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post #1 of 9 Old 05-07-2013, 08:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey all,

Looking for a little amp advice.

I need a new 5 channel to power my front height and wides I am just picking up.

I am on the fence between grabbing a used RMB1095 or a new Marantz 7055.

The speakers it will be powering are 2 - Definitive Tech Sm55's and 2 - Sm65's.

I currently have a RMB10-95 and a RMB-1090 hence wanting to stick to the brand.

Budget is around the 1k mark.

Thoughts?

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If you can get a 1095 in your price range then that's the one I'd get.

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The 1095 is an excellent amp. Just remember the amp is almost 9.4 inches high so you'll need a rack that will give your amp proper circulation. If that's not the case you could spring for an inexpensive amp stand.smile.gif
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I own a 1095 also and have been very pleased with it. It is huge and heavy ( love the rear casters). I only had tight space in my cabinet so I added two fans to keep it cool, works great never gets more than slightly warm to the touch. The front of the cabinet is closed with glass doors so you never hear the fans.

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I think I should have enough rack space, going to be grabbing a Omnimount 42U for the new media closet, should accommodate this plus all the other gear. I still need to do the hard measurements just to be sure.

I was also looking at the Emotiva XPA-5 But I guess for the price difference if may just be better to stick with matching amps.

Thanks for the advice guys

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I looked at the Emotiva XPA-5 and was concerned about the gain being 32 dB and introducing noise into my system. The Rotel RMB-1095 is totally quiet!

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I looked at the Emotiva XPA-5 and was concerned about the gain being 32 dB and introducing noise into my system. The Rotel RMB-1095 is totally quiet!

The gain between the two might not be noticeable but the Emotiva has half the transformer power and capacitors. If the Rotel can be had for under $1000, then that is what I'd go with.

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So how does the Marantz 7055 measure up in all this?

I missed out on the 1095 for the $1k mark sadly, but I do have a bead on a 7055 for around the same price.

Thoughts?

Also would going slightly lower power be an issue? I have seen some decent RMB-1075's lately, but they are only 120 per channel instead of the 200 that the 1095 delivers or 175 that the 7055 has.

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