The ADM9.1s have finally made the journey across the Atlantic and arrived here at Computer Audiophile. At first glance the ADM9.1s look just like the ADM9s. Appearance is about the only thing the two models have in common. So far I have spent a few hours listening to both the ADM9s and 9.1s individually and in direct comparison to each other. I certainly won't go into much detail since this is just a preview of what's to come. However I will say if the 9.1s continue the perform as well as they have so far the little elves at AVI better get to work. They'll be building a lot of ADM9.1s.
Much more to come in a full review and direct comparison of the ADM9 and ADM9.1s. Here are the basic specs for the ADM9.1s.
Power amplifiers - High speed, linear, analogue bipolar, 75 wpc for the tweeters and 250 wpc for the bass drivers. Distortion typically better than 0.002% and dynamic range 120 dB.
Crossovers - High quality 4th order discrete analogue.
Preamplifier - High quality state of the art analogue preamplifier with two digital and one analogue input. Control is remote and volume settings are remembered for each separate input.
DAC - Up to the minute 24/192, completely jitter free design.
Bass driver - Very high power handling 6.5" paper cone drive unit with 1.5" voice coil and exceptionally broad bandwidth enabling phase perfect crossover at 3.4 kHz. Bass extension better than - 6dB @ 60Hz.
Tweeter - 1" Silk Dome tweeter with -3 dB point of 28 kHz.
System Amplitude response better than + or - 2 dB 100 Hz - 20 kHz.
Max continuous SPL (both driven 1 m 100 hr rating) 108dB with 8dB Threshold.