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Luke_R

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Looking at the axioms M60's in particular and have heard they have a sound similar to the paradigms, wondering if any Axiom owners have AB'd them to Paradigms and which ones one would you say they sounded most like. I love the sound of the paradigms especially the studio 20 & 60, but it kills me that I can get them so much cheaper in Canada but being in Virginia, that is way to far for me to drive. Other models I'm interested in are the m3ti,m22ti, and m80ti.
 

Mat_M

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Do a search. I KNOW for a fact this has been discussed several times in the past.
 

MichaelRS

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Luke,
A coworker of mine has the Monitor 7's, they sound good, I still prefer my M60's to his paradigms'. but we have different rooms, and he has a sony receiver. He is planning on getting a Marantz 4300. which I think will compliment his towers nicely. Basically each of us hears things differently, you just have to do research, some auditions, although with Axiom that entails shipping them back at your expense if not satisfied. I have a new found love for 2 channel music now that I have my M60's, planning on upgrading to a Denon receiver, and the matching center & surrounds but I need a new driveway, my wife needs dental work,blah blah. hmm new receiver or new teeth. tough decision. Read everything ya can, and good luck. with either brand you will probably be happy.
 

Nick V

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I love the sound of the paradigms especially the studio 20 & 60, but it kills me that I can get them so much cheaper in Canada but being in Virginia, that is way to far for me to drive.
The same thing is true for Axiom in Canada at Authorized Dealers. They are cheaper than they are in the States, but by how much I am unsure.
 

Luke_R

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Man, I need to come up with an excuse to go to Canada. You guys got it made with speakers. Also, just wondering what kind of power would I need to go with the studio 60's. Right now I have a Marantz 6300. Is it even worth it to try and power them with this receiver or would I be better off going with a more sensitive speaker like a monitor 9 or 11. Unfortunately I won't be able to add an amp for quite some time so I want whatever I get to sound as good as possible with what I have pushing it.
 

ernie.bin

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I just upgraded to studio 60s and a cc powered by my 80w denon 1802 and they still sound very sweet.

more power could always help, but I think you'd be doing very well with a marantz 6300 as it was.
 

TommyL

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luke, should have hollared..I was just up there, and grabbed a few studios myself 2 weeks ago:) good thing is---> check your map...I'm in Duluth, MN:)
 

Rick CH

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The prices for Axioms I got a local dealer here in Toronto were pretty much the same as the US prices on the Axiom website. The quote I was given for M3, VP100, QS4, and EP125 was $1100 Canadian.
 

Nick V

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WOW!! That might be even better than the deals on Paradigm speakers. The American Retail price for that package is $1185, and you could get all that for $1100 CDN?? That's almost ridiculous.

I need to find myself a dealer here in Edmonton. I'm putting together a separate stereo system for my bedroom, and I could really use a pair of M22ti's, especially if I can get them for ~$400.
 

Ian_A

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Nick check out the Gramophone on 109 Street next to the old Garnuea Theater just after the High Level Bridge. I was in there a few weeks ago he carriers the smaller Axiom but he doesn't carry the floor standing speakers anymore. He did say he had the 22's and the 3's. I didn't even inquire about the selling price on the Axiom's as I am looking for front tower's and center for my system. I have decided on the Paradigm Monitor series and there are 3 locations in the area to play against each other for the best price.
 

Bryan_Tams

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Rick_CH

Are you telling me that if I take a drive to Canada, I can find the Canadian price for Axiom around the same as US, then get get the translation rate on top of that? That would put the M60s in the $525 range - too good to be true. Anyone purchase from the FutureShop in Windsor? Thanks.
 

Joey_N

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I'd be interesed in knowing that too.

Thought I read in an earlier post from Marc @ Audioshop that Axiom was bringing their Canadian prices higher to matchup against the U.S. prices.
 

Nick V

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The prices for Axiom in Canada have been increased. I checked out the Gramophone here in Edmonton today, and the retail price for the M22ti's is $640 CDN. They still offered them to me for $520 though, and I was able to talk them down to $500, so it's probably still worth your while to make the trip up to Canada.

If you could get ~22% off retail, and get all of your taxes back just for making the trip, it could save you some serious bucks in the long run, but I suppose it depends on how far you have to drive considering the price of gas these days.

BTW, thanks for the info Ian, I'm glad you told me about that store. I didn't buy the Axiom's but I may just end up with a pair of PSB Stratus Minis.
 

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