very old post but for anyone wondering about Axiom M80 speakers.....I bought a pair in 2010....it took sometime to find the right sound, however, using simaudio amps and preamps, these things are about as good as you can do for speakers under 6000.00 Exceptional value. I use them as a multipurpose speaker for my 2 channel needs. Lots of bass, very smooth mids, very accurate, very neutral especially in my smaller sound room using class A amp. I play blues, Jazz and rock on them and now my friend is playing techno!! I have pounded them with Rotel Rb 1092's for a while...thats almost 1000 watts per speaker....it was absolutely ridiculous.
Just buy them for all you who are wondering! I have since donated to my friends some Paradigms, Totem, B&w. One of the best xmas gifts I ever bought myself. I returned a few other internet speakers.