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joetama
07-31-2006, 12:57 AM
So, I was planning on getting a new receiver (actually a surround sound processor) sometime towards the end of summer. But I went into my local shop can came across a deal I COULD NOT PASSS UP.... I will post up picture on Tuesday when I have it installed. I was looking at originally getting a Rotel RSP-1068 which is pretty nice but I got such a good deal I got the RSP-1098 which is totally *******!!!

http://www.rotel.com/products/specs/rsp1098.htm

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 12:59 AM
dats peerrrrttttyyyyy. how much did you spend if you don't mind me askin??

fakename
07-31-2006, 12:59 AM
looks fancy

JimJ
07-31-2006, 01:01 AM
Hell, I wish I had a "local shop"...the closest store with a decent product line is in Roanoke, and there's absolutely nothing here in NC.

Nice piece :)

...for something solid state...j/k

Beat_Dominator
07-31-2006, 01:02 AM
Rotel :rolleyes:




j/k I love their stuff. My favorite local shop closed down a few years ago :(

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 01:04 AM
there is still 1 shop in town that's high end. they sell stuff like B&W and Wilson Audio.

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 01:13 AM
wilson uses modified focal speakers in their 120k towers.

JimJ
07-31-2006, 01:18 AM
I'm too broke for home audio. I have seen some of focals high-end home stuff at tweeter, and it is bad-***! Those mesh speakers are insane. The salesman explained how they work, but all I could do was scratch my head.

BS.

Home audio has a stigma of being insanely expensive - which some of it is. But if you shop right, and can use a soldering iron, it's amazing what you can find out there. Mike S. over on CSO makes me feel bad with what he's built :) Sure, it may not look like something you'd bring to CES, but I'll be ****ed, for what some people spend on HTIBs, you can do a whole bunch with two channels and a sub.

The ultra-high end gives the rest of it a bad name...you know, the $10,000 phono cartridges and $500 a meter interconnects.

Beat_Dominator
07-31-2006, 01:28 AM
oops, thought these were focals, but theyre MartinLogans....

http://twtr.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p2309339dt.jpg

i dont know how they work but holy hell.

ML's are just Electro-static speakers. If you search the internet you can find a lot about how they work. I've heard my fare share of the Martin Logans and while the new "smaller" ones don't blow me away the full sized monsters can be very impressive with their sound staging :)

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 01:29 AM
i've got an alright system at home, dont get me wrong. but it seems like all the good stuff is expensive out the wazoo.

Set of high end home speakers: easily over $2000

Set of decent car audio components: (MBQ QSD's for example) $1200 retail

you're comparing high end 3 or 4-way towers with built in crossover's and often sub channels, to a set of 3-way componets? that's not really fare, now if you throw in all the time and effort you spend on install, cost of install, imaging and all the whistle's to make QSD's sound good, it'd easily be 2g's or close to it.

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 01:30 AM
BS.

Home audio has a stigma of being insanely expensive - which some of it is. But if you shop right, and can use a soldering iron, it's amazing what you can find out there. Mike S. over on CSO makes me feel bad with what he's built :) Sure, it may not look like something you'd bring to CES, but I'll be ****ed, for what some people spend on HTIBs, you can do a whole bunch with two channels and a sub.

The ultra-high end gives the rest of it a bad name...you know, the $10,000 phono cartridges and $500 a meter interconnects.

very true. or you can be very lazy like me and have a good deal on some jbl h/t. e100 towers up front, S38II's for rear and S center and a 250w powered sub all for under 2500:D.

JimJ
07-31-2006, 01:53 AM
Ehh, home theater is a whole 'nother ball game, one that I'm too broke to pursue :)

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 02:35 AM
well if you ever want to and jbl looked on your list lemme know;)

JimJ
07-31-2006, 02:39 AM
Thanks :) I used to have a pair of JBL bookshelves...the S38's in beech. They were my dorm speakers, and while they weren't the most detailed or holographic speakers out there, they rocked out when needed...coupled with the Adire Rava, pretty much pwnt anyone's "computer" speakers in nearby rooms ;)

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 02:53 AM
ha i bet. i've got my old yamaha executive shelf system in my bedroom acting as pc speakers. i took out the old 4" speakers and put in some CSS's:D. add in a 8" sub and it sounds good.

adio
07-31-2006, 10:00 AM
So, I was planning on getting a new receiver (actually a surround sound processor) sometime towards the end of summer. But I went into my local shop can came across a deal I COULD NOT PASSS UP.... I will post up picture on Tuesday when I have it installed. I was looking at originally getting a Rotel RSP-1068 which is pretty nice but I got such a good deal I got the RSP-1098 which is totally *******!!!

http://www.rotel.com/products/specs/rsp1098.htm
:laugh:

adio
07-31-2006, 10:02 AM
BS.

Home audio has a stigma of being insanely expensive - which some of it is. But if you shop right, and can use a soldering iron, it's amazing what you can find out there. Mike S. over on CSO makes me feel bad with what he's built :) Sure, it may not look like something you'd bring to CES, but I'll be ****ed, for what some people spend on HTIBs, you can do a whole bunch with two channels and a sub.
The ultra-high end gives the rest of it a bad name...you know, the $10,000 phono cartridges and $500 a meter interconnects.
;) ;)

adio
07-31-2006, 10:20 AM
dats peerrrrttttyyyyy. how much did you spend if you don't mind me askin??
x2

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 11:22 AM
x2

seems the 1068's go for 600+ on ebay and this is the big boy to that. i'd imagine he dropped a grand easily.

joetama
07-31-2006, 01:57 PM
So where did you find a RSP-1068 on ebay???

I don't buy high end stuff like this on ebay... Boo for ebay, I don't care if I spend twice as much I won't ever buy anything off ebay... eBay wont take care of you like face to face service. Service means a lot...

joetama
07-31-2006, 01:59 PM
Plus I don't think I should post up the price... I don't know if my buddies at AE would want me to do that or not.... Let's just say it wasn't much more than a RSP-1068 and it was a lot more than 600...

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 02:39 PM
yeah i found one on ebay for around 600 it wasn't buy it now though.

joetama
07-31-2006, 02:42 PM
Please send me the link.... So i can see it....

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 02:59 PM
my bad it's the 1066: http://cgi.ebay.com/ROTEL-RSP-1066-HOME-THEATER-PRE-AMP-PROCESSOR-DOLBY-DTS_W0QQitemZ220011784326QQihZ012QQcategoryZ14978Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

joetama
07-31-2006, 03:13 PM
Reason I asked is the RSP-1068 sells for about 1600-1800 and the RSP-1098 sells for around 2800-3100 about...

bumpin_blazer
07-31-2006, 03:45 PM
man you got more $ to throw around than i do that's for sure. i'd never drop 1600 on a reciever unless it was in a house with a h/t room that is just for that.

joetama
07-31-2006, 03:59 PM
man you got more $ to throw around than i do that's for sure. i'd never drop 1600 on a reciever unless it was in a house with a h/t room that is just for that.

Well, I pretty much run my own company doing two-way radio rentals. It is going into my living room in my appartment, which is pretty much a dedicated stereo/home theater room. I will put up pictures when I get everything together tomorrow.....

joetama
08-01-2006, 01:06 AM
Holy **** it's TUESDAY!!!

bumpin_blazer
08-01-2006, 11:23 AM
i require pics of this beauty. what's sad is i try to know a lot about h/t and i've never heard of this brand:(. i fail.

joetama
08-01-2006, 04:06 PM
So, it's installed and after figuring out how to run it, it is the total ****... Pics to come SOON!!!!

joetama
08-01-2006, 04:21 PM
Pic in box...

http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/8234/dsc00001mediumpi0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Pic of Old Setup

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1574/dsc00003mediumsm3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Out the box...

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/4617/dsc00004mediumhe4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/5369/dsc00005mediumve9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View 2...

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/8816/dsc00006mediumsa8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8190/dsc00007mediumln7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Oh look Halo 1.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3022/dsc00008mediumzl8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Video From CD/DVD and Halo at the same time!!!
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2936/dsc00009mediumoi9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Beat_Dominator
08-01-2006, 04:22 PM
Looks like it's going to break your shelves :p:

joetama
08-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Hahaha, NO.....

thylantyr
08-01-2006, 06:12 PM
Crank the tunes.

Megalomaniac
08-01-2006, 07:28 PM
Man once i get my own place,I am hoping to be a little more Home Audio enthusist along with car audio.

edit: You need a bigger tv

noob with an RS
08-01-2006, 08:15 PM
does it work with pornographic films?

bibby
08-01-2006, 08:17 PM
I Spy Blow.

JimJ
08-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Man once i get my own place,I am hoping to be a little more Home Audio enthusist along with car audio.

edit: You need a bigger tv

Audio > TV

:cool:

pickup1
08-01-2006, 08:24 PM
Pic in box...

http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/8234/dsc00001mediumpi0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Pic of Old Setup

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1574/dsc00003mediumsm3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Out the box...

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/4617/dsc00004mediumhe4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/5369/dsc00005mediumve9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rear View 2...

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/8816/dsc00006mediumsa8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8190/dsc00007mediumln7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Oh look Halo 1.
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3022/dsc00008mediumzl8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Video From CD/DVD and Halo at the same time!!!
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2936/dsc00009mediumoi9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
holly balls batman!!!look at all those rca jacks!!:toast:

bumpin_blazer
08-02-2006, 12:52 AM
fock the RCA jacks he has 4 componet video inputs. that's what i call mega ****. non saggy, natural mega ****:D.

Megalomaniac
08-02-2006, 01:08 AM
my sony only has 2 Comonent inputs.while I do have a Dvi input but no hdmi

Chevyaudio
08-02-2006, 01:10 AM
Audio > TV

:cool:

:word:

joetama
08-02-2006, 01:28 AM
So it's the end of my first day with it... And I must say, it's one of the best investments I have made.... More to come as things develope....

JimJ
08-02-2006, 02:04 AM
Excellent choice in equipment, questionable choice in couches.

:D

joetama
08-02-2006, 02:07 AM
I bloody hate that sofa… It’s the one that came with my apartment so I am forced to keep it…. I wish I could burn it…

ngsm13
08-02-2006, 02:13 AM
Lol.

nG