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Please try to keep this civilized! Obviously this will involve lots of subjective opinion.

Could ADM9 owners also say what they might have as an alternative/second system?

Challenge:

Make a system with the same/similar functionality as AVI ADM9's that sounds as good or better in some areas. With or without AVI sub.

Please say what areas you think it is better in and why.

Rules:

Budget no higher than cost of ADM9 with or without sub. If including the sub the budget goes up accordingly for the separates system.

Must be new equipment including any needed accessories such as interconnects & speaker cables to make it functionally the same as ADM9's

Must have similar features – DAC, amp, speakers (no need to include source)

You can use all-in-one's, separates, book shelf or floor standing speakers, pro equipment – anything that in used for music reproduction

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RE: AVI ADM9 challenge

The answer is pretty obvious. They'll have more AVIs, such is the power of the puppet master!

Honestly why give so much free publicity to such an unworthy cause.

From a clueless beginner who doesn't realise  bass boom isn't hifi. 

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AVI ADM9s seem to be as famous for their exceptional performance and VFM . . . . 

 

 . . . . as lemons are for their bitterness  Wink

 

Merry Christmas, lemon, and everyone   excellent!

 

JC

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

The answer is pretty obvious. They'll have more AVIs, such is the power of the puppet master!

Honestly why give so much free publicity to such an unworthy cause.

From a clueless beginner who doesn't realise  bass boom isn't hifi. 

For the purpose of this challenge an alternative to AVI ADM9's has to be used.

There are some members of this forum who own ADM9's and other systems.

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RE: AVI ADM9 challenge

altruistic.lemon wrote:

The answer is pretty obvious. They'll have more AVIs, such is the power of the puppet master!

Honestly why give so much free publicity to such an unworthy cause.

From a clueless beginner who doesn't realise  bass boom isn't hifi. 

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Yawn. Some party games have a point.

Happy Xmas all

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jcbrum wrote:

AVI ADM9s seem to be as famous for their exceptional performance and VFM . . . . 

 

 . . . . as lemons are for their bitterness  Wink

 

Merry Christmas, lemon, and everyone   excellent!

 

JC

 

... and to you JC, one of the more knowledgeble voices

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RE: AVI ADM9 challenge

In the back of my mind something was saying 'Don't do it! Don't post this question! You know what responses you'll get!'.

Should have listened.

Oh well.

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RE: AVI ADM9 challenge

FennerMachine wrote:

In the back of my mind something was saying 'Don't do it! Don't post this question! You know what responses you'll get!'.

Should have listened.

Oh well.

Yes,it was rather stupid......................

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RE: AVI ADM9 challenge

If I'd try to match 'like for like' ... I'd need a small/medium sized standmount, DAC/Pre-amplifier and powerful amplifier of neutral sound.

Probably something like a pair of Quad 12L2's, a Dacmagic and a Cambridge Audio 840V2 or, slightly over, an 851A

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Hewlett Packard became a company famous throughout the world for the excellence of their products.

 

Not bad, for a business which started out as two blokes in a shed.

 

good job

 

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And there was me hoping for a quiet festive period.

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Something that sounds as good for the same amount of money?  I have not heard everything out there by any means, but my experience so far is it can't be done.  The ADMs are better than everything I've spent time with, I'd say only the Event Opals competed - the Opals have better bass but cost more than the ADMs + sub, and that's without a DAC or pre-amp.  And the Opals were better than everything I'd owned before by a long shot.

Smooth, clear, dynamic - love 'em.  I've not heard something I'd rather have.

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As someone who is coming back to Hi Fi, having sold most of my gear because it was going to be in store for years whilst house building / renovating I'm quite tempted by the ADMs - they 'seem' to do everything I want of a system these days (primary source will be Sonos).

 

I'd be really interested if someone could briefly and sensibly explain the animosity and vitriol that comes along as soon as they are mentioned on here? I understand its a different approach to traditional Hi Fi... but so what? Is there something I've missed?

 

My house is all wood floors and loads of glass so I'm still tempted to go down the 'old' seperates route in order to tune a system to be less bright than I imagine the ADMs might be in my house but will demo both in due course - just don't understand why the 2 ideas don't sit well together in some peoples minds? 

 

Apologies for hijacking the thread somewhat 

 

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BillDay66 wrote:

As someone who is coming back to Hi Fi, having sold most of my gear because it was going to be in store for years whilst house building / renovating I'm quite tempted by the ADMs - they 'seem' to do everything I want of a system these days (primary source will be Sonos).

 

I'd be really interested if someone could briefly and sensibly explain the animosity and vitriol that comes along as soon as they are mentioned on here? I understand its a different approach to traditional Hi Fi... but so what? Is there something I've missed?

 

My house is all wood floors and loads of glass so I'm still tempted to go down the 'old' seperates route in order to tune a system to be less bright than I imagine the ADMs might be in my house but will demo both in due course - just don't understand why the 2 ideas don't sit well together in some peoples minds? 

 

Apologies for hijacking the thread somewhat 

 

I think the best thing is to try to ignore all the vitriol and political rubbish and just focus on choosing the equipment that best serves your needs.  If Sonos is your source I personally think actives will serve you better than anything else.  I would suggest auditioning the AVIs - the 5s as well as the 9s - as I think they could be just the thing for your needs.  You might also wish to look at Quad's new 9AS actives at £599.

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BillDay66 wrote:

 

I'd be really interested if someone could briefly and sensibly explain the animosity and vitriol that comes along as soon as they are mentioned on here? I understand its a different approach to traditional Hi Fi... but so what? Is there something I've missed?

 

I think it's more AVI's fans than the product themselves (a bit like Naim). 

Someone could post on here asking for a recommendation for tea bags and would be instantly told to buy some AVI speakers.