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Here we go again, just when i was going into the pioneer elite 45 reciever,found a retail outlet selling Rotel. I have no previous experiance with this product. Anyone using the 1065 receiver in audio and home theater?

Thanks inadvance to all you hardcore experts


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Mike,

I have them running Polk Audio LSi series, awesome unit, what do you want to know?


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Frances:


Sorry for intercepting this thread but I too am considering the Rotel receiver to run my 5 LSi's.

I currently own an Integra 7.1 that just can't handle these speakers and am considering adding a Rotel RMB 1075 power amp or starting again with the receiver. Only concern is 100W power rating and future requirements by me for upgrading. Not sure which way to go. Less expensive would be the amp and use the Integra as a tuner/pre.

Have you had any problems with your set up at high volume levels? Which LSi's do you own and how many do you run with your Rotel? Not crazy about the Rotel having so many manual buttons on the front panel...what are they all for?

My Integra clips around 95db volume level in stereo mode....

Any input appreciated.

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Rick,

no problem intercepting, it's all good sharing. 1065 is rated 100 ROTEL watts at 8 ohms, or it's about 150 watts/ch. at 4 ohms, all channels driven (which LSi demands to run them adequately) I've been very impressed with the Rotel, especially in conjunction with LSi. I don't believe Integra is certified to drive 4 ohms load, that might be part of the reasons, and Rotel has a much more finesse and warmth compared to Integra (just IMO).I run the LSi15, C, Fx, and 7 on one (along with REL Storm III sub), and 9 on my 2 channels. I really like LSi, such a brutally honest speakers! I never run into any issue with the Rotel (on multi channels SACD running at reference level, it gets a bit hotter, but then it could also because of being inside a cabinet.) All in all, I am very happy with the 1065, glad that I went with it rather than the 1055. It has a lot more oomph. The buttons duplicate about 90% of the remote, you can download the manual from Rotel website, I don't find them to be intrusive, and I found them to be useful if I happened to sit in front of the cabinet, tweaking the gears. And the two lines display also very nice, better than the 1055. I have not clipped the Rotel, since it gets very loud, beyond reference level, and it gets there with ease...no distortion whatsoever. If I were you, I would consider the separate routes (rsp 1066 and rmb 1075) or the 1065. Either one of these options will make your LSi sing! Personally, I am not a proponent of mixing Integra with Rotel, since I found Integra sonic signature to be a bit harsh on the high octaves, and the LSi WILL expose those quality as is. BTW, on multi channels source, the Rotel and LSi are very nice and sweet...hope my rantings help..
 

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Thought iwould ask a question about your above comment on ohms. What does this mean 4 or 8 and is it rated??


Also what brand of speakers are LSi?


My earlier comment about the Rotel is not too amny companies carry the brand, wondering what reliability your having,sounds like your engoying the 1065.


All the best in advance

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Mike,

Rotel's brand has been around for a while, it's reliable and backed by a reputable distributor here in the US. In terms of power rating, what it means is that the receiver has to be certified to drive the given rating. Most speakers have 8 ohms rating, but 4 ohms ratings are also common. The lower the ratings, the harder the speakers to drive. So, any receivers that is certified to run lower ratings, have the tendency to be more "capable" to produce the required current to drive the speakers adequately. LSi is the reference Polk Audio series ( www.polkaudio.com ) Hope it helps..
 

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fhidayat:


Thanks for the informative post. I concur with your observations regarding Polk and Integra vs. Rotel. My problem is I have the Integra and am trying to get out of this mess alive! Can't get my head around buying yet another receiver a year after the Integra but do agree it is the best way to go, separates that is. Temptation is to buy the amp, use the Integra for a while as a pre, and deal with another processor later. Do you think that adding a power amp, no matter what brand, would just act like a more powerful Integra or do amps have a characteristics of their own?


Actually, the Integra is supposed to handle 4 ohm speakers but it is my understanding that LSi's may drop below that level at times, causing most receivers to faulter, or should I say crash! As of yet, I haven't been able to fully appreciate the Polks as my power source needs serious revision.

Decisions, decisions.

Thanks for the input.

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Rick,

understand your situation. If you feel you need to beef up the amplifier section, and use Integra preout, my recommendation would be to buy B&K av125.7 (125 watts x 7 at 8 ohms, 185 watts at 4 ohms) rather than rmb1075, since then you have 7 channel amplification as oppose to 5. That way, when you are ready to upgrade your pre/pro, you already have the amp. Check out the spec on the 125.7, it's very nice (bkcomp. com). Or, if you like a beefier amp, reference 200.7 or Sherbourn 7/2100 are very nice too, except the coins doubled.
 

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fhidayat,


i just got my 1065 yesterday. i noticed that there are some hum/noise in most of the speakers. i can hear it if i'm about 5 inches away from the tweeters. is this normal? it seems the center speaker is the only one without this noise.


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trent,

If you meant those soft buzz when the amp is on, then yes, it's normal. In almost all amps out there, if you stick your ears to the speakers, you will hear a soft buzz/hiss. If you hear hum, then it should not be. If so, most likely ground loop. Congrats on the purchase, let it breath for a few weeks..it gets better! btw, one potential area of upgrade, the power cord that came with it is not that sturdy, in fact, rather flimsy and come loose quite easily. I replaced mine and went with signalcable magicpower cord.


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