I am writing this review so others can have an idea what this "unheard of amplifier" is all about. I took a chance. Aamir highly recommended it. Very very impressive! The AD 5180 is really a "WINNER" :-) Build quality is outstanding, fit and finish, flawless. On receiving the AD 5180, before connecting it in my system, I took it to my (old) go to HiFi store in Calgary. A small high end shop. My friend was skeptic, and unsure, so we connected the Tonewinner AD 5180 into a decent system. A $5.5K Anthem STR Amplifier, very nice! (200w x 2, close to the same power), paired with Paradigm Prestige 75F tower speakers that was set up. Played a few hi res tracks we both know very well, impressive! Then we connected the tonewinner AD 5180 using the Anthem STR pre outs, It woke up the Paradigms with authority and finesse! The sound had better body and dynamics over all in comparison. That impressed us as the Anthem is over 4 times the price and the AD 5180 was as good as, if not better. Ok, good, ....NOT. We paired it with a 7 yr old Yamaha 2 channel Amplifier that was preowned, same speakers, same tracks, same volume to keep things equal. Holy @#%!!! We both were blown away. I had every hair on my body stand up! (my friend also) A wow moment. The soundstage was incredible. Drums, cymbal hits, bass, vocals were something to behold. Cleanest amp I have ever heard. Zero noise, zero distortion at out listening level (-18) Its not easy to impress a Audiophile who has also been in the Audio Hi Fi biz for 30+ yrs, me either! Hats off to the AD 5180!!
Aamir has his finger on a incredible product line. Not only is it a 2 channel high end beast, now I have it in my HT system!!. SVS Prime Pinnacles, Prime center, SVS SB4000 sub, all from Summit Hi Fi. Nad T758 7 ch AV Reciever (pre amp now) Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F towers as surrounds, Definitive tech bipolar rears Sony X800M2 4k Blue Ray. After some set up, No room correction, fired up my go to demo Mad Max Fury Road 4k was my first movie. I was again very impressed. The dynamics, clarity, detail and soundstage this amplifier provides is no joke. Not the slightest hint of distortion, or it ever running out of chest pounding power. It will blow away any AV receiver on the market hands down. (checked for gunshot wounds after John Wick 3!!) I drove it hard until my ears gave out. Class A/B amps run quite hot, but with the AD 5180 I could still place my hand on top of the amplifier!
The AD 5180 I would say is a fairly neutral amplifier. Pair it with different gear and it will reproduce the sonic signature with pinpoint accuracy, plenty of clean ultra low distortion power to drive ANY speaker set up. The spec's as far as I can tell are there. In conclusion, the Tonewinner AD 5180 is an incredible value, build quality, great looks, and solid high end performance. Thank you Aamir!
BLOWN AWAY !!!! This is the first thing I can say ... not only is it insanely powerful, it looks beautiful. I am running the amp with a Macintosh pre-amp and a Marantz NA6006 DAC driving a pair of VERY thirsty flagship Polk 707's and the result is one of the very best sound stages I have ever heard in my life. HUGE thank you to Amir for setting me up with one of these, now I just need the 5 channel to complete my surround room !!
Aamir at Summithifi is literally the best entertainment guy in the business. I am always one to constantly do research and make sure i'm getting the best of the best. No compromises. Its tough to make decisions when their are so many different reviews on different sound systems out there. Your regular audio shops just don't do their jobs as well these days - that was until I spoke with Aamir at Summithifi. This guy knows whats he's talking about, and on top of that, he's willing to go above and beyond to really help you perfect your setup. This guy is THE GUY. If you need anything entertainment wise, he will help you, educate you, and properly advise you how to go about depending on your situation - Im telling you, dont go anywhere else. Just checkout the SVS + Nx7 setup he created for me in the video below and your mind will be blown. Couldn't have done it without this man.
Was currently running a Denon AVR-X4000 with new KEF Q950’s. These speakers were a great upgrade from 20 year old Polks, however felt they lacked a bit in the mid range. This amp brought these speakers to life. They were brighter, more punch and clarity. Bass and drums really stand out. I would recommend this amp to anyone for value and build quality. The meter was larger than expected, however the light is dimmable and looks fantastic. Aamir was great to deal with and everything promised was fulfilled. A 45 day trial period is a good perk but in this case not required. My wife let me peel the protective plastic off the front within a week.
Awesome piece of equipment, couldn't be happier!
Purchasing from Aamir is like dealing with your best friend, no hassles and an easy transaction.
I will definitely be purchasing more hifi.
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Just about 1 year ago I came across Summit Hifi online looking for a home theatre 7 channel amplifier. I chatted with Amir about an Emotiva XPA7 to power seven channels for me. Around this time the amplifier would have cost me around 2500.00 CAD. I luckily held off till now. I purchased a Tone Winner AD-7300 PA for around 1700.00 CAD from Summit Hifi. Amir lent me a Tone Winner AD-5180 to try out while I was awaiting my AD-7300PA to arrive. I was blown away by the head room I achieved from the AD-5180 five channel amplifier. My equipment is not low end stuff, Marantz SR7011, Klipsch RF82ii, RB61ii, RC62ii, AW-525, SW112 subs, Paridigm Monitor 3, and Sinclair Audio 45RS. When Amir arrived with the AD-7300 PA and we got it all set I was even more blown away by the sound and clarity of the amplifier, even better the AD-5180. I couldn't be more happier with Summit Hifi and, of course Amir for directing me to Tone Winner. Thank you for your assistance. Iqbal Hosein
I used to drive my mirage m3si with a Bryston 4B but these Summit Hi-Fi & Tonewinner amp can equal the superb bass and very more musical.The midrange and treble completely out class the Bryson.looking for a powerful amp with tube like midrange,buy this unit and save some money for other gear in your system
Aamir,not Thor is the God Of Thunder!
I had the pleasure of Aamir and Summit Hifi services
recently and was extremely impressed.The Svs Pb2000 dual subwoofers he recommended made my home theatre come alive.I have a 7.2.4 system and did not realize what I was missing until I met Svs.Thank you so very much Aamir and I am looking forward to enjoying you’re services in the future!
I bought this unit at first because of the great price.But when got it here and started to listen to the unit,it just shock me the sweet sounding it brings.Sure,500 watts should give me lot of tight deep bass but to get warm midrange and sparkling highs.I use to drive my old Mirage m3si years ago with a Bryston 4B nrb years ago.happy with the bass with no luck with everything else,not musical at all.All power and no finese.Anyone who needs a high power solid state amp should consider this unit
And will never be disappointed.Oh before I forget Aamir is a great guy to deal with.That is a bonus
I’ve had several projectors in the last 20 years including an Epson 5030ub, JVCx500, x750, x950 and now the native 4K NX7...I really don’t think you will find a better brighter native 4K HDR high contrast inky blacks projector than the JVC NX7...
Movies simply look jaw dropping on this projector in native 4K...Wide color gamut is 2nd to none and colours just POP...
JVC just introduced new dynamic tone mapping firmware which analyses each individual frame for luminance etc and provides the optimum video output for each frame on a frame by frame basis...the result is simply stunning!!!
Big thank you to Aamir for a phenomenal customer experience...Highly recommended!
Upgraded from a pair of PB-2000's to a pair of PB-16's.
Everything you've read is true. Unbelievable power and infrasonics, highly detailed and subtle, and it even looks more ridiculous in person than in pictures. Sealed mode is also excellent for music! Zero regrets. Service from Aamir is 2nd to none!
As my wife said about these: "Idiotic in the best possible way."
Yes , love these amps, have two upstairs, 5/7 channel ones with a Marantz 7705 pre amp. Will use one more 7 channel with my other Anthem gear and a few other amps too! This is my living room system, as I have 7 systems. You can catch me on my Facebook page Audio Video Maniacs!!! Great dealing with Amir!!!!👍🏿 Highly recommend!
I recently purchased a Tonewinner 7300 and a Monoprice Monolith 7 amplifier. The Tonewinner amp looks better and has a higher build quality in my opinion. The back of the Monolith 7 looks cheap, especially the speaker terminals. The Mono 7 is also very unbalanced, the front is MUCH heavier than the back. The Mono 7 weighs 93 lbs and may not work with a lot of audio racks. The Tonewinner is built like a tank too, and has a nice weight to it, but it isn't excessive like the Mono 7.
Performance wise, I switched back and forth between the 2 and I was not able to hear the difference with my Klipsch surround set up. I am running RP speakers all the way around and RF towers for the rears. Both amps sound great, the are full sounding and dynamic. The Mono 7 did have an audible hum coming from inside the amp chassis. This could have been DC offset or a defective unit, I can't say for sure. Either way, it was audible from the listening position. There was no audible hum coming from the Tonewinner amp. Considering the Mono 7 is significantly more expensive and I couldn't tell the difference between sound quality tells you something about these Tonewinner amp...they are good quality.
Ultimately the hum from the Mono 7 chassis was not something I was willing to put up with, so I returned the Mono 7 and kept the Tonewinner 7300 and I have no regrets whatsoever. I would venture to say that these Tonewinner amps would give Emotiva a run for their money and would at least be AS GOOD as the Emotivas for a lot less money.
Don't hesitate to buy one of these amps, you will not be disappointed!! Not to mention Aamir gives awesome customer service and offers a 5 year warranty on them!!
Traditionally I have always stuck to Class A or Class A/B amplifiers. I decided to try out a few Class D amplifiers for my 2 channel listening. I typically prefer a clean, detailed, neutral sound. I like to hear the music exactly the way it was recorded, don't we all? The problem I found with the Class D amps was that the sound was too clean, bright, analytical, edgy. In essence, very clinical which meant very boring. My last few attempts at Class D amplification had buyer remorse set in quickly. I was ready to throw in the towel for Class D amps. I was wanting to try some new DAC's so I purchased the NuPrime DAC-9 from Summit Hifi. I was really impressed with the build quality and sound signature from this DAC so I purchased the NuPrime DAC-10 as well. The build quality and sound bar was raised once again. Now that NuPrime had me convinced that they were serious contenders, I decided to give their Class D amps a chance. I purchased the NuPrime ST-10M monoblocks from Summit Hifi and again, build quality is top notch. The ST-10M's and my DAC-10 are a perfect match and the smaller form factor look is stunning, very classy. So looks aside, how do the ST-10M's sound. In a word, amazing. Everything that I disliked about my previous Class D amp's quickly disappeared with these amps. They were not thin, dry, edgy and clinical like the others. The bass was deep, tight, and very controlled while the treble presented as airy, crisp and clean, not being edgy or overly bright like I was expecting. What floored me the most though was the midrange. My go-to tracks for vocal testing are Kirsti Huke's rendition of Wish You Were Here and Siri Gjaere's Loveless Cafe. Kirsti and Siri's vocals through the ST-10M's gave me chills up my spine, the best I have heard from any amplifier to date. Imaging, depth, and dimensionality, were fantastic. I am sold on the ST-10M's and am eager to start listening to my music all over again. As always, Aamir from Summit Hifi was a big help!
Love the 7 channel 300 watt amp, the meters look great, sound is really good, I use the 5/7 amp with my Marantz 7705 pre pro in my living room system, use it for tv/projector, games , tv,and kareoki,, and my sheild and apple4k box, yes multi use system! My 12 yr old has a choice of a 75” hdr Lg tv or a 120” screen. The amps rock!
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