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post #4546 of 13893
Agree about the TOTL talk in this thread. I turn to other forums to discuss my lower end vintage receiver models, wouldn't want to embarass myself in here smily_headphones1.gif
post #4547 of 13893
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post



i actually just scored a pair of Forte II's

holy crap i never knew 12 watts could sound that loud and that good


The heritage line just loves tubes. And with their really high efficiency, it doesn't take but a few watts. My fisher sounds great on my forte II's. It's very loud at only 8:00. I hardly ever went past 9:00, and if I wanted a knock on the door from my neighbor 10:00smile.gif But with that said, I moved my fisher upstairs to my bedroom rig. My w3000anv also loves tubes, and the fisher mates really well with it being transformer coupled and also being completely silent since the AT's are low impedance cans. I really miss it on my klipsch but replacing it with a Marantz 2325 isn't a bad consolation prize. Better bass, smoother top end, and a wider soundstage. But the mids paired with the fisher was simply glorious.
 

 

post #4548 of 13893

Hey folks,  I need some advice from the Vintage community. I have the Marantz 2238 and have found that the bass is superb. Does any of the RSA amps produce that SQ or simliar to the marantz 2238?

post #4549 of 13893

The only RSA products I have heard were the DarkStar and the A10. The DS has pretty amazing bass when using the HE-6 and I think it betters my Marantz 2265B some. It's hard to quantify. I hope to compare them side by side at some point. The A10 is the electrostatic headphone amp and the SR-009 was connected when I listened. The combo was on a whole new level for me. I don't think I can properly compare it to the 2265 I have.

post #4550 of 13893

Thanks Wotts for the info. that was helpful. I am looking at Apache, HR2 and Raptor if any of them has about the same qty of bass, I will pull the trigger.. Of course, I would like to start with the cheapest HR-2 but if DS is the only amp that would match and surpass, I will very likely pull the trigger..

 

 

post #4551 of 13893

I guess it also depends upon what cans you are looking to drive. I never felt like I could get any bass out of my K701s, but then I look at the T1 and there is plenty - properly amped. I do think the T1 pairs best with tubes, the 2265B is no slouch. My bet is the 2238 would make them sing as well. 

 

I took a brief listen to the Apache at one of our meets, but I truly can not give a good impression. I don't recall what headphone was connected either. I think I was caught up in the DS and SR-009 being there. I even missed the HE-90 >_<

post #4552 of 13893
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

Thanks Wotts for the info. that was helpful. I am looking at Apache, HR2 and Raptor if any of them has about the same qty of bass, I will pull the trigger.. Of course, I would like to start with the cheapest HR-2 but if DS is the only amp that would match and surpass, I will very likely pull the trigger..

 

 



The Apache (I had) and the Dark Star (currently own) share the same sound signature. The main difference is the power. If you are not going to use the HE-6 then the Apache is your ticket. I heard the Raptor some time ago. it is a nice little amp but I personally like the Apache much better.

 

post #4553 of 13893
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The Apache (I had) and the Dark Star (currently own) share the same sound signature. The main difference is the power. If you are not going to use the HE-6 then the Apache is your ticket. I heard the Raptor some time ago. it is a nice little amp but I personally like the Apache much better.

 


Thanks musicman59. In that case I will focus on Apache. I am using mainly LCD-3 and Ultrasone Sig Pro. Hope to bring this 2 phone to another level.
 

 

post #4554 of 13893

If you go fully balanced from source to headphones the Apache will bring them to their next level. Another good option for those headphones is the Liquid Fire if you are not planning in going balanced. There is a Rudistor RP010B MkII in audiogon at a good price and you probably can offer a little less. I used to own that one too and is pretty good. Sold it to buy the DS because of the HE-6 otherwise it would still be here.

post #4555 of 13893

Any folks in windy city should consider getting http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROTEL-RB5000-RC5000-and-RT1024-/300696025440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4602e13960!!!!

 

Of course, it may cost one of your legs!! But what a beautiful sets!!!!

post #4556 of 13893
Musicman59, thanks again.. I will research those gear u mention. Was trying to cheap out by getting the rsa hr-2 as I probably will be using single ended. Heard that they sound similar to apache, but on the other hand apache is just plain beautiful. Oh man.. I love this hobby.
post #4557 of 13893
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Originally Posted by Meewoo View Post

Any folks in windy city should consider getting http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROTEL-RB5000-RC5000-and-RT1024-/300696025440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4602e13960!!!!

 

Of course, it may cost one of your legs!! But what a beautiful sets!!!!




OMG!

post #4558 of 13893

^^x2

 

holy...

post #4559 of 13893
Impressive looking stuff, that Rotel gear...but that's a bit much on the asking price, I think. But I don't know much about those units.
Edited by Skylab - 4/15/12 at 6:18am
post #4560 of 13893

I think those Rotels are very rare, there might be only two digital numbers sold here!!  It's definitely rarer than Marantz 2600.

 

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