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ADA-1000 Amplifier
ADA-1000 Amplifier
"Few products compete with it at anywhere near its price."
 
Starting at $1,090.00 USD


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Overview

Product Information

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ADA 1000 features.  Click to enlargeThe ADA1000 won the SoundStage Product of the Year Award!Serious systems need serious power to show off their dynamic range, and Axiom is determined to provide you with just that: clean, pure power that meets its rated power levels every time. You'll experience more of the excitement of your system without clipping or distortion ever. All you'll hear are notes that go on and on with plenty of headroom.

Why You Need Power

What can you expect to hear when you've got enough power? No distortion, and no clipping. Properly powered systems never sound 'too loud' because they stay clean no matter what volume you choose. When you underpower a system, it quickly goes into distortion mode during challenging passages, and that's what makes you think it is too loud. With today's high-definition audio options in both movies and music, your home theater system needs to be fed continuous power without overheating or clipping, in order to give you the realism you crave.

Getting The Best

Normally you choose an amplifier based on its rated watts-per-channel output, but that's really just part of the story. In order to actually get the full output, you need a power supply that can deliver that power to all the channels at once, with enough efficiency to actually deliver that power where it is needed, quickly. Traditional Class A/B amplifier designs can lose up to half their rated energy in wasted heat. The Axiom 1,000 on the other hand uses a proprietary digital amplifier to control the massive analog Class D power supply, overcoming the shortcomings of a traditional switching supply and drawing 1500 watts out of a typical wall plug. This translates into the following power ratings:

8 Ohms

4 Ohms

Max Output per Channel One Channel Driven

125

250

Max Output per Channel Two Channels Driven

125

250

Max Output per Channel Three Channels Driven

125

250

Max Output per Channel Four Channels Driven

125

250

Max Output per Channel Five Channels Driven

125

200

Max Output per Channel Six Channels Driven

125

167

Max Output per Channel Seven Channels Driven

125

143

Max Output per Channel Eight Channels Driven

125

125

The amplifier features a toroidal transformer and a large storage capacitance, housed in a heavy-duty steel case with an aluminum face channel.

For rooms under 2,500 cubic feet and normal sort of volume levels the 1000 series is perfect.

For rooms over 2,500 cubic feet or if you like to really crank it once and awhile then the 1250 series is the one.

For huge rooms and/or the desire to achieve the nirvana of loud and clean the 1500 series is the answer.

Axiom amplifiers can be connected to either the pre-amp outputs on your receiver (check your receiver has these) or to a stand-alone pre-amp processor.

 

Professional Reviews

Industry Reviews of the ADA Digital Amplifier Family

"[The ADA-1000] is a great-sounding amplifier. I was impressed by the sound quality of this budget-friendly amp, and was more than happy to have it in my reference multichannel system for an extended period. At only $1340 for the five-channel version, few products compete with it at anywhere near its price. If you're looking for an amplifier to add some power and refinement to a budget-minded system at an almost unbelievably low price, look no further."
-- Roger Kanno, SoundStageExperience.com

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"As the garbage truck plowed through the street jam-packed with cars, this powerful scene was filled with smashing metal, breaking glass, screeching tires and dozens of horns, among other sounds.  The ADA 1500 easily sorted through all these sounds and reproduced them with a frightening realism.  In many other parts of the movie, the sound of people screaming and gunshots were chillingly real.  With the  volume turned up, I was getting a true movie theatre experience from the comfort of my couch. . .The audio reproduction was so very realistic, I got goose bumps when familiar songs came up. . . The sound was so engaging I simply got completely lost in the performance."
-- Suave Kajko, Canada Hi Fi

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ADA 3-Channel Configuration
ADA 3-Channel Configuration
ADA 3-Channel Configuration
Front view of the machined aluminum faceplate. Rear view of a 4-channel version of the amplifier Side view showing air vents.

 

Specs

Specifications

Amp 1000
 
Power 4 ohms RMS watts, with distortion below 1%, and measured 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Max Output per Channel One Channel Driven

250

Max Output per Channel Two Channels Driven

250

Max Output per Channel Three Channels Driven

250

Max Output per Channel Four Channels Driven

250

Max Output per Channel Five Channels Driven

200

Max Output per Channel Six Channels Driven

167

Max Output per Channel Seven Channels Driven

143

Max Output per Channel Eight Channels Driven

125

 
Power 8 ohms RMS watts, with distortion below 1%, and measured 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Max Output per Channel One Channel Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Two Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Three Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Four Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Five Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Six Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Seven Channels Driven

125

Max Output per Channel Eight Channels Driven

125

 
Voltage Gain:
29dB
Sensitivity (Full Power into 8 ohms):
1.2 volts
Capacitance:
54,000uf
Frequency Response (6 ohms -3dB):
5Hz - 45kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio
(Input shorted, 22Hz-20kHz un-weighted, referenced to full power @8ohms):
100dB
RCA Input (Single Ended):
Yes
XLR Input (Balanced):
No
AC Input Voltage:
115 or 230
12 Volt Trigger:
Yes
Dimens. H W D (inches):
5.25" x 17.75" x 16.75"
Dimens. H W D (mm):
133 x 450 x 425
Weight (lbs) each
58
Weight (kg) each
26

 

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Customer Comments

Customer Comments about the Axiom Amplifier Family

Below are a few of the many reviews that our customers have been kind enough to send us.

Sound is delivered so crisp and clear. You can keep pushing it more and more without feeling like you'll damage your speakers. I listened at near reference levels(short amount of time) during Lord of the Rings and Saving Private Ryan and there was no distortion, just clean sound. I didn''t get this with my old Denon receiver. Separates do help. Detail, accuracy and punch is what you will receive with the ADA 1250. It's a great match with the Axiom M60's, VP160 and QS8 speakers and a Marantz pre/pro.

-- Brad P., ON, on the ADA 1250

I have been using this amp for a while now and this is my conclusion - THE BEST amp I ever had. I doubt that I will have to replace this one for at least the next 10 years, and that's saying something when in this fast moving world, today's technology is often - old. Not so with this amp. I like to listen LOUD to both music and movies. As I have excellent hearing, this is a blessing. I can hear every little detail, especially in Blu Ray DTS master audio discs. I have the Axiom Epic 80-800 speaker system, including heights, and the Marantz av 7005 processor. Anyone looking for a super amp that will give you all the power you want and need at a great price, and, will still be the heart of your system years from now, what are you waiting for?
-- Egbert R., NB, on the ADA 1500

With the ADA-1000, I'm able to hear greater sound depth from my M60s that I wasn't getting with my A/V receiver alone. My system sounds great now, and if I ever get the itch to upgrade to M80s and a VP180, I have peace of mind knowing the ADA-1000 is ready to supply good, clean power to these thirsty speakers.
-- Derek K., VA, on the ADA 1000

I am running a 3 channel 1500 with my Paradigm Studio 100s and 690 center. I am no audiophile for sure. But I did indeed hear a major improvement. What struck me most was how the whole range just opened up. Everything got cleaner and more transparent. At higher volumes there is no "pain" in listening. None of that garbage getting in the way of the music. It has made listening a much more enjoyable experience. Oh, and for movies? Yes, all the slam you could possibly want. Never a hint of stress from the amp or the speakers. Love It!
-- Jim R., NE, on the ADA 1500

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