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    If you have spent any time at all reading these forums you should know better than to even mention the word "Emotiva". Unless of coarse you want to spend time defending what sounds good to you and maybe not to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinky View Post
    I am new, but own Rtia9, csia6 and rtia3. Also, own the old sets of rti series. Just close my eyes few days ago to put an order of lsim705, lsim704 and lsim703. Price is so attractive that cannot pass this time. I skip the surround, but get 703 instead. Hopefully, I made a good decision.
    Good move Rinky. Some of us hemmed and hawed until the window closed. You'll probably be happy for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowtrimmer View Post
    If you have spent any time at all reading these forums you should know better than to even mention the word "Emotiva". Unless of coarse you want to spend time defending what sounds good to you and maybe not to others.
    Looks like we have a hater.
    From what I have learned from being in many different forums and playing with different brand gears, it's not good to generalize a brand as a whole.
    Even radioshack and realistic have quite a few outstanding gears.
    While there are many better amps than Emotiva, it's not that bad that can't be even mentioned here.
    I've seen Emotiva gears in quite a few local Audiokarma veterans and compared with Aragon, Bryston etc...
    Price wise they are very good.
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    Some of you are missing the point.

    For Eclypse to say he doesn't know what another amp could offer after moving from an AVR to adding an amp, whatever brand it may be, is not someone speaking from the expereince of trying different amps. While he may be content at this time how does he know he's truly content since it's his very first experience with a power amp. His position is no different than someone moving from a Ford Pinto to a Ford Fusion and then proclaiming that they don't know what another car could possibly offer without ever driving any other cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocezam View Post
    It's a modified pair of JD502P. Among other things, they're running KT120s paralleled. And yeah, they're right at 140w each.
    Getting 140 wpc out of an amp designed for 60 wpc is impressive. Did you have the trannies changed too?



    Of course there's a difference. Mainly the Dragons and Jolidas are warmer and softer. They ALL provide excellent sound.

    ....
    Three very different amps and they all sound excellent? Call me skeptical.
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    :) I'm very glad that spending a little money on some cheap amps was enough to make me happy. I'm sure theres better as there always is something better but in the end it comes down to my ears and what pleases them. There happy and i'm very happy with them.

    Sad that the people bashing these emo most likely never gave them a chance.

    With the 30 day trial and large fan base that's happy with them and the transferable 5 year warranty that helps keep the resale up on them, there pretty safe to try for oneself.

    If I can hear the HUGE difference in high res audio over HD radio/CD/MP3s then they must be doing something right by my LSIM speakers.

    Probably would make a EMO hater cringe that I almost went back to emotiva and bought up a XDA-2 and a XSP-1 just to see how much better my music could be.. wife wouldn't let me pull the trigger. I Guess eventually i'll grab a XMC-1 receiver whenever that comes out and I can afford it.

    Like many hobbies if one has 10k to blow they will make something for you.. glad theres good amps for everyones budget.
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    :) I'm very glad that spending a little money on some cheap amps was enough to make me happy. I'm sure theres better as there always is something better but in the end it comes down to my ears and what pleases them. There happy and i'm very happy with them.
    You missed my point, again! It's not what amp you bought, it's your comment,

    Not idea what one would want that the emo don't offer.. its dead silent and plenty of power when needed. Amplifies the signal as expected..
    Of course, you don't know as you've never tried any amp before.

    Sad that the people bashing these emo most likely never gave them a chance.
    Sad that you think someone is bashing when they are not. Besides, you don't know that I haven't heard products from that company.....I have, but again, you're missing the point.

    If I can hear the HUGE difference in high res audio over HD radio/CD/MP3s then they must be doing something right by my LSIM speakers.
    It's not the amp, it's the format. Hello!!!
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    Holy freakin' thread jack!

    I didn't buy them, btw.

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    Sorry Dave. Were they not in good condition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Getting 140 wpc out of an amp designed for 60 wpc is impressive.
    Not really so impressive. You can take that amp bone stock, run it paralleled (bridged) and it's a 120watt mono. The transformers are stock I believe. Mine simply take advantage of the bigger KT120s. From what I understand, if the transformers are upgraded, you can get close to 200w out of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Three very different amps and they all sound excellent? Call me skeptical.
    OK, you're skeptical...

    I don't have the time or the inclination to expand on the differences of the four amps I mentioned but I could live with any of them long term. That said, I believe I'll keep my Jolidas for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Sorry Dave. Were they not in good condition?
    I wasn't really mad. Just messing with you. They didn't sound very good, bass was sloppy. Probably just the receiver? They had some light scuffs on the bases, also. I want 705's and I want them in black.

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    $1800 and you can have mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainoledave View Post
    I wasn't really mad. Just messing with you. They didn't sound very good, bass was sloppy. Probably just the receiver? They had some light scuffs on the bases, also. I want 705's and I want them in black.
    Polk doesn't make black 705's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Polk doesn't make black 705's.

    I suspect he means mahogany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_M View Post
    I suspect he means mahogany.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocezam View Post
    You can take that amp bone stock, run it paralleled (bridged) and it's a 120watt mono. The transformers are stock I believe. Mine simply take advantage of the bigger KT120s. From what I understand, if the transformers are upgraded, you can get close to 200w out of them.
    Interesting, I wasn't aware you could bridge that amp.

    OK, you're skeptical...

    I don't have the time or the inclination to expand on the differences of the four amps I mentioned but I could live with any of them long term. That said, I believe I'll keep my Jolidas for awhile.
    I'm even more skeptical now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocezam View Post
    Not really so impressive. You can take that amp bone stock, run it paralleled (bridged) and it's a 120watt mono. The transformers are stock I believe. Mine simply take advantage of the bigger KT120s. From what I understand, if the transformers are upgraded, you can get close to 200w out of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Interesting, I wasn't aware you could bridge that amp.
    I talked to Michael Allen President of Jolida several times about it before I bought them to be sure it worked as I was being told elsewhere. He assured me it did, and I can assure you now, it does. He also let me order them sans output tubes with a discount so I could provide my own KT120s. He's really a great guy to work with. I ended up with 140w monoblocks for about $2100 all inclusive w/ shipping. Pretty decent deal on pretty decent equipment IMHO.
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