NEW Rotel RSP-1098

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  1. Erik Farstad

    Erik Farstad Supporting Actor

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    I'm happy to announce the VERY First Pictures anywhere of the new Rotel RSP-1098 from CES are out and can be found Here
    Let's just say...it's a LOOKER! [​IMG]
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  2. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    it no come up [​IMG]
    thanks for trying though
    Rich
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    it works for me now.
     
  4. Erik Farstad

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    Confirmed...up and running! [​IMG]
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  5. Yogi

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    So does the 1098 have a color LCD panel in the front. Does that mean I can get rid of my TV and watch the picture right on the front panel of the prepro[​IMG] Just kidding.
    It does look sweet though.
     
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    At the MSRP it is listed, I would think they would include balanced inputs/outputs to capture more market. Unless, of course, they are coming out with Big Daddy to compete with Krell, Lexicon and the like.
     
  7. Andrew Pratt

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    Maybe that's something as simple as a card swap bill? just guessing though I don't know much for sure yet.
     
  8. Rich Wenzel

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    I still can not pull this baby up?

    Are you saying this has one of those 4 to 5 inch screens like some of the mark levinsons, fosgates, bel canto's etc?

    not sure if i like that, actually, i dont think i like it.
     
  9. Erik Farstad

    Erik Farstad Supporting Actor

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    Rich, yep, looks like it has one of those screens! Unless it's a HUGE .dot matrix screen! LOL...for those visually impaired Audio/Video nuts! [​IMG]
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  10. Andrew Pratt

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    mats keeps tweaking the new server so its up and then down again...it should be up more reliably shortly
     
  11. Mark C.

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    Great. So I buy the 1066 today and the 1098 comes out!

    But that's OK. I saw the post on the 1098 before I went to the dealer. I dropped the bomb on him about the 1098. He hadn't even seen it yet, although he knew something was in the works.

    Got the 1066 for very good price and a full credit if I want to upgrade to the 1098 next year.
     
  12. Andrew Pratt

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    Mark that's one nice thing about getting to know the VP of the company and having his support for the Club Rotel[​IMG]
     
  13. Rich Wenzel

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    finally saw it...

    thought it was kind of weird with 4 component ins and only 8 digital ins...

    also would have preferred balanced outs, but thats not really important...

    i find it interesting that rotel makes a $2k 5 channel amp that has balanced ins but not a single product that can take advantage of it.

    Just the opposite of the Anthem which has balanced ins but I dont think their amps have balanced ins...

    Wonder why companies do that...

    I guess rotel is saying that their amps are pro quality, while anthem is saying its pre is pro quality.

    Also not thrilled with the big screen. I understand why they do it, but I just don't like it.

    If this thing really is in the mid $2k's its biggest competitor I think would be the Sunfire (which has balanced outs). I am not sure what the anthem goes for, and I think the top end arcam is more. The naim av2 is more as well...

    Interesting....can't wait to see more details.

    Rich
     
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    Wow, it's kind of a monster. Bet it sounds great, but I don't think I'll be getting one anytime soon. Happy enough with the sound of my 1066. Nice to see Rotel offering two lines now though.
     
  16. Rich Wenzel

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    Andrew, when making changes to my Carver (with much more limited functionality) I never needed to use the OSD. That thing had a button for everything.

    Okay, I'll stop whining about my old carver.....

    Hurrah for Rotel.

    Now if they put out this pre pro and make it somewhat customizable, i will need rotel to put out a very nice universal dvd audio/sacd player.

    Then I may just forget about the Naim AV2 et al and just get some nice rotel amps, that pre, and the universal player....

    Rich
     
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    About balanced outputs - both current Rotel stereo preamps have balanced outputs. Maybe they are thinking only hardcore 2 channel people want them? (a mistake in my opinion - they should offer everything they can)
     
  19. Rich Wenzel

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    Thanks Michael, thats why i said I think, as I knew the PVA's didnt but was too lazy to check on the MCA's.

    Kevrita, the 5 channel RMB 1095 has balanced ins for 5 channels, but Rotel does not have balanced outs for 5 channels, i think that is kind of weird.

    Rich
     
  20. Rob Verstegen

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    My guess is that they will supply a seperate card with balanced outs.

    Rob
     

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