Hands On Listening Comparison Between the Two Pre/Pro's: 950 and 1066

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  1. Will

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    With the Outlaw 950 and the Rotel 1066 out, and with me being about number 200 in the Outlaw reservation list, I hope someone does a hands on listening comparison before I pull the trigger on the Outlaw. I know it's returnable, but I'd rather hear about a listening comparison before I have to order the 950.

    I wonder if any willing Outlaw 950 owner lives near any willing Rotel 1066 owner. If anyone who owns one or the other who is willing to do a hands on listening comparison, would list their city in this thread, maybe we can get ourselves an HTF listening comparison? And if two people in West Los Angeles want to do the hands on comparison between the 950 and the 1066, I can volunteer my home for the shootout.
     
  2. Tony Meconiates

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    I also propose that we include an anthem AVM20 as well.
    While we are at it, why not throw a 49TX and a 5803 into the mix [​IMG]
     
  3. Will

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    The more compared, the merrier. [​IMG]
     
  4. Steve Zimmerman

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    My suggestion is to get a bunch of people together and do the comparison such that only a moderator knows which pre/pro is which during the actual listening part of the testing.

    --Steve
     
  5. Tony Meconiates

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    I second steve's suggestion.

    A Blind comparison will kill people's inherent biases...
     
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    Where's Jaleel???
     
  7. Bob-N

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    LOL![​IMG]
     
  8. Will

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    So far no 950 owners or 1066 owners have volunteered.
     
  9. Will

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    I hoped this would be a hot topic. But I guess it isn't. Oh well. Maybe everyone who has a new pre/pro is busy getting acquainted with it. Or there's no great desire for a hands on comparison with a competitor's pre/pro.
    And for some of us, it's probably easier to discuss this hobby online and not have to meet face to face. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Brian Corr

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    I know Jeff Engel has a 1066 and I saw a guy on the outlaw forum (manderson, I think) who was supposed to get his 950 this week. Both are in the Dallas area. Maybe they could do it......maybe, jeff....
     
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    I've offered my 1066 here in austin for a test as well.
     
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    i, too, am very interested in comparing these two products. lemme know if/when a comparo is going to take place. i plan to work my ass off this summer so i can afford to blow ~$2000 on some awesome stuff. [​IMG]
     
  13. Will

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    I think there's just ONE offer so far from someone with a pre/pro to volunteer.
    Thank you, Brian a in the Austin area for volunteering your 1066.
     
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    I'm pulling my name from the hat. The 950 is clearly the superior product and my lowly 1066 can't possible hope to compete such a force in the audio world. At least my dog will enjoy it.
     
  15. Jeff Engel

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    I'm still in, had not heard from any 950 owners in Dallas so I had not said anything. If there is anyone around Dallas with a 950 I'd be willing to host them at my house for a B&W/SVS 16-46 demo; or I'd be willing to go to there house for their speaker setup. Any takers?

    Jeff
     
  16. Will

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    Win one, lose one. The updated count is a total of one volunteer.
    Thank you Jeff Engel in the Dallas area for volunteering your 1066.
     
  17. Jeff Engel

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    We need to get someone to encourage the Outlaw guys now.

    Jeff
     
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  19. Steve Zimmerman

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    merc, I certainly agree. It's good to hear you extolling the virtues of a scientific test.

    I'm half inclined to offer a prize (I have an "extra" SVS CS Ultra at the moment)--if such a controlled comparison does indeed happen--to the person who can most accurately discern between the two units, but only if that accuracy exceeds 85%.

    --Steve
     
  20. Serge Breton

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    lets throw in a Lexicon MC-12 into the mix!
     

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