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#187972 - 12/13/07 11:52 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
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Great articles, I'll add them to my website articles page.
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#187992 - 12/14/07 02:14 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: jakeman]
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John, Great review, before I sold my Aragon 2005 due to space restriction's I always thought having that extra power made a difference when listening to music and movies, even after purchasing a 4806 that has more than enough power for normal listening, but I could never explain it as eloquently as you have. I'm still kicking myself for not getting the Axiom amp at the discounted price when I had the chance twice. Perhaps next year \:\)
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#188028 - 12/14/07 10:51 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: HomeDad]
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I guess it's the concept of diminishing returns that comes into play for me. My Axiom speakers cost just a little over 3gs a few months ago. My TV, which I purchased over four years ago, cost a little over 4g's (which if purchased today would only be about 2g's. Prices on 61" DLP's have dropped considerably!

My newest receiver cost about $250.00 and the sound is fantastic. I have read many reviews and debates over whether a "better" or more powerful amp makes for better sound. I think it is all personal preference and perception. I don't doubt that the A1400-8 could possibly make my M60's, VP150, QS8's and EP500 sound a little better. (I love Axiom by the way!) But is the difference really worth nearly 4g's??? I mean cm'on, it's still just a digital amplifier with some very good capabilities. Maybe if it had the pre-amp built in it would be worth it. I know that if I could even afford the thing that I would be hard pressed to justify the expense. Hopefully, those of you who have already shelled out the $$$$ are not just looking for an improvement in your sound quality in order to justify spending all that money on an amp.

Excuse me while I put on my asbestos undies. ;\)
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#188037 - 12/14/07 11:05 AM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: Joey]
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It all depends on your room size and listening habits, and also speaker efficiency. Axiom's amp has a huge market for power hungry speakers and large rooms (AKA Porterplex)
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#188113 - 12/14/07 01:46 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: Hutzal]
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I knew I shouldn't have opened this thread...sonofabitch!!!!
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#188114 - 12/14/07 01:47 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: michael_d]
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Pandora's box?

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#188125 - 12/14/07 02:09 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: CV]
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Mike....layaway...
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#188127 - 12/14/07 02:12 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: Hutzal]
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Thanks Rob... NO... Must resist... Must RE...SIST.... UUUUGGGGG!!!!
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#188128 - 12/14/07 02:13 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: michael_d]
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Y'know you shoulda ordered it while it was 25% off...what were you thinking?!?!? \:D
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#188130 - 12/14/07 02:18 PM Re: Reflections on the A1400-8 and other amps [Re: Hutzal]
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OK Robb.... Go take a time out with Tom.
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