Thoughts on Rotel Amps?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Shannon W, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Shannon W

    Shannon W Stunt Coordinator

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    Right now lets start with the basics.
    The equipment.
    1. Samsung HPR5072 50" plasma
    2. Sony STR-DA4ES receiver "going to be used as a preamp"
    3. Pioneer Elite DV45A DVD Player
    4. Polk Audio LSi 9's for front Left & Right
    5. Polk Audio LSi C for the Center Channel
    6. Polk Audio LSi FX for the Left & Right side surround
    7. Polk Audio LSi 7's for the Left & Right Rear Surround
    8. Velodyne CHT-12 Sub.
    Now for the questions about the amps. I'm looking into the Rotel RB-1075 to run the Center and the Surrounds Speakers.
    To run the front left and right The Rotel RB-1070.
    For the money would you guys think The amp combo would sound better, then say the Outlaw Audio 7125? Thanks Shannon
    Oh right now I'm Using the Sony receiver to power the speakers. Can you say "NO POWER!" LoL. Thanks Shannon
     
  2. DelRay

    DelRay Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey Shannon. I'm running the 1070/1075 amps with my Polk speakers. I have the RT's. Although the lsi's are 4 ohms, you should still be able to run them fairly easy. The 1080/1095 would be more suited for the lsi's. But that combo would cost around twice as much. I play my 2 channel music through the 1070 at fairly loud levels and the amp stay cool. Nice system BTW.
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    The 1075 is a solid amp from Rotel that's been around for awhile. You might also look at the Sherwood-Newcastle A965 amp as its a 7 channel monster that is in the price/power range as the Rotel units. I've owned both the Rotel 1075 and the Sherwood and to me the Sherwood's a better fit for those Polk's.
     
  4. Kevin C Brown

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    If it matters to you or not, Rotel amps are made in China. IMO, you can't beat the bang for the buck that Outlaw gives you, *plus*, they are made in the U.S.
     

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