For anyone interested and believe's Dale Rasco somehow was coerced to write a positive review about AXIOM , I will say this, I contacted Dale by PM asked him straight up what the deal was and he said he received the same discount everyone gets when buying a package which is 10% and because he is a HTS Forum member he got 15% additional discount. Anyone who becomes a HTS Forum member is entitled to that discount. . If you read the thread , you will see that his wife was behind the purchase of the in wall/on wall setup. For some reason whenever a positive review is done of an AXIOM setup , certain people here start screaming foul when they have no proof yet they insinuate that the reviewer was coerced .A lot of stuff that's posted should be taken with a grain of salt regarding Axiom products. Axioms Speakers are what they are, you go to their website, you look , you read ,you analyze , if you like what you see you try before you buy,if you don't like whats on offer then you can move on to another brand. If you try them and don't like them you can send it back. I too was leary at first, I decided to buy smaller speakers from axiom in case I didn't like them and would be cheaper to send back. Turns out I like them just fine, and I don't feel I was wronged in any way, they fit the budget I had at the time. I have since added more Axiom's to my repertoire . Now I have lots of different products in my music arsenal , and I like most of them but I don't feel the urge to lurk on every forum for every product I own and pimp them. I have had bad experiences and I bought things I didn't want any longer,they get sold or repurposed, no need to tell the world my woes.
Here are some quotes from a certain member that they posted here about 1 year ago, about his purchase of Axiom Speakers
'I by the way love my Axiom M22s and Vp150';
'I like my VP150 i'm happy with it and no one is going to tell me that is sounds horrible, I evaluate speakers with my ears not a chart or someones option';
'I use the m22's and vp150 and its awesome for movies, although on this forum alot of people do not like Axioms they seem to be universely hated for some reason.' and
'I own an Axiom 5.0 system and I couldn't be happier, very neutral speakers, I replace a pair of Boston Acoustics VR1 towers with the Axiom M22s the M22s blow the Bostons away for sound quality and detail'
Yet this same person seems intent on souring every person on the planet from buying Axiom merely because he see things only one way, his way and no one else can possible be right. Axiom makes a decent product for decent price and suggest to anyone who is curious , that they give them a try. Stamped steel is strong enough for my car, to keep my life safe, I think they are fine for making a speaker.
Edited because I incorrectly stated Dale did not work for HTS. My apologies.