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Parasound 855A or a rotel 1075. cant decide!

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by pras1011, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. pras1011

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    which one is better? rotel one has 120 x 5 and the parasound has only 85 x 5.
    i need one of these for my lovely new rotel 1068.

    which one should i go for?
     
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    In overall loudness terms,the difference between the 2 amps into any given set of speakers amounts to about 2dB,so you may not even notice that in real terms.

    As for sound quality,my own preference would be the Parasound for it's smoother overall quality,although the Rotel is still a very decent amp.

    Both are very well made,and reliable...if you get the chance to try both,with your own system,you should,as this may well be the easiest way to decide.
     
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    thanks!

    i use m&k lcr 55 for my fronts and centre. they are 4 ohms speakers. and definative technology bp1x for the rears.

    i wont have a chance to test either amp so i need you guys to choose for me!!
     
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    Thats difficult...relying on other people's opnions is never a simple choice...both amps will have no problems with 4 ohm loads,and it's really then a matter of which may sound best with your speakers.

    The Rotel has a more dynamic,but less smooth sound,to my ears anyway,hence my overall preference for the Parasound.
    If you HAVE to buy this way,try and get as many opinions as possible.
     
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    thanks alex.

    alex, can the parasound 855a be run on a uk voltage? i have been looking at the specs and the power is rated to USA voltages.

    Worried!
     
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    If it's a UK spec amp,then yes.
     
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    anyone else with opinions about these 2 power amps?
     
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    A US spec amp can be used in UK but ONLY if you use a transformer to step down the mains voltage from 230V to 110V.
     
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    Yes, but not the best solution if you know what i mean... ;)
     
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    i have the parasound 855a now. got it £380 on ebay. its a wicked amp. so detailed, lovely sound. better than my pioneer ax3!!
     
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    Not in the case of Parasound.

    You can get a 110V Parasound AMP to 230V with a very simple transformation that Parasound will explain to you... (Have to open the case evidently).
     
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    i have the uk model. its bloody wicked!!
     

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