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post #391 of 399 Old 07-25-2014, 05:29 AM
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I have AX2s (now retired to my garage) from the early 1990s, still in pristine condition. They sounded superb for over 20 years & are still on Axiom's 'Lifetime Warranty' - but they refused to break, ha!

htpcforever: The latest Axiom Newsletter that came today reveals that they have developed a new model ceiling speaker for the Atmos using M3 drivers - not reflective though. I kinda wonder about reflective designs:

http://axiomaudio.com/m3-in-ceiling-...n=July2014#t-0

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Very nice! Too bad I do not have the money to buy four of these while they are cheaper.
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I wonder how well the M0 on walls would work as on ceiling speakers - I do not want to cut into my ceiling and break the sound silencing barrier.
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Hey guys, I have some setup questions in regards to my Pioneer SC-75 and Axiom Audio Speakers. My speaker setup is 7.1.


Front Towers - Axiom Audio M60 Towers
Center - Axiom Audio VP-150
Surrounds - Axiom Audio QS8 Surrounds
Rears - Polk Audio satellites
Subwoofer - SVS PB-12 Ultra


I recently changed the settings on my sub. I went ahead and sealed all three ports on the front and chose the "sealed mode" in the menu on the subwoofer itself. I like a more deep, clean bass as opposed to a loud, shake the whole house boomy bass. I re-ran MCACC and remembered there were some setup questions I wasn't 100% sure of. I will list them below


Pre Calibration Menu

1.a Full Auto MCACC


Speaker System - 7.1ch + ZONE 2
EQ Type - Symmetry
MCACC - M1. MEMORY 1 (I understand this is just for multiple pre-sets)
THX Speaker - No

A few questions about the speakers. I've ran the MCACC different times and it always sets the Fronts and Center to Large. I always change it back to small because I have a very capable subwoofer. I hope that's right. It sets the crossover for the speakers at 100hz but I recently changed to 80hz to see if I notice a difference. Is that a good setting? Lastly, there's an option on my Reciever to set the speakers for THX. I've always kept it off but I didn't know if these were THX Speakers and whether or not the option would even make a difference. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I'm not familiar with MCACC; however, I calibrate my Axiom system with my Denon's Audyssey.

It hears my M22s L & R & VP160 CC all at 40 Hz & sets them correctly to 'small'. Prevailing wisdom is to manually set the L & R & CC to 'small' & the 'xovers' to 80Hz if you are using a decent sub, which you definitely are. Why it sets your M60s to 100 Hz is a bit of a mystery because it should be much lower.

I have just acquired a pair of High Gloss Rosewood EP800V3 subs from Axiom's Refurb Store. What a pair of magnificent beasts - the cabinetry is a work of art. Even with them set by Audyssey (without running them hot at all), there is so much clean LFE produced by them in my medium size room that I'm fearing wall/ceiling damage at my normal -10 Db listening level. It might be wise for me to turn the MV to -15 Db I guess...

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Identical across the front

I ended up trying 7.0 with the center set as large in the AVR. I was pleasantly surprised by the difference. It seems to plant the center as the main operating tower while the left and right step back into an ambiance and panning roles. It works quite nicely in our room.
You might want to try it out yourself.
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I actually cross my VP160 at 60 Hz that might be somewhat similar (but more subtly) to what you are doing with yours set to 'large'.

We watched 'Tron Legacy' Blu Ray last night. Even at -15 Db there was brutal LFE from the 800s - often way too much for extended periods to the point of annoyance IMO...

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LFE from the 800s

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The 800's would be over kill. I like the idea.

Edit: removed extreme as it probably would be perfect

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Yup, it is nice to finally have overkill capability in my HT system.

The problem is now trying to figure out how to control & tame it, ha!

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Location and volume.

I find my DVD copy of U-571 is a great set up film. If you can get it natural during depth charges you're laughing.
The BD version I own doesn't seem to have the same detail/clarity/umph.
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