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I have a Rotel RA-985BX that I enjoy.  Maybe someone here can tell me whether or not the volume control on that integrated amp is bypassed if I remove jumpers on the rear, and send the front pre-amp line out's from my Pioneer Elite VSX-42 to the Rotel unit?  I'd like to use the Rotel for my front mains, and 2 channel stereo when I want (it sounds better than the pioneer) but not sure if this config works or not.  My goals is to control volume and inputs on the Pioneer unit, but have my Rotel Integrated amp be the power source for the Front L&R channels.   Thoughts?

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I bought a cheap hybrid valve amplifier: PJ Miaolai : https://www.amazon.com/Nobsound-Bluetooth-Amplifier-Digital-Audio/dp/B07BHNPPMS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1547050804&sr=8-3&keywords=nobsound+Bluetooth+vacuum+tube+power

 

I plan to run it with my (formerly redundant) Denon speakers, but I was very curious how it sounds with my Klipsch RP 160M  speakers. For this price, it sounds amazing! Built in bluetooth (works excellent with my Amazon Fire HD tablet), one RCA and one 3.5mm jack aux.

 

The volume on the Klipsch speakers is very impressive; sound quality too!

Hope this keeps working properly!

 

 

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On 1/9/2019 at 5:26 PM, Ossidian said:

The Onkyo A-9010 integrated is a great bargain for someone looking for a good taste of Hi-Fi on a budget of $300.

Current version is A-9150.

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7 hours ago, Rivernuggets said:

Current version is A-9150.

Yes, but it is $500 and you are right it is still a good value. Old stock A-9010 represent a great value.

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I use this at home, it is playing now, the Topping TP32Ex. It never fails to impress me with its qualities.  2 digital connections + 1 analog and remote controlled. The remote is a bit flimsy, so I taught another remote its functions and stowed it away. There is a newer more powerful model out now, that is also at a lower price.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Topping-TP32EX-Class-T-Amplifier-with-DAC-and-Remote-Control/322597788228?epid=900217174&hash=item4b1c539a44:g:qXwAAOSwxg9ZbQao:rk:1:pf:1    

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33 minutes ago, rockhound said:

Amazing how cheap such things can be had from China. Deduct shipping far distances, eBay and PayPal fees.  That leaves you with..... 

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59 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

Amazing how cheap such things can be had from China. Deduct shipping far distances, eBay and PayPal fees.  That leaves you with..... 

 

Or you could turn it around: amazing how  in other countries they charge far too much for what it is... How often do we pay premium for nothing more than a label or brand name tag glued on it, worth a couple of cents..., the 'premium' amp produced in the same Chinese factory as the cheap one, with the same components...

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The prices are what they are.  Premium prices for lower volume. Profit has to come from somewhere. 

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The Pioneer is interesting. NAD or Marantz PM5005 would be interesting. I have not owned z Marantz since the 1980s.

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If you are looking for something tiny and cool running with a DAC, just bought a DTA-Pro from Parts-Express.  https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-pro-100w-class-d-bluetooth-amplifier-with-usb-dac-ir-remote-and-sub-outpu--300-3835

 

To say I am mildly amazed would be an understatement.  It needs breaking in but seems to be the best $150 I have spent on stereo equipment.  Maybe it's the fact that it is so small and it is a psychological thing so I better give it a couple of weeks but at the moment, seems to be the real deal.

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Amazon is full of small tube and tube hybrid amps from China.  most don't have enough inputs or tone controls, but a good search might turn up a nice one with good features. 

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A single tone control? I haven't seen that since I was  a little kid, and it was on an old AM car radio.

 

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Hell, in that photo it almost looks like a single DIN unit!

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2 hours ago, Archguy said:

A single tone control? I haven't seen that since I was  a little kid, and it was on an old AM car radio.

 

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My parents' old console AM radio, c.1942, had a single tone control.  It was just a hash filter.  Rotating it to the left rolled off the high frequencies more and more, until it arrived at "mellow."  But it did have a bundle of wires attached mysteriously deep in the cabinet, with a multi-contact plug hanging from the wires.  The plug was marked "television." 

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