At last! The naming contest for the new Axiom Amplifier is upon us! Please submit your best names by midnight on Sunday - the winner will receive a $500 Axiom gift certificate in exchange for his or her efforts.
A few details from Ian and Tom about this product to help you in your search for the best name:
The amp will put out 1,400 watts of continuous power. It is very efficient so it is possible to get this power output from a single 15 amp wall plug. Since each amp module will pass full power you can get 1,400 watts continuous out of a single channel @ 2 ohms. The large amount of capacitance in this amp will allow for peaks above this power. This allows output per channel to not be limited by the amp module but rather the total power of all channels up to the output of the power supply. The standard rating in the industry is one channel driven at full power and the other 6 channels at 1/8 power. This is reflected in the specs below. We've future-proofed this product by adding an 8th channel to it (nice if you are
running 2 centers).
HWD inches: 3.9 x 17.9 x 17.4
HWD mm: 100 x 455 x 442
Power (1 channel driven)
8 ohms - 350 watts
4 ohms - 700 watts
2 ohms - 1,400 watts
Power (1 channel full and 6 channels at 1/8 power)
8 ohms - 350 watts per channel
4 ohms - 700 watts per channel
2 ohms - 800 watts per channel
Power (7 channels driven)
All impedances - 200 watts per channel
For those of you that are better at picturing products when you see pictures, here is the power equation:
The faceplate, voted on by members of the Axiom Owner's Club, is 'gently curved', and the logo, voted on by members of the message boards, is 'in-and-out'. The entire amplifier case is die-cast aluminum and the digital technology contained inside allows this amp to run very cool to the touch - even during a party! Here's a rendering:
Already submitted entries are Axiom Amplifier, AX1400, and the Axiom Kilowatt. All new entries welcome, even if they have been previously submitted for other Axiom products.