MELBOURNE AUDIO CLUB next meeting, withGoodmans Axiom 80s

Ron is bringing his desirable Axiom 80 for the next meeting. Goodmans Axiom 80s amongst the earliest of full range single drivers and are pretty rare these days. I know some members have a preconception  that full range drivers have “unusual” sound reproduction, let’s listen with open minds.

Nick has sent this which will be in your MAN

Several months ago, a member came up to me at one of our general meetings, and said he had a special speaker he wanted to demonstrate to the club. “What’s so special” I asked him.
“It’s a full range speaker from 1960”. Jesus! I wasn’t even born then.
Why do you want to demo the speaker? “Well, since I joined the club back in 2007, I have not seen many full range speakers demonstrated at the MAC”. So for this month, after the AGM elections, we will have Ron Healy with his Goodmans Axiom 80 Loudspeakers.
The Axiom 80’s are a 10-inch,twin cone, full range speaker designed to reproduce bass fundamentals down to 20 cycles, and highs out to 20,000 cycles.The most revolutionary design, is its achievement of free cone suspension. A theoretical ideal that permits the cone to move as a true piston at low frequencies , without restriction. Ron has mounted two Axiom 80 driver’s in each cabinet, wired in parallel and fitted with a Zobel impedance matching circuit. Each driver has a sensitivity of 97 dB and a power handling of 6 watts RMS. The speaker cabinets are a Goodmans design fitted with their Acoustical Resistance Units
The equipment partnering the speakers on the night, will be all provided by Ron. He plans to bring a turntable for his selection of analogue music, and an Oppo 95 for SACD,s. I’m even told that he may play a DVD concert, just a short piece, to give the presentation a bit of variety. Considering that Axiom 80’s are seen as the holy grail of full range speakers, fetching more than $4000 US dollars on eBay. Their unique design – no rubber surround, makes them a very rare piece of speaker technology.
What also makes this meeting such a rare occasion, is the enthusiasm of this club member to volunteer his time , to bring his own hi fi system and provide the music. I hope this same enthusiasm will transform to some new faces volunteering their time on the new committee.
Nick K.
Caretaker Program Co-ordinator


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