Originally Posted by jdc115
Hi.. did you ever do any comparison between the Rotel and the NAD T175 or look at the feature differences?
I currently have the RSP-1068 and will upgrade in the next couple of months. I was considering the 1069 until I saw that NAD was releasing a unit with HDMI inputs and I had a very hard time getting Rotel to respond to a few simple email requests about the 1069.
But I would still consider the 1069, just wondering if you compared the 2 units.
I own neither the ROTEL or NAD units in question, however have been reading like a madman on a mission about these two units, threads, specs, etc. and there is one clear difference for me, the NAD does not have balanced outs. For my system, it makes or breaks a component (krell amps BW speakers). I really can't comment about NAD as a company, or even Rotel for that matter, but the fact there are no balanced outs is an indication of build quality. I know that may infuriate some, and that's not my intention. From what I've read, having 1.3 HDMI is not necessary at least in the next few years, unless all new players only send "bitstream" to the receiver/processor. That's the only thing the processor can recognize to "process". PCM audio is easily transferred via 1.1. Even my local high end shop is having trouble understanding this and couldn't elaborate. I think Rotel has been smart to go with the 1.1 spec (if it's more stable) and I'll be purchasing the 1069 for an audition in my home. I'm a little concerned about the video processing as the PS3 can output in the native resolution of a projector, so theoretically scaling and processing isn't necessary. my cable box will need upscaling for SD, and even HD since my projector is only 720P. I'd really like to upgrade that as well, but since many of my purchases are less than 1 year old, my lovely wife really doesn't understand.