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I know a little about them.

I've heard the RM9  a few time over the years.

Trevor Lees bought most of them over from California so you could call him for some info.

What do you actually want to know?

Herby

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Hi Herby, Protournesol,

 

The last time I heard the RM9 was in the late 80s so my memory of the sound can't be relied on.

 

I recently acquired a RM5MkII preamp and it sounds fabulous, I was just wanting to find out how the RM9 sounds?

Does it sound like a traditional tube amp? rolled off on top and loose in the bass? I'm thinking of getting one down the track.

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I haven't heard one for ages but I would say, from memory, that it's a pretty "traditional" sound.

Euphonic, slightly flabby bass, lacks a bit of top end extension but very musical and easy to live with.

Depends what your after I suppose.

They were simply but well built, the circuit was supposed to be modeled on the famous Marantz 9 power amp and Roger Modjeski was considered a good designer back in the day.

Herby

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Thanks chaps.

I think I'll pass on them then - I am not fond of the traditional tube sound. Might look at his new amp the RM200 which is a hybrid and can handle lower impedences like 2 Ohms - main speakers are Apogee Stages.

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