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The final piece of the jigsaw arrived today. These are the new AVI ADM40s, I've not had long with them, but so far very very impressed.
Great looking job...enjoy.
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Yes indeed. Not my bag aesthetically, but very interesting nonetheless. Look forward to the review...
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Thanks both. Both me and Mrs WR prefer their looks to the gloss back ADM9.1s we had. It's obviously very early days, but I'd say they're quite a bit better than anything I've had before. Most immediately obvious is that they have a more extended bass and that vocals and piano sound extremely life like. I'm currently thinking that the sub is surplus to requirements, but will try experimenting a bit more when I've got some time...
After a bit of experimenting, I've now moved the sub to the HT room and use the ADM40s sans sub as there's plenty of bass to my ears.
Still loving them, highly recommended!
Some photos that shows them off a little better:
WR, congrats and enjoy!
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Thanks, I am!
Are you still in the market for new active speakers? Are you thinking of getting a pair of these?
Congrats WR Look forward to the full review. Are you one of the first to get these?
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I think I was the first!
Here's a brief review based on 5 days ownership and not as much time to listen as I'd like (as always!)
First off, for those that have ADM9s, yes the ADM40s are better, to my ears, quite a bit better, but the ADM9s remain very very good. There's nothing wrong with ADM9s and in the run up to getting the 40s, I did question why I was bothering to upgrade. With previous hi-fi purchases I'd upgraded because something was broken or bothering me; nothing ever bothered me with the ADM9s. However, moving on...
The first few tracks I played made me search out tortuous bass tracks to check what I was hearing. Listening to the likes of Massive Attack, James Blake, Goldfrapp & many more showed that AVI have kept the bass really tight on these, but they have quite a bit more extension and impact than the ADM9s.
I've spent quite a while with music and test tones (using Audiotools on the iPhone to help measure response) and my current thinking is that for music they just don't need a sub. Listening to Massive Attack - Protection quite a lot louder than I normally would showed no lack of extension or volume.
Moving on to acoustic and vocal music the thing that really strikes me is how dynamic, detailed and clear they are. The best way I can describe it is that they sound incredibly life like and bring the performer into the room like no hi-fi I've heard before. I've really noticed the difference with Piano, guitar and vocals - perhaps because those are the instruments I'm most familiar with.
Basically, I'm loving them and can wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone.
Fully Agree. The front twin bass reflex ports (?) with display on one speaker and none on the other, as well as the overall look make it not visually appealing to me. Looks more like DIY / Work in Progress. I prefer the ADM 9T look much better. I guess few years from now ADM will deliver visual appeal as well
(This company needs to be applauded for approaching the HiFi from a different direction altogether and finally delivering a 3-way active floor stander)
But reading how happy WR is, it looks like it is delivering the SQ and curious to read more about them.
Yes, they're twin reflex ports. In the flesh they look really well made and finished, definitely not DIY.
If you're interested there are other positive reviews on them appearing here : [LINK REMOVED - house rules]
Timberworx do a bang up job on Spendor cabinets (and others) so I would expect the same quality for AVI.
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Thanks WR! I see some very satisfied reviews there. It looks like these are definetly winners as there is not even a single negative remark any where.
I am planning for a trip to London next month and I will try to audition them during my visit. Given all the discounts, I have got on my current set up, the 40s are definetly cheaper than my current set up and might be a better SQ (which is a win-win)
In the mean time, I will wait for the aesthetics to grow on me
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