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Auguie
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RSB 6 Switch Box
10/17/11 at 23:32:49
 
Hi All,

I'm a new mamber as well as a soon to be new owner of a pair of (used) SE84CS M monoblocks.  They should be here in a cople of days.  Can't wait!!!

Anyway, since I traded my Krell intergrated for the monoblocks, I don't have a preamp for my three (3) sources.  I have seen the rotary switch box on the site, as well as others on different forums.  I spoke with Steve about the unit and he told me it was outsourced and not made by Decware.  I asked him if he thought the unit had any downsides in usage and he felt because it was a passive unit, it would not be an issue.  My questions is...has anyone had experience using this or any other passive switch box with Zen amps?  I'm not opposed to using a preamp, but I would prefer to limit the amount of connections between the amp and source.  Also, I'm a little lazy and would rather not switch cables  ;D.  Any feedback would be appreciated.

Dan


 
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #1 - 10/18/11 at 01:26:58
 
Dan,

I used the Steve's switch box for awhile when I had a turntable set up, even with that I noticed no ill effects from it.

With out the third source, I let the CSP2 do the switching. I would bet the CSP2 would make those mono's sing.

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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #2 - 10/18/11 at 01:45:24
 
ZYGI,

Thanks for the feedback.  Since my primary source will be a turntable, your comment is encouraging, and will help with my decision.  It seems to be a reasonable investment for the convienence.  I'll let you know what I decide after I get the amps and play with them a bit.  However, that laziness keeps ringing in my ear.  Maybe i should just bite the bullet and buy the box now instead of waiting!!!

What to do...what to do...  

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #3 - 10/18/11 at 03:01:56
 
A switchbox would have to be pretty bad to get in the way of sound. I used a little Radio Shack AV switching unit with my first TABOO and it never got in the way of the sound.
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #4 - 10/18/11 at 03:25:21
 
Well, any switching device that uses active switches, such as ICs, can be pretty bad, and is usually fairly audible in the way that a bad preamp can be.
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #5 - 10/18/11 at 11:32:35
 
Thanks Riverranch and Pale Rider.  Good advice, and just the type of input I was looking for.  Anyone else want to chime in?

Dan
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #6 - 10/18/11 at 13:19:15
 
I've no experience with the Decware switching box, but have used another box much earlier on in my listening life, with no real negative experience that I can remember.

If Steve sells it, I'd trust it to be an excellent choice.
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #7 - 10/18/11 at 14:45:23
 
Lon opined:

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If Steve sells it, I'd trust it to be an excellent choice.


Completely agree.
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Re: RSB 6 Switch Box
Reply #8 - 10/19/11 at 23:06:43
 
Hi All,

Well, I bit the bullit and ordered the unit this morning.  I hope it is in sock and ships soon.  I should get my amps tomorrow and will post my impressions in that forum.  I'll also post back my impressions of the RSB-6 here after I've installed same and listened for a while.

See you in a few days.....

Dan

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