Canadian needs more power for Rotel 1055

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by JamieS, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. JamieS

    JamieS Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 17, 2003
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    I have had my Rotel RSX 1055 and Monitor 7, CC370 Mini Monitor Pw 2200 setup together for almost 2 months now.

    I am pretty happy with it the Rotel has very clean sound and the Monitor series are a good jack of all tradeds for the price.

    Here is my "issue". My room is 15 X 17 in the basement but the right wall has a 6 foot opening (by the front speakers out onto a porch and also an open staircase up to the kitchen. My guess is that all this extra volume is sucking up some of my power. I often watch movies at 60 (out of 90) on the volume dial and still wold like it louder. I can't spend a ton of $ on a bunch of extras but any suggestions for what I could do?

    Like a 2 ch Rotel amp might help some but my center would still only have 75W. A 5 ch external amp would be too expensive (I think around $1000 canadian for my budget is about MAX). I am not really too aware of 3 channel amps. I'd be happy to consider GOOD used amps if they would make a difference BUT don't forget I'm in Canada so many sellers on Audiogon won't ship here. If I was looking at used what should I look at I don't know much about what companies or maodels to look for here.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Steve Marsh

    Steve Marsh Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 22, 2002
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    60/90 is not a high setting for this unit due to the way it's vol scale is set up. I am using a 1055/1075 combo in a smaller room using Paradigm Studio 60s and I always run between 60 and 65.
    I think you should be safe running the vol up to over 70 but let your ear be the judge. If you hear distortion then turn it down.
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