Axiom Or Polk

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  1. Jamie*C

    Jamie*C Auditioning

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    Which companys speakers sound better?? Do axioms M22ti bookshelf speakers sound better than polks LSi9's?
     
  2. Jamie*C

    Jamie*C Auditioning

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    Which companys speakers sound better?? Do axioms M22ti bookshelf speakers sound better than polks LSi9's?
     
  3. John Garcia

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    That's a tough one, both are good speakers, but for the price, the Axioms are a better deal.

    I have installed two systems with LSi7s and I think they sound pretty darn good. Build quality is top notch on both, but the LSi cabinets feel more substantial.
     
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    That's a tough one, both are good speakers, but for the price, the Axioms are a better deal.

    I have installed two systems with LSi7s and I think they sound pretty darn good. Build quality is top notch on both, but the LSi cabinets feel more substantial.
     
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    If you could demo them, then so much the better...
     
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    If you could demo them, then so much the better...
     
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    The LSi9 is a 4 ohm speaker (if memory serves me correct). Might be a consideration if your receiver isn't a little on the stout side.
     
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    The LSi9 is a 4 ohm speaker (if memory serves me correct). Might be a consideration if your receiver isn't a little on the stout side.
     
  9. John Garcia

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    Yes, all the LSis are 4 Ohm.
     
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    i went to tweeter with my m22s in hand. i did a head on audition between the polk rti (4,6,8) against the m22s. the m22s handily beat the rti4 in all categories. the rti6 seemed to have a wider soundstage than the m22s - at times when i switched back and forth, i felt that the m22s were boxed in. however, the m22s had better midrange clarity and better, crisper highs - the rti6 were on the verge of becoming sibilant.

    i also tested the rti8, which handily beat the m22s in overall full range sound and the midrange clarity was better on the rti8. so it seemed like i found my speaker... well, not quite. the rti8 had the same sibilant tweeter that the 6 (and the 4) had... this is what turned me away from the 8s, otherwise i wouldve brought them home with me.

    dave, the salesman, showed me the highest end polks... the lsi series. i listened to the lsi7 - highs were cristalline.. better than the m22s, but the midrange was not as controlled - yet the lsi7 did have a wider soundstage.

    then came the m22s worst nightmare... the lsi9. OH MY GOD.... WOW... my jaw dropped. the m22s were bested in every category i knew... from lateral soundstage width, midrange production, bass production, highs were done with a radiator tweeter (not unlike the rockets by onix)... and man oh man... i just sat there in amazement.

    something actually sounded better to me than my m22s did. wow... i couldnt believe it. the axioms seemed boxed in afterwards. the polks appeared coloreless too - although the m22s appeared to be more colorless, but i think that it is the added bass response in the polks lsi9 that make it seem less transparent. in all actuality, the lsi9 was so accurate, so lifelike... i wanted to take it home with me. however, the pricetag of 899$ asking price was too steep.

    i came back home with the m22s and have decided to hold off on selling it indefinitely. the m22s are great speakers - it is just that the lsi9, imho, are better in every way.
     
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    The LSi9s also cost just about twice as much as the m22s...the BETTER be a better speaker (and I agree, quite a bit for these speakers). I've heard many speakers that are better than the M22s, though not too many at nearly the same price.
     
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    john,

    which other bookshelfs do u recommend over the m22s? similar price range.
     
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    I have the polks and am very happy with them.
     
  14. Tony Genovese

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    Which Polks?
     
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    I picked up some of the LSI7's when Fry's had the $199 deal. When I first brought them home I A/B compared them (as best I could in my living room) with my JBL HLS-810's and they sounded good, a little better but I wasn't blown away with their sound.

    I had been reading about people saying "wait until they break in" and didn't really believe it could change their sound that much.

    Boy was I wrong. They sound a lot better now than when they were brand new. I compared them to the JBLs again and they are night and day better. I like them so much I ended up buying LSI15's and an LSI-C to match with them, they should be here soon and I can't wait!! Next I am looking at an amp so I can drive them properly.
     

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