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#338814 - 02/16/11 09:23 PM Re: What the? [Re: SBrown]
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Shawn, it's unfortunate that you had that experience, and hopefully it was something that happened after it left Axiom, since an item that expensive should be checked at the factory for being operational.

Be that as it may, your 5500 and 5508 combo should serve you very well. The amplifier in the 5500 is essentially identical to that in the 5008 receiver(with the addition of XLR inputs, of course), and the math is roughly 5508+5500~5008.

I didn't quite follow how you plan to use the 5508 with the TV speakers. The 5508 of course doesn't power speakers, so are you speaking of some separately powered TV speakers?
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#338821 - 02/16/11 09:44 PM Re: What the? [Re: JohnK]
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Well John, you are correct buddy! I was looking at the rear side and thought to myself "you need an amp" but even my cheaper receiver had an option for TV speakers in the menu.No?


Edited by SBrown (02/16/11 09:47 PM)
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#338830 - 02/16/11 10:16 PM Re: What the? [Re: SBrown]
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Shawn, yes even a "cheaper receiver" can power separate speakers because there's an amplifier inside it. The 5508 is a pre-pro, not a receiver, and doesn't have the capability to power any sort of speakers since it doesn't contain a power amplifier. As was said, your 5500 will supply the necessary amplification, and when used with your 5508 the power and processing of the 5008 receiver is essentially duplicated.
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#338836 - 02/16/11 10:54 PM Re: What the? [Re: JohnK]
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Thank you for the clerity my friend !
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#338873 - 02/17/11 07:33 AM Re: What the? [Re: SBrown]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
Posts: 1443
Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
I sometimes can't get my wife to turn on out of the box - but I never wanted to trade?
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#338874 - 02/17/11 07:34 AM Re: What the? [Re: Argon]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5871
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I've traded 3 times now, but never got the 4th one.

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#338875 - 02/17/11 07:36 AM Re: What the? [Re: CatBrat]
Argon Offline
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Registered: 07/24/04
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Loc: Oak Ridge, NC
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I've traded 3 times now, but never got the 4th one.


How can you afford to buy audio equipment - or cat fountains?
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#338877 - 02/17/11 07:47 AM Re: What the? [Re: Argon]
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5871
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
It's just me and the cat right now. I'm still paying on the 3rd one, but it'll be over in another 9 months.

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#338951 - 02/17/11 05:51 PM Re: What the? [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
it'll be over in another 9 months.


That's what she said! wink
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#338990 - 02/17/11 10:26 PM Re: What the? [Re: audiosavant]
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 141
The A1400 has been reported to have a very high failure rate by users at AVS Forum:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=921415

Audioholics review unit also caught fire during test and their second review unit blew two channels during test.

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/amplifiers/axiom-audio-a1400-8

I honestly don't understand how they rated an amp that blew up twice so high.

Axiom taking this amp off their site can only mean one thing, the reported failure rate is so high that they had to discontinue the product.

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