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AVI DM10 - Active System

Discussion in 'audio' started by Romulus, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    On another forum the AVi DM10 appears to be gaining a name for high end sonic performance from an Active system at fraction of the cost of an average Active system. The AVI DM10 comprise of preamp, poweramps, crossover and speakers. Any one heard of them and what are your thoughts?
  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I've never heard them, but if it helps there's review of it/them in the new edition of Hifi Plus.

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Presumably that is AVI's own forum that you are referring to......
  4. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Romulus (cool, a Romulan),

    A bloke by the user name of steve_1979 has a pair I believe. He'll probably see the thread, but you could try sending him a personal message if you'd like his opinion.

  5. jcbrum

    jcbrum pfm Member

    I think it's possibly the currently running thread on the "What HiFi?" forum.

  6. jcbrum

    jcbrum pfm Member

    Here's a pic . . .

  7. jcbrum

    jcbrum pfm Member

    Oops, sorry, wrong pic, those are some horrible old car-boot junk which LindsayT often recommends.

    Here's the correct pic . . .


  8. jcbrum

    jcbrum pfm Member

    p.s. The black circle above the port is the receiver window for the infra-red remote control for the built-in pre-amp, DAC input selection, and volume level.
  9. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    The best way to derail discussion is to post something provocative that's guaranteed to derail discussion.

  10. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    My apologies, I'm unfamiliar with both I'm afraid.
  11. jcbrum

    jcbrum pfm Member

    Sorry Joe, It is quite a nice pic though. JC.
  12. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I've had a quick look on the What Hi-Fi forum and there is an active thread - I'm not sure it fits the description in the original post (in fact it doesn't) - there is a lot of dirty laundry being aired though!
  13. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Alan Sircom gives them a very positive review and recommendation in this month's Hi-Fi Plus...which will no doubt have no effect whatsoever on the usual anti-AVI sentiment.
  14. joleyami

    joleyami pfm Member

    I've had ADM9T and ADM9RS as well as the DM5 and am sure the DM10 is better still.

    Great value for money bearing in mind you only need a digital or analogue source..

    My Martin Logan SL3 and Mark Levinson amplification surpass all my previous AVI stuff by a huge margin, but at significantly higher cost.
  15. hermit

    hermit obsessive

    :D if only....
  16. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned that that rug really ties the room together.

  17. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I see the DM10 is very favourably reviewed in the current edition of HiFi+.
  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I'd love to hear a blind test between the AVI and the lovely Electrovoice Patrician 700s JCBrum thinks he's so clever posting. Lets just say one of these speakers is a highly efficient four-way with a 30" sub-bass unit (thirty!), 12" upper bass unit and two horns for mid and top, and, erm, the other isn't. I suspect you could fill a pair of Patricians with brand new AVIs for the price you'd have to pay for a good condition fully working/restored pair. A legendary speaker.

    PS A little info about the EVs here.
  19. steve_1979

    steve_1979 pfm Member

    I like them. A lot.

    (I guess that if you've Googled AVI DM10 you've probably already come across my review )
  20. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    I had ADM9R's and I thought they were lovely and tremendous VFM. Totally agree with Alan's old review of them.

    However, they did not compare favourably to my main system I had at the time, nor would they with what I have now - which is to be expected.

    Some of Ashley's comments make him look like a fool, which is a pity as his products are very good.

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