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post #1711 of 1721 Old 02-18-2017, 03:04 PM
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The RB-1590 is also a better sounding amplifier than the RB-1582MKII. The extra power is icing on the cake.

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Hi tanman..so in your opinion it would be worth it to go with the RB-1590 for the extra headroom. More power is better is that what I'm reading? Thanks for your comment.

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The RB-1590 is also a better sounding amplifier than the RB-1582MKII. The extra power is icing on the cake.

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Thanks Patrick. So thats two votes for the RB-1590 based on sound quality and headroom. The extra power seems to be a moot point and I'm getting the notion that more power can never ever hurt your system.

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Thanks Patrick. So thats two votes for the RB-1590 based on sound quality and headroom. The extra power seems to be a moot point and I'm getting the notion that more power can never ever hurt your system.

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I think you must have not watched "Home Improvement" the show. "More Power" was the motto in the show which most guys prefer. And in audio world it also improves the quality of the sound.
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I think you must have not watched "Home Improvement" the show. "More Power" was the motto in the show which most guys prefer. And in audio world it also improves the quality of the sound.
Hi tanman..I get the guy thing in terms of more power is better for sure and no I must of missed that episode..haha!! I was in consideration of what my dealer was also stating that I wouldn't use all that power in a room of my size which is not huge by any stretch and he did have me thinking at that point so I appreciate his honesty. In the end, I know its my decision but it's nice to read those who have a setup with an RB 1590 or RB 1582 MKII as well. I do appreciate your comments for sure and your vote is getting an RB 1590.

So far RB 1590- 2 and RB 1582 MKII- 0. Thanks again.

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Hi tanman..I get the guy thing in terms of more power is better for sure and no I must of missed that episode..haha!! I was in consideration of what my dealer was also stating that I wouldn't use all that power in a room of my size which is not huge by any stretch and he did have me thinking at that point so I appreciate his honesty. In the end, I know its my decision but it's nice to read those who have a setup with an RB 1590 or RB 1582 MKII as well. I do appreciate your comments for sure and your vote is getting an RB 1590.

So far RB 1590- 2 and RB 1582 MKII- 0. Thanks again.

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Maybe the question to ask is: Which Rotel amp would you choose to for your main left and right speakers? Would it be the RB 1590 or RB 1582 MKII as part of a 7.1 setup and why would you choose that specific amp?

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So I've had the RMB-1585 in my system now for over a week. I was actually considering returning it as it sounded bright at times, overly bass heavy, and just difficult to listen to with some material. I even tried plugging it in directly from my OPPO player with XLR just to see if that would make a difference. I finally left it playing for a couple of days and ...wow this thing is amazing with 2 channel music. It's dynamic, the bass is fantastic and has texture, the presentation is very open with a huge soundstage, and most importantly to me it's very musical. I owned a Mcintosh MC207 a few years back and I don't remember the Mac sounding this good. This thing is a keeper.
You re not the first person I have heard that made the comment that a Rotel amp sounds better than a macintosh. The OP said that the mcintosh did not have the upper end which the Rotel had. The OP commented that when he was playing music he could not hear the crash of the drum cymbals but with the Rotel he could. I have been going back in forth if I want to switch out one of my Rotel class d five channel amps for a RMB-1585. I have a RMB 1575 and RMB 1565 for a 5.1.4 set up. I can't determine if it is my amps, my processor (Marantz 8802a) or TV broadcast or Blu Ray disc recording( same Blu ray sometimes sounds different). It seems that the same volume sounds different and if I turn off the processor and turn it back on it gets louder. it is probably in my head but you never know.
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Maybe the question to ask is: Which Rotel amp would you choose to for your main left and right speakers? Would it be the RB 1590 or RB 1582 MKII as part of a 7.1 setup and why would you choose that specific amp?

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I think you have plenty of answers already and most people at these forums already have their minds made up on the gear. All they need is a few positive inputs and that's it. I personally have a RMB 1095 paired with Onkyo 805 which I purchased in 2007. I am also getting the upgrade bug like others in these forums. I plan on keeping the 1095 pairing it with either a Marantz or an Integra pre/pro and adding a another 2 channel amp like the 1590. These would power the MK S150's!
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I think you have plenty of answers already and most people at these forums already have their minds made up on the gear. All they need is a few positive inputs and that's it. I personally have a RMB 1095 paired with Onkyo 805 which I purchased in 2007. I am also getting the upgrade bug like others in these forums. I plan on keeping the 1095 pairing it with either a Marantz or an Integra pre/pro and adding a another 2 channel amp like the 1590. These would power the MK S150's!
Thanks tanman for your comments and experience. Good to know that upgraditus is alive and well...haha..thought I was the only one on here..haha..anyways I'm still open to what forum members have to say and care to share their experiences as well with the amps I've mentioned above because forums like these are a great source of information and we can all benefit to some degree. At least here I get some responses as in my experiences some threads sit and sit for days, weeks and months and you start to wonder what is going on here..haha..so again thanks and any forum member care to share is welcome.

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Thanks tanman for your comments and experience. Good to know that upgraditus is alive and well...haha..thought I was the only one on here..haha..anyways I'm still open to what forum members have to say and care to share their experiences as well with the amps I've mentioned above because forums like these are a great source of information and we can all benefit to some degree. At least here I get some responses as in my experiences some threads sit and sit for days, weeks and months and you start to wonder what is going on here..haha..so again thanks and any forum member care to share is welcome.

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Hello all,

Just a quick update. It has been decided that based on some reviews read on the internet and some comments here its clear the winner for the amp for me is the RB 1590 2 channel amp. Will be a little bit yet before I pull the trigger but from what I read its built like a tank, rugged, and will power my CM10 S2's with ease and bring out the very best in them. As Patrick says "the extra power is the icing on the cake". I'm still interested though to what anyone using the RB 1590 in their home theatre system thinks about it and what you like most with the amp itself? What speakers are you using with your Rotel RB 1590 2 channel setup?

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Hopefully today Canada Post will drop off my package. My Rotel RMB1555 was suppose to be here yesterday. So much for 1day guarantee shipping. Lucky for shipper he gets his money back. Picked up a year old unit for $900CDN. Had a 1095 back in the day and it made my speakers shine then. Looking forward to the 1555 doing the same.
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