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21-10-2003, 06:00 PM
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Just how good is the Pioneer ax10i. Anyone have any first hand experience. Will it work well with my B+W 600's?
thanks in advance.
21-10-2003, 10:32 PM
Gambit has some direct experience of the AX10i, but from my brief listen to an AX10 (and consequent laughing in the face of the salesmen who doubted that Pioneer could produce such a beast) I would say that it outclasses your 600 series and would be better served driving CDM NTs.
22-10-2003, 01:13 PM
I'd say the AX10i will run pretty much any speakers you want - I've used it a few times now and the speakers ranged from some in-wall Bostons to some Pionner jap-only-£2K-a-pair beasts and it drove them all with ease (the last set up being totally, totally breath taking). Add a 757ai and you've got yourself a stunning movie and music combo - the DVD-A/SACD ability and
i-Link should not be over looked. Your 600's would be fine for the time being but you've got plenty of room to upgrade in the future.
22-10-2003, 03:15 PM
If you're thinking of an AX10i, there's an updated/upgraded model on its way with, amongst other things, DPLIIx and more power.
25-10-2003, 08:17 PM
Do you have any links Rolo?
26-10-2003, 09:15 AM
I think the new DLIIx Pioneer models are slated for a February 2004 UK release.
27-10-2003, 11:10 AM
I found out about the forthcoming model on the avland website. There is also mention of it on the avsforum.
29-10-2003, 11:47 AM
The ax10i will sound great in your system. It is in my humble opinion the best sub £4000 soulution to AV processing and amplification.
I have in the past driven a full set of B&W 803's and the sound reproduction was exceptional. I have also driven a pair of 801's and although these provided the amps with a difficult load they still managed to put in a respectable performance.
As I understand it the current AX10i will be upgradable to the new model and if the deal is similar to the current one offered to AX10 owners then buying now will mean that the upgrade , if you require it will cost you about £500
07-11-2003, 03:44 PM
Here's the link, highlighting details about the new Pioneer model. The pages does say that details are tentative though:
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