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    RB-75s on Ebay

    Before my RSW-10d took a dump, it filled in the bottom frequencies(45Hz down)that the RB-75s couldn’t reach with ease. What a perfect combination. Virtually a hybrid RF-5/RF-7. Bill
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    RB-75s on Ebay

    I originally wanted a pair of cherry RB-75s because of their uniqueness and rarity on the used market. Even though I had to go clear across(diagonally Tacoma to Kissimmee) the country to get the right pair at the right price from the right seller, it was worth all the "trouble". These are special and they rock like no "bookshelf" speakers have the right to. Bill
  3. I did think I had it during Christmas time due to feeling run down, chills and sweats, but no fever at all and food smelled and tasted great. I did a rapid test(finger prick) on Christmas Eve but was negative. Feeling great by the Monday after Christmas. Maybe a false negative test? Bill
  4. Still too young(56) and low risk. Wait, maybe that is a good thing? Bill
  5. It's not a gripe for me but I switched to Acurus because of their more neutral presentation. I did really like the way the PT-3/EX4420 sounded with my Heresys. Bill
  6. Hard to say for me. I have never heard the RP-160Ms. In true stereo, I think the RF-62 would have the edge due to them having a wider frequency response. Add a well integrated subwoofer/s to the RP-160Ms and you would have a different ball game. Bill
  7. They are pretty close but maybe centered on the space between the horns and the woofers on the RP-160Ms would be a bit better. Bill
  8. @Njpurvis28, Welcome to the forum. My first outboard amp was a B&K Reference 4430 and I used it to drive my RF-63s/RC-64 LCR. Liked the combo so much I added an EX4420 to drive the pair of 63s while the REF 4430 powered the RC-64 and surrounds. Eventually moved on to Acurus but my time with B&K was very enjoyable. Also owned a couple of PT-3 preamp/tuners and they were rock solid as well. B&K uses(used) mosfet outboard transistors which tend to add a "warmness" to the presentation where bipolar transistors are a bit more transparent. I don't think they were a big player in the business and got pushed aside when the likes of less expensive Emotiva, Outlaw Audio, etc. solidified their market share. Hard to compete with the internet direct companies when they(B&K) rely on a network of dealers to peddle their goods. B&K build quality was never an issue as well as their product support. They may have just lost their way. ATI scooped them up but don't think they really supported them the way they deserved. Bill
  9. True, nothing to lose but time to do it. On the other hand, move the RF-62s to another room for a banging stereo rig. They are very capable speakers for 2 channel and HT. Bill
  10. You will never get that rich beautiful natural cherry look. Clear coated natural cherry is just plain beautiful that gets more beautiful as it ages. Bill
  11. That is the first thing I zeroed in on. Bill
  12. Seriously. Come on folks take the plunge on some serious grunt. If you have never owned an outboard amp, then this is a great place to start. Bill
  13. That is plenty of room for the ports to breathe with those speakers. Now if we were talking the RP-8000F floorstanders, then yes 10cm might be a bit too close to the wall. Bill
  14. See if mods can delete this thread and just have the one in the 2 Channel Forum. Bill
  15. Truthfully, the only way to know which you like better is to try it out in different configurations. It's not just about the DAC chip and implementation but also about the analog stages and other factors. My Yamaha CD-S1000 has the PCM1796(192kHz/24bit) which is +/- 95% same as the PCM1795 but with 24bit vs 32bit. Bill
  16. Never owned or heard the Yamaha A-S801 but have read really good things about it. Though they are similar but in a different line of Yamaha integrated amps, the A-S1000(all analog) that I own pairs very well with all speakers(RB-75, RF-63, Heresy 1, Heresy 2) I have demoed with. Very neutral "natural" presentation with gobs of grunt and very balanced top to bottom. If I were to bet, the 801 will mate very well with the Cornwall 1s. On the other hand, since you already have a nice DAC, look for one of their analog integrated amps(A-S1000, A-S2000, A-S1100, etc). Bill
  17. Time for another bump. Folks, these are great gear and priced to sell. Pull that trigger. Bill
  18. Someone take possession of these please. Rock solid performers with thump and detail. Great price for the pair. Bill
  19. @Cornwill Is, Welcome to the forum. At 41 years, no doubt the crossover capacitors need replacing. You will not "need" to replace the entire crossovers to hear an improvement. Bill
  20. Man oh man. Nice rig. A pair of A150s were my intro to Acurus. It started an obsession with the brand that is still alive today. Love to have them but real priorities in these crazy times must win out. Good luck with your sale. Bill
  21. @ChrisK, Very sorry to hear about this. Prayers for you and his family. Bill
  22. @FrankLepore, Welcome to the forum. So are my RF-63s and RC-64 and I have found no reason to go newer. Your decision with the RP-280FA/RP-450C combo should be pretty solid. You do know that the RP-280FAs are Atmos enabled and Atmos and surround sound go hand in hand? Action movies will be on the dull side without a subwoofer. With that said, I usually suggest at minimum an upper midlevel AVR with multichannel preouts for possible future outboard amplification. https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/marsr6013/marantz-sr6013-9.2-ch-x-110-watts-a/v-receiver-w/heos/1.html Bill
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