Originally Posted by dewd
Check on Axiom's forums for folks local to you for a demo. Going by online reviews is never a good idea when buying speakers. I could tell the chocolate ice cream I just ate is the best ever. Of course if you do not like chocolate ice cream, your opinion would be very different.
thanks dewd, you know, i'm not as demanding as some, not as critical. i think reviews by owners and pros is important but, i will also say if i have the chance to listen to a pair, i will before making a choice to buy. the other good thing is i'll have 30 days to listen to them in my home if i do buy. despite the fact that i might listen to them in someone elses home, they may sound different in mine and of course, they may not be driving them with the power i'll be slamming into these boys. like i said, for all my research, those polks have served me well. i did find a user with some M80's (don't know what version yet I'm only interested in the V2's) but that person is a couple of hours away and about almost 4+ hrs round trip and i really don't like driving unless i have to!
I will of course give it some thought to reaching out to that user. I would still like to hear some other folks online who own them. i have read some very good pro reviews on them and for me, that's a plus. i look at it as the pro reviewer has better grade of equipment than most when testing these speakers (and other gear) and really dig out things that most of us cant without that kind of gear. i respect both the pros & the avg joe's on what they have to say.
i am so far having the same good feeling about the axioms as i did about the polks and remember, i couldn't just send the polks back 3 years ago without losing at least 15 - 20% on the restocking fees plus the shipping both ways!
I'll keep you posted buddy. thanks for taking my pm's on the blu-ray form! Oh yeah, that is the beauty of your response, see, i love chocolate ice cream!
and remember, i do lots of research. so far with my years and the things i have bought, i haven't been unhappy with anything i have purchased HT wise and have never had to return anything thanks to that research and Q & A with the folks!
55" Sony SXRD 1080P, PS3 & XBOX 360,
AppleTV, iPhone5,iPad4 both 64gb
Oppo BDP-105D, 105, 93, Marantz AV7702MKII, NR1607.
Emotiva XPA5,UPA2, UPA200 & Mini X Amps
Speakers, Polk SDA-2, Monitor 10A & 5A, Axiom M80,
VP180, QS8, M2, QS4, NYGiants!