Secondary system

Discussion in 'Members' Systems' started by brad1138, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. brad1138

    brad1138 Active Member

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    Just upgraded every component in my secondary system. Schiit Modi 2 DAC, Schiit SYS passive preamp, Rotel RB-971 MK II Amp, "Platine Noiree" speakers.

    Last week I picked up some well reviewed Sony (yes Sony) "SS-K90ED" speakers, but they didn't quiet do it for me, then I saw an add for the Earthquake Platine Noiree speakers for $300 on CL, the few reviews I could find were quite positive, and they originally sold for ~$2700/pr.

    I just got them home a few hours ago, they have a very smooth presentation, with very laid back vocals. I would say almost too laid back for my tastes, but I need a bit more time with them. Also they recommend a more powerful amp. I am looking for another Rotel RB-971 MKii to either biamp or bridge for more power (70->180wpc).

    I am going to test them on the main system, when I get a chance, my main systems Citation amp has much more power.

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  2. mark warren

    mark warren Always Learning! Subscriber

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    Very nice! I like your speakers! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Mighty fine!

    Rome
     
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    guiller Toscaninichus Australis

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    Nice!
     
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    Soweet!
     
  6. brad1138

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    So far not real pleased with either speaker though... Going to start a separate thread about that.
     
  7. brad1138

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    OK, after some more listening and trying different amps and rooms, I am happier with both sets. Both needed more power. The Sony spks benefitted a lot from being bi-amping, at 100 wpc x 4 (2 per speaker) from my main system amp. The bass improved nicely, also the room acoustic treatments tamed the highs. The Earthquake spks, need a LOT more power, they really improved when I bridged the same amp to 300x2.

    I am going to try to find a second, matching Rotel amp, to either bridge for 180 wpc for the Platine Noirees, or biamp the Sony spks.
     

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