Originally Posted by gtpsuper24
Again Axiom doesn't like true DBTs bjcays. Axiom was pissed off at the results of the Audioholics $1k shootout, Audioholics listed all the biases something that Axiom has never done NOT ONCE. In a true DBT not controlled by Axiom, their speakers are middle of the pack not great but not bad just. Axiom wants their speakers to win no matter what and they cheat and market their way to a good performance. Like having only Axiom employees and Axiom owners in their DBTs. How about they invite respectable people in the industry to participate in their DBTs?????? Why because Axiom speakers stand a chance of not getting a 9/10 score for perfered speakers thats why.
It is quite obvious that you don't like Axiom speakers and, most importantly, that you don't want anyone else to like them. The problem is that you have limited experience with a few models which, by the way, pleased you for a full year. Then after reading some negative opinions on them (ignoring the overwhelming positive ones) on Forums (which we all know are tinted) you slowly changed your mind about them. That is your right and no one will blame you for it.
What puzzles me is that you pass judgement on models you never heard based on opinions from others. Furthermore, you estimate their opinions at being the ultimate truth worth using them and/your interpretation of them to spread discredit on Axiom products.
To my knowledge there is only a single blind test held by a third party (AudioHolics) which includes a single Axiom product (M60). Axiom questioned the environment under which it was held; it certainly did not meet the criteria set by Chu Gai (a few posts above). Your comment was that: In a true DBT not controlled by Axiom, their speakers are middle of the pack not great but not bad just. So what true DBT are you referring to and how many Axiom speakers were involved?
Also on the same subject of the AudioHolics M60 test; Ian Colquhoun from Axiom who designed the M60 model answered you personally but again you try to discredit his explanation:
I thought I should address the comment by gtpsuper about the M60 5.25 mid-woofer breaking up at high output levels due to there being no high pass crossover used on this component. I don't believe that gtpsuper has any first-hand experience with this, please accept my apologies if this summation is inaccurate, but rather I think he is regurgitating a comment originally made by Gene at Audioholics. Anyway, in light of this comment I ran a few measurements on the M60 5.25 mid-woofer (graphs below). As can be seen from the graphs there is no compression occurring nor is there any undue rise in harmonic distortion from this component taking the M60 all the way up to 110 dB through the frequency range in question. Going much above these levels would only start to strain the tweeter. The 5.25 mid-woofer is in its own very small enclosure inside the M60 cabinet. There is no need for a high pass crossover on this component: in fact it would be detrimental to the performance of an M60. The limiting factor to the maximum output of an M60 is not in any way related to the 5.25 mid-woofer. It is the single tweeter that will be the first component to show signs of strain as you near the maximum output of the M60. This is the case with most loudspeakers on the market: the single tweeter is the limiting factor.http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubb...=363327&page=4
I wonder why you don't move on and save the last bit of credibility you might have left ?
May be you should follow Gene's example from AudioHolics:
This constant back and forth between us, forum members and Axiom isn't productive for anyone involved. I honestly don't have it in my heart to sustain negative energy like this. I myself am to blame because I allowed it to progress on this forum rather than objectively removing or stopping the threads just like I would have done for any other manufacturer. For that, I apologize to Axiom.http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...aceoff-21.html