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  1. Robert Elliott

    Outlaw Audio

    Gee Mary, Perhaps it is my advanced reading skills but your point seemed obvious; Outlaw provides R&D and Eastech provides production and lowers the cost to Outlaw in exchange for the right to OEM the product to other companies. The relationship has been well understood and established for at...
  2. Robert Elliott

    Two Channel Tube Amp for Music

    Jim, The Eico is an integrated amp which provide multiple inputs. You could use a preamp but it is unnecessary. Some, however, will remove all the extraneous circuits in the amp and use a preamp. Personally, you can find the EICO monoblocks which are the power section of this amp, use a...
  3. Robert Elliott

    Two Channel Tube Amp for Music

    The EICO HF-81 is a very musical and stunningly powerful 14 watt integrated that can had for very little on E-bay. The Scott 299c is also a very good choice. Both are great vintage amps that have been touted by their owners to be noticable improvements over ASL and/or Jolida offerings. I...
  4. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Of course, many splutter at the mere suggestion tube amps sound better than SS amps. My workmates thought I lost my mind when I told them I bought a vintage tube amp. Tubes?! Are you crazy?! That's old technology, they wailed. They now wait for me to bring the amp and speakers into work so...
  5. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Hi Arthur, Thanks. Actually, you are on the right track. I bought these Heresies months before I got the tube amp. Initially, they were hooked up temporarily to the Yamaha in the front room. In addition, I listened to them on the Pioneer VSX in the other room - currently running my KG4's. The...
  6. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Saurav, I will tell you one thing about that 'best' option; I had no, absolutely no intention whatsoever of buying Heresies. A quick listen to Santana on them convinced me to buy them. A longer listen to Jewel on them convinced me they were the best speaker purchase I have ever made and had...
  7. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Hi all, I have seen the HE10.1 but not the Kosala. I am not real familiar with them at all. I have not done a great deal of experimentation with the Heresies cause they sound so good. :) I have had mine placed from 3 to 8 ft apart, from 3 inches to 3 ft. away from side walls, and 1 to 4 ft...
  8. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    James, If you can spend a little more and don't mind towers, the RF3's pretty efficient. Or you can pick them up off of ebay or mail order at substantial discounts. The reference series are fantasic but they lack some of that horn character a midrange horn brings to the table - some don't...
  9. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Hi folks, Man, we may have a mass migration to tubes going on here. I got very caught up in research while trying to make a decision on whether to try tubes or not. Here is some advice for those contemplating making a go at this. With speakers much below 94 db and my liking of hard rock...
  10. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    All the talk about two-channel performance over the last 6 months leads me to believe many need to try tubes for themselves. A high percentage will likely not concern themselves over the two-channel performance of SS prepros very much afterwards. There simply is no comparison - that I have...
  11. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    I am not a 'tubie' and don't claim to know everything; one of those things I don't understand is 'warm' sounding. I have no idea what that means relative to audio nor do I have any clue what 'romantic' is either. I do know the music I hear through this tube amp sounds like real life - moreso...
  12. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Saurav, Listen to this story AND its all true. I had just lucked out and picked up a set of $3600 speakers for $900 and they were brand new. My wife flipped. That weekend she sent me off to do some errands. I was a little miffed and decided to go to a pawn shop. Walked in and there were the...
  13. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Wow, This thread is providing some interesting discussion; except that one post which slams my Heresies. I guess it also slams my KSP's and KG4's but that is ok, some just don't appreciate a great horn. :) Heresies rule. Aris, You could create a HT with tube amps and a separate pre/pro but...
  14. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Hi guys, Jeez, Frank gives me a link back to the Njoe Toeb after I had worked so hard to forget it. That was going to be my introduction to tubes. :) I can't spend any more money - or so my wife says. Hey John, You are one I was referring to in my original post when I mentioned tube...
  15. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Frank, Mullard 12AX7's, 12AU7's EZ81's, and EL84's. :) You aren't kidding. I am searching all over the place to find a place to test tubes, acquire tubes, etc. It is demented. I have a bad EL-84 that needs replacing and finding one or a set(Mullards) presents few opportunities unless you are...
  16. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    Hi all, Keith, you are in for a surprise. As far as bias, I have no idea how to do any of that. Hell, I was pretty much and still am scared of electrocuting myself touching stuff inside the case. I have pulled out some tubes now though. :) Rich, great post man. You nailed some of the things...
  17. Robert Elliott

    I believe...in tube amps now.

    I admit I have never believed or understood the tubies. They rattle on about air, lushness, warmness, and other general terms that sound like hogwash. Tubes couldn't possibly be worth a damn I thought - old technology that is passe. The wait on the Outlaw allowed me to do a lot of reading...
  18. Robert Elliott

    Authorized Dealers

    Hey Bill, With that freedom in mind, please tell me how much you sell or would be willing to sell the Anthem for? Thanks.
  19. Robert Elliott

    Authorized Dealers

    Manufacturers can state anything they like. Depending on the state you live in, there are laws which specifically prevent a manufacturer from denying you warranty service due to it being a gift, unauthorized dealer, etc. Manufacturers also use that transferability bit to deny you service when...
  20. Robert Elliott

    Is the Anthem AVM-20 the best A/V Pre/Pro under $5k

    Forget all these vague, subjective, totally non-accurate descriptions of sound. What is 'laid-back', 'very detailed', yada yada yada? You guys reading some kind of poetry book? The only question when you hit $4K is which one is the purty one. You know its kinda like call girls - they all provide...
  21. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Graeme, Nice post. Note also it refers repeatedly to brokers and the grey market. If I were traveling in Canada and purchased the car for myself and brought it back to the US, I doubt the dealer would refuse to honor the warranty.
  22. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Anthem's warranty makes no mention of anything other than the warranty is only valid if purchased from an authorized dealer. If I am visiting some state or Canada and decide to purchase their or anyone else's product from an authorized dealer, certainly they would be violating the law if they...
  23. Robert Elliott

    We are expecting too much from our new equipment.

    Aslam, I have just severed my foot dropping the Outlaw 770 on it from the rooftop. Should I call a doctor?
  24. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Michael, You are, of course, correct and I am another who frequently points out the lack of absolutes. Certainly, my mileage may vary but the net result is now I will have to perform a much more in-depth analysis otherwise I couldn't live with myself. :) Clearly, the Bryston offers far...
  25. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    You suck Michael. :) I say that with the kindest of thoughts. Every time I think I am done making a particular decision, someone has to screw it up and make me do a bunch more research. Every time I think I have bought my last speaker for a long time, someone has to pique my interest in...
  26. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Told you Sonic Frontiers would be making a phone call. :) That Bryston SP-1 can be had for $2475.00 + $40 shipping I believe - in silver. 20 year warranty. Frankly, the ONLY choices I would make outside of Outlaw are the Anthem and Bryston. Soundwise (in analog) Bryston wins I am absolutely...
  27. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    The Bryston is $3800 retail in the US. Both Anthem and Bryston can be picked up cheaper in Canada. Exact price? I don't know. Our Canadian neighbors do and I hope to leverage their dealer contacts when the time comes. Ethan is one who has crossed the border to pick up equipment. I could...
  28. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Thanks Mike, I was looking at the Aragon and was wondering what the hell is that for (the BD25 connection) as I have never seen 5.1 channel inputs that looked like that. If you got the dough and like features, Anthem or Bryston kick butt and look great. Running on empty, the Outlaw performs...
  29. Robert Elliott

    Why do amps hum and receivers dont?

    A minor annoyance called electrocution comes to mind. Likely? Probably not. Possible? Very.
  30. Robert Elliott

    Anthem AVM-20 Owners, What did you pay??

    Oh no, Sonic Frontiers will likely be calling these dealers and questioning their sales. Price just went up, I am sure.
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