Looking for Feedback- Emotiva DR-1 vs M700


#1

I have a chance to pick up some M700s that were traded into a local shop. They have very low hours on three of them and one is NIB. I have three Emotiva DR-1 monoblocks running Legacy Audio SE towers and matching Marquis HD center. I am tempted to buy the PS Amps and try them in a home demo as the shop said no go, so it would be a bit of a gamble but I am tempted to roll the dice. Any feedback on this and if it helps, I am running the new Emotiva RMC-1 as the control unit.

Decisions, Decisions! Thanks in advance for your feedback and hopefully looking forward to joining the PS Audio Family!

Thanks,
Jason


#2

This is a tough call. Emotiva, like PS Audio, offers excellent products at reasonable prices. I expect the DR-1 monoblocks offer excellent sound. My expectation is the PS Audio amps are better, but I have not heard the DR-1.


#3

I’d try them out. At that price, you can always sell them, if they don’t work out for you. For one, they should save you energy costs and run cooler!


#4

Hi All…I have a few days to ponder the amp(s) purchase so I am going to think about it. Hopefully @Paul will respond as I know he is familiar with Dan at Emotiva’s product(so this is no dig on the Emo gear, I have 4 of their amps and their big processor, I am a fan!). I am just wondering would the 700s be a better fit for my front stage versus the DR-1s. I love my Emotiva gear but I really am considering these just to do a comparison. I think the PS Audio stuff would compliment the Legacy stuff quite well…

Thanks,
Jason