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#187898 - 12/13/07 05:45 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 08/27/07
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Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
And at 93% power efficiency, it is also a very ecological move!
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#187901 - 12/13/07 05:47 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: EFalardeau]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Somebody needs to run the numbers.

"If every audiophile in the world switched to the new Axiom amp, carbon emmissions would be reduced by X% worldwide."

You'd have a new green market! \:\)
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#187903 - 12/13/07 05:52 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
cameron Offline
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Registered: 09/26/03
Posts: 117
This thread should come with a disclaimer warning. I just heard my wallet cry out in pain.

I seriously want to believe all those here who say that an inexpensive receiver is all you need to get the best out of the m60's for 2 channel music listening. This review makes me question my faith in that...

Problem is, I don't even think my receiver has pre-outs which would of course mean I'd have to buy a new processor as well as an amp.

I'm just going to back away slowly and pretend like I never saw this thread... nothing to see here...

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#187906 - 12/13/07 05:58 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: cameron]
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
The problem is you will have dreams about it.....
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#187931 - 12/13/07 08:31 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakewash]
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13337
Loc: Iowa
John,

All I can say is thanks! \:\)

You know my situation, and some day I hope I can get one of these amps. At least if I have to sell my Odyssey Mono's, they carry a 20yr tranferable warranty. Truely, I love my Odysseys, one big problem is I don't have much room in my AV opening, and I can only put one in there, as if stacked they get pretty hot. So, I keep one hidden back in the closet out of sight for now.

A black 1400 would look awesome next to my other equipment. I wish they would have a deal where you could pay 0% interest for 3 years. \:\) (hint, hint, Amie. \:\) )
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#187933 - 12/13/07 08:35 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
John, excellent write up! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and philosophy on amps.



Oh, and Randy, that 3 year 0% thing is a bad idea. ;\)
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#187947 - 12/13/07 10:43 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
Randy those Odessey monos are nice amps though they do run hot like many other amps. You know my views on having lots of clean power. No doubt in my mind that you'd experience higher quality sound in that big Portplex HT of yours with the Axiom amp running cool in the rack. \:\)
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#187948 - 12/13/07 10:55 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Thanks for the review and sharing your thoughts John, sounds like a killer component ... maybe one of these days!

Isn't the one common trait for all digital amps, regardless of make, is the much cooler running temps?
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#187949 - 12/13/07 11:09 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: RickF]
jakeman Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 852
Loc: Toronto
Thanks Rick. All class D amps run cooler than the other amp types. With the new digital technology in this amp its effeciency is right at the top of the heap.
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#187950 - 12/13/07 11:11 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4829
Loc: western canada
 Originally Posted By: jakeman
Well it would be a great addition to any system. The extra air and transparency it brings to any speakers is audible.


Ok, so i AM going to say it.
The observations were all derived from an unbiased A/B blind test right?


And the skepticism rolls on...
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