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#90293 - 05/04/05 05:30 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/05/05
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Loc: Oakton, VA
... and by the way Rick (BrotherBob), thank you very much for all the advise on Rotel equipment...
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#90294 - 05/04/05 06:12 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
Skerdi,

Congrats on the new Rotel gear.I had the RB 1070 in my system for a couple of weeks and do think I could have been very happy with it.That is one fine amp you have there.I had ordered the RB 1080 and the 1070 was on loan to me.I didn't get to do a side by side comparison with the two.If you are happy with the 1070 I see no need for an upgrade to the 1080.I went with as much power as my wallet (and wife) would allow.Also don't forget the RB 1070 is a bridgeable amp so later on if you feel the need for more power you could buy another and run two mono amps @ 360 watts per side.Of course you do have to have an 8 ohm speaker to do so.I forget if you have the M60s or not.
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#90295 - 05/04/05 09:53 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Loc: Oakton, VA
Thanks wid!!! I do have M60s. Later on, when I purchase a surround processor, I may find another use for my RB-1070. Until then, I will enjoy my music.
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#90296 - 05/05/05 10:24 AM Re: Rotels have arrived!
audiofan Offline
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Registered: 03/19/04
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rb-1080 + rc-1070 + rcd-1072 + M60 is a great combo. However, i think M60 is still not a perfect match to Rotel. It's a little harsh to me. But, M60 with Denon gears is perfect. This is just my taste.

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#90297 - 05/05/05 12:59 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
thyname Offline
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Registered: 04/05/05
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Loc: Oakton, VA
That is what I thought about my M60s when I got them first - harsh. However, after a week or so they sound much better, especially now that I have RC-1070/RB-1070 combo. I am not going to start arguing whether it is the speakers that broke in or my ears, but I really think they are much better now than they were 3 weeks ago, when I got them brand new.

And I don't know AudioFan, should I really spend an extra $300 and swap my RB-1070 for RB-1080? Is it worth it? I have 30 days time to do this.
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#90298 - 05/05/05 02:01 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I couldn't disagree more...but I guess that's what makes this hobby so fun. One man's gold is another man's garbage. I personally LOVE my Rotel and Axiom mix.


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#90299 - 05/05/05 04:30 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
You say that as if their frequency response is actually different from each other.

They're both flat. I doubt either of them has a 3-6 dB recession/peak, so I'd say it's placeabo, not the amp causing this "brightness"

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#90300 - 05/05/05 06:50 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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#90301 - 05/05/05 08:34 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 03/27/04
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Perhaps that was a bit harsh. Yet I still stand by my point.

A site I used to go to about audio compression, where lots of development for audio codecs(LAME MP3, ogg vorbis, MPC) was done required people to post ABX test(blind test) results each time they made a claim such as "this new version at this bitrate cuts the highs off too much on this song", because if it wasn't blind, it's impossible to not hear a difference. When you're looking for a difference between two different products that create identical sound your mind makes the difference for you. I was amazed with this: I consistently thought a WAV sounded different from another in the midrange detail when I tried to find a difference back and forth.

Point is, odd claims like that made without any kind of test, that are claimed wrong by measurements make me cry foul. ABX is a great thing.

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#90302 - 05/05/05 08:48 PM Re: Rotels have arrived!
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6720
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
I do believe you have a valid point.If a ss amp is of good quality it should not introduce a sonic signature.I do think if a person buys an amp like Rotel they are getting one of better build quality then the amps supplied in most recievers.When I play my music I do like to push it on occasion.This is where I think a person could tell the difference in a reciever and a good amp.Where the reciever starts to crap out on ya the amp will keep the sound nice and clean.Is it worth the extra dollars spent,to me I think it is.YMMV
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