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#93696 - 05/08/05 11:18 PM Ended up with Rotel after all…
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3826
Loc: Up yonder
I’m almost too embarrassed to even mention this, seeing how I pestered the hell out of everyone over which separates to buy. But I figured I might as well get it over with, or just not come around anymore... but I'm still need help with the HT set up, so I reckon I better just get it over with.....

So I was expecting the Fex-X truck last Friday to drop off the NAD’s. Instead I get a phone call from the vendor telling me he made a “mistake” calculating shipping costs. This was after I had bought the dam things and paid the shipping charges. He was very apologetic about it all, but the shipping would cost me another $100 on top of the $85 he quoted me. Being in the right mood, I told him to kindly piss off and cancel the order. A few hours of low altitude flying later, I had two Rotel boxes in my truck. They were out of the 1080, but had just put one on the floor about two months ago. After some dickering, they sold me that one with a modest discount and paired it up with the 1070 pre-amp. And they’re black. They’ll match my Integra changer just about perfectly.

Now I just need time to re-rout cables and wires. Probably this next Friday. I got to put another stinking dresser together now. Dam woman and her shoes. I'm going to burn a couple loss-less CD's and play it with the HK and the Rotel to see if I can tell a difference. Not really expecting much, but one can never tell.

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#93697 - 05/08/05 11:59 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
spiroh Offline
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Registered: 01/06/05
Posts: 65
Loc: Chicago, IL
I'll tell you what. I heard Wid's set up who uses Rotel amps with his M80s and I just loved that setup. Very very nice. I think you did good.

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#93698 - 05/09/05 08:51 AM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
Congratulations!!! purchasing Rotel is a great choice!! you'll never regret it!! I have RC-1070 RB-1070 and RCD-1072 and am quite happy. The only upgrade I can do now is RB-1080.
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#93699 - 05/09/05 02:56 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Being part of the Rotel club myself, I say "welcome aboard!".


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#93700 - 05/09/05 05:19 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6717
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Congrats on your new equipment.I think you're gonna like it.We have to wait till Friday ?
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#93701 - 05/09/05 08:23 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3826
Loc: Up yonder
Ya, it sucks, but I want to take my time and get the cables and speaker wires re-routed. I also want to take time listening and taking notes on how particular songs sound with the HK driving, and then the same songs with the Rotels. I sure do like the way they look, quite heavy as well. I'm pretty excited about the tone controls too. I played with them some at the store and was pleasently surprised at how well they work. They made a set of little BW surrounds sound amazingly large and full of base. They want from sounding flat to 'did you just turn on a sub'.

So is there a secret hand shack for the club? hahaha
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#93702 - 05/09/05 08:43 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
RickF Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Oh what the hell....

I *was* going to wait until I knew for a fact that you were going with the Rotels and had them in hand, 'cause I know how you 'undecided' folks can be but I'll go ahead and chime my Rotellian ass in here and say "Congrat's Mike!" ... I believe you'll be quite happy with the system!



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#93703 - 05/09/05 11:26 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3826
Loc: Up yonder
LOL...

Well technically, they are in hand. Sitting there patiently on the floor waiting for some attention. Half of my EQ rack showed up today too. Hope the other box makes its' way here..... Got my dandy cables for my satelite too!!

Oh well, back to the dresser. What a bitch dragging it through the house wearing a fu*^^$* cast!!

thanks for the welcome fellers. Looking foward to pissing off the new neighbor three houses down the street. I'm going to pay him back for that speeding ticket... LOL...
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#93704 - 05/11/05 07:58 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
KC_Mike Offline
local

Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 209
Loc: KS
Kudos to you for cancelling the order. Often times, shady merchants do exactly what happened to you. At the last minute, they inform the customer that shipping was misquoted hoping the customer will agree to the new quote out of not wanting to go elsewhere and having to wait all over again.

You will probably fall in love with your Rotel gear anyway.

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#93705 - 05/11/05 10:48 PM Re: Ended up with Rotel after all…
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3826
Loc: Up yonder
Can't say that thought didn't cross my mind, but I try to think everyone is trustworthy....until they screw me, then they're done. He was pretty surprised when I told him to cancell. I did give them a chance to honor the quote, but they didn't.
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