Originally Posted by volfan dhp
Late to this thread but just read through and saw that you were looking at around $2700 for the Axioms. For $100 more you can get the entire Verus Grand system from Aperion right now. $900 each for the towers, $700 for the center, and when you purchase those three they are running Jan special $300 off of the bookshelves or surrounds (normally $600). Total of $2800. And as mentioned earlier 30 day hone trial and they will pay return shipping if you aren't COMPLETELY satisfied. I have that setup and I'm extremely happy with it. Also customer service is exceptional.
Good advise. Verus Grand would kill the Axioms IMO. Axioms are over priced, they are closer to Infinity Primus, lower end Kefs, and Polk RTi series. Verus is better built and designed.
Here in the last several months, i've done AB comparions with my old Axiom V2s and other speakers, like Arx, Boston A series. The Axioms are thin, weak sounding. I use to really like the Axioms but they kind of wore on me, especially the VP150, whichs has a very tinny and "empty" sound to it. Its as if all the center dialog is coming from the L/Rs and theres a big void in the center. After doing alot of comparing side by side, I realized how bad the Axioms are and how over hyped they were.
I did comparisons with the Arx A1s and Axiom M2s, Arx A2 LCRs and Axiom M22s, and Arx A2 center and Axiom VP150. Boston A26 and Axiom M2s.