AX5i

J

Jon

Guest
i am considering getting the above amp, i have the 757 DVD player so wanted to try the I Link. How does this amp compare to other amps in similar price range for Movies and Music? Is the I link a good connecton ie better than anaogue 5.1 etc for SACD or Phono's for Music?

Cheers

Jon
 

miniman

Active Member
After having a go it still sounds a bit clearer even in stereo, even though I balanced the levels out. At the end of the day all you need is 1x £20 cable and it sounds better than my 3x £45 cables. No contest
 

mikemccon

Standard Member
biamp your front LR speakers from the AX5i and stereo replay is improved even further. This will restrict you to 5.1 channels though (bi-amp mode uses the extra 2 centre back amps to drive the fronts)

With good bi-wire cable the results are fantastic
 
B

bobbypunk

Guest
i had the same experience with the bi-amp feature. Makes good push up to excellent
 
J

Jon

Guest
But taking aside the I Link, how does this receiver compare to others of a similar price (I will try to organise a demo, but would appreicate some imput first)

Cheers

Jon
 

Dave777

Active Member
There are not many amps at its price which do audio delay, which was important to me. Also the i link is an important future proofing point. The auto setup routine does a good job, probably better than I can do without an SPL meter. I also think it sounds and looks good (very heavy!). I don't think any competitors have all that (they didn't when I got mine anyway, but things move on).


I bought one!


Cheers

Dave
 
J

Jon

Guest
Thanks Dave! The audio delay isnt a big issue as I have a RP TV, but I might get a Plasma and ten would be glad for the feature. What is its music playback like?

Cheers

Jon
 

Dave777

Active Member
Ditto:D
 

Nike

Active Member
To the people who’re giving this amp the thumbs-up for sound quality (in stereo); what are you comparing to?
I currently have a Rotel RC972/RB971 pre-pwr combo and can switch-in a Yam DSP-E800 for surround duties. How’s an AX5 going to compare? I’d be bi-amping the front channels btw.
I know I need to audition one for myself, but an indication of what you had before would give me a bit more of an idea of whether this is going to be viable; It’d certainely reduce the ‘box-count’, but that’s not really a high priority.
(Also have a 757ai, so would be able to use the I-link)
 

Nike

Active Member
Do I take it that all the AX5i owners are ashamed of their previous amps :blush: ;)
 

Brogan

Novice Member
Not ashamed but in the 3 years I had it, things had moved on and my old Sony was basically defunct and the difference in clarity, features and general ability was a revelation.
That's the nature of electronics though.
 

Nike

Active Member
Just going to find somewhere that'll let me demo one (preferably at home)
 

malariaboy

Active Member
ive got the d2011 basically the ax5 replaced it with i link etc, i biamped the fronts for better musical ability. it did make a difference , but ive just put a rotel 5 channel poer amp in the system and used the pre outs from the pioneer (so the pio just does processing) and i have to say all around massive improvement . just wonder what the diff is like with a good second hand processor . just a thought if your not bothered about all the ne sound modes that are out , for good 5.1 dts etc have you thought about second hand. i got my power amp for 300 quid and you can pick up a lexicon dc2 or meridian 565 for about 700 . not much more then the ax5i new.
 
J

Jon

Guest
Cheers Mate! I prefere to buy electronics new, I know you can get some good deals second hand, but am nervous about getting stuck with a lemon.

Cheers

Jon
 

Similar threads

The latest video from AVForums

Podcast: TCL C815 TV, Denon & Huawei wireless speaker reviews, New Sony 4K PJ's and more

Trending threads

Top Bottom