Originally Posted by John1400
I think the talk of value is what confuses me, as I could go to my closest dealer and purchase paradigm monitor 11's for less money than the axiom's.
It really depends on which line of Axiom you buy. I only really know about the OnWall M series. Compared to other onwalls I can find (there are so few who do it anymore), they are a great price for what you get.
I know Paradigm has a good, better, and best line, and I think some people would like to see that same sort of thing with axiom, with better pricing than they have right now.
I've had the paradigm monitor system and currently own the studio series and have tried a couple of axiom products and my personal choice is the studios over the other 2 mentioned.
I know some axiom owners like to think they are more like the studios, but since I've heard both, I think they are more in line with the monitor series.
I'm just using Paradigm as a reference, but if I purchased the monitor system and an svs sub cheaper and get the same performance, again where is the value?[/quote]
I use Paradigm Millenniums for my front three speakers. I am a firm believer in spending quality money for the front three due to their importance.
I understand brand loyalty but I think you also have to be realistic about it and understand that they are not the value they were once considered to be.
When it comes to the subject of speakers, we all have to try and be unbiased, and I know that is hard for any of us including myself.
I know there are many happy axiomites, and anything I've said here, is based on my personal opinion.
Agreed, each portion of each manufacturer's lineup needs to be looked at independently from the others. Paradigm's subwoofers, for example, are way too expensive for what you get. Same with Axiom's. Luckily, there are more happy people with their Axioms then hateful people without Axioms.