Are Rotel preamps good?
Rotel’s latest pre-amplifiers are excellent performers jam-packed with inputs and solid engineering.
Are Rotel amps any good?
Rotel had won a few Best Buy Awards over the years, but in 2005 it got top prize with the RA-03. This spectacular all-rounder was refreshing in its ability to be fuss-free when system-matching, and the built-in MM phono stage for adding a turntable was also pretty decent into the bargain.
Is Rotel stereo good?
Sure, Rotel still makes a quality product. Everything they produce is made in China now.
Is Rotel warm sounding?
IMHO… rotel amplifiers are on the “warm” side…. more important than amp characteristics is the amp synergy with your speakers, your room acoustics, and the type of sound that you prefer…..
Is Rotel audio high end?
Rotel’s audio/video receivers and preamp-processor are first and foremost high-end music reproducers endowed with powerful “real world” amplification and sophisticated digital processing.
Are Rotel amps high-end?
The Audiophiliac found a lot to like about the new Rotel RA-1570 amp, for hi-fi and stereo home theater applications. Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer.
Is Marantz better than Rotel?
The GUI on the Marantz is much better than the Rotel RAP-1580. While Rotel prefers to call the RAP-1580 a surround amplifier processor but it is basically an av receiver without built-in radio/tuner. I think in order to be qualified to be called as a receiver it has to have a built-in radio/tuner.
Who makes Rotel receivers?
Rotel is a family-owned Japanese manufacturer of hi-fi audio and video equipment: home theater, amplifiers, compact disc players, etc. Rotel was started by Tomoki Tachikawa in Tokyo Japan in 1957 as a hi-fi electronics manufacturer. It is currently run by the nephew, Peter Kao.
Are Rotel amps high end?
Is the NAD Rotel worth it?
The Rotel does sound bright at first but I found the Rotel much more musical after break in. NAD’s are “loud” for their price, but I found the Rotel much more articulate with a tube cd player. I still have a couple of NAD int amps.
How good are the rc-1550/1580 preamps?
Previous preamps were the rc-1550/1580, which to my ears were not worlds apart. But both very very good. Deep bass, good soundstaging , great mids , good highs. Both the rc-1550 and 1580 kill the cr-1590 in the bass department.
Should I get a Rotel or NAD int AMP?
Having had three Nad int amps…..two NAD pre/power amp combos and one Rotel pre/power amp combo I would go with the Rotel. The Rotel does sound bright at first but I found the Rotel much more musical after break in. NAD’s are “loud” for their price, but I found the Rotel much more articulate with a tube cd player.
Should I upgrade from rc-1590 to RC-1580?
The rc-1590 sounds thin , shouty and extremely bass shy , (almost no bass), rolled of between 60/80hz, great for warm bookshelf speakers in a small room with a sub , but not for floorstanders with metal domes. Ignor the upgrade urge and stick with the rc-1580, its better and built to last.