Rotel RB-985

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  1. BarOr

    BarOr Stunt Coordinator

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    I wondered if I would buy nice receiver (something that support DPL2, AC-3, DTS and more) and connect it by PREOUT to the RB-985 will it affect the sound. The other option is to buy RSP-976 and connect it to the RB-985 but this is too expansive for me.
    Would it be a dramatic difference between the sounds of the two.
     
  2. Steve Lumbert

    Steve Lumbert Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Rotel RB985 MK1 and am extremely happy with it. Am I correct in assuming that you already own one yourself?

    I would consider purchasing an Outlaw 950 pre/pro (which is what I have) instead of a receiver. If you do a search on the Outlaw 950, you will find tons of favorable reviews on this site. The price is also comparable to many receivers you are probably looking at.

    Just my $.02
     
  3. BarOr

    BarOr Stunt Coordinator

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    I wish I had the money to buy the 950. when i said nice receiver i meant low end receiver something like the Yamaha
    RXV540 (maybe something slightly better) which have PreOut to channels. Would it be a dramatic difference between the sounds of the two (possibilities)?
    should I buy a better receiver instead of the two?
    What do you think?
     
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    I may be wrong, but I don't think the 540 has preouts.
     
  5. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Jason,

    You are correct - the RX-V540 does not include pre-outs. They included pre-outs with the RX-V640 and up.

    Source: Yamaha Receiver Comparison
     

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