Back in the day if a speaker was described as "bright" it was a good thing. It described a speaker that was true to the original recording, which is what you want. Today, people have twisted that definition into a negative meaning. I've owned many variations of different Axiom models from the Ti's to the current V3 models, and have never found them to be "bright" in a negative way, actually just the opposite to be true. As some have mentioned above, they are not overpriced for the performance you get, and are one of the best bang for the buck out there, not used to be, still are. Infinity Primus, lower end KEF's, and RTI's, hardly. People, if you want a close comparison go listen to some Paradigm Studio's or B&W 703's, that is a much closer representation of what your getting. Semp, in regards to your Onkyo, yes it would drive the 80's with no issues, but a lot depends on your listening habits and how loud. The 80's do dip below 4ohm slightly at a few frequency ranges, but in fact are more like a 6ohm speaker if you look at the entire freq range. Look at their hearing threads section and do an audition locally and let your ears make up your mind, not what some say on here.
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