Axiom's M40Ti's for fronts?

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  1. Dan_Jones

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    I'm still trying to figure out what to put into new home theater...without spending too much! So far I think I've decided on everything except the fronts. Right now, (I haven't ordered anything), I have the Axiom 35Ti's for rears, VP100s for center, and the Sony SB-SW40's for a sub. Again, these will all be running off my Onkyo TX-DS595. I'm trying to keep this, speaker wise, around $1000 and picking up the M40Ti's for fronts would do that...I'm just wondering what everyone thought of those as fronts, as I know some people use them for rears. I've also heard a recommendation to go M22Ti's for fronts and rears...any thoughts on that?

    So, anyone with the M40Ti's (or even the 50's); would this be more then adequate for my home theater....approx 60% movies, 40% music. Sorry if this seems like a repost, I've gotten a bit further in my decision making and just wanted to check on these speakers (the 40's) specifically.

    Thanks a lot all. Can't wait to start order this stuff lol.
     
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    Dan,

    As an Axiom owner, I have to say, "GO FOR IT!" I'm crazy about my Axioms. I've got the M50s as fronts, a VP100 and M3s as surrounds running off a Denon 3802 (soon to be supplemented with a stereo Stratos..WHOO HOO!!!) and they sound amazing for the price I paid (
     
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    I thought I was getting the Klipsch RF-7's and their matching center and surrounds, but I started hearing that while they were pretty good for HT they were kinf of bright and harsh for music. Axioms were on my list to start with and the Millennia M60 Ti's seem like they they might be better for me since I am more into music{70%}. Could anyone suggest where to get a really good deal on these and also suggest the type of rears and center to get{Axioms or something else]. Does thei sub compare to a Rava os hsu VTF2? I had also thought about getting the PSB's. I know it would be nice to have a store to go hear these for myself, but there is not one nearby that I know of that have the Axiom's or PSB's so please don't suggest I go listen to them. I am looking for opinions of those who have heard them.

    Thanks

    Nick
     
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    Nick,
    I'd suggest you listen to the Klipsch speakers before putting them out of contention. Lots of folks really like their sound.. and you may too.
    I never thought I'd buy a speaker I hadn't heard, but I surprised myself by buying my entire 5.1 setup online. 'Course I had the option of returning them if I didn't like them. But that's a job in itself to repack and ship that kind of gear.
    IAC I was and am quite pleased with my Axioms and SVS sub.
    One suggestion would be to check with Marc at: http://www.audioshop.on.ca/ for Axiom deals.
    I found auditioning speakers somewhat problematic. Seldom could I find speakers of interest to me in the same shop. And if they were, they'd be in separate rooms/amps such that an A/B test would be difficult to setup without some time consuming rearranging of components.
    I think your best bet is to audition in your home. Still tough to do an A/B.. but at least you know how they'll sound in your environment.
    Here are a few well reviewed internet speaker companies:
    http://www.axiomaudio.com/
    http://www.norh.com/ (a bit on the different side)
    http://www.ascendacoustics.com/
    http://av123.com/divaproducts.html
    http://www.atlantictechnology.com/
    http://www.hometheaterdirect.com/
    http://www.aerialacoustics.com/
    http://www.vonschweikert.com/
    Whoops! How'd those last 2 get in there? [​IMG]
    As far as subs go, I haven't heard the Axiom subs. But you'd be hard pressed to go wrong the the HSU VTF2. Of course there's always:
    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/
    (WAF permitting, of course. Otherwise, it's about as sure a thing as there is, imo.)
    HTH.
     
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    I now think I'm going to go with a pair of M50Ti's over the M40Ti's...as I've got some monetary backing for Christmas [​IMG]
    That'll put the M3Ti's for rears, the VP100 for center and the M50Ti's for fronts...with a sub in the works...
     
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    I hope they're good Dan. I would really like to know how the Axiom M60ti's sound. I checked around and I did find the PSB Image 6t's in a local shop. I listended to them and to the B&W 804{I think} Nautilis speakers. The B7W sounded quite clear and the sound was very distinct and separated, but it left me wanting something. I was quite pleased with the PSB Image 6t's. I would like to know how they compare to the Axiom's and then my choice would be clear. I also heard the Klipsch RF-7's. They very pretty nice, but I liked the PSB's better. Anyone heard the Axiom M60ti's?

    Nick
     
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