Originally Posted by ex-labdriver
Smaller Axiom drivers are made in Asia under the constant & close supervision of a main factory rep (they rotate in & out) to ensure high quality control of their product. Axiom sub drivers & all cabinetry are made in house at Dwight, ON. In order to control costs, unfortunately most companies have resorted to this kind of business model. In fact my Velodyne subs were completely manufactured over there.
Chad, come on - you don't push ARX's at every opportunity? That's not what we all see here. Again, that's fine as supposedly ARXs are a good product & I surmise that they would be a fine choice for many.
I've never pushed Axioms on anyone - I've provided contrasting opinions, and only very recently here, in order to counter your unending bashing - which of course you continue to vehemently deny. That flies in the face of the myriad of your stuff out there over the past year. I'd really rather not to have to participate in this nonsense, but in the sense of fairness & balance, it needs to be done by someone.
It's obvious that your moral compass and mine are at polar opposites. I strongly believe that unendingly bashing any reputable company is fundamentally wrong - especially one that I doubt has ever harmed you financially or with warranty issues.
You don't see it that way & that is OK; however, it is most disappointing that you will probably continue in this fashion. It really diminishes your overall credibility & over time & detracts from the quality of this forum in general...
I think that this has run its course. ..
I don't have any issue with drivers or speakers being made overseas, Southeast Asia, China ect.... But I don't like the fact that some refer to Chinese stuff as shoddy and crappy while at the same time highly praising their Axiom speakers whose drivers are made Overseas. Other companys have high levels of quality control and supervision. So I took issue with the shoddy comments early. Although not made by you.
Do I push Arx yes, at every opportuntiy NO. I've recommended, HSU, Ascend, HTD, SVS, Rythmik, Seaton, Paradigm, PSB, KEF, Montior Audio, Boston Acoustics, and even Axiom
The guy was going to get rid of his M60s he loved because he needed bookshelfs, I told him if he loves the Axiom sound and is so far happy then get the M22s and be done with it.
Unending bashing? Really I think it was 6 months or more before this thread go bumped that I mentioned anything about Axiom really. Other than telling the guy to go with the smaller Axioms since he enjoys the Axiom sound. By the way I did mention the Boston Acoustics BT (bigtheater) speakers to him as well since those where made to go into a cabinet. Not a single mention of Arx that I can remember.
Pushing speakers and recommending them is one thing. Its another for you to add a little comment that we here at AVS are detractors and shouldn't be listened to. I take issue with that more than anything. You could have just praised Axiom through the roof and said how pleased you are and none of this would be going on.
Oh and neither one is an idiot LOL Just two drastically different opinions.