RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons

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6BQ5

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RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons
« on: 11 Feb 2011, 07:58 am »
Probably not many of you have heard both, but giving it a try anyway. Is the sound signature of the 245 and EM7 similar?


reddmadder

Re: RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons
« Reply #1 on: 11 Feb 2011, 11:17 am »
I've owned the em-7 and had it paired with La Scala's. It was very detailed,dynamic presentation with good bass and highs.
On the other hand, it was dry ...lacked liquidity and a that organic tube presentation.

tybee

Re: RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons
« Reply #2 on: 11 Feb 2011, 11:56 am »
I own both the 245.1 and EM7.  The EM7 is more extended in both the treble and bass regions when compared to the 245.1 as I believe reddmadder has offered.  My 245.1 has been modified to accept both 45s and 2A3s and tube rolling vintage 45s and 2A3 can change the sound significantly.  For example, Tung Sol 45s are very detailed abit more than the EM7 and approaches the neutrality of the RM10's EL84s.  RCA tubes in both 45 and 2A3 are much warmer and offer a more organic sound.

Both are fine amps, but anyone on a budget may prefer the EM7 as tubes are far less expensive.

6BQ5

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Re: RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons
« Reply #3 on: 11 Feb 2011, 08:44 pm »
Thanks for the information.

I am pretty happy with my RM10 but am pulled by the allure of SET now and then. Have been reading a bit lately regarding the EML 45 tube and it seems intriguing.

Clio09

Re: RM245 - EM7 SET voicing comparisons
« Reply #4 on: 12 Feb 2011, 12:25 am »
I also own the RM-10 MkII and just bought a set of EM-7 12v. It has been modified by the previous owner and it is also hardwired for 3 ohm speaker taps. I'm using it on my 92db (conservative, probably 94 or 95) speakers that don't go below 8 ohms and reach 12 ohms. I find this amp truly amazing for the 12 watts (probably closer to 8 on my speakers) it offers. It is detailed with excellent extension, although I feel the bass is better on the RM-10 (I use the 4 ohm tap with my speakers). I feel fortunate to have both these amps, but at some point I fear I will be forced to choose between them.