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ADA-1000-2
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Looking at a used ADA-1000-2. Specs say this unit has 125w/channel. I currently have an AVR (Yamaha RX-A3070) with pre-outs. I am wanting to start experimenting with separates and was thinking this could be a good start to power my left and rights.

I consider myself a noob with separates and have a few questions...
1. Should I notice a difference in sound with the ADA-1000-2?
2. I find it hard to compare against the AVR as the specs say 165w for 2ch driven.

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hhiggins #440025 12/09/20 09:25 PM
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It depends how loud you like to listen. The 1000-2 will give you clean peaks up to 375W for each channel simultaneously. The 1000-2 will also free up your receiver to reproduce cleaner peaks for the surrounds.


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hhiggins #440026 12/09/20 09:40 PM
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Thanks Mojo. I don't listen to 2ch music a lot. Mostly movies and streaming content. So if I understand, the more amplification I can offload from the AVR, the more power (up to its max) it has to spread around to the other channels?

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That is correct.


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hhiggins #440356 12/31/20 12:18 AM
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Higgins, did you pick up the ADA? I’m asking bc I see one on Canuck Audio Mart, $500. I’m considering it. If that’s the same one is there a reason you didn’t purchase it?
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Kodiak, I'm quite sure this is an older ADA. I don't know what all the differences are between the older and in production units but power supply capacitance is different for sure. The one on CAM is spec'd with 54,000 uF. In production units are built with 60,000 uF.


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hhiggins #440361 12/31/20 12:13 PM
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I would pass. If it was Andrew vintage I would buy.

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It's Andrew vintage. The 1000, 1250 and 1500 are all Andrew's.


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hhiggins #440364 12/31/20 04:15 PM
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I think Mojo is right. I’m not sure if there were any “ before Andrew “ ADA -1000, 1250, 1500. I thought those were the -1400-2, -1400-8 models.

$500 obo is too good to be true almost. It tempting.

I wonder why the lower level of capacitance? Or rather why the increase to 60,000uF. More is better I guess or maybe a change in capacitor brand / quality / size in newer models. Although the ZA-1000 integrated is spec’d at 54,000uF.

A more general comment, that’s a really good amount of storage for the size of RMS spec.


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I still love my Outlaw, and yes mojo my Emo for the Atmos speakers, booo hahhh haaaa


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