Rotel RSP-1066 looks

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  1. RichardMA

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    Admittedly, looks are the last thing that you should
    consider when buying something like this, but we do have to
    look at the processors, etc, day in, day out so appearance
    does count for something. Anyway, I saw today the Rotel
    RSP-1066 in both black and silver and I have to say
    the silver one looks better. Gone is the cheezy looking
    red plastic bezel that surrounds the volume control
    on the black unit and the frosted silver finish actually
    costs more for Rotel to get done.
     
  2. chung_sotheby

    chung_sotheby Supporting Actor

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    I, too like silver. I too like clams, and I too like oysters. My tastes differ, but I like both silver, and clams. Tell me, Richard, do you like silver and oysters?[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Jed M

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    I actually don't like clams or oysters [​IMG] but I like the silver even though my Rotel 960 is black with the "cheezy looking red plastic bezel" which I happen to like [​IMG]
     
  4. AVspec

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    I will say that the silver 1066 does look nice... but since all of my equipment in my audio rack (have a separate video rack) is black, the black Rotel fits in better. Also, black does not reflect light and since I have a 106" front projection screen I need the least amount of reflection from the surroundings so black fits the bill better in my HT room.
     
  5. Andrew Pratt

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    I agree with mark I loved the look of the silver one but I picked tha black b/c it disappears in my rack which is something I desired given the location of my rack
     
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    The guys who had the shootout yesterday posted a picture of the 1066 and 950 together. I was surprised to find I prefered the look of the 950 to the Rotel. I'm assuming I'm in the vast minority here, but while it's plain I don't find the look of the 950 objectionable at all. [​IMG]
     
  7. BrentPollard

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    I went with the silver 1066, (still waiting, was told it would be here for sure early next week) all my other components are black but the 1066 will be at the top of the stack just under the turntable. I made a 10 shelf Flexi rack and I think the Silver 1066 is gonna make a neat transition point between all the black components and the Rega P2.[​IMG]
     
  8. JohnSC

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    Brent,

    You mentioned you made a 10 shelf flexi rack. Do you have any pictures? I wouldn't mind making something similar myself.
     
  9. BrentPollard

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    Sorry I don't have a digi cam but a friend has one maybe I can get some pics next week and post them.[​IMG]
     
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    Thinking of doing a Flexi here also, do those pics pls if you get a chance. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  11. Roly

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    Brent:
    I also have a Rega P2, old vinyl sounds great on it.
    I am about to construct a Flexi rack for my system but am concerned how the silver 1066 would look.
    It would help a lot to see an actual setup with the Rega and the 1066 below it (that is how I would do it too).
    Looking forward to seeing the pics, thanx. [​IMG]
    Roly
     
  12. BrentPollard

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    My silver 1066 should be in today, will know shortly. If so I should have it setup tonite and I'll try to get a cam to post pictures.[​IMG]
     
  13. BrentPollard

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    IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! IT"S HERE!
    It just arrived today but I had to attend my Daughter's grade 8 grad. So I will spend the next 24 hrs setting up and getting aquainted. Roly, I set it under the P2 and I think it looks sweet man. This will probably replace sex for a couple a weeks.[​IMG] I will do what I can to post some pics soon[​IMG]
     
  14. Serge Breton

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    Brent,
    if the 1066 replaces sex for a couple of weeks then it must indeed be one hell of a unit! [​IMG]
     
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    Does only the silver 1066 have the sex replacement option? I looked all over my black 1066 and could not find any such feature???? [​IMG]
     
  16. BrentPollard

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    Mark, I think it's that blue led. [​IMG] I put on a brand new 180 gram pressing of CCR listened to Suzie-Q and was in nirvanna, and it ain't even broken in yet[​IMG]
     
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    They don't work for me Brent
     
  19. AVspec

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    Link does not work for me neither Brent.
    Thanks for reminding me of this thread though!
    I can post this here from the long Rotel thread:
    Well with all the pictures of the "silver 1066" I thought I would take a few of my black 1066 so we are not left out!
    [​IMG]
    Click the below link for a few Hi-Res pictures!
    Pictures of my BLACK Rotel 1066!
     
  20. BrentPollard

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    Hmm, gotta step out for awhile, I'll try to fix it today.[​IMG]
     

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