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cavefan67
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Bass Slam!!

I have a Rotel RB 1080 amp and recently a friend of mine and I did some comparing of amps.  His is an old Mitsubishi DA-A15DC.  Both amps sounded about the same through most of our testing, but on a few tracks, the Mitsubishi had much better bass slam(kick drum definition/pop).  Now that I've heard that, i'd like to have that or better.

I could go out a buy a used Mitsubishi, but that amp is over 30 years old and I always worry about equipment that's that old.  Does anyone out there know of a new or used amp that would provide nice bass slam/punch/definition? 

I'm driving B&W 683 speakers and any suggestions would be appreciated.

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What no recommendations?

Isn't there anyone out there whose got a Bryston or Krell that would love to tell me that their amp has some serious bass umph!!!!?  Whose got a new:

 

Emotiva

NAD

Rotel

Outlaw

Etc???

I want some bass snap and I can't audition these things so critical reviews from listeners on this website are really helpful.  Thanks.

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You CAN audition the Emotiva stuff

in your own room with your own equipment. If after 30 days you aren't satisified, return it for a purchase price refund.

I have the Emotiva UPA-1 monoblocks and they provide plenty of bass "slam". If you don't get enough bass slam from a pair of Emotiva XPA-1s you likely won't get it from anything else.

http://www.tonepublications.com/review/the-emotiva-usp-1-preamplifier-and-upa-1-amplifiers/

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/power-amplifiers/520-a-secrets-power-amplifier-review.html

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Thanks for the tip

On the Emotiva.  I was thinking about the XPA-2.  Test that against my current amp.  I appreciate the advice.

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The Emotiva XPA-2 should control those

B&W 683s nicely.

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