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how will adding a 2 channal poweramp affect my sound.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by JonLeach, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. JonLeach

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    hi all.

    i have a Rotel RSP 1066 feeding into Rotel 985 MK11 i want a 6 or 7.1 setup i would like to get a Rotel 991 for stereo but cant find one!..

    My question is,

    i want to buy 2nd hand for value. if so should i get a Rotel Amp.
    if not should the amp i get replace my front 3 . if i get a 2 channel stereo will a 200wpc (rotel) sound different to my 110wpc center.

    i think that makes sense.



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    well rotel to rotel they would sound similar, perhaps the bigger one would have the benefit of additional control. What are your speakers?

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    jonl
    i had the 985 mk1 and the 891 i think it was called 2 channel sterio poweramp 130 watts , found using 985 vs 891 the 891 was better with vocals 2 channel sterio , using 3802 as pre/processer.

    you should be able to get one 2nd hand approx £150 or less just put wanted add in the for sale area a few were sold bought on the forum about 5 months back
     
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    Hi Buns

    my speakers are Dynaudio 42's all round and a MJ 50 sub.



    Thanks for the advice on the 891 i will have to look out for it.

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    oh with those dyns you would in no way be silly looking for amps beyond the rotel!

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    Hi Buns



    Thats my point, should i be looking at better amplification but would that affect the centre channel???


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    well what is your use, cinema or stereo, and which most? How about selling your current rotel and looking to get a 2nd hand parasound 2205? It will be significantly better than the rotel and is a real bargain these days

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    Hi Buns,

    My listening is 60 film 40 music.


    how much do the parasound amps go for i have heard good reviews of them but have never seen one. on in E yorks anyway.


    i have just posted a new thread, there is a guy selling 2x RB981 's so i was thinking of buying both. 1 for each speaker not bridged though. but i'm not sure at current going rate for them.

    Any advice would be much apprecieted


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    john i tried rotel powers, i also tried a linn lk85 ,the linn was more refined than the rotels and the sound was (better quality) in av and sterio.

    price wise though the rotels were £150-£300 the linn i had on loan and was new and would have cost £550.

    not heard a parasound like buns has suggested but can see the point of a good quality power amp .

    i have no idea what a parasound costs second hand though.
     
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    the bigger 2205 parasound i recall would be at the £1000 to £1200 mark..... do a search in the classifieds, there have been a few in there. It would be enormously superior to the mentioned rotels

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