The Axiom III’s linestage design is an evolution of the Arion MkII output
stage circuitry and is cut from the same sonic cloth as the Arion MkII
Phonostage. Utilizing a cascoded J-FET differential input stage and bipolar
Class-A output stage. The Axiom III will drive any cable or load with ease.
The high resolution JFET input stage was developed to interface to extremely
low signals of a MC cartridge and provide the same level of signal integrity to
wide dynamic range line level musical signals.
The AXIOM III Linestage’s volume is controlled by a relay-based ladder
configuration control that is controlled by a microprocessor-based control
circuit. The advantage being that the signal path has only one high quality
resistor in the signal path at any volume setting. Volume settings are
accomplished through high quality Telecon style low-signal application
devices, eliminating the sliding wipers and resistive films used in rotary
volume controls. Once again preserving as much of the music’s subtleties,
which is where the magic in any recording is encoded.
Like the Arion, the power supply utilizes a high-current toroidal power
transformer, using the same configuration of isolating the positive supply
from the negative with a common carefully routed ground net. There are 4
+/- DC supplies (dual mono configuration), +/_ pairs per channel.
Operation is remote control operated with a display reporting current setting.
4 RCA line-level inputs 75K ohm
2 RCA Outputs 10-ohm output impedance
Gain is 10DB.
Input Sensitivity: 220 mV for 1 V output
Gain: 16 dB. Max output: 6 V
Input Impedance: 50K ohms
Output Impedance: Unbalanced: < 10 ohms
Frequency Response 5 Hz – 150 kHz, +0/-5 dB
Distortion THD: < 0.005% at 100 Hz
THD: < 0.008 at 20 kHz
S/N Ratio > 110 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted
>100 dB, input shorted, unweighted
Crosstalk > 102 dB at 10 kHz
> 96 dB at 20 kHz
AC power 110-120 or 220-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz,
Weight Net: 20 lbs.
Shipping: 24 lbs.
Dimensions Width: 17 1/4” (437 mm)
Depth: 16” (406 mm)
Height, with feet: 5 7/8” (150mm)
Height, without feet: 5 1/4” (133 mm)