Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Because 7 channels just aren't enough
#336500 02/01/11 07:03 AM
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786
fredk Offline OP
axiomite
OP Offline
axiomite
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,786


Fred

-------
Blujays1: Spending Fred's money one bottle at a time, no two... Oh crap!
Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
fredk #336504 02/01/11 08:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
C
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making
C
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,815
Likes: 1
I have no use for it, but I could see it being convenient for people with whole home audio.

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
CV #336506 02/01/11 12:27 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,015
axiomite
Offline
axiomite
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,015
It's only rated at 40wpc. That'd be enough reason for me not to buy it.

Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
CatBrat #336514 02/01/11 02:54 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
If you were doing something like active-crossovers, 40 Watts becomes a lot more useful. But ATI's 12-channel amp http://www.ati-amp.com/at6012.html still seems more attractive from every performance measurement. Though I'm sure ATI's costlier too.


Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs
-Chris
Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
CatBrat #336958 02/03/11 10:18 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,349
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,349
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
It's only rated at 40wpc. That'd be enough reason for me not to buy it.


Right, but as CV alluded to, I don't think this is designed to be the driving force in a dedicated home theater room.

It says it's designed to be a rack-mounted, multi-room amplifier. That's for a whole-house audio system. In that sort of setup, 40w/channel is perfectly adequate to drive pairs of smallish in-wall speakers in various rooms at soft to moderate levels. You wouldn't need 100+ watts/channel for that sort of application.

Think background music in the library, kitchen, or bathroom. Not rockin' out in the HT room. wink

Last edited by PeterChenoweth; 02/03/11 10:23 PM.

M80v2 | VP150v2 | QS8v2
SVS Pci+ 20-39
Emotiva UMC-1 & LPA-1
M22ti + T-Amp, in the Office
Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
PeterChenoweth #336961 02/03/11 11:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,466
Yeah, that's what ATI's is for too. But you get people doing things like this: http://www.linkwitzlab.com/orion_construction.htm


Pioneer PDP-5020FD, Marantz SR6011
Axiom M5HP, VP160HP, QS8
Sony PS4, surround backs
-Chris
Re: Because 7 channels just aren't enough
ClubNeon #336981 02/04/11 04:12 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
connoisseur
Offline
connoisseur
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,434
Likes: 8
I think ATI gear is terrific. Robust like a tank is robust. Very high sound quality for those who believe that not all amplifiers are the same.


Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.

Moderated by  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Need Help Graphic

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics24,398
Posts432,339
Members15,419
Most Online2,082
Jan 22nd, 2020
Top Posters
Ken.C 18,044
pmbuko 16,437
SirQuack 13,690
CV 11,815
MarkSJohnson 11,451
Who's Online Now
1 members (nagarajbr), 253 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4