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Arcam or Rotel?

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#1 of 7 Shannon S.

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Posted April 17 2005 - 07:46 AM

I am in the market to buy a new receiver this summer. I have narrowed down the possibilities to either the Arcam AVR 300 or the Rotel RSX-1067. I am looking for the best sound in music, but will use my system for playing a lot of movies too.
I would not mind hearing some opinions on other receivers that could match either of these either.

#2 of 7 PaulDA



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Posted April 17 2005 - 07:50 AM

Both are very nice, but in my subjective opinion, I'd go with the Arcam.
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#3 of 7 Scott_N


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Posted April 17 2005 - 08:44 AM

The Rotel is better than most receivers for music but the AVR-300 is the most musical receiver i've heard at any price. It's on the same level as some of their integrated amps with 2-channel music IMO.

#4 of 7 Andrew Pratt

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Posted April 17 2005 - 03:09 PM

Given that budget I'd actually recomend the 1056 and 1080 power amp. You'll get much better 2 channel performance that way and excellent movie reproduction (redirect the fronts to the back and run it in 7.1 mode)

#5 of 7 John Garcia

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Posted April 18 2005 - 05:39 AM

IMHO, Arcam will sound better with music between the two AVRs.
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#6 of 7 Ashlee Lee

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Posted May 08 2005 - 12:33 PM

I have a parasound c2 preamp and is looking to upgrade to something better,should I buy arcam av8 or statement 1?any ideas.

#7 of 7 Scott_N


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Posted May 09 2005 - 10:43 AM

The Arcam AV8 is as good a pre/pro soundwise as any of the best i've heard from Lexicon, Theta and Meridian. I haven't heard the Statement 1.