Excerpt: Although there are three bookshelf and three floorstanding speakers in Axiom Audio’s product line, no matter which of those speakers I try to discuss with Axiom’s owner and designer, Ian Colquhoun, the conversation invariably leads back to the top model, what in previous versions was known as the M80ti and is now called the M80 v2.
kicking bass that’s deep and authoritative, crystalline midrange and treble, superb
soundstaging, and outstanding microdynamics"; keeping them short of perfection are
bass that lacks a bit of ultimate tightness and a touch of upper-midrange prominence.
Pairs of tweeters,
midrange and woofers per speaker, the latter two with metal cones; vinyl finish of the
cabinets is impeccable -- "no evidence of a joint anywhere"; all drivers are