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The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

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Started at the request of Richard42 to keep discussion of this new product seperate from the 'Active speakers club' thread.

 

 

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

100 posts till we get to Yo momma ?

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richardw42 wrote:

100 posts till we get to Yo momma ?

I prefer Yo-Yo Ma.

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

Oo interesting. Got any pictures? Specs? Prices? Speculation that these are better than everything else in the world even though nobody's heard them?

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

Oo interesting. Got any pictures? Specs? Prices? Speculation that these are better than everything else in the world even though nobody's heard them?

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

Nice one Chebby.

 

Small, nice looking, connect the pre-amp/variable-output-source of your choice; domestic and pro versions available (phono vs xlr with different gain). Add to that AVI's track record with making great sounding actives and I think if nothing else you have to say that there these have a lot of potential to be great speakers, great value for money and a great solution for many people.

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

John Duncan wrote:

Oo interesting. Got any pictures? Specs? Prices? Speculation that these are better than everything else in the world even though nobody's heard them?

They have a picture...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5336/9153891860_8bf06ce2de_c.jpg

(The ADM5 is the smaller, wood veneered one.)

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

That's me done now as I only know what they are called and what they look like.

 

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

AJ wrote:
Switch mode power supplies and Class D Amps.

There will be two models:

1. With a phono socket and suitable gain for iThingies and TVs etc.

2. With an XLR socket and gain for pro audio applications

We don't want two sockets and a switch on the back because it'll pick up hum and the switch will get dirty, not to mention extra cost for something few need.

Finishes will be premium veneers or textured black or white. Prices to be finalised.

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I think they look very tasteful and probably will sound very decent but it is not to obvious who these are aimed at.

£700 is not an inconsiderable amount of money generally speaking. I'm not debating vfm you get with the ADM5, materially speaking, they seem more than just fairly priced at £699 (if it stays that way) A pair of PMC DB1's cost a thousand pounds now for example, but they are to inflexible to be considered a main/only system, a pre-amp or streaming device/AEX is needed and most people probably don't even know what that is.

That leaves studios, owners of small editing suites and clued up computer users/gadget lovers.

I dont know if this will appeal to the pros, again it seems to lack a certain amount of flexibility and features normally associated with small monitors though I admit not knowing exactly about the requirements that group so I may well be wrong there. - One potential issue I could see with those users is the new digital amplifier and its so far un-proven reliability. I guess time will tell.

So that probably leaves clued up computer users and existing AVI owners with disposable income rather than the broad, general public which probably still spend £250 on an all-in-one surround system.  That would make the ADM5 a small room, near-field second or third system for the discerning music lover and gadget freaks alike.

It will be interesting to see how these pan out and I would certainly like to hear a pair even if i can't afford them.

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I guess a Beresford DAC would make a good, relatively inexpensive, digital front end. (Plus an ATV for AirPlay users.) But that's already getting messy in terms of little boxes and wires compared to the ADM9s with built in DAC and pre-amp.

Could be a great pairing with the Naim UnitiQute though. (I think the'Qute has pre-out connections but will have to check when I am back home.)

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I guess a Beresford DAC would make a good, relatively inexpensive, digital front end. (Plus an ATV for AirPlay users.) But that's already getting messy in terms of little boxes and wires compared to the ADM9s with built in DAC and pre-amp.

Could be a great pairing with the Naim UnitiQute though. (I think the'Qute has pre-out connections but will have to check when I am back home.)

It does. The balanced version would be nice with the SM6 or DACmagic+ as well. Sonos Connect feels like the best partner though.

However, I'm tired of the hyperbole already...

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

chebby wrote:

I guess a Beresford DAC would make a good, relatively inexpensive, digital front end. (Plus an ATV for AirPlay users.) But that's already getting messy in terms of little boxes and wires compared to the ADM9s with built in DAC and pre-amp.

Could be a great pairing with the Naim UnitiQute though. (I think the'Qute has pre-out connections but will have to check when I am back home.)

It's a pity the likes of the Marantz and Denon all in ones don't have preouts. They'd make excellent systems.

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

chebby wrote:

Started at the request of Richard42 to keep discussion of this new product seperate from the 'Active speakers club' thread.

 

 

Why? Couldn't he do it himself? I mean, it is not difficult

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

With you on that. Hype Central is in full swing. 

Anyway, looking forward to the review...

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RE: The new AVI ADM5 active loudspeakers.

the record spot wrote:

With you on that. Hype Central is in full swing.

Anyway, looking forward to the review...

Subjective reviews are pointless.

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