- Apr 8, 2002
I heard the Divias were really good, but a little pricy. Do they Axioms even compare in sound. I know the Axioms can't go low, but do they compare in every other field?
Not only have the 2.1's outperformed the Axoims in professional reviews, but the build quality is second to none.Does anyone have any links to professional reviews? I would like to read more about the Divas...
Does anyone have any links to professional reviews? I would like to read more about the Divas...http://www.cheaphometheater.com/Speaker%20Shootout.htm (compares Swan, Axiom, nOrh, Ascend, HTD)
http://www.cheaphometheater.com/Swan...d%20System.htm (the 2.1 "surround setup")
Link Removed Diva 4.1's
http://www.stereotimes.com/speak121701.shtm Diva 6.1's
When you open that first box, you'll know before you even fire one up that you made the right choice.Now really, that's a bit absurd unless you're buying the speakers strictly to be display pieces. Yes, the Diva's are well made, but so are the Axiom's (even if they don't use a wood veneer).
And since you mention finish/appearances, I think it's worth pointing out that while many people love the look of the Diva's, quite a few others would never want those speakers in their living rooms because of their appearance (myself included). It's not that I think the Diva's are ugly per se, they would just stick out like a sore thumb in my house. I can't help but wonder how many more sales AV123 would get if there were versions of the Diva's available with a black finish for slightly less money (or even the same money).
Now really, that's a bit absurd unless you're buying the speakers strictly to be display pieces. Yes, the Diva's are well made, but so are the Axiom's (even if they don't use a wood veneer).I agree that choosing a speaker strictly on looks is a losing proposition. However, I've had Axiom's M60Ti and VP150 (black ash) and the Diva 6.1, C3 and 2.1 in my home so can comment directly on both manufacturers. There is no comparison in my opinion - the Divas are in an entirely different league. The Axioms are simliar to JBL or lower-end Polk Audio products as far as their build quality goes, while the Divas are right up there with Revel, B&W, etc. This is probably one of the reasons why they are compared to the B&W Nautilus line so often. Axiom may make some fine sounding speakers but their construction, in my opinion, is several large notches below that of the Diva stuff.
Yeah I have probally asked about 5 or six questions about the Axioms already! But I really want to know how good these really are.The good thing about axiom is you can return them if you don't like them. One thing if for sure many people have them, and there many good reviews. Also when I had a question about the M80 going lower (28hz)then the sub the owner or president Ian Colquist answered my question personally. Something he does often.