- Written by Staff
- Published on 10 January 2008
A.D.A. (Audio Design Associates) certainly canâ€™t be accused of relaxing as new designs abound as they move forward with their 30th anniversary, thus ADA30. The prototype for the new Cinema Renaissance Mach III stunningly glows with LED â€“ multiple colors are achieved by simply touching the ADA30 logo. At $100,000, the new processor is tube based. Albert Langella, ADAâ€™s Co-Founder, President, CEO and Chief Design Engineer explains that he loved the idea of the â€œtube soundâ€.
Mr. Langella continues to play with tubes in a design for a separate solid state 55 watt amplifier with a tube preamp. The third box is for a variety of inputs.
Anthem continues to develop the D2 processor with by introducing their version of room correction with Model ARC-1 software. Although itâ€™s now standard for any new D2, existing owners of D1 and D2 can upgrade for $399, the package includes a microphone and stand along with the software. A curve is generated for each speaker and adjusted. The software includes bass correction.
Paradigm builds on the successful Signature Series with the S1/v.2 at $749 each in cherry, the center channel, C1/v.2 at $1,199 and the on-wall surround ADP-1/v.2 also MSRP $1,199.
Want in-walls â€“ seems everyone does these days and to achieve the highest quality, Paradigm developed the SA-LCR 3 at $1,199 each, or the SA-LCR 5 at $2,999 each. Unique is the rotating center mounted dual drivers for horizontal or vertical configurations. To insure a consistent and predictable sound, the required back boxes sell for $299 each, engineered solidly with baffles and insulation.