Took the plunge Rotel RSX 1055 on the way

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  1. JamieS

    JamieS Stunt Coordinator

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    After months of searching, lots of great advice from forum I finnaly made a commitment by putting a deposit on a Rotel RSX 1055.

    I was "this close" to buying the NAD T752 becuase it had excellent power, sounded almost as good as the Rotel and cost a lot less. But I still had quality concerns and the dealer just was not as friendly as some others. I thought about a Denon 2803 which has gotten glowing reviews from S&V but it just didn't seem that much of an upgrade over my Denon 1603. The 3803 was very close to the same price as the rotel and has even more rated power and more features but I really only need 5.1 right now.

    So in the end with my Wife's blessing to exceed my origional budget a new Rotel 1055 is on its way (hopefull to arrive the same time as my new Tosiba 51 inch RPTV). I think I am probably paying parley for the mystique of having a Rotel (kinda like buying an Infinity when you could buy a Nissan) but also I justify it to myself (and my wife too) as planning for the future with the upgradable software and its performance as a pre pro for when I eventually add amps.

    I will be powering Monitor 7s, CC370, Mini Monitor surrounds and a PW2200 in a 15 X 17 room. I have hopes for this and I 'll be sure to post updates when it all comes together. Any owners of Similar systems want to share any insights or advice?
     
  2. Kevin. W

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    Welcome to the Rotel family Jamie. Some day I'm looking at replacing my Marantz Pre/pro with Rotel. Couple of days ago I scored a sweet deal on a Rotel RMB-1095 amp for 1/2 MSRP. Can't wait for the day I'm all Rotel.

    Kevin
     
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    Congratulations!

    I've heard the 1055 at work, it's a great receiver.
     
  4. Mark C.

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    You won't regret it, except that you'll keep adding various Rotel components to your collection from now on. BTW: I would take a Rotel at 75 wpc over similarly priced Yamaha, Denon, Sony receivers that claim 100+ wpc any day.
     
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    Congrats, The 1055 is a great receiver. I own one and love it. The amps are a true 75 watts and sound so good.

    Are you planning on going to a 7.1 setup? The RB-1070 amp will make your mains sound even better, then you can have the 1055 power the rest.

    If you have any questions ask, as I have hade the 1055 for around 8 months, Im pretty familiar with it. Visit Club Rotel for a great source in info.

    Earle
     

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