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Sony 1070--£299.95

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by lynx, Feb 9, 2002.

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  1. lynx

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    As header.The above will be available shortly through RS for £299.95. :D
     
  2. Ian J

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    I sold mine last week for more than that. A bit of good timing I think.
     
  3. lynx

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    Yep.I think mine will hit the paper this week.:D
     
  4. JOHN S

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    That is the STB 1070- 6.1 jobby that is winning everything at the moment @ £400
    who are RS
     
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    Richer Sounds or richersounds.com for the electronic version with the poor service (allegedly)
     
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    Lynx - how did you find this out?

    And by "shortly" - how long do you mean?

    I am looking to buy the DE875 for £200 but if the DB1070 will be at £300 then I'll wait for that (knowing RS, the DB1070 will be £300 before the DE875 are in stock, as I've been waiting more than 6 weeks for them now :()

    P.S. Is the DB1070 bi-wireable?

    -TF
     
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    Any day now :D . Try calling around,if any branches have one in stock,request they reserve it for you,at this point don't disclose you are aware of an impending price cut :devil: .
    It is the speakers which are bi-wireable not the amp.
     
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    Hmm... I'm a little confused about bi-wiring but that doesn't matter, I'll read up on it ;)

    I can't be bothered going round my store (which is about 20 miles away in Manchester, and I haven't been before) - will the cuts also be available on the RS.com website?

    -TF
     
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    Lynx,

    There was a thread a few months ago about "Where did you get your user name from ".

    I am intrigued to know why you named yourself after a deodorant.
     
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    A lynx is also a cat, is it not?

    -TF
     
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    Be intrigued,be VERY intrigued :p .
     
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    Alas i don't think so :( .
    Try phoning their mail order and quote What Hi-Fi offer ;) ;)
     
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    Is this offer in What HiFi then?

    -TF
     
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    Right.. just to confirm - I've phoned up RS (mail order) quoting the What HiFi ad and she told me it was 299.95 (YES!) but was sold out today! (damn!) but said they (along with the DE875) would be in tomorrow... though somehow, I doubt it :|

    -TF
     
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    Call your nearest store and reserve one. They are shifting by the bucket load :eek:
     
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    Are they only in black? RS don't offer them in silver all that often
     
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    But they won't deliver, so I have to collect it. And it's miles away :(

    And it's 10% extra :(

    -TF
     
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    Scratch that last post.

    I've rang the mail order hotline just then and they said it was completely sold out, and this time, didn't know when they would be getting any.

    I then rang both the Manchester North and South branches, but both of them were sold out too. One said that they would be getting some in 2-3 weeks time, and by that time, the offer would probably have ended :(

    There are a few left here and there, but they are (really) miles away and out of my reach :(

    Any ideas anyone? I would really the 1070 at this at this price brand new, and I don't suppose anyone has seen anywhere else offering it as well at anywhere near this price?

    -TF
     
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    Not a deodorant... an old handheld video games console made by Atari.

    I have one of them around here somewhere. I wonder if Electronics Boutique would be interested in buying it off me...
     
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    It's good to have an RS insider aboard.

    What's coming next then ?
     
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    ...but has this Amp got enough output terminals to bi-wire with?

    How does it compare to the Marantz SR4200? This seems to be What Hi-Fi's budget favourite at the moment.
     
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    Right... as a new expert of bi-wiring allow me to offer my sound advice :D

    One output off the amplifier is enough to bi-wire. Bi-wiring is using two cables to attach one speaker, opposed to using only one. One goes to dictate the high frequency, the other to the low.

    This is the bit I don't understand:

    Why does using two wires improve sound quality? If at all, I would say it reduces it, as electricity is divided between the two wires, and the low "power" of one and the high power of the other would be ignored, (theoretically?) giving only half the signal strength. (that's my rather pathetic interpretation, which is most probably wrong). Also, both the wires carry the same information - so if there was a disturbance between high and low freqs in one wire the same problem would occur with two. Unless the amp had a specifically seperated high and low frequency output, which you could attach independant of each other, or is that an even more advanced method known as di-wiring :D ? (such as bi-pole and di-pole .... *sigh*)

    An explanation to restore my sanity would be greatly appreciated,

    -TF
     
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    ... so are you an insider?

    And do you know how long this offer will last? Last time I checked they were out of stock, and you all know how bad I would love this receiver at this price ;)

    -TF
     
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    I managed to snag a silver one of these from Richer Sounds in Chester. I did have a black one reserved at Stockport until I secured the silver one. The guys at Stockport had at least two or three in black in stock as of Monday afternoon. The Liverpool store had a couple of silver ones in but the sales guy there hadn't seen the advert hence he was v dubious about the price.

    All of a sudden they seemed to be out of stock everywhere, so out of curiousity I called their national number, upon which I was told that it was a misprint, and was supposed to be £499. I pointed out that £499 was hardly the cheapest around by a long shot for this amp, and that their shops had been selling it at £449? for a while. :confused:

    Seems to me that they have made a mistake, cue panic stations, and resorting to tactics of 'it's out of stock' and 'let's make up a really expensive price now to put everyone off'

    Ah well, got mine :D

    Charlie
     
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    Stop rubbing it in :p

    -TF
     
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    Just got one for £388 from superfi - managed to price match it there.

    Feel a little stupid now :(

    -TF
     
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    Does this offer include the Silver version as well?
     
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    Richers have now reduced this to £380 on their site. The black one is about £50 more ATM.

    Charlie
     
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    I got mine for £388 from superfi.

    (Price match)

    -TF
     
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    I saw hyperfi had it for 289.99 in March 2002 of WhatHiFi... I rang them up and they said they were all sold out :(

    Got mine for (a staggering) 388 from superfi.

    -TF
     

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