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post #31 of 1422
Got my setup about three years ago:

M22 Fronts
VP100 Center
QS8 rears
SVS 20-39 sub
Denon 3803

Sounded sl bright, but I love'em
post #32 of 1422
I have M80's, VP150 center, Qs8 surrounds. Using Denon 4308ci, but going to add amp for the 80's like sirquack.
post #33 of 1422
Another Axiom owner for 3 years. M80's, VP 150, Qs8's, EP 350 in 7.1. Running off Denon 3802 as pre/pro out to Denon POA 8300, and 8200 seperates. Sound is very revealing(almost to a fault), but, none-the-less, fantastic!
post #34 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackstar79 View Post

will post more when i've had more time to listen to them

so what i got is
vp100
QS4x2
M60x2

http://www.picturetrail.com/uid10035077

Nice set-up, blackstar79. Please keep us informed as you break them in.

Jim
post #35 of 1422
3 years now whit m3, vp100, qs4 and w3 and run whit denon 1905
post #36 of 1422
so i've listened to Dark side of the moon SACD. thought it was good with my old setup but the QS4's for surrounds are amazing. Finding Nemo was very bubbly, again the QS4's.
Pretty much everything i've listened to so far went out to the QS4's as the star likely in part because i can't really crank up the fronts as my neighbors would injure me...
As many Axiom owners have stated i am rediscovering my CD collection. who knew my receiver could process fake surround so well!!!
post #37 of 1422
I asked this in the Onkyo thread, but figured I'd give it a go here since it's really a combination of two things.

Anyone driving their Axiom M80s in a 5.1 setup with their Onkyo 805? Did you set it to >4 ohms in setup?

My friend let me listen to his M80s in his HT setup and I thought the sound was very appealing, both with involved movie soundtracks (Transformers, Seabiscuit, and Batman Begins) and classical music (he played a recording of the Mozart Clarinet concerto for me).

I've read conflicting advice on using the 805 with the M80s. The 805 is a beefy receiver, but I would think the volume and/or material and length of time at such levels would have to be pretty ridiculous to have the 805 drop out to protect itself.

Anyone with any experiences with this?
post #38 of 1422
Last post in this thread was in 2005 , was thinking of making a purchase on the
axiom speaksers!! any updated news since 2005 ?
post #39 of 1422
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Originally Posted by D3viant View Post

Last post in this thread was in 2005 , was thinking of making a purchase on the
axiom speaksers!! any updated news since 2005 ?

Umm this thread was started on 10-2-2007 so I think you may want to have your eyes checked. Or your a time traveller
post #40 of 1422
This thread gets split up by site archiving, because folks don't post in it, they post in individual threads about specific Axiom products.

FWIW the previous segment of the 'official' Axiom owners thread is here:
http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...d.php?t=698335

But you are much better of IMO doing a search here, in archive 2
http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb
and in archive1
http://archive.avsforum.com/avs-vb/
for thread titles with the word 'Axiom' -- some of the older threads are very good
post #41 of 1422
Most AVR's will drive 80's, the question is to what levels your talking. Axiom has stated the previous Onkyo's will go into protection mode and shutdown when driving the 4 ohm 80's. I am a regular on the Axiom forum, and I know there are some people using Onkyo's, even previous models.

Denon, HK, Sherwood Newcastle, and a few others are the favored avrs, as well as many seperates out there. The 80's are a very stable 4 ohm load design that do not dip below 4 ohms, however, some brands in the past have had issues.
post #42 of 1422
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Originally Posted by Sirquack View Post

Most AVR's will drive 80's, the question is to what levels your talking. Axiom has stated the previous Onkyo's will go into protection mode and shutdown when driving the 4 ohm 80's. I am a regular on the Axiom forum, and I know there are some people using Onkyo's, even previous models.

Denon, HK, Sherwood Newcastle, and a few others are the favored avrs, as well as many seperates out there. The 80's are a very stable 4 ohm load design that do not dip below 4 ohms, however, some brands in the past have had issues.

Thanx, Sirquack.

I actually read a few posts on the Axiom site's messageboard. When one of the experts who said he recommended against Onkyo receivers in use with the M80s because of their imepedence, I couldn't tell if he was referring to the "newer" or "older" receivers, or both. ("Older" being those before the generation that includes the 705, 805, 875, 905, etc...)

Also, someone posted a thorough (and I mean really thorough) review of the 805 on that site where the reviewer said something to the effect of "yeah, yeah, proceed at your own risk, yadda, yadda, but this bad boy can handle 4 ohms under normal and some stressful conditions, no sweat."

I was trying to find a trend, if one even existed, of 805s shutting themselves down when using the M80s. My buddy has a 905 and said he's pumped the volume up quite high for good durations (half an hour to three hours) and said he's had no issues whatsoever. I think the 875 and 905 are more than what I need, and arguably, the M80s may be as well, I was just wondering what people with real world experiences with these two components had to say, and if there really is an issue under home theatre/music listening situations.

Thanx again for your feedback.
post #43 of 1422
I'm setting up a small budget system for the bedroom and was wondering what people thought of the vp100. My mains for this system are some M3s. is the vp100 a good match for these, i've read about some issues with timber matching.
post #44 of 1422
woot glad to see an axiom thread.....really considering a set of these. it's between these, energy's, paradigm's, or klipsch.

go axiom!
post #45 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3viant View Post

Last post in this thread was in 2005 , was thinking of making a purchase on the
axiom speaksers!! any updated news since 2005 ?

I think that you read the Join Date for a poster, rather than the date of the post, which is at the top. I've done that several times too.

Jim
post #46 of 1422
I myself am trying to decide on a system based on either the m60's or m80's with either the ep-500, or svs pb-13 ultra.
post #47 of 1422
I had the m60's, but decided to upgrade them to the m80's. They should be here either this week or very early next week. I found that the m60's were great, but I wanted a more forward sounding speaker. I was looking for something to compliment my PC13.
post #48 of 1422
I have a pair of M60's, VP150, and HSU VTF2-MK3 sub due for delivery this week. Will take pics and let you know
post #49 of 1422
An Axiom story (and a long post):

I had a pair of Axiom M22’s in a bedroom system for music and loved them. A few months ago I bought a VP100 center so that I could use the M22’s and set up an Axiom front three for my basement home theater. I moved everything downstairs and movies were great. However, music (I like classical) was shrill. Violins on many recordings were almost unbearable. I thought “Oh, No! All the stories I have heard about Axioms being overly bright are true.” I began to think of how to solve my dilemma: new speakers, new amplifier, or wall treatments… all expensive options. I worried about this for a couple of weeks, dreading to play music downstairs.

One day I couldn’t take it any longer and decided that I was going to move everything around in the theater room until I got a better sound. I started by looking at my left speaker (where the shrill violins were located in orchestral music) and then I looked at the side wall. The speaker was only about 14 inches from the wall. I only had enough room to move it about 6 inches more into the room before getting too close to the TV. I moved it and sat down to listen to some music. I was shocked. I put in CD after CD. It was like having a new set of speakers. Everything was perfect. Nothing was harsh. Violins sounded almost lush. I have always seen advice about moving speakers away from side walls, but I couldn’t believe that a 6 inch change in one speaker’s position could have such an overwhelming effect.

I assume that all this has to do with reflections off that side wall and certain high frequencies getting reinforced. Whatever those frequencies were, this one simple adjustment made them just fine (if not a bit attenuated.) I also assume that somewhere in that room the Axioms still sound bright. It is just no longer appears to be any where close to my listening position (I’ve searched.) I love my M22’s once again. I didn’t know that speakers had this much similarity with real estate in which it is: location, location, location.

Jim
post #50 of 1422
I have the M80's up front. What is the recommended distance from walls for speakers? According to one site, for my room which is 13 ft wide, it recommends almost 4 ft from the side wall and almost 6 ft from the wall behind the speaker. That is almost in the middle of my room. That seems crazy.
post #51 of 1422
Most references I've read recommend at least a couple of feet from the back and side walls. That has seldom been practical in my home theater history.
post #52 of 1422
My 80's are about 8" from the front wall and 13ft apart.
post #53 of 1422
M60's, VP100, Qs4 surrounds, SVS PB13 and HSU VTF-2.

Hope to upgrade to Qs8's some day.

Bill3508
post #54 of 1422
M50's
VP150
EP175
QS4

paired with a Denon 2308CI Receiver.

Is this going be allright?
post #55 of 1422
Should be fine. Denon is recommended for Axioms.
post #56 of 1422
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sirquack View Post

My 80's are about 8" from the front wall and 13ft apart.

Do the M80's sound bass heavy that close to the front wall? When I had a pair of M3's in a bedroom for while, I found that putting them too close to the front wall made the bass "thick". They were more balanced when I moved them more into the room.

It's funny, but I think many speaker manufacturers expect you to optimally place their speakers 1/3 way into the room with the listening position at 2/3. Like I said before, that's never really been practical in my situations. If your listening space has to double as any other type of living space, then it ain't going to happen. You have to position things as best you can.
post #57 of 1422
Hello everyone, I will be purchasing my first home theatre and im thinking of starting with the M2 for fronts and the vp100 for a center, i have a pioneer vsx 917 reciver would this be fine to use with these speakers ?

Thanks in advance
post #58 of 1422
Terry55:
You'll be just fine with that receiver and those speakers. The Axioms are not difficult to drive. You didn't mention it, but I am assuming that you are getting a sub-woofer. The M2's and VP100 definitely need a sub.

Jim
post #59 of 1422
Hey wesley thanks for the respone, like you've mentioned, and iv read as well the m2 & vp100 definitly need a sub. Again im pretty new to this so i havn't yet decided on one in particular but i will definitly be picking one up.

Any Recomendations will be welcome, keep in mind its just for a bedroom, and im on a budget thanks again.
post #60 of 1422
I'm currently running a 3.1 setup with M3s for mains and an M2 as a center. I want to get another M2 and M3 so I can have M3s all across the front and use M2s for surrounds. I have a Yamaha HTR-5890 and a Mirige S-10 sub. I think it sounds great.
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