rotel 1075

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  1. brendan_k

    brendan_k Auditioning

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    I am looking at buying the Rotel 1075, 120 watts per channel or the Rotel 1095, 200 watts per channel.

    The speakers I will be using are listed below. In addition the suitable amplifier range as quoted on paradigm's website and this is listed next to them.

    Paragigm Studio 40s, 15 - 180 watts(8 ohms)
    Paradigm cc Center, 15 - 175 watts(8 ohms)
    Paradigm 20s (rears) 15 - 150 watts(8 ohms)


    If I purchased the 1095 at 200 watts per channel is their too much power fo these speakers, especially the studio 20s?
    Will the 1075 do the job?
     
  2. Phil M

    Phil M Stunt Coordinator

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    I chose the 1075 for my Studio 40's & CC center and think they sound great together! My main reasoning to go with the 1075 was that the 1095 was twice as much.($1800 vs. $900) I'm sure that it does sound better, I just wasn't convinced that it sounded $900 better?

    For the difference I could purchase another 2 channel amp just for the mains (like the Rotel 1080)or buy the 1066 pre/pro for $300 more!

    As far as power goes, no, it is not too much power. As long as you're sending them good clean power, they will take all that you give them.

    I have never been able to stress (or even heat up the 1075). Goto ecoustics.com and type in "1075" or "Rotel" and read the many great professional reviews on it.

    Phil

    P.S. Welcome to HTF!!!
     
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    David Berry Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Bryston 3B-ST amplifier (120 watts/channel) hooked up to the Studio 60v2. I have never been able to clip that amp even playing songs with heavy bass and sending the full signal to them. I tried several times (with ear protection on) to the point where I thought I could be stressing my speakers. The Rotel 1075 should be just fine.

    Two notes, however:

    1. I have read some threads that state that there could be some problems with tripping a 15 amp breaker with the 1095 upon startup and,

    2. If you plan on keeping this amp for a long time (it being one of your solid components), and you have upgraditis for more inefficient speakers than the Studio line, perhaps the extra money spent now would be justified.
     
  4. Mark C.

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    The 1075 is a GREAT amp! As has already been stated, the 1095 is beefier, but for some of us the price difference is too great compared to the returns. I'm using a 1075 matched with B&W CDM1SEs mains and B&W 601S2 rears. These speakers aren't the most efficient, but the 1075 has no problem driving them.
     
  5. brendan_k

    brendan_k Auditioning

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    Thanks guys. Sorry I havent replied, but I do appreciate your responses. Have learnt a lot on this forum.

    I may go with th rotel 1075, but have another dilemma for another post.
     

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