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  1. Hi Rob / Onbeer - sorry mate I sold this a few months ago. Couldn't see how to delete the listing - any ideas?
  2. For Sale! Rotel RMB-1095 (1000W RMS, 5Ch.Amp) + Rotel RSP-1066 (7.2 surround preamp-processor & HT audio-video receiver) Price: $1,750 guide for BOTH Item Condition: Very good Reason for selling: See below Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, EFT once clearing my account - COD Only Extra Info: I strongly prefer to sell BOTH these in a single sale, as they have a wonderful synergy together & I want to keep the sale straightforward. Selling because way too powerful for my tiny home, especially since the arrival of our first child! This is a SERIOUSLY POWERFUL audiophile quality amplifier and pre-pro which deserves a home where it can be unleashed in all it's incredibly high fidelity (low THD, high SNR) power. American quality you would expect from the highly respected Rotel! Both in excellent fully working condition, including original heavy-duty packaging, manuals & remote control. I have recently had this unit cleaned, serviced & electrically inspected. Note this is a USA powered model so will require a transformer to use in Australia. You can buy an one here for approx $150 (eg http://www.tortech.com.au/step-down-transformer-australia/usa-step-down-transformer/1000w-transformer-economy-step-down). Have already taken $200 off my asking price to allow for transformer cost to buyer! Rotel RMB-1095 (1000W RMS, 5Ch.Amp): (Brand new RRP in 2003 was US $2000) You won't find many of these on the market anywhere in the world because they are so good that people hold onto them & snap them up when offered for sale. EVERYWHERE you look your will find OUTSTANDING reviews of this amp - here are some examples: * http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/amplifiers/rotel/rmb-1095/prd_123774_1583crx.aspx * http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/entry.php?sectionid=16&entryid=33 * http://www.audioholics.com/amplifier-reviews/rotel-rmb-1095 * What Hi*Fi gave the RMB-1095 a FULL 5 stars! Here is the official product page with all the important details + more reviews: http://www.rotel.com/NA/products/ProductDetails.htm?Id=2&Tab=1&Pic=1 200 Watts RMS output/Channel into 8 Ohms, all Channels Driven, 20 Hz - 20 kHz Two Rotel toroidal transformers · Balanced and unbalanced inputs · British slit foil capacitors THD: < 0.03% Frequency Response: 15Hz - 100kHz +0.5dB, -3dB Signal to Noise Ratio: 116dB MFR: 15 Hz - 100 kHz +0.5 - 3 dB Dimensions (W x H x D): 432 x 237 x 410 mm Weight: 34kg (that should give you an idea of the build quality!) Use all 5-channels for an incredible, immersive multi-channel experience, or use 4 channels in a quasi-bi-amp configuration to drive difficult speakers. Each amplifier channel has both an RCA unbalanced input and an XLR balanced input for audiophile quality signal input. The 1095 performs well with demanding speakers & difficult loads. The sound is smooth & never harsh, even at very loud volume. It has a slightly laid back high end, which is very appealing, since not only are many movie sound tracks relatively bright, but many CDs & digital files are as well. Regardless of how sibilant voices are in the source, the 1095 handles them with ease. Rotel has taken into account the probability that the consumer will listen at quite loud volume, so their laid back high end characteristic makes high volume more tolerable. Rotel came into the high power amplifier arena late, so they had to keep the price lower & performance higher than other audiophile models to break into that category - this unit outcompetes many higher priced ones from the same era (circa. 2000). Rotel RSP-1066 (7.2 surround preamp-processor & HT audio-video receiver): (Brand new RRP in 2003 was US $1500) http://www.rotel.com/content/manuals/rsp1066_eng_spa_fre.pdf Specifications: AUDIO: THD <0.05% Frequency Response 10 Hz - 95 kHz, ±1 dB (line level) 10 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.3 dB (digital level) SNR: 95 dB (Stereo) Analog / 92 dB (Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS) 0dBFs Input Sensitivity/Impedance Line Level: 200 mV/47 kohms Tone Controls (Bass/Treble): ±8 dB at 100 Hz/10 kHz Preamp Output Level: 1.2 V (200 mV Input) VIDEO: Frequency Response:3 Hz – 10 MHz, ± 3 dB SNR:45 dB Input/Output Impedance:75 ohms Output Level: 1 volt GENERAL: Power Consumption: 40 watts Power Requirements (AC): 115 volts, 60Hz (USA version) Weight: 7.6 Kg Dimensions (W x H x D): 432 x 121 x 341 mm Front Panel Height: 109 mm
  3. Thanks JJ. Ozcall - I'm interested to hear more about your reservations about adding mass to the plinths - in what way/s might it be a bad idea? Yes Linn used a stone loaded polymer bases (or as I wrote, "composite stone/resin") in the 'upgrade' bases. As mentioned most forums & reviews I have read say that the speakers sound MUCH better with the plinths attached. Alas I don't have the spare $$ for genuine Linn replacement plinths so am looking for a cost-effective (possibly even a DIY) solution. What specifically do you suggest I search the Linn and Leonjonklu forums for? Do you mean for alternatives to genuine Linn plinths? Cheers
  4. Hi I've got a pair of 2nd hand Linn Espek floor-standers but alas the previous owner had lost the composite stone/resin plinth bases. Consensus seems to be that using the heavy bases takes the Espeks' performance from being decent to brilliant. Plus we have sprung wooden floors! So I definitely want to install some kind of heavy base underneath the speakers. Are any SNA members able to point me in the right direction of somewhere in Sydney I can source some granite to make plinths? Doesn't have to be anything flash looking & I don't have a big budget - certainly not hundreds of dollars. Approx dimensions 200mm x 350mm & about 40-50mm thick (or 2 x 20mm slabs glued together). Alternatively I've heard that pavers do a passable job - any comments on this or other low-budget solutions? Cheers Kundalini
  5. I'm in the market for a decent DAC (ideally with coax input & balanced outputs) - would appreciate the community keeping an eye out for me!
  6. Thanks Gainphile & Frog I appreciate both of your comments - definitely something to add to the mix (I already have the Ben Harper acoustic type track so will add a full rich orchestral).
  7. A side-question (for when I set up my studio) - has anyone had experience with KRK Rokit 10-3's ?
  8. Thanks everybody for your thoughtful suggestions. I'm now putting together a CD to use when auditioning speakers & will then go out & do some serious listening!
  9. Hi Virtuvian Thanks for your suggestions - some great producers & tracks there (some I already have - others eg Soehngenetic, I'm looking forward to exploring). I play a diverse range of genres - my philosophy is to read & 'play to the crowd', so really it depends on the context. I personally enjoy selective tracks from classical, folk, jazz, blues, world, reggae, dub, rock, soul/motown, funk, hip hop, reggae, dub, trip hop, nu jazz, chill, ambient, psybient, psytrance, progressive house, tech house, funky house, deep house, drum n bass. I have a particular passion for well produced downbeat music - whether it's acoustic folk, baroque or chamber music, classical indian or electronic ambient/psybient. What about yourself?
  10. Thanks Damo Yes definitely open to 2nd hand. I've actually got Ben Harper - Live from Mars so will have another listen.
  11. Thanks Whatmore - I look forward to finding speakers which 'disappear' so I can lose myself in a music rapture!
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