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#52492 - 07/15/04 05:15 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
rcvecc Offline
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Registered: 04/17/03
Posts: 608
Loc: east haven ct
i would go with the more powerfull amp if you can swing it.more power is better imo.....ron

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#52493 - 07/15/04 05:55 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I had both amps hooked up to M80's.The 1070 should do just fine in that small of a room.I ended up keeping the Rb1080 and taking the 1070 back.Its not that the 1070 sounds any differant its just I like to have as much power as I can afford.With the 1080 there is a better chance that I would'nt over drive it.For the most part I hardly ever go past 10 o'clock on the 1070 pre-amp.The 1080 and 1070 are both good amps to drive Axioms.You ca'nt go wrong with either of them.
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#52494 - 07/15/04 08:26 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
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Registered: 05/11/02
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T, using the rating numbers the difference figures out to 1.87dB. Using M60s this would be roughly the difference between handling a 115dB or 117dB peak. It would be rare if ever that something would hit that narrow range(especially in a room the size of yours)and the 1080 would handle it better. Also note that on split second peaks the 1070 can probably supply at least 200 watts for a brief instant. The 1070 should be plenty, so enjoy, but watch out for your hearing.
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#52495 - 07/15/04 09:02 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Thasp Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
Has anybody here had their system clip(ever?) with 130-150 watts of real power? I think I'll be going with the 1070, so thanks to everybody here for saving me $300.

I'm jumping at the first HSU or SVS deal under $450 I see on audiogon. Is there a general preference of HSU boxes over SVS tubes for music, or are they both good?

Thanks again for all the responses here.

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#52496 - 07/15/04 09:24 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I think that you would be hard pressed to clip the 1070 in a room the size of yours.I know my 1080 has never ran out of power in my 20x15 room.It is also pushing a 4 ohm load with the M80's so it is 300 watts in 4 ohm.I think it would be a toss up as far as Hsu or Svs.I recently got a B-stock Vtf-2MK1 from Hsu for $300.00 thats was a pretty good deal I think.
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#52497 - 07/15/04 11:45 PM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Thasp Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
Where can you find the b-stock HSUs? SVS has a b-stock section on their site, yet I can't for the life of me find that section on HSU's.

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#52498 - 07/16/04 12:25 AM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1660
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
SPL Calc

I found that very interesting and useful

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#52499 - 07/16/04 01:45 AM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Thasp Offline
devotee

Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
Thanks for that. The worst I could possibly do in my room, according to my test, is 112 dB.

This is loud, no?

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#52500 - 07/16/04 03:33 AM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Thasp Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
Also.. how often do the HSUs show up on audiogon? An STF-2 would be nice, but getting an STF-3 or VTF-2 for the same price or little more would be even better.

Thanks again!

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#52501 - 07/16/04 06:51 AM Re: Rotel RB-1070 amp or RB-1080 with M60ti?
Wid Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
On the Hsu site click the service tab.Or just give them a call thats what I did.
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