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#395171 - 07/16/13 10:42 AM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Got it yesterday. Hooked it up last night. Wife on the couch with me paying bills (she is not nearly into this stuff as I am, and has no clue what this amp cost). First up: Seal's Kissed by a Rose (acoustic version). I heard percussion instruments I had not heard before. But, maybe I was just paying more attention? I turned my head to ask my wife, when she blurted out "I can totally hear the mirimba. that was NOT there before!!" She put the bills down.
Next up, Keb Mo's Closer. Again, incredible detail. Again, I turned me head to get the wife's feedback. She had tears dripping off her face. She says: "do NOT return this amp!!" This is one of her favorite songs, that she's heard numerous times.

I could tell you more, but that's that pretty much sums it up. And were listening a "moderate levels" as the kids were asleep.

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#395176 - 07/16/13 01:13 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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Whoa! How wonderful!
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#395189 - 07/16/13 06:32 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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But.....it's not possible as all amps sound the same. wink
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#395190 - 07/16/13 06:35 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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But... If you think it brings you joy, then it DOES bring you joy. wink
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#395198 - 07/16/13 11:54 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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Fantastic, these are the kind of listening experiences I like to read. Thank you for sharing, Brady! Congrats on your new amp.
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#395209 - 07/17/13 01:07 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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Would these amps do any justice with M22's, or would that be a total waste of money?

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#395215 - 07/17/13 09:08 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: CatBrat]
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The M22s would be a great match for an ADA1000 amp. The dynamic range of music and movies requires lots of power to be available when needed. All of our ADA series amps have not only high power output continuously available per channel but they can also deliver bursts of power well beyond those ratings. It really makes the whole experience so much more realistic to have this kind of power in reserve in your system.
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#395249 - 07/18/13 01:11 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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Thanks Ian. After reading the descriptions of them, I'd probably be happier with the ADA1250, 3 channel amp for L/C/R, where each has 2 sets of 8 ohm speakers per channel, then let the receiver drive the 3 QS8's.

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#395253 - 07/18/13 02:14 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: CatBrat]
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This is a really smart way to go. Most receivers with pre-outs also have decent enough power to drive the surrounds.
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#395263 - 07/18/13 05:53 PM Re: Axiom Amplifiers: The Next Generation [Re: Ian]
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And that's how I've set-up my system, with the 1500 driving the fronts and center, and the 805 driving the surrounds. Really works great. No problem with sounds panning from surrounds to fronts, that I can tell. And the over-all effect is MUCH more, how to say this, engrossing? enveloping? Its less like you're listening to the movie and more like you're in the middle of the movie, if that makes sense.
And I agree, voltage=voltage, shouldn't make any difference if it comes from an Onyko receiver or an Axiom amp, right? Only thing I can figure is, even at moderate volumes, the power required to fill my big great room (10,000+ cubic ft?) with sound is way more that the Onkyo can cover at all times, and thus distorts to a certain degree. While the ADA1500 has no problem, with room to spare, even at high volume (which I've experienced btw, and its just wicked cool).
I really feel like, for the first time, I've stepped completely into this mystical "Audiophile" world. Cool place to be.

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