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LFR880 Floorstanding Speakers
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LFR880 Floorstanding Speakers
$3,750.00 USD/pair
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Based on the stellar accolades of the LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers from both our customers and professional reviewers we have developed an entire line of LFR products, the wouldn’t be complete without a model based on our famous M80.  Hence the LFR880 and LFR880HP (High Powered) have been created.  The High Powered version has very heavy duty 6.5” woofers for added maximum SPL output and no compression in the bass region.  The entire LFR series is the brainchild of Andrew Welker and Ian Colquhoun, this omnidirectional wonder solves the problem of typical bipole or dipole speakers: they typically provide incredible depth of soundstage, but images tend to be ill-defined and washed-out.

By using a sophisticated DSP to tailor the response of each complement of drivers, front and rear, Axiom was able to overcome this bipole/dipole limitation to create the first omnidirectional speaker that preserves the spacious sound enthusiasts love, but with the same neutral tonal balance and pinpoint imaging for which Axiom speakers are renowned. The result? 2-D imaging is suddenly brought into a 3-D soundstage, immersing the listener and enveloping your senses.

"The first thing we noticed about the 1100's, before their brilliant accuracy and fiercely disciplined hurricane-force, was the astonishing width of the sound stage and breadth of the center image. The tandem team of front and rear-firing drivers used the backdrop of our test room to create a perfect synthesis between the speaker faces, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "wall of sound".
Ryan Waniata , Digital Trends, on the LFR1100 Omnidirectional Speakers

Traditionally, bipole/dipole designs have been plagued by a persistent problem: the spacious presentation sounds great for a while, but eventually it becomes off-putting because you can't isolate soloists or pinpoint actions. Axiom met this challenge by innovating a way to apply psychoacoustic principals to create speakers that offer the best of both forward radiating and bipole designs.  Extensive customization of the frequency response of the rear drivers, working in conjunction with a more subtle customization of the front drivers, creates a seamless soundstage with minimal roll-off at the top end, even at extreme angles away from the sweet spot. You'll still marvel at the sense of the speakers' soundfield opening up before you, but the image detail doesn't shift at all.

"The LFR1100 is absolutely crystalline in its output and the level of detail is just mind blowing. I cannot believe I am saying this, but it is literally like having the artist in the room with you. I know what you are thinking and I have heard that expression a million times as well only to be let down when I put it to the test, but in the case of the LFR1100 and my listening sessions it was true for me. The idea of having a true full-range speaker capable of delivering on its promise was foreign to me, until now."
-- Dale Rasco, HomeTheaterShack, on the LFR1100 Omnidirectional Speakers


"I always look for speakers that melt the walls away and transport me to the concert hall; or into the world of the movie I'm watching. The LFR-1100s did this in a way I didn't think was possible; especially for a speaker pair that costs less (way less!) than $25,000."
-- Chris Eberle, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, on the LFR1100 Omnidirectional Speakers

The LFR880 front baffle features two 6.5-inch woofers, two 5.25-inch midrange/woofers, and two 1-inch tweeters, with our signature vortex port in the bottom. The rear baffle adds two more vortex ports, two more 5.25-inch midrange/woofer, and two more 1-inch tweeter. It requires four channels of amplification to drive these speakers: right front, left front, right rear, and left rear all need to be powered separately.  The DSP included with the LFR880s separates the front right and left channels into these four channels.  The DSP included is in a stand-alone case that sits between your preamplifier or receiver and the amplifier.  The DSP accepts the main right and left channels from the preamplifier through RCA connects or from your receiver through High Level speaker connections and outputs right front, right rear, left front, and left rear channels for your amplifier. 
You can also choose in Customize Yours some upgraded and integrated versions of the DSP.  There is another stand-alone version of the DSP that does not have the High Level inputs but instead has both RCA and Balanced in and out.  Then there are two version of and integrated DSP and amplifier.  Both versions include our ADA1000-4 amplifier with the DSP built into it.  The one version accepts either a pre-out or high level (speaker wire) out from your pre-amp or receiver.  The other version will accept up to 3 independent sources (i-pod, CD player, etc) and has an input selector switch, a balance control, and a volume control on the front panel. 

Professional Reviews

Industry Reviews of the LFR880 Omnidirectional Speaker

“The soundstage and imaging without DSP and rear drivers had been very good - natural, wide, and deep, clearly defined with tight imaging. It was a surprise to find that everything about the soundstage improved with the addition of the rear drivers and DSP. It was bigger, deeper, more spacious, more clearly defined, and depth acuity, the most difficult characteristic to achieve, went from very soft tonoticeable. Imaging stayed every bit as solid and tight.”
-- Wayne Myers, Home Theater Shack



Photo Gallery

LFR Series Front View
LFR Series, Rear View
Front view: LFR 1100, 880 and 660 Rear view: LFR 1100, 880 and 660


Digital Signal Processor

Why a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) for the LFR880?  In order to get optimal integration between the front and rear drivers each set of drivers needs to have a very unique set of amplitude response curves.  This isn't possible to do with a passive network, so we employ the power of a DSP to ensure we end up with the desired family of curves measured all the way around the speaker.  This ensures complete control over the midrange fidelity of the omnidirectional speaker, and keeps it from suffering from a lack of image focus or spectral neutrality which is so often a problem with omnidirectional designs. The DSP tailors phase response between the front and back sections, as well as the amplitude response characteristics.

Specs DSP 1
Max Output:
<0.008% @ 1Vrms
Signal to Noise Ratio
(Input shorted, 22Hz-20kHz, un-weighted, Ref. 2V):
Digital Conversion:
24-bit, Sigma-Delta ADCs and DACs
@ 96kHz Sampling Rate
Power Consumption
RCA Input (Single Ended):
High Level Input:
AC Input Voltage:
115 or 230
Dimens. H W D (inches):
3.5" x 17.75" x 16.75"
Dimens. H W D (mm):
88 x 450 x 425
Weight (lbs) each
Weight (kg) each


Axiom's DSP pictured from the front.
Axiom's DSP1 - click to enlarge
Axiom's DSP pictured from the front.
Back of the DSP1 - click to enlarge




Specs LFR880
Triple Vortex / Reflex
Max Amp Power:
400 Watts
Min Amp Power: 10 Watts
Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz):
31 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq Resp +3dB- 9dB (Hz):
25 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance (Ohms):
4 Ohms
SPL in Room1w/1m(db):
92 dB
SPL Anechoic 1w/1m(db):
88 dB
X-Over 160 Hz & 2.3 kHz
4 x 1"
Midrange: 4 x 5.25"
Dual 6.5"
Dimens. H W D (inches):
39.5" x 9.25" x 17"
Dimens. H W D (mm): 1003 x 235 x 432
Weight (lbs) each
62 lbs
Weight (kg) each 28 kgs


All Axiom Tower Speakers feature:

  • Titanium Tweeters

  • Aluminum Woofers (and Midranges where applicable)

  • Anti-Standing-Wave cabinets that suppress internal resonances which color sound

  • Vortex-ported cabinets to reduce port noise

  • 5-way gold-plated binding posts


Customer Comments

Customer Comments about the LFR1100s

(big brother to the LFR880)

Below are a few of the many reviews that our customers have been kind enough to send us.

I'm no audiophile and I haven't really listened to a good pair of speakers for over 30 years when one of my best friends had a fairly decent pair of "monitors", as they were called, in his bed room and we'd listen to all the great bands and singer songwriters of the seventies.

Those "monitors" seemed impressive to me at the time but the LFR 1100s blow them away! I shouldn't even be comparing them - it's not fair! Frankly, I've never heard better speakers in my life than your LFR 1100s.

The clarity and definition of different sounds / instruments is remarkable even when those instruments are playing the same note. The reproduction of vocals is like being live in the studio. The sound stage, especially pronounced with drums, is incredibly clear and accurate. You can hear the variation in drum skins! Finally, the bass response is breathtaking (and potentially house shattering when turned up loud!) I love the sensation of the bass in tandem with the beat of the bass drum.

What more can I say? The only negative thing I can think of is how damn big and heavy the beasts are but they're worth it if that's what it takes to reproduce recorded music so faithfully.

Thanks for helping me to achieve my audio nirvana.

--Brendan J., ON


Recently, I had a chance to listen to Axiom's new LFR1100's. Simply put, these speakers are a new sound experience. There is a depth and breadth of sound I have never heard in any speaker. The LFR1100's, with the addition of the rear components, fill the room with sound that is like something you've never heard before. The old adage "It's like you were there!" takes on new meaning with LFR1100's. My wife and I are now trying to figure out to re-jig the family room to make the perfect space for a set of LFR1100's.   
-- Shane and Christine O'Connor, ON

Read more customer reviews of the LFR1100s here.



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