesting seeing how the Axiom's held up in Home Theater Shack $3000 evaluation. The only speaker they seemed to dislike or didn't get excited about was the Polk.

Not familiar how Axiom dismissed the Canadians?
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I was very impressed with the Axiom in the recent listening event at Sonnie's, but only after we moved it out into the room and optimized the position. Superb speaker.




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Interesting seeing how the Axiom's held up in Home Theater Shack $3000 evaluation. The only speaker they seemed to dislike or didn't get excited about was the Polk.

Not familiar how Axiom dismissed the Canadians?
Yeah the Canadian affair is for another day and other tread this is not the right one . I can give you a example without without creating any controversy . In another forum i caught one guy that was passing himself as axiom speaker owner and in fact he was and still is a Axiom employee .

Let's keep it like that one day if the subject comes up i will share what happen .
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Alma:

Your statement ref Canucks not respecting Axiom is a rather over-generaization and is quite frankly misleading.

I had so little respect for Axiom that I recently purchased 3 full sets (1 HT and 2 audio only) to replace my original audio set from the early 1990s that carried a 'Lifetime Warranty'. They were still performing like new when I retired them - still under warranty that I never had to access.

Just because they are not for you doesn't mean that many, many more don''t value and enjoy them immensely - whether they be Canucks or whatever...

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