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Roadster-S, Those lethal dosages of XPA-1 look sic up there next to the Center. This may have been asked already, what kind of power can those mains take?

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I was wondering what was your reason for the change in power amps from the Rotel to the Emotiva?

I wasn't aware of the black trim option from Emotiva. I haven't seen any mention of it on their website. How'd you find out about it? They wouldn't happen to have an all silver option would they?

Well Mike, The RMB-1095 has always had a ground design flaw (as I learned from my local Rotel approved repair shop). I've lovingly been calling it my hum box. Over the 8 years I've owned it, I've had to struggle against those gremlins on several occasions. Some local guy was looking for one, so I sold it and even had some $ left over after buying the new Emotiva (!) Right out of the box, the sound from my surrounds opened up like I never experienced them before, what a pleasant surprise. And what do you know, absolutely dead quiet background to boot! You would have to pull my Emotiva amps out of my cold dead hands.

The black trim is there on their site, in accessories.

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Roadster-S, Those lethal dosages of XPA-1 look sic up there next to the Center. This may have been asked already, what kind of power can those mains take?

Thanks. The F2.2+ can handle 600W, 320W for the 2.3C+ center.

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Well Mike, The RMB-1095 has always had a ground design flaw (as I learned from my local Rotel approved repair shop). I've lovingly been calling it my hum box. Over the 8 years I've owned it, I've had to struggle against those gremlins on several occasions. Some local guy was looking for one, so I sold it and even had some $ left over after buying the new Emotiva (!) Right out of the box, the sound from my surrounds opened up like I never experienced them before, what a pleasant surprise. And what do you know, absolutely dead quiet background to boot! You would have to pull my Emotiva amps out of my cold dead hands.

The black trim is there on their site, in accessories.

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I found it. Thanks. I checked with them and no silver faceplates. It's great that after the changeover of amps you actually ended up with $. I have to say that every owner of Emo amps I know truly love them.
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Teaser: I'm having my Emotiva amp trims done to match my speakers. Made out of padouk wood, no screw attachment and a lacquer high gloss finish to boot. Stay tuned! Oh, I almost forgot, next up will be amp stands, made out of the same finish with bullnose rounded edges...

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great set up, very clean look, love the look of those speakers and av stand. Can you tell me what model of that Lovan stand and where to buy ? Thanks


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great set up, very clean look, love the look of those speakers and av stand. Can you tell me what model of that Lovan stand and where to buy ? Thanks

Thanks. The rack is from the classic series and can be bought on their website, lovanusa.com

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Thanks. The rack is from the classic series and can be bought on their website, lovanusa.com

Thank you, Bro. That was easy.


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Teaser: I'm having my Emotiva amp trims done to match my speakers. Made out of padouk wood, no screw attachment and a lacquer high gloss finish to boot. Stay tuned! Oh, I almost forgot, next up will be amp stands, made out of the same finish with bullnose rounded edges...



I can't wait to see them. Are they DIY or are you having them made for you?
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I can't wait to see them. Are they DIY or are you having them made for you?

Having them handcrafted by an Emotiva lounge member. Here's a teaser of the work in progress. It's the same wood as used on the Swans Ultimate series (padouk):



A few more coats of lacquer and they're in the mail!

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Beautiful!! I'm really looking forward to seeing them on. Will he be making the amp stands as well?
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^^^ Yep. We're just waiting to confirm the perfect color match of the trims first. The amp stands will be built to have only a small overhang to the component. Here's a computer generated pic of what to expect.


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Absolutely stunning! If he or she does this type of work regularly, would you mind PM-ing me the info of the person responsible for that excellent custom trimming?

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Absolutely stunning! If he or she does this type of work regularly, would you mind PM-ing me the info of the person responsible for that excellent custom trimming?


Thanks Brolic. They're exactly the same shape as the originals, but I didn't want screw heads this time around. I wonder if my amps will sound like tubes once they've got wood on them...
After they're fitted and all is good, I'll ask and get back to you.

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absolutely stunning! If he or she does this type of work regularly, would you mind pm-ing me the info of the person responsible for that excellent custom trimming?



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Thanks Brolic. They're exactly the same shape as the originals, but I didn't want screw heads this time around. I wonder if my amps will sound like tubes once they've got wood on them...
After they're fitted and all is good, I'll ask and get back to you.



I was wondering how will the new trim panels attach to the amps?
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Very happy with the outcome. The whole thing (trims and speakers) is a lot more red in person. Padauk wood reacts very orange to artificial flash. Perhaps, it's a placebo effect, but I could swear the amps now sound like tubes...






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I was wondering how will the new trim panels attach to the amps?


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Those finished trims are looking good!

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I think it's a great look! A very nice, unique custom touch.

You still getting the amp stands too?
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Fantastic Room it has that Retro & Modern look to it and your name and this car together would explain the home theatre experienceAttachment 237995

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I've got my own, thank you very much


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Guys, those are some fantastic cars!
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Hey Road whats the temperature like in that room with all that A\\V equipment it must be quite toasty in there!!!!
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Hey Road whats the temperature like in that room with all that A\\V equipment it must be quite toasty in there!!!!

I admit I do sweat once in a while...from the dynamics

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I admit I do sweat once in a while...from the dynamics

haha ohh you got jokes good to know sound waves can convert into heat waves lol
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Very small upgrade but I'm a firm believer in component isolation. These were inserted under my Oppo. Both my players were also lined with dampening material under their cover.


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Very small upgrade but I'm a firm believer in component isolation. These were inserted under my Oppo. Both my players were also lined with dampening material under their cover.



I'm feel the same as you but I don't have any experience with the ViaBlue products. How did you like the Tris?
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I'm feel the same as you but I don't have any experience with the ViaBlue products. How did you like the Tris?

I won't be claiming snake oil BS about how it transformed the sound, but a combination of several dampening steps against structure borne vibrations HAS improved the focus of instruments. I also addressed airborne vibration through use of a dampening pad applied to the inside of both my player's covers. In the end, I feel comfortable that I've taken reasonable steps in that direction.

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Well, I just pulled the trigger and ordered one of these:




I'll be using it exclusively for my redbook CD's. Being so spoiled by SACD sound, I wanted a dedicated DAC to squeeze the most out of the large collection of regular cd's I've got. Selective SS or tube output.

Also ordered a set of Psvane Collection Grade "A" tubes to replace the stock Shuguang unit. This second version of the EE DAC also has a hi-rez USB input for any future downloaded music (if that day ever comes for me...)

Will be running Better Cables Silver Serpents in and out. I'm already using those on all of my chain except for the speakers.



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