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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432933 08/02/19 06:06 PM
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I have no doubt it will rock! Ian (who is one of the nicest guys in the world) is having a replacement built; he thinks it was probably damaged in shipping. So, a couple more weeks. Can't wait.


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432936 08/03/19 03:15 AM
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In a world full of fragile human beings, Ian is a ROCK!


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432996 08/15/19 10:47 PM
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With Andrew's help I was able to get the ADA1500 working. I reseated the amp board and it works perfectly now. I contacted Axiom and told them no need to send a replacement. Toughest part was removing the 22 screws that hold the top on! Anyway, hooked it up to the MP5HPs first to test and it is POUNDING on them and it's hardly even warm. Wife and I will be away for a couple of days but I'll be back on Sunday to hook it into the theatre and the M80s and VP100. Loving it so far!


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432997 08/15/19 10:54 PM
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The M5s will take everything the 1500 can throw at them. So will the M80s. Your 100 on the other hand will likely ignite and vaporize.


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432998 08/15/19 11:00 PM
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Are you getting the "punch" you were looking for?


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #432999 08/16/19 12:13 AM
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Certainly with on the M5HPs! I can't wait to hear the M80s and VP180 (typo above, I have a VP180) being really driven! The amp is hardly getting warm, but the M5HPs are 8 ohm loads. I'm looking forward to it pushing three 4 ohm loads!


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
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The M5 is more like a 6 Ohm load. Yeah, they really have a nice sound. BTW, dont dump the entire 1500 into them in 2.0; only in 2.1. Are the M80s v4?


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #433001 08/16/19 07:03 AM
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Oh no, I've had the M80s for 12 years, they have the black dot centers on the drivers. I think they are V2.


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
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I'll be interested to hear your thoughts.


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Re: ADA1500 - Trigger Cable
SRoode #433121 08/29/19 09:19 PM
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Sorry it took so long to update, but it was a very busy weekend for us on the 17th. Wife was in a BB competition and won her class so we were celebrating!

Anyway I was able to hook the ADA1500 up to my main system. First impression was that although there certainly was more "punch" it was not as much I as anticipated. What I DID notice right away was that the sound was MUCH clearer and tighter than before. I could hear much more detail in the music and it was a much more pleasant sound. It's really hard to put into words. Maybe like pulling cotton out of your ears. I did notice that the drivers on the M80 moved more than before, but not nearly the excursion of the M5HPs, and that's to be expected. I think the next step in upgrade needs to be to replace my 13 year old M80s with current version M100s.

As a side note. When I removed the ADA1500 from the M5HP setup, and replaced it with my Emotiva A300 (150 WPC), I noticed a HUGE difference in sound quality. The M5HPs lost a lot of punch and did not sound nearly as clear or satisfying as when they were hooked up to the ADA1500.

Sound is very hard to describe in words, at least for me. Suffice it to say that the ADA1500 is an amazing piece of equipment and I wish I had the cash to buy more of them to power all of my speakers because it really made a difference in the quality of sound to my ears, and my enjoyment of the music. A big thanks to Ian and Andrew! I love the amp!


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