Marantz 7300ose vs. Rotel RSX-1055

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  1. Ryan_MF

    Ryan_MF Stunt Coordinator

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    I did some more auditioning today and I'm down to two choices: Marantz 7300ose or the Rotel 1055. Anyone have thoughts on either of those two pieces - good or bad? Is Rotel a better brand than Marantz?
     
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    So, in light of the problems pointed out in the 7300 thread, would it be wiser to go with the Rotel? Someone had mentioned noise problems for the Rotel as well - can you elaborate?
     
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    There's no noise problem with the Rotels...at least none that I've ever come across in the Club Rotel. The Rotel also has fantastic support, a huge user community, is upgradeable, sounds amazing and IMO looks better then the Marantz. Its not that I don't like Marantz (I'm actualyl quite fond of them) but I wouldn't trade my Rotel for one.
     
  4. DanaA

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    I've owned Marantz receivers in the distant past and really liked them, but I, like Andrew, would choose the Rotel not only because I own and love a Rotel product, but because I really get upset over misleading power ratings. The Marantz 7200, which is advertised to put out, I think, 100 watts per channel times six channels, only tested out at 29 watts/channel into five channels. The Rotel 1065, rated at 100 watts/channel X's 5 channels, actually exceeded the rating when tested (105 watts/channel with 5 channels being driven simultaneously).

    I know these are different receivers than the two you're talking about, but I would personally take them as possible indicators of other products in the line.

    As far as I know, the main problem facing the Rotel 1055 is the double bass issue with analog multi-channel play. Although this has been addressed on the 1066 pre/pro, I don't think it yet has on the 1055. Nonetheless, taking everything into consideration, I'd choose the Rotel hands down.
     

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