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Axiom Customer Reviews

Below are just a few of the many reviews that our customers have been kind enough to send us. To view their opinions on a particular Axiom loudspeaker, please select the model that you are interested in from the menu below.

ADA-1500 Amplifier
Rated 5.0 Stars Based on 6 Reviews.

As a totally blind person all things audio are very important to me. I have an excellent AV Receiver, which for the most part, conveys both music and movie sound tracks well enough. However, I always felt that there was a bit of something that I was just not getting. Within minutes of connecting my ADA 1500 7 channel Amp I found myself smiling as I was hearing all of those dynamics which I previously felt had to be there. I do not know enough superlatives to fully describe the "it", but thanks to Axiom I am now hearing and enjoying "it".

I have 2 EP 500 subs and Qs 8s, which hit homeruns, but this amp. Not only is another homerun, but it left the stadium as well.

When my wife arrived home shortly after I added the amp to my system I put some music on. She exclaimed "what did you do? It sounds out of this world!"

I told her.

If you want the ultimate then I strongly submit that you need to look no further. Axiom rocks!
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In the past 6 months I have tried a few different amps to try and replace my old amp. I tried an Emotiva XPA-2 that didn''t sound too bad at all, but it went into protection on the second day and had to be sent back. I also tried an Emotiva XP-5, but with my Anthony Gallo Ref 3.5''s it sounded very bright and sibilant...just not compatible with the CDT3 tweeters.The ADA-1500 sounds amazing. Smooth highs and tight deep bass, but still with all the detail. It reminds me very much of some of the higher end tube amps I used to sell, in that there is no listening fatigue at all. It has much better attack, decay and detail. It projects a very wide, tall and laid back sound stage...not in your face. Sound wise I would put it on par with my Bryston 14B SST...(I haven''t heard the new 14 B SST2). This amp works particularly well with the Reference 3.5''s because I am using 2 ch for the front mains, 2 ch thru a low pass filter to drive the second voice coils in the woofers on the mains and 1 ch for the front centre on the rare occasion I use the system for HT''s primarily for stereo. The bass response in this configuration is astonishing and a sub is not necessary. I would venture to say this amp would be a perfect match for the Axiom LFR1100 speakers. I had one of the original A1400-8 and loved the sound, but that amp had issues if you weren''t driving all the channels. This amp has virtually identical sonic characteristics with none of the issues of the older A1400-8. From looking thru the vents, it would appear the build quality has been improved too. There is much less point to point wiring and I don''t hear any relay noises. I would liked to have seen power/fault lights for each ch, as a single light is pretty much useless, but sonically this is one of the very best sounding amps I''ve ever heard, and I used to sell high end gear like Bryston, Conrad Johnson and Audio Research. Power wise, it has more than most people will ever need and it still sounds good when it''s cranked up...unlike many lesser amps. This is no entry level amp!  
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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?  
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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!  
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, NE

The thing that struck be about the ADA-1500 wasn''t the power (I expected essentially unlimited power) - it is the amazing detail and precision of the amp - exactly what I was looking for. Similarly, I expected it to do well in loud music and movie passages - and it does, but it also has lower-volume clarity and smoothness to a level that I found striking. My ADA-1500 sits between my Anthem AVM 50v and a pair of M80s, a VP180, and four surrounds. I recently built my currently home theater after a move and I temporarily used a British-designed/American-made amp in it for several months; I much prefer the ADA-1500 to it (and to other amps and receivers I have used in past HTs and setups).  
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, MN

This amplifier has dramatically improved attacks and dynamics over my previous receivers. It is more clearly noticeable with instruments such as harpsichords, cellos and fiddles in general. I have several SACDs and CDs whose dynamic range is very rich and the ADA-1500 gives a very realistic dynamic "humph" that I had only previously experienced with live concerts, especially when there is a sudden fortissimo. Definitely the crown jewel of my sound system and makes my M80s even better. The discreet LED and 12-V trigger makes it easy to integrate using home automation or tie its operations to a pre/pro triggers output.  
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