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#394170 - 06/15/13 03:23 PM what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use
Aegis Offline
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Registered: 06/15/13
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Hello, I only recently learned about Axiom and i Heard they have really great speakers and power amplifiers, but a great set of speakers and a great power amp isn't worth a nickle without a great control amp/control center to plug your components into. I noticed Axiom doesn't sell actual control amplifiers (if they do, I must have missed where they are located). What control amplifiers do you (Axiom speaker/amplifier owners) use?

P.S. I might have put this post in the wrong secton, I probably should have put it in "Home Theater".


Edited by Aegis (06/15/13 03:37 PM)

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#394188 - 06/16/13 04:15 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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Many of us just use a regular AVR from Denon, Onkyo, HK, Yamaha, etc., and don't use separate preamp/amp configurations. In many situations that is all you need to play as clear and as loud as you would want.

On the flip side, some use there AVR's as the pre and a separate amp from various manufacturers in the audio industry, or actual separates with preamp/amps from one manufacturer.
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#394197 - 06/16/13 08:51 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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I know there are a couple of forum members that have Integra pre/pro's, beyond this, I think the majority with separate amps are simply utilizing there previous/current avr as the pre/pro for the separate amplifier..
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#394203 - 06/16/13 09:31 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I know there are a couple of forum members that have Integra pre/pro's, beyond this, I think the majority with separate amps are simply utilizing there previous/current avr as the pre/pro for the separate amplifier..


+1 here, use the pre-amp out on my 3311 as a pre pro with good success. Though the audio guy up in my head wants a Emotiva XMC-1 if they ever get the darn thing built. Alternatively a Bryston SP3 but that 10g and i seem to be a be a bit short.
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#394208 - 06/16/13 09:57 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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Just an Onkyo AVR here, although i have used a few other preamps in the past; a Parasound Halo unit, a vintage Phillips. a Sansui...




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#394211 - 06/16/13 10:37 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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I use a Krell processor, and Krell amps.. However, i am kind of thinking about a new processor though... Don't know what i'm going with next though....

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#394213 - 06/16/13 10:48 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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Yamaha reciever with preouts and an axiom ADA amplifier.
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#394226 - 06/17/13 06:44 AM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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i use the preouts on a Marantz sr5005;

the Marantz directly drives the rear surrounds;
the 2 QSC power amps are used for the front and side surrounds.
(i don't use a front center channel).

check the links in my signature...
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#394227 - 06/17/13 10:41 AM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: Aegis]
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I use Anthem D2v + ADA1500
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#394228 - 06/17/13 12:28 PM Re: what control amplifier (Preamp) do Axiom users use [Re: SirQuack]
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+1
I also use Pre-outs from an AVR and a separate power amp.
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