Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.


Photo
- - - - -

Rotel RMB 1095 Review & Pics


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Goldsmith

Scott Goldsmith

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 209 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 19 2002

Posted November 24 2004 - 03:51 PM

My 1095 arrived today, it arrived in perfect condition, not a scratch on the box, finally Fedex did something right Posted Image It didn't come with my cables I ordered, so I had to think quick, so I called up a source, got some Monster Cable THX Ultra 600 RCA's to hook up to my Pioneer Elite, and here it goes....

First off, this amp is AMAZING!!!!!!! The amount of detail, soundstage, clarity, depth, engulfingness (is that a word Posted Image), powerful sound this amp brings to my setup is pure heaven!!! I can't stop smiling, the moment I turned it on I could tell the difference, this thing puts me in the center of the action, it makes me feel like I am there, it's leaps and bounds over the sound I was getting from the Pioneer Elite alone. People say this thing gets better with more break in, I can't imagine it getting better, it's incredible right now. :E This is my first amp for my house, and let me tell you, I think I made an EXCELLENT choice with the 1095, I would recommend it to anyone on the fence about it, worth every penny and then some!!!!!

The sound is not harsh, overly bright, etc, it's absolutley PERFECT, it still has the brightness/clarity to the sound that I had before, but take that sound and put it on steriods and that's what I am experiencing! At first I didn't notice the hum/buzz, but when I switched to my cable TV source, just on the Elite, the cable box was off, I noticed the hum. I leaned in closer and heard it loud and clear, I first heard it at about a foot away. I will try the ground loop isolator and see what that does.

I only played a couple CD's, "Styx greatest hits" and "Something Corporate", and man, I can't get over how badass these CD's sound now. I thought they were good before, man they are life like now, just enormous sounding. I plan to watch Titan AE after this message to see what movie watching is like now Posted Image

Another note about the 1095, it's F'ING GINORMOUS!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe how heavy this beast is, I saw the Fedex guy carrying it in, I told him he was nuts, but he said it wasn't that bad, and he is about half my size. I figured if he can man handle that box, me being 6'2", 235lbs could do it. I picked it up, and almost crapped myself, it was HEAVY!!! I carried it to my car, managed to cram it in the back seat, and almost passed out Posted Image I guess lifting this crap for a living like the Fedex dude does really makes you stronger than you look Posted Image What I did find as a PLEASANT suprise was that the amp seems to have some type of roller under it, so when I pushed it in my rack it just rolled right back, VERY VERY COOL in my books!!

Well, I had this WHOLE ENTIRE message typed out before this one, and I hit the back button on accident on my mouse, so I had to retype it best I could Posted Image I will post follow up reviews as I break it in. But here's some pics for you too, sorry for the long post, I'm a tad bit excited about the amp Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

ChrisHeflen

    Supporting Actor



  • 912 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 09 2002

Posted November 24 2004 - 04:44 PM

I'm glad you are happy with the amp, but you might wanna take a look at your reflection in the tv on your third pic. I don't mean to be rude, but I hope your wife is bottle feeding your baby.

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   DerrikW

DerrikW

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 63 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 18 2003

Posted November 24 2004 - 04:53 PM

lol I just noticed that too. Awesome amp. Where did ya get it from, and how much did ya get for? BTW, what kind of elite is that that you're using for a pre/pro?

#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Will.MA

Will.MA

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 98 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 23 2004

Posted November 24 2004 - 06:07 PM

Nice set-up. Your new Rotel sure does look handsome sitting majesticly in the bottom of the AV rack.

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt

    Producer



  • 3,813 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 08 1998

Posted November 25 2004 - 12:15 AM

Welcome to the Rotel Fan club.

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Goldsmith

Scott Goldsmith

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 209 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 19 2002

Posted November 25 2004 - 02:36 AM

Chris - haha Thanks, yeah she is bottle feeding him Posted Image I'm not THAT stupid to take pics if she wasn't Posted Image hehe

Derrik - Thanks dude! I got the amp from an authorized dealer that a friend got me in touch with, so I got it for a GREAT price, can't post it, sorry Posted Image The pre/pro is a Pioneer Elite VSX-53TX, which will be replaced with the Rotel RSP 1098 someday.

Will - Thanks dude, I really wanted it up in the middle under the Elite, but man it's soooo heavy I am SURE it would collapse that rack up there Posted Image

Andrew - Thanks again, club Rotel sure is a GREAT bunch of people!!

#7 of 18 OFFLINE   NicholasL

NicholasL

    Second Unit



  • 298 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 03 2003

Posted November 25 2004 - 09:48 AM

Not as great a bunch of people as Club Parasound!!! Posted Image

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   David Barteaux

David Barteaux

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 182 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2001

Posted November 25 2004 - 10:12 AM

Rotel & Klipsch make a very good combination.

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt

    Producer



  • 3,813 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 08 1998

Posted November 26 2004 - 02:11 AM


Oh I don't know about that Posted Image

#10 of 18 OFFLINE   ColinM

ColinM

    Screenwriter



  • 2,057 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 08 2001

Posted November 26 2004 - 03:14 AM

Doesn't it bother you that the right channel is pushed out due to the rack? No offense - nice kit.
You call that a knife?

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Goldsmith

Scott Goldsmith

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 209 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 19 2002

Posted November 26 2004 - 04:18 AM

Colin - It would be better if I could have it right next to the TV, but it sounds flawless, my receiver auto detects the distance, etc, so it works ok. My cables aren't long enough to move it to the other side, and then the rack would be taller than the speaker, and things woulnd't look as nice (proportion wise). So for now it has to stay that way, but it still sounds great Posted Image Thanks for the compliment and feedback!

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   Kevin Beck

Kevin Beck

    Second Unit



  • 254 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 04 2001

Posted November 27 2004 - 03:51 AM

Scott,.. What did you run for an amp before the Rotel? Any comparisons? >>>--->

#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Goldsmith

Scott Goldsmith

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 209 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 19 2002

Posted November 27 2004 - 04:01 AM

No amp before the Rotel, just the Pioneer Elite VSX-53TX receiver. The difference between a receiver and an amp is astonishing, the amount of detail, soundstage, being in the center of the action so to speak is amazing!!! Receivers just don't have what it takes to do what a good amp can do, maybe the best receiver out there would be the Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, but with the cost of those new you can go separates.

#14 of 18 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

Kevin C Brown

    Producer



  • 5,713 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 03 2000

Posted November 27 2004 - 08:28 AM

You might get a better soundstage if you could move your speakers out from the front wall some. Other than that, nice setup! Posted Image
If it's not worth waiting until the last minute to do, then it's not worth doing.

KevinVision 7.1 ...

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Jesse Engels

Jesse Engels

    Auditioning



  • 7 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 01 2004

Posted November 27 2004 - 09:53 AM

Nice amp, I have the 1075... Rotel is good stuff. I think we have the same DVD, and Monster Power stuff Posted Image

#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

Jerome Grate

    Screenwriter



  • 2,937 posts
  • Join Date: May 23 1999

Posted November 28 2004 - 03:22 AM

GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE, BEAUTIFUL SET UP.
Listen Up People.., Rack Em and Pack Em.., We're Phantoms in 15.

#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Dan Halchak

Dan Halchak

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 195 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 17 2003

Posted November 29 2004 - 06:36 AM

Scott, you might want to try moving the center channel more to the right on top of the TV, it will give you a better "center" presence to the sound stage. Just because your TV is a little bit left, you won't notice it a whole lot if you move it some. I imagine that will help with imaging. Posted Image

I can't wait to get mine, shall be nice, just have to make a little trip to Ohio to get it!!!

Glad you fixed the ground loop issue as well. Posted Image

You do have a great setup, I definitely like it.

#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

Jerome Grate

    Screenwriter



  • 2,937 posts
  • Join Date: May 23 1999

Posted November 29 2004 - 01:04 PM

Or do the tough job of switching the entertainment unit with the right speaker. Look at my pixs below and see what I did with my setup.http://www.hometheat....r/IM001419.jpg
Listen Up People.., Rack Em and Pack Em.., We're Phantoms in 15.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users