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LFR1100 Actives - Coming My Way!
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We have been thoroughly enjoying the new M100s and ADA1500s for a while now. Out of the blue Ian contacted me and asked I knew about the LFR1100 Actives and would I be interested in an upgrade. Of course I know about them but the cost was just out of my range. Ian crunched the numbers and came up with a trade in offer nobody could refuse. So long story short, the M100s will be going back and the LFR1100 Actives will be heading my way! I am SUPER excited about this.


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SRoode #435806 02/25/20 12:11 AM
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That's great. I have been puttering away at getting mine set up... hoping to get some noise out of them this weekend.


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SRoode #435812 02/25/20 01:49 AM
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That’s fantastic!

What amplification configuration will you be using?

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Curved Air #435814 02/25/20 01:59 AM
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Welcome to the party!!!!!!!!

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Curved Air #435815 02/25/20 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted By Curved Air
That’s fantastic!

What amplification configuration will you be using?


I currently have an ADA1500-3 and an ADA1500-4. As part of the deal, Axiom is upgrading them to an ADA1500-7 and an ADA1500-8. So if I want I can dedicate an ADA1500 to each LFR1100 Active and use my Denon for surrounds, or use the ADA1500s to power everything.


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Sounds like a great deal to me!


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SRoode #435823 02/26/20 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted By SRoode
Originally Posted By Curved Air
That’s fantastic!

What amplification configuration will you be using?


I currently have an ADA1500-3 and an ADA1500-4. As part of the deal, Axiom is upgrading them to an ADA1500-7 and an ADA1500-8. So if I want I can dedicate an ADA1500 to each LFR1100 Active and use my Denon for surrounds, or use the ADA1500s to power everything.


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Congrats again, that’s going to be most excellent!

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SRoode #436588 05/03/20 12:29 AM
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I finally got the equipment delivered and had some time to set it all up and give it a listen. Long story short, the LFR1100 Actives with the ADA1500-8, ADA1500-7 and one EP800 are the best speakers I have ever heard in my life.

Ian had suggested that I would no longer need the VP180 with the LFR1100s and he is absolutely correct. Also on his recommendation I turned off Audyssey, and crossed over to the EP800 at 40 Hz (from the LFR1100s DSP). I have come to the conclusion that with these speakers I actually much prefer listening to music in stereo mode than any type of surround. So I no longer have to switch between surround modes and fiddle with this and that. EVERYTHING sounds night and day better to the way I had it before.

You can hear the absolute clarity of everything in the music, and with the EP800 crossed over at 40Hz I was able to turn it up more to match the outputs of the LFRs. I actually can feel the kicks in the bass without it becoming boomy or overbearing. I had my kids come down and give them a listen and they were amazed as well. Their two main comments were that for the first time they actually felt the energy of the music, and also they were amazed that only the mains were playing. They kept turning around looking at the surrounds and rears because the LFRs were imaging all over the room.

I was very disappointed to have to leave for work on the road this morning. I'm really looking forward to being able to spend a lot more time with this setup. Axiom has really knocked it out of the park with these speakers.


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Originally Posted by SRoode
I finally got the equipment delivered and had some time to set it all up and give it a listen. Long story short, the LFR1100 Actives with the ADA1500-8, ADA1500-7 and one EP800 are the best speakers I have ever heard in my life.

Congrats! That's great that you're already floored. I look forward to having my own similar experience soon.

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