Rotel 1075 vs Outlaw 755 vs Parasound 1205A

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  1. Yoon Lee

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    I'd like to know your opinion on those 5 channel amplifiers. I'd like to choose warm sounding, yet bring out details kind of amp. Any other suggestions in sub-1500 range would be appreciated.
     
  2. RAF

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    Good question.

    I can only speak for the 755 which I own. I also own a bunch of Marantz MA700 monoblocks and I think the sound of the 755 is very similar to the MA700, if that helps you at all.

    Of course, you'll get as many different opinions about amps as you do with speakers. There's a lot of subjectivity and personal preference involved.

    Good luck with your quest.
     
  3. Tim Baldwin

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    All good amps. For "warm" sound, you might also consider YBA, B&K, EAD, Anthem (might have to go used on some of these to fit in your budget).
     
  4. JohnSC

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    I own the 1075 and am very happy with it. It is an excellent amp. It has all the attributes you have mentioned. I am not familiar with the others but can recommend the 1075.
     
  5. Mark C.

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    I, too, can recommend the Rotel 1075. It does great running my all-B&W HT. I did try out the Parasound, but it just did not seem to blend well with my speakers. That doesn't mean the Parasound wasn't a good amp.

    That's why it's important to try to test a set-up with your speakers or in a demo system with speakers that closely match yours.
     
  6. george king

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    I also have the Rotel 1075 (with Yamaha 995 as preamp) and love this amp. Lots of power and detail. However, all of the amps are good and you should be happy with whichever you choose.
     
  7. BruceD

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    I did an in-house side-by-side comparison of the Parasound 1205A and the ATI-1505. These are just my opinions for a sighted, volume balanced comparison.

    I have very revealing Dynaudio Contour speakers; 2.8 tower mains, 1.1 surrounds, and the center. The test was down with just the stereo mains and music (jazz and female vocals) I'm very familiar with.

    My preference was for the Parasound, because it provided all the detail on the high-end without any harshness (I felt the ATI was harsh) and it had better bass control than any amp I had previously heard.
     
  8. Yoon Lee

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    Which one handles the best music, BTW?
     
  9. Ricky T

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    For less than $1500, you can get a used Parasound 2205A 220x5...warm, detailed, good bass, 85+ pounds [​IMG] I know a forum member who might be selling one.
     

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