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post #91 of 230
So Bigred, when are you going to report back on the new TT and post some pics of it?

Nish
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So Bigred, when are you going to report back on the new TT and post some pics of it?

Nish

Funny you mention that lol...

Recently my vinyl collection has grown MUCH larger than it was originally. So I decided to return the Xpression III and I placed an order for the Pro-Ject RM-9.1. It should be here tomorrow



If you're still interested in the Xpression III I believe I posted some pics at the beginning of the thread (actually on post #3) and yes it was IMO a very nice sounding table.
post #93 of 230
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New table is in




post #94 of 230
d'oh, i was going to ask if you wanted to sell the Expression III to me. Tell us how the RM 9.1 is!
post #95 of 230
Very nice Bigred.

Do you hear a big difference between the RM 9.1 vs the Expression III?

Nish
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d'oh, i was going to ask if you wanted to sell the Expression III to me. Tell us how the RM 9.1 is!

if you want a awesome deal on the Xpression III then check out Underwood Hifi. He sells them for a nice discount
post #97 of 230
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Very nice Bigred.

Do you hear a big difference between the RM 9.1 vs the Expression III?

Nish

Thanks Nish,

I have not had a chance to listen to the 9.1 yet since I dont have a cartridge for it yet. I'm trying to decide between the Grado Platinum 1 and Grado Sonata 1. I'll let you know when I get it all up and running though
post #98 of 230
I don't know anything about turntables, but Bigred--yours looks high class.
I'm really digging the simplism of the design, the granite base, and the drive system.
Definitely not your every day 1200.
post #99 of 230
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I don't know anything about turntables, but Bigred--yours looks high class.
I'm really digging the simplism of the design, the granite base, and the drive system.
Definitely not your every day 1200.

Thanks Gelinas. I dig the look of it Its a very nice table, but its nothing in comparison to some guys tables...
post #100 of 230
Ok BigRed!

Tell us, what's up with the Anthem and how does it compare to the RPA-2!

(Didn't mean to put you on Front Street like that!) Yes I did!
You think you can bring home an Anthem amp and not tell anyone (on this site at least)?! Dude, this is huge for Emotiva owners! You potentially have harnessed the power to confirm to Emotiva patrons that buying a Emotiva was money well spent or they should have saved their money and purchase a vested, well-known, high priced, high-end amp! Only kidding. I'm very interested because I'm still debating between buying a Rotel RMB-1095 or opting for a Emotiva.

post #101 of 230
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Ok BigRed!

Tell us, what's up with the Anthem and how does it compare to the RPA-2!

(Didn't mean to put you on Front Street like that!) Yes I did!
You think you can bring home an Anthem amp and not tell anyone (on this site at least)?! Dude, this is huge for Emotiva owners! You potentially have harnessed the power to confirm to Emotiva patrons that buying a Emotiva was money well spent or they should have saved their money and purchase a vested, well-known, high priced, high-end amp! Only kidding. I'm very interested because I'm still debating between buying a Rotel RMB-1095 or opting for a Emotiva.



hahahah you're killin me

Yeah I brought the Anthem MCA-20 home the other day. Unfortunately I have not had a ton of time with it yet. I spent a couple of hours listening to music with it today though. Honestly....so far not really any difference. But tomorrow (Wednesday) will be my critical listening session with the Anthem. I'll keep ya updated
post #102 of 230
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hahahah you're killin me

Yeah I brought the Anthem MCA-20 home the other day. Unfortunately I have not had a ton of time with it yet. I spent a couple of hours listening to music with it today though. Honestly....so far not really any difference. But tomorrow (Wednesday) will be my critical listening session with the Anthem. I'll keep ya updated

Hello BigRed!

Well! How is it?! How is the Anthem?! And you know why this is huge. It's because you have Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grands! They are not the easiest speakers to push. But, they are some of the nicest speakers on the market for the money and they sound so good! I would think, that the Anthem, being what it is, would have rendered a more refined character to the Mozarts. Why? I don't know, I'm just trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about!

Really, do you notice any difference? And do you think Emotiva has made it hard to justify the pricing of the higher end model from Anthem, Arcam, Rotel, B&K, Parasound, etc,....?!

Regards,
post #103 of 230
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Hello BigRed!

Well! How is it?! How is the Anthem?! And you know why this is huge. It's because you have Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grands! They are not the easiest speakers to push. But, they are some of the nicest speakers on the market for the money and they sound so good! I would think, that the Anthem, being what it is, would have rendered a more refined character to the Mozarts. Why? I don't know, I'm just trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about!

Really, do you notice any difference? And do you think Emotiva has made it hard to justify the pricing of the higher end model from Anthem, Arcam, Rotel, B&K, Parasound, etc,....?!

Regards,


This is a copy and paste from what I posted at the Emotiva Lounge a week ago...All my tests were done demoing music that I love. I find HT comparisons kind of pointless IMO.

RPA-1: a bit more forward than the Anthem, but more impact with the bass. It really makes my speakers sound refined yet powerful....I think this amp makes a nice pairing with my speakers overall. The quality of this unit is quite obvious. It's a beautiful amp inside and out. I have had this amp for close to two years now and I have been enjoying it the entire time.


Anthem: A warmer sounding amp for sure. Anthem likes to boast about their roots in the tube business so perhaps they've voiced it to be a warmer sounding amp. Bass seems a little bloated with the MCA 20. That being said, certain types of music that I enjoy sound pretty darn good on this amp. Chris Botti's Album "To Love Again" just sounds amazing. With rock though, it seems to almost make my speakers sound muddy.


These are just a few things i've noticed so far. Without being so critical of the amps they sound more alike than different.

Although take this for what it is worth...While watching a movie the other night my Fiancee turns to me and says, "What happened to your other amp? I like the way it makes the Viennas sound a lot better"


After using this amp in my sustem for 2 weeks+ now, I definately like the RPA-1 better....
post #104 of 230
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A Rythmik F12SE sub is on its way to me now

Looks like this except with a black woofer
post #105 of 230
Bigred, congrats on the new sub! It looks really nice.

Have you had a chance to listen to it before purchasing? I am currently looking into a sub to incorporate into my 2 channel system and I would like something more musical. I haven't done much research yet, but I like the way this one looks...
post #106 of 230
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Although take this for what it is worth...While watching a movie the other night my Fiancee turns to me and says, "What happened to your other amp? I like the way it makes the Viennas sound a lot better"


After using this amp in my sustem for 2 weeks+ now, I definately like the RPA-1 better....

She sounds like a keeper (your fiancee that is)
post #107 of 230
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Bigred, congrats on the new sub! It looks really nice.

Have you had a chance to listen to it before purchasing? I am currently looking into a sub to incorporate into my 2 channel system and I would like something more musical. I haven't done much research yet, but I like the way this one looks...

I actually have heard this sub and it is phenominal. If you're looking for a musical sub...this is it
post #108 of 230
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She sounds like a keeper (your fiancee that is)

ha! Thanks She definately is a keeper
post #109 of 230
This is a nice, clean setup. I like it. The room, also. There's no sense of clutter, which is a psychological bonus as well, because I think it promotes a sense of ease when watching/listening. Still need to clean my place up, maybe get rid of some stuff.
post #110 of 230
Bigred, I just noticed that you have an AppleTV and was wondering what your thoughts were on it.? I have been contemplating on whether I want to go analog and get a TT or go digital and get an AppleTV or Squeezebox and DAC combo. I think for right now the digital road is better suited to me (i.e. it will appease my wife as she will be more likely to use it) and leave the TT for another time. Did you do any critical comparison with the AppleTV or was it more a function and ease of use that you choose it?
post #111 of 230
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Bigred, I just noticed that you have an AppleTV and was wondering what your thoughts were on it.? I have been contemplating on whether I want to go analog and get a TT or go digital and get an AppleTV or Squeezebox and DAC combo. I think for right now the digital road is better suited to me (i.e. it will appease my wife as she will be more likely to use it) and leave the TT for another time. Did you do any critical comparison with the AppleTV or was it more a function and ease of use that you choose it?

If you are looking for ease of use but still have great sound then digital is the only way to go. If you use iTunes and rip your CD's in a lossless format like .ALAC then the AppleTV rocks. It has an awesome interface, and sounds great. I use it to rent movies on all the time as well. I mainly use my Apple TV for background music when I'm doing stuff, but it used to be my main source for music and did an excellent job. Honestly, the TT sounds better, but Analog is a much more expensive journey that requires a lot of tender loving care.
post #112 of 230
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This is a nice, clean setup. I like it. The room, also. There's no sense of clutter, which is a psychological bonus as well, because I think it promotes a sense of ease when watching/listening. Still need to clean my place up, maybe get rid of some stuff.

Thanks man, I appreciate the compliment
post #113 of 230
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post #114 of 230
This place looks strangely familiar!

Awesome room, red!
post #115 of 230
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This place looks strangely familiar!

Awesome room, red!

haha thanks Lou
post #116 of 230
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So, how is it??? You can't just tease us with a picture, gotta write a detailed review!!
post #117 of 230
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So, how is it??? You can't just tease us with a picture, gotta write a detailed review!!

How does it compare to the MFW?
post #118 of 230
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So, how is it??? You can't just tease us with a picture, gotta write a detailed review!!

lol that will come. I've been crazy busy though and i'm still in the process of perfecting this sub.
post #119 of 230
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So, how is it??? You can't just tease us with a picture, gotta write a detailed review!!

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How does it compare to the MFW?

The Rythmik just smokes it... The MFW just had to much of a flabby uncontrolled sound in my setup. Right off the bat the rythmik was noticeably better and I have not even fine tuned the PEQ adjustments yet.
post #120 of 230
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The Rythmik just smokes it... The MFW just had to much of a flabby uncontrolled sound in my setup. Right off the bat the rythmik was noticeably better and I have not even fine tuned the PEQ adjustments yet.

Thats great. It looks very nice with the piano gloss finish. With it's servo system and being sealed, I'm sure it will sound amazing for music.
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