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#165178 - 07/16/07 02:39 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: Mojo]
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Mojo,

This DC offset is actually part of the circuit design so there is no need to set pots during assembly. This also means the DC offset will be dynamic and not change with power. I believe this measurement was taken at 500 watts.

Ian

P.S. Pre-empting your next question the clocks do not have to be set manually either.

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#165179 - 07/16/07 02:48 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: Ian]
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the clocks do not have to be set manually either.




Thank God. I'm already liking this amp more than my Magnavox VCR!
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#165180 - 07/17/07 12:02 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: HomeDad]
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I'm skeptical about the amp myself. A year ago when I purchased my speakers I asked Axiom if I should consider adding amps. They said NO, that with the Denon I have that it would make NO difference in sound quality. I don't listen to high volume music. I am into quality recorded multichannel SACD's...any thoughts?
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#165181 - 07/17/07 12:18 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: JKP005]
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I don't listen to high volume music.




I think that pretty much answers it.

Axiom has never said that the amp would add any {{Insert flowery descriptive term here}} to someone who only listens at lower volumes.
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#165182 - 07/17/07 12:19 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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But my veils! They need lifting! My bass, unbloating! And for God's sake, think of the poor transients!
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#165183 - 07/17/07 12:33 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: Ken.C]
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But my veils! They need lifting! My bass, unbloating! And for God's sake, think of the poor transients!




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#165184 - 07/17/07 12:50 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: JKP005]
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>>They said NO, that with the Denon I have that it would make NO difference in sound quality. I don't listen to high volume music. I am into quality recorded multichannel SACD's...any thoughts?

Nothing has changed. Most of us here believe that one amp sounds pretty much like another except at the extremes. For low volume listening it's possible that certain amps (class A's for example) might sound a tiny bit clearer because of reduced crossover notch, but most modern amps seem to just crank up the bias current, idle hot, and get rid of the notch "the class AB" way. I assume that is one of the arguments for the little T-amps (or maybe it's just because they're cute ).

At high volumes, you can start pushing the limits of a typical AV receiver and you will notice the difference between a typical good receiver and a big honkin' power amp.

Where we don't have consensus yet is the exact location of the boundaries between "normal" and "extreme". If you listen at moderate volumes in a moderate size room you probably aren't going near the extremes. Bigger room, higher volumes -- yeah, a big honkin' amp is going to start making a difference IMO.

EDIT -- you get more debate about one receiver sounding different from another, but I think that's mostly because it's so damn hard these days to make sure that all the signal processing and auto-eq geegaws are really truly turned off. There are still some unexplained differences in sound which have been reported by credible people but in general the threads end with "oh, THAT'S what happens when I turn that mode on" and everyone else goes out and changes their receiver settings when listening to stereo


Edited by bridgman (07/17/07 12:53 PM)

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#165185 - 07/17/07 01:27 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: Ken.C]
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The person I spoke to at Axiom told me with this new amp the audio quality will be like the difference between "night and day" at ANY level. Guess I am naive.


Edited by JKP005 (07/17/07 01:28 PM)
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#165186 - 07/17/07 01:48 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: JKP005]
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I imagine that among the Axiom employees there is the difference of opinion found on these boards about how much/whether amps make a difference. Could be wrong there...
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#165187 - 07/17/07 02:07 PM Re: Release date of the A1400-8 [Re: Ken.C]
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Oh, just admit it Ken: A veil has been lifted on your opinion in the matter.....
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