1400 Series Amps taken off website?

Posted by: SirQuack

1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/16/11 11:02 AM

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Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/16/11 11:18 AM

Indeed, they are off the drop down menu, and while the direct links:

http://www.axiomaudio.com/a1400-2.html
http://www.axiomaudio.com/a1400-8.html

are still there, they are listed as "Out Of Stock" with no way to order.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/16/11 09:05 PM

This is what Brent had to say, hope I don't get crap eek


"Changes to product such as the A1400-8 have been driven by both the ongoing evolutrion of product development and the reality that some of the parts themselves used on our current amp board are going through through their own evolution. That is the reason we no longer have the product on our website."
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/16/11 11:17 PM

It sounds like some of the parts they need are no longer available.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/17/11 10:14 PM

I have heard of a lot of people having problems with these amps, maybe they are completely changing the design? As expensive as the thing is it is a bummer that there were so many issues. I really wanted one too.

But then again, you usually hear about the people with broken stuff more on the internet then the ones who are sitting on the couch jamming away.
Posted by: CV

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 12:25 AM

I've personally had more A1400 issues than Xbox 360 issues, if that helps the discussion. smile Really, though, if they're "evolving" the product, what would you like to see changed?
Posted by: BlueJays1

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 12:36 AM

My motto for all ID companies is I won't touch their electronics with a ten foot pole. Speakers...definitely. I leave the electronics up to the big boys and girls that have been doing it successfully for decades. For example, watching ID companies coming to market with processors has been a hoot. eek
Posted by: Argon

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 07:44 AM

I think I would save my money for a good pair of Binoculars. Swarovski or Zeiss brands - maybe Nikon.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 09:21 AM

Argon,
that is a good idea.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Dr.House
My motto for all ID companies is I won't touch their electronics with a ten foot pole. Speakers...definitely. I leave the electronics up to the big boys and girls that have been doing it successfully for decades. For example, watching ID companies coming to market with processors has been a hoot. eek

There is some wisdom in that. Companies have to be watchful of spreading their resources too thin as well, although I don't believe Axiom should remain static on new ideas like these amps.
Posted by: Jc

Re: 1400 Series Amps taken off website? - 02/18/11 11:46 AM

Hi,

I will let Axiom’s engineer, Andrew Welker, give the details on current state of the Axiom A1400 amplifiers . . . but meanwhile . . .

You have to take a few steps back and look at the entire picture. For several years Axiom felt the need to offer to the owners of its flagship audio speaker models an amplifier which could extract their full potential. There was no existing technology/amplifier on the market capable to meet Axiom’s goal.

Axiom created a new digital amplifier ignoring the popular modules of the time because of their limits. Its revolutionary design addressed specifically the “clipping” issue common to all existing audio amplifiers. I, for one, strongly believe that the “delivery of power” is the explanation for the sound difference heard between amplifiers. Axiom’s innovative approach also allowed a multi-channels amplifier to deliver its full potential to any of its channel on demand – another first. Its design also corrected the flaws inherent to the existing digital amplifiers of the time; flaws which were expressed by the audio community about all digital amplifiers.

Another goal was to make it affordable. The Axiom A1400 amplifiers may seem expensive because of the exceptional low prices associated to its other products. It is not a level of price which Axiom owners have been exposed to when shopping for other Axiom products. It gives the false impression that it is very expensive; the reality is totally different - its price is very low when you consider its level of performance and the competition.

The Axiom A1400 amplifier allowed demanding audio speakers (regardless of brands) to express their full potential in a way they were never able to do before. I have sold and owned much more expensive amplifier brands and I can testify that they could not deliver the level of performance effortlessly delivered by the Axiom A1400.

I’m not stating that is was free of problems but, as usual, Axiom was there for the customers needing support and offered the best possible solution.