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post #121 of 1283
Yes the player does it but the Rotel can do the +10db boost that is needed.
post #122 of 1283
Does anyone know if the RCD-1072 can play MP3's?

You would think this info would be readily available on their site, but it is not.
post #123 of 1283
Thanks TommyV
Last question...
I talk with an italian Rotel dealer, he said me that this summer will come out a new pre/decoder by Rotel with multiple HDMI 1.3 input (price 1000$) for new HD audio formats, that will be connected with the Rotel AVRs with RS-232. I said this because I've tested the Rotel 1057 Vs. Denon 2807 (with a Chario Piccolo Classic speakers - it's italian pride ) and the Rotel sound "10 times" better than Denon, but the Denon have 2 HDMI able to receive multichannel PCM. I've called the italian distributor, but he don't know anything. I think that this is true it's perfect for me and somebody of you.
Anyone have informations about this?
post #124 of 1283
I've not heard of this and it seems unlikely but If they do I will probably buy one.

I listened to Denon and Rotel when deciding on my purchase as well and thought the Rotel sound was far superior.
post #125 of 1283
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scanido View Post

Does anyone know if the RCD-1072 can play MP3's?

You would think this info would be readily available on their site, but it is not.

It doesn't.
post #126 of 1283
I've been impressed and happy with my Rotel setup. My only "complaint" is that there are no screen format options available for the RSP-1098. Until my JVC 16:9 RS1 front projector comes in, I'm still using a 4:3 JVC 36in SDTV. The Screen on the 1098 stretches any signal it recieves.

I look forward to Rotel replacing the 1098 with a unit that has HDMI and hopefully Firewire.

Here's my current system, still waiting on the RS1 and I'll probably pick up a XBox 360 and a Wii:

Rotel RSP-1098
Rotel RMB-1095
Rotel RB-1090

Onkyo SP1000
Toshiba HD-XA2
Sony PS3
XBMC
Toshiba M782 VCR
post #127 of 1283
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Originally Posted by mik85 View Post

Thanks TommyV
Last question...
I talk with an italian Rotel dealer, he said me that this summer will come out a new pre/decoder by Rotel with multiple HDMI 1.3 input (price 1000$) for new HD audio formats, that will be connected with the Rotel AVRs with RS-232. I said this because I've tested the Rotel 1057 Vs. Denon 2807 (with a Chario Piccolo Classic speakers - it's italian pride ) and the Rotel sound "10 times" better than Denon, but the Denon have 2 HDMI able to receive multichannel PCM. I've called the italian distributor, but he don't know anything. I think that this is true it's perfect for me and somebody of you.
Anyone have informations about this?

Hi TommyV,

I am also Italian, living in the US (no emigrante... come diceva Troisi...)
Since you tested the 1057, does it pass audio through HDMI at all? Does it also upconvert component to HDMI?
I am looking also at the Denon 2807 because it has all the features I need, but would be happier with the Rotel!
post #128 of 1283
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Originally Posted by renpar61 View Post

Hi TommyV,

I am also Italian, living in the US (no emigrante... come diceva Troisi...)
Since you tested the 1057, does it pass audio through HDMI at all? Does it also upconvert component to HDMI?
I am looking also at the Denon 2807 because it has all the features I need, but would be happier with the Rotel!

Hello renpar61,

Not sure if this is what you meant but I am not Itialian so I didn't understand that diceva Troisi part.

I actully own the 1057 for my home system. Yes it will pass audio through to your display and no it will not upconvert Component to HDMI.

I am exremely happy with my 1057 but as far as features the Denon will have alot more. Have Fun Shopping!
post #129 of 1283
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Originally Posted by TommyV View Post

Hello renpar61,

Not sure if this is what you meant but I am not Itialian so I didn't understand that diceva Troisi part.

I actully own the 1057 for my home system. Yes it will pass audio through to your display and no it will not upconvert Component to HDMI.

I am exremely happy with my 1057 but as far as features the Denon will have alot more. Have Fun Shopping!

Sorry, TommyV. I somehow confused you with mik85 (one post above yours on the previous page)
post #130 of 1283
I just talked to Mike in tech support at Rotel and he said the new RSX 1058 will recieve Dolby Digital and DTS via HDMI but he's "not sure" if it will accept multi channel PCM. I think this is a good sign that it probably does if it can receive audio signals throught the HDMI ports.

He also said the 1058 has the exact same amplifier section as the 1057.
post #131 of 1283
@ renpar61
I'm in your same situation. Denon is more complete than Rotel (for video section and PCM support), but the 1057 sound good than Denon 2807...

@TommyV
If the 1058 support PCM multichannel is a great notice, but I think that is more expensive than 1057...
Can you ask to your "friend" Mike for the Rotel pre/pro that I have post some days ago?
post #132 of 1283
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Originally Posted by mik85 View Post

@ renpar61
I'm in your same situation. Denon is more complete than Rotel (for video section and PCM support), but the 1057 sound good than Denon 2807...

@TommyV
If the 1058 support PCM multichannel is a great notice, but I think that is more expensive than 1057...
Can you ask to your "friend" Mike for the Rotel pre/pro that I have post some days ago?

From what I read elsewhere in this forum, the new 1058 will not support PCM multichannel through HDMI...
post #133 of 1283
Well, I just made my first purchase of a piece of Rotel gear. I bought a 1090 amplifier off Audiogon. I should have it in about a week. I am looking forward to all that power. I will be replacing a Sunfire Symphonic Reference 250w/ch amplifier with it. They will be used in my 2 channel rig powering Carver Amazing Platinum speakers.
post #134 of 1283
mik85, I did and he said he had not heard of anything like that. He also said they have not gotten a hold of any HDMI 1.3 chips yet to begin working with. The 1058 retails about $700 more than the 1057.

renpar61, yes that has been stated on this forum and others but that does not necessarily make it fact. They added upscaling to 1080p at the last min, before it was 1080i. The fact that he was sure that it received audio via the HDMI ports is a good sign. He said they would be shipping in about a month, then we will know for sure.
post #135 of 1283
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Originally Posted by Shizelbs View Post

Well, I just made my first purchase of a piece of Rotel gear. I bought a 1090 amplifier off Audiogon. I should have it in about a week. I am looking forward to all that power. I will be replacing a Sunfire Symphonic Reference 250w/ch amplifier with it. They will be used in my 2 channel rig powering Carver Amazing Platinum speakers.


I think you'll really like the RB-1090 Shizelbs, I've been very happy with mine. I also bought mine off Audiogon (great site).
post #136 of 1283
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Originally Posted by TommyV View Post

mik85, I did and he said he had not heard of anything like that. He also said they have not gotten a hold of any HDMI 1.3 chips yet to begin working with. The 1058 retails about $700 more than the 1057.

renpar61, yes that has been stated on this forum and others but that does not necessarily make it fact. They added upscaling to 1080p at the last min, before it was 1080i. The fact that he was sure that it received audio via the HDMI ports is a good sign. He said they would be shipping in about a month, then we will know for sure.

I actually had this confirmed by a salesman at a local store: no LPCM through HDMI on the 1058. Rotel rep was there yesterday.
It may come available in the next series of pre/pro.
post #137 of 1283
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oes anyone know if the RCD-1072 can play MP3's?

You would think this info would be readily available on their site, but it is not.

It does not. However, Rotel has produced a newer-revision RCC-1055 (their 5-disc changer) that now has MP3 playback capability.

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I think you'll really like the RB-1090 Shizelbs, I've been very happy with mine. I also bought mine off Audiogon (great site).

The RB-1090 is a fantastic amp. Unfortunately, used is really the only way to get one anymore because Rotel recently discontinued it. I still don't think the RB-1092 (the 500Wx2 Class-D amp) is a suitable replacement. Their Class-A/B amps still sound better, IMHO.
post #138 of 1283
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Originally Posted by Yosho View Post

I think you'll really like the RB-1090 Shizelbs, I've been very happy with mine. I also bought mine off Audiogon (great site).

What do you have in the rest of that system? Which speakers?
post #139 of 1283
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Originally Posted by chunkisagoonie View Post

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The RB-1090 is a fantastic amp. Unfortunately, used is really the only way to get one anymore because Rotel recently discontinued it. I still don't think the RB-1092 (the 500Wx2 Class-D amp) is a suitable replacement. Their Class-A/B amps still sound better, IMHO.

Thanks. I sure hope so. I've read good things about it. I know its not the last amp I'll ever buy (the guy I bought it from is moving up to Pass Labs 350.5), but I'll have some fun with it for a while.

I do want to check out those 1092 amps some day regardless.
post #140 of 1283
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Originally Posted by Shizelbs View Post

What do you have in the rest of that system? Which speakers?

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Originally Posted by Yosho View Post

Rotel RSP-1098
Rotel RMB-1095
Rotel RB-1090

Onkyo SP1000
Toshiba HD-XA2
Sony PS3
XBMC
Toshiba M782 VCR

I run Phase Technology PC Series speakers and are very happy with them. Phase Technology is a little known brand in the speaker world. They don't get a lot of press and honestly, they don't really seem to try to either. The Founder is better known as the inventor of the Soft Dome Tweeter. You can read all about the company and it's history here: http://www.phasetech.com/history.html

I've been a happy customer of Phase Tech since 1994 and while I've auditioned many brands of speakers over the years I keep comming back to Phase Tech when it comes time to buy. In fact, I just recently purchased 3 Phase Tech PC-9.1 speakers after auditioning several brands including B&W. I think they're a perfect match with Rotel equipment and are hard to beat for the money.

I plan to run the 3 Phase Tech PC-9.1s for my front soundstage behind an acoustically transparent SMX filmscreen. They're replacing a pair of PC-100s and PC-Center II that have served us well for the last 12 years (they're being retired to the bedroom system but could just as easily haved stayed put. They're still great speakers). For surrounds I have a pair of PC-3.1 Mk II for Rear L/R, a pair of Jamo Surrounds for Rear surrounds that I plan to eventually replace once Phase Tech releases a new surround speaker later this year, and a Phase Technology Octave 15 subwoofer.

All in all, I'm very happy with the Phase Tech gear. They just keep getting better as I've upgraded my system over the years. The better your source gear is, the better they sound.

My critical listening rig is a pair of Sennhiser HD-650s with Cardas headphone cables and a Ray Samuels Audio Emmeline SR-71 headphone amp being fed by the Onkyo SP1000 (or ipod if I'm traveling).

For cables, I mainly use home brew Canare cables that I've built.

All of my A/V gear sits in a Salamander Designs 80in tower.

In addition to all of the above, I'll be adding a Xbox 360 Elite later this month and a probably a Wii at some point. I'm in the process of setting up a wireless network to stream music and movies to the 2 XBMCs (1 in the main room, 1 in the bedroom). I'm also thinking about setting up a large file server, probably using an off the shelf NAS box. As you can see, I'm in the process of a major shakeup of our Home Theater. It should be nice once everything is done. I should probably start a home theater build thread to document all this and ask for suggestions on setup and just to document it all. It's always fun reading about other people's setups.
post #141 of 1283
What would best describe the RB-1080 [model??] 200 Watt amp - as far as sound?
Some amps enhance bass, highs, or are more natural. How is this model?

Thanks.
post #142 of 1283
I am useing 804s for my mains. Has anyone gone from a rotel 1080 (200 x 2) to the 1092/1091 class D amps for their mains from a 1080? How did this sound in your opinion. I have heard that many people still prefer the older power to the new class D. I plan to demo them soon.

just looking for some opinions.

Thanks.
post #143 of 1283
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Originally Posted by ajflick42 View Post

I am useing 804s for my mains. Has anyone gone from a rotel 1080 (200 x 2) to the 1092/1091 class D amps for their mains from a 1080? How did this sound in your opinion. I have heard that many people still prefer the older power to the new class D. I plan to demo them soon.

just looking for some opinions.

Thanks.

unless you are having problems driving your speakers, i think you are fine. BTW, i am using the 1070 with my 804s without problems as well! I guess it depends on how big your room is.
post #144 of 1283
Count me in:

Rotel RSP-1098 v2 Processor

Ceratec Penta high-end 5.1 Amplifier


post #145 of 1283
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I am useing 804s for my mains. Has anyone gone from a rotel 1080 (200 x 2) to the 1092/1091 class D amps for their mains from a 1080? How did this sound in your opinion. I have heard that many people still prefer the older power to the new class D. I plan to demo them soon.

just looking for some opinions.

Thanks.

I have a client that powers his 802Ds with a pair of RB-1091 mono blocks. Class-D amps aren't really my cup of tea, but nonetheless, the new Rotels are a great value. They use the same ICEpower modules that amps several times their price use and the implementation is actually very good.

I'm still kind of sad that on Rotel's decision to discontinue the RB-1090 in favor of the new RB-1092. That's a fantastic amp.
post #146 of 1283
Being that this is a Rotel thread, I have a question(or two). I can get a Rotel RA-1070 integrated amplifier for $400 from a local dealer. It produces 100wrms per channel into an 8 ohm load and I'm guessing 200ish at 4 ohms. The problem is my MTM's are 4 ohms and 200wrms is recommended. I noticed that Rotel doesn't really publish any 4 ohm specs for the RA-1070. First, is the RA-1070 a good deal at $400? Second, what does this amp produce at 4 ohms? I'm trying to decide between this amp and the Onkyo A9555.
post #147 of 1283
Does anyone know the answer to these questions?

What would best describe the RB-1080 [model??] 200 Watt amp - as far as sound?
Some amps enhance bass, highs, or are more natural. How is this model?

Thanks.

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Last edited by adman227 : 04-12-07 at 03:32 AM.
post #148 of 1283
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Being that this is a Rotel thread, I have a question(or two). I can get a Rotel RA-1070 integrated amplifier for $400 from a local dealer. It produces 100wrms per channel into an 8 ohm load and I'm guessing 200ish at 4 ohms. The problem is my MTM's are 4 ohms and 200wrms is recommended. I noticed that Rotel doesn't really publish any 4 ohm specs for the RA-1070. First, is the RA-1070 a good deal at $400? Second, what does this amp produce at 4 ohms? I'm trying to decide between this amp and the Onkyo A9555.

Power doesn't exactly double at 4-ohms with Rotel Class-A/B amps. Although they do not publish it, I would probably say that it outputs perhaps 160-180Wpc on a 4-ohm load. Either way, $400 is a smoking deal for an RA-1070. It was discontinued last year, but retailed for $1,200 brand new.

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Does anyone know the answer to these questions?

What would best describe the RB-1080 [model??] 200 Watt amp - as far as sound?
Some amps enhance bass, highs, or are more natural. How is this model?

Thanks.

The RB-1080 has a strong bottom end with smooth, perhaps slightly rolled-off highs (this is actually a good thing for B&Ws, which do tend to have bright tweeters) and plenty of midrange punch. It's a lot of amp for the money.
post #149 of 1283
Hello Rotel owners.

I have the opportunity to buy a RB-991 (THX-Ultra) and a RB-993 (THX) for about $900 total. Both in very good condition and about 6 years old.

I already have a Adcom GTP-880 and I hope to match these with M&K speakers (used or new depending on the companys possible future) in the near future.

What are the differences between RB-991 and the newer RB-1080? Based on the specifications it seems like the same amp. And is it recomended to run the 993 och the three fronts or should I let the 991 run the mains and 993 center or surround? Well, don't think the difference would be mayor...

Not interrested in 7.1 so i will manage with 5 amplified channels.

Anyone have opionions on this? I'm trying to do as much research as a can on these stuff, your input is appreciated.

Regards
/Chuck
post #150 of 1283
What does Rotel list as the current per channel in amperes this amp produces?
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