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#90283 - 04/14/05 06:40 AM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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#90284 - 04/14/05 01:18 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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hehehehe...


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#90285 - 05/01/05 08:16 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/16/05
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So you like the Rotel-Axiom combination... I'm interested in the M50s. Thinking about the Rotel RX-1052 receiver @ 100Wpc or a NAD C352 integrated @ 80Wpc. Leaning toward the Rotel though 'cause I've read that the M50s are warm and casual with their midrange dip. The Rotel is said to be less warm than NAD and a bit more "in yer face". Sounds like the right combination.
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#90286 - 05/01/05 08:48 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 03/27/04
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Don't bother with those descriptions. I read into them a year ago, and it nearly drove me insane.

The only way an amp would be "bright" or "warm" is if it had a 3 or higher dB lift or recession in any one frequency range while driving the speakers. Axioms are an easy load, so if the response changed this drastically while powering them - that amp is trash. Solid state amps have been around for over 25 years. By now they know how to make them with low distortion, high damping factor, flat frequency response, low stereo crosstalk.. you get the idea: neutral enough so that outside of power, if it's well designed there's not much else to compare.

The NAD and Rotel are both great amps that measure well. if they're halfway decently designed, and you're not driving two drastically different models(50 wpc vs 380 wpc), they'll sound the same.. Save yourself the headache and go with the better deal.

When comparing two well designed amps that measure well, blindly: I challenge anyone to hear a difference.


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#90287 - 05/03/05 04:54 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/16/05
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Well, a nice gent from this site is selling a Rotel RX-1052 receiver and emailed me a couple days ago....I guess I'll be in the Axiom/Rotel club!
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#90288 - 05/04/05 09:07 AM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
... and you will not be sorry!! It was the other way around for me: from Rotel to Axioms. I am happy all the way!
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#90289 - 05/04/05 11:10 AM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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YES!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!
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#90290 - 05/04/05 04:51 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
LOL...I kinda had an 'inkling' where the Rotel reciever was coming from. Enjoy!
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#90291 - 05/04/05 05:15 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 552
Loc: Oakton, VA
Oh yes Rick (BrotherBob) you guessed it well, below is copied from my recent posting at Club Rotel:

""""Finally, somebody decided to buy my RX-1052 receiver (for sure he will not be sorry, great all-in-one unit). Immediately I went to my dealer... Anyway to make a long story short I came home with a brand new RB-1070 and RC-1070 combo. I was able to negotiate it down to USD1094 (of course plus VA tax). I think it is a good price.

Now, I came home, hooked it up (already purchased a second SilverCats IC from Doug), and... oh my God!!! When is this ever gonna end?!! Awesome sound, great dynamics, music had like "a big punch", and especially the bass was so much improved. Highs were more pronounced and crisp as well. Honestly, I did not think I will hear a bid difference from my rx-1052 receiver. Anyway... I am happy now.

Unfortunately, my dealer had to special order RB-1080 so I bought RB-1070, also because he gave a 30 day upgrade note on this one, I can swap it for the 1080 and they can special order it if I decide so. Until they get it, I can keep my 1070 home. But, I don't know if this would be necessary. 1070 sounds great to me, and I cannot imagine if 1080 can sound any better. Guys, please help! Do I need to go for 1080?

I ran a mini - mono cable from rc-1070 out to RB-1070 in 12v trigger and works fine. How about my RCD-1072? there is only one 12v trigger out on RC-1070, or should I run it from 12v trigger Out on my RB-1070 to the CD player? You think this will work?? (putting all three on standby mode, while pressing power button on RC-1070 remote).

I would like to know what do you think guys about my setup!!"""""

To continue with you BrotheBob, I am more than happy. And yes it costed me much more money to go to separates, but it is worth it. Besides, I don't care to much for radio, thus I did not need a tuner. My RX-1052 is a great unit, and I knew it I could sell it quickly. In fact, I did not even post it at ebay at all.
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#90292 - 05/04/05 05:28 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
I was wondering what you decided on Skerdi, man congrats on the decision and we need to leave the upgrade questions to our resident 'Rotel expert' Wid...he's very knowledgable with the Rotel and usage.

Sounds like it worked out great for everybody!
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