Axiom Audio credits the work of their chief engineer, Andrew Welker, and company president and founder, Ian Colquhoun, for the development of their new Omnidirectional Linear Field Radiating loudspeakers. According to Axiom's March 19 press release: "Among the many innovations used in this speaker, it features 11 drivers, front and rear, which are controlled by a total of two stereo DSPs. The sophisticated tailoring of each DSP section provides the incredible depth of soundfield audiophiles crave in a speaker, but with the same neutral tonal balance and pinpoint imaging for which Axiom speakers are renowned. . . . Although from the front the shape appears to be the same anti-standing-wave design that characterizes the rest of the Axiom lineup, a closer inspection will reveal that the rear baffle is angled slightly outward, thus designating the channels Right and Left. The speakers come with a four-channel balanced DSP in its own case which sits between the preamplifier and the amplifiers. It accepts the main right and left channels from the preamplifier and outputs four channels, two for the right speaker and two for the left speaker, to the amplifiers. The innovative internal design is matched externally with a three-part angled grille that is available in all the same colors, or with alternating colors for a contemporary luxury look."
Axiom Audio will debut these new speakers at Salon Son & Image held March 22-25 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The base price is $3760 USD (including delivery in Canada or the USA) in Boston Cherry or Black Oak vinyl-veneer finishes. Optional real-wood veneer and custom vinyl-veneer finishes are available for an extra cost.