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post #1 of 1422
Thread Starter 
Been looking around for an Axiom owner's thread and didn't find one, so I created this one. I recently upgraded from a Panasonic stereo to an Epic 60-600 in a 6.1 configuration (black oak with black grills). I have yet to receive my A/V receiver (Onkyo TX-NR905) and TV (Mitsubishi WD-57833) to complete the setup. I intend to get on the the hybrid Blu-Ray / HD DVD players in the near future to complete the arrangement.

Cheers,
Gary W.
post #2 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryWooldridge View Post

Been looking around for an Axiom owner's thread and didn't find one, so I created this one. I recently upgraded from a Panasonic stereo to an Epic 60-600 in a 6.1 configuration (black oak with black grills). I have yet to receive my A/V receiver (Onkyo TX-NR905) and TV (Mitsubishi WD-57833) to complete the setup. I intend to get on the the hybrid Blu-Ray / HD DVD players in the near future to complete the arrangement.

Cheers,
Gary W.

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What Axiom speakers do you have ? Are they comparable to Polk Audio ?
I want to buy a pair of bookshelf for around $300-$400 and narrow down to either one of these: Polk Rti6 $250 or Axiom M3 $330 or M22 $470 . I'm looking for something that's not too bright (hearing fatigue problem) . Is it worth to pay $80 more to get Axiom M3 ? Any insight/ comments are appreciated.
post #3 of 1422
Thread Starter 
The Epic 60-500 6.1 consists of:
2 Tower Speakers - M60
3 Surrounds - QS8
Center - VP150
Subwoofer - EP500

The only way to determine if the bookshelf speakers are "bright" is to audition them yourself; there's no substitute better than your own ears.

Cheers,
Gary W.
post #4 of 1422
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Originally Posted by jmn View Post

I want to buy a pair of bookshelf for around $300-$400 and narrow down to either one of these: Polk Rti6 $250 or Axiom M3 $330 or M22 $470 .

I have a pair of Axiom M3v2's which I initially found to be bright when paired with a Yamaha receiver. They improved a great deal when I paired them with an HK 3480. Then they came into their own when I paired them with a NAD C320BEE. I am VERY happy with them now.

Okay, Axiom people, don't kill me for saying this, but if I were looking for bookshelves today in the $300-$400 range I would start my search with the Dana 630 from audioinsider. Search for it on these forums and you will find many accolades.

Jim
post #5 of 1422
I have M22's, not much axiom talk around here. Thanks for starting the thread.
post #6 of 1422
I have Axiom M22 (L&R), Axiom VP-150(C), Axiom QS-8 (S), Axiom EP-500 (Sub) paired with Yamaha RX-V3800.

Glad to see the thread- long overdue

J
post #7 of 1422
Finally someone with the hutzpa to start an Axiom thread. I thought I tried a while ago but it never got much attention.

Anywho...I also have Axiom speakers.
M60 fronts
VP150 center
4 QS8's for surround
EP500 sub

I also happen to use bass shakers which I had before the Axioms.
Check out my newbie web site at:
see below my signature!
post #8 of 1422
Hello? Hello? Bueller? Holy crap, where is everyone? Hoping the wife gets me M3 VII for xmas to replace the Klipsch Synergy SB-2's that I now use. Hope I'm not making a mistake since I am not in a position to audition them (overseas).
post #9 of 1422
have 2 m50s, 2 QS4s, VP100, and an EP175, were used in the smaller townhouse i just moved out of so i'm gonna be selling them and upgrading for a bigger room. but i'm planning on buying axiom again. great sound for the money, imo.
post #10 of 1422
What do you Axiom owners use to power them? I'm planning on a Denon 3808ci to go with the M60's, a VP150 and 2 QS8's. For a sub I am thinking and eD A5-350. I have also been looking at some Rocket speakers also. Havent really made up my mind but I am about 90% sure it will be the Axioms over the Rockets.
post #11 of 1422
this is great! i was thinkin of starting one a while back..not an owner yet.. well my credit card says differently
getting m60's, vp100 and QS4's end of this mth
post #12 of 1422
Using:
M 60'2 front
VP 150 center
QS8's side
W 22 rears ( inwall )
EP 500
Denon 3806

In HT room 10 x 22 overhead projector.

regards
post #13 of 1422
i'm using an H/K to power mine. can't get away from logic 7 for music . that and i prefer the warmer sound that those receivers produce.
post #14 of 1422
Using a pair of M22s as mains in the home theater room on an Onkyo 605 with a HSU VTF 3.3. Will soon be getting a VP150/VP100 so I can have a matching front stage, (and possibly some Qs) but waiting for a good deal on the typical used gear sites.

Have another set of M22s and M80s in other rooms for stereo setups. Will soon be getting an eD A3-200 and a H/K AVR for the M80s (currently running on a Yamaha which I find to be too bright).
post #15 of 1422
Thread Starter 
Gonna power mine with the NR905. It's on back order right, but I'm in no rush. Still have some painting left to do and other odd chores before the familyroom is ready to rumble.

Cheers,
Gary W.
post #16 of 1422
m80v2's
vp150v2
ep600v2
4 Qs8v2's

Denon
Odyssey Monoblocks (driving the 80's)
post #17 of 1422
I have been looking at speakers a bit. Aesthetics are priority 1, then sound quality. The speakers have to have wife appeal and not have a chance of daughter (2) knocking them over or climbing them.

Anyone know how good those W series are (hybrid/in-wall)?
post #18 of 1422
Anybody else out there have a EP400? Hardly any info on the web about it aside from Axiom's own web site.

Four of them were demoed at the audioholics event yesterday alongside four EP600s.
post #19 of 1422
Fellow axiom owner here. M22 mains, vp-150 center, qs-4 rears, svs 20-39pc+ powered by sony str-da4es. Had this setup for 3 yrs now and couldnt be happier. The axioms cant be beat for the money imho.

Mike
post #20 of 1422
Hey Axiomites!

Here's what I have:

4 QS8v2
1 EP600v2
3 M80v2 (one used as a vertical center channel behind an acoustically transparent projector screen)
All fed by an Emotiva MPS-1


How does it sound? I have no idea. Still waiting for my DTC 9.8 preamp to appear. The wait is killin' me.

- Nuke
post #21 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Sirquack View Post

m80v2's
vp150v2
ep600v2
4 Qs8v2's

Denon
Odyssey Monoblocks (driving the 80's)

Sirquack Thats the same setup that I am thinking of getting.
what denon are you running them on? and how do they sound?

I was thinking of getting the new Yamaha RXV 3800 to run them
but others have found the yamaha's too bright. Just wondering what other options sound better
post #22 of 1422
Woot, Happy to see an axiom owners thread

I have the following:

M22 v2 mains
Qs4 v2 surrounds
VP150 center
Ep500 sub

Everything's being powered by an onkyo 705 and sounds terific.

As soon as i rearrange my theater (on the short side of a rectangular room right now) and get some space behind me i'm going to buy 2 more QS4's for rear surrounds.
post #23 of 1422
Ok, need help. Building a new house with HT room ( 13w x 24L x 18vaulted ). Planning to order Pioneer 150FD Kuro, Pio 95 BluRay, either Pio 94 Reciever or Denon 3808, with Axiom speakers. Here's my delima: M80's are 4 ohm and the receivers are both 8 ohm. Pioneer says it won't work. JC at Axiom says probably work but Pio 94 may overheat and shut down. He says Denon doesn't have problems even though it's 8 ohms. My question is:

1. Pioneer 0r Denon?
2. Do I go with M60s since they are 8ohms?

rest of the set up is the 150 CC, OS8 surrounds, and

Sub: ( still not sure, but welcome opinions )
1. Axiom 350
2. SVS PB12 Ultra
3 Definitive SuperCube 1

thanks for any help. When spending this kind of money I want to get it right.

- JD
post #24 of 1422
JC and JD,

Denon's have always been one of the favorites by Axiom owners because of their ease of driving the 4ohm m80's. HK is also another favorite. Some receivers have had issues with going into heat protection mode in the past, however, many of the latest receivers should be ok as well, as long as you don't drive them to hard.

My Denon 2805 first drove my first system of m60's, vp150, and 4 Qs8's with the ep500 sub. When I first upgraded to m80's the Denon did fine as well. Recently I purchased some Odyssey Khartago Extreme monoblock amps to drive the 80's, and use the Denon as a pre/pro. The Denon still drives the other speakers. I tried the MPS-1 as well, but it kept shutting down at levels I didn't call insane. My room is 8,000 cu ft+ so it takes a lot of volume to fill the room.

Randy
post #25 of 1422
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Originally Posted by jfdawson View Post


rest of the set up is the 150 CC, OS8 surrounds, and

Sub: ( still not sure, but welcome opinions )
1. Axiom 350
2. SVS PB12 Ultra
3 Definitive SuperCube 1

thanks for any help. When spending this kind of money I want to get it right.

- JD

I would look at the elemental Designs A5-350 for a sub. I know I am.
post #26 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfdawson View Post

Ok, need help. Building a new house with HT room ( 13w x 24L x 18vaulted ). Planning to order Pioneer 150FD Kuro, Pio 95 BluRay, either Pio 94 Reciever or Denon 3808, with Axiom speakers. Here's my delima: M80's are 4 ohm and the receivers are both 8 ohm. Pioneer says it won't work. JC at Axiom says probably work but Pio 94 may overheat and shut down. He says Denon doesn't have problems even though it's 8 ohms. My question is:

1. Pioneer 0r Denon?
2. Do I go with M60s since they are 8ohms?

rest of the set up is the 150 CC, OS8 surrounds, and

Sub: ( still not sure, but welcome opinions )
1. Axiom 350
2. SVS PB12 Ultra
3 Definitive SuperCube 1

thanks for any help. When spending this kind of money I want to get it right.

- JD


If i were you i wouldn't go any lower than the Ep500 for a sub, I haven't owned any of the lower models but the techs at Axiom assured me that the 500 was miles ahead of the 350.

if price of the sub is an issue you can look at the HSU research equivalent which is a little cheaper or buy the Ep500 from Axiom's factory store and save 10%.
post #27 of 1422
at midnight and my speakers are on a truck probably approaching Belleville right about now! this time tomorrow I'll know if i wasted 2k or if it was all worth it
post #28 of 1422
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Originally Posted by blackstar79 View Post

at midnight and my speakers are on a truck probably approaching Belleville right about now! this time tomorrow I'll know if i wasted 2k or if it was all worth it

Please post your impressions when you get a chance.
post #29 of 1422
I have the EPIC 60-600 5.1 Theater and they are simply superb; I know of no other product that can match them at or near their price...



Denon AVR-4806CI
Niles SI-1260
Denon DVD-3910
Sony BDP-S300
Sony SCD-C2000ES
Mitsubishi WS-65815
Linksys WMCE54AG
Axiom M60
Axiom EP600
Axiom VP150
Axiom QS8
Boston Acoustics DSi460
post #30 of 1422
Well they finally came in! heavy up 2 flights of stairs!!
So setup went pretty well. although i did have to perform some minor surgery on the receiver as half the spring clips broke. guess i'll be asking for a new receiver at xmas
These were outlet speakers so i was pretty afraid of what they'd look like but i can barely find anything cosmetically wrong with them. you have to pick them up and look at their bottoms to find anything. They sound fantastic, i can only test them so much as i live in an apartment and i don't want a seen out of Frankenstein at my door but i must say the surround is great, transition from front to rear speakers is very flowy for lack of a better word. Listened to a bit of Serenity and it was fabulous. i gotta say when i first opened the vp100 box i was surprised, had read the measurements but until you see it in front of you you don't realize how big it actually is...can't imagine the vp150's size.
will post more when i've had more time to listen to them


so what i got is
vp100
QS4x2
M60x2


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