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Rotel Power Amp - Where to buy?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by bob007, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. bob007

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    Have made a big decision :eek: and have full backing of the missus :D

    I'm going to give up smoking (about time) and the money I would have spent on cigarettes will be going on a Rotel RMB 1075.

    I have done dozens of searches and the best price I can find is £799-95 from avland, is this the best price or can it be found any cheaper elsewhere. Also looking for the "buy now pay later" or 9/12 months interest free deals.

    TIA
     
  2. JSW

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    Thats the cheapest I have found too m8.

    I'm just hoping the guy gets back to me with the one in the clasifieds.
     
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    How good is the service from AVland ???

    Cheers
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    Hi Bry

    Never used avland, would think there are some members out there that have, should get some feed back of them, hopefully.
     
  6. JSW

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    Could a mod please change title to read:

    Rotel amp where to buy ???

    Many thanks
    Bry n Bob :)
     
  7. Ian J

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    I've bought plenty of stuff from avland and their service is quite good although nothing has ever broken so I don't know how good they are in those circumstances. Order via telephone instead of from the web site as you will then find out if they have any in stock as they can sometimes be a bit slow sending out an email saying that there isn't any stock.

    chimp from avland often lurks on the forum.

    They are not just etailers as they are the internet arm of Hifi Excellence in Coventry.
     
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    Thanks Ian.
     
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    leicesterhifi.co.uk do 10% of list price listed at £845 on web page,this info curtisy of soundogs recent posting under hifi , thought there was 1075 for sale on forum recently????
     
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    Got mine sorted. :D

    Found one in the Hi-Fi world classifieds, asking price of £600 was a little high but upon asking I found out the amp is brand new and boxed, it has only has 2hrs running time. The guy is also delivering it in person tomorrow, all the way from Carlisle. :eek:

    I'll offer him £550 when he gets here. :devil: :D
     
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    Hehehe lucky sod :D
     
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    Presumably you won't give up smoking now :D
     
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    Wasn't expecting one till later in the year, so I'm well chuffed :D
    Still have to give up to pay for it. :(

    Need to give up anyway, want to live long enough to appreciate it. :D
     
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    In US, the max. retail price is $999, which means around $900 after nego. Why then is it so costly in UK? Isn't Rotel a UK company?

    Harish Kini
     
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    We live in a free market economy where manufacturers and retailers will charge what they can get away with. The good citizens of the United Kingdom are willing to pay prices that others would baulk at, and more fool us for doing so.
     
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    Hmmm been thinking, 1 x 1075 and 1 x 1070

    Or 3 x 1070 ???

    Only going for 6.1

    Or is there another 6 channel amp I should be looking at ??

    Cheers
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    Didn't see this thread till now :(

    7Oaks did a price beat on AV Land and I got the 1075 for £790, bear in mind there is no delivery and because the store is local I have no probs in the event of a malfunction. On another note, the power amp is a stormer for music and movies.............I only wish I had a 12V connector though for auto switching but I circumvent that problem by leaving the amp on 24/7 :D

    Phil
     
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    Isn't this only a very recent development? And there has been no change to any of the power amps UK list prices since the changeover, or at least not as far as I know. So it seems a little harsh to blame B&W.

    It's not only Rotel (a Japanese Company IIRC) whose prices are the same in dollars as in sterling, it's for pretty much anything you care to mention: cars, food whatever...[cliche mode] Rip Off Britain[/cliche mode]
     
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    well before B&W took over distribution of rotel, i paid £700 for my 1075, and could be had for £600 at superfi!

    But all offers like that have gone out of the window, and if you get a discount, you're very lucky!
     
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    Let's applaud Monitor audio, who sell their speakers (in $) at nearly twice the sterling amount.
    Model/sterling/$
    S1 300 599
    S2 375 749
    S6 600 999
    S8 800 1499
    S10 1000 2000
    S LCR 250 599
    GR10 1000 1495
    Gr20 1500 2995
    Gr60 2300 3995

    HK
     
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    Bloody hell threads been hijacked :eek:
     
  22. Ian J

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    The thread starter posted on 28th December that he "had been sorted" so everyone is now free to waffle on about whatever irrelevant avenues they wish to pursue.
     
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    The phrase "red rag to a bull" springs to mind :p

    Aren't Rotel a British company, or is that an impossibility these days.
     
  24. Ian J

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    It depends what you mean by British.

    The quintessential British hifi company for anyone of my generation is Quad which is now as British as chop suey, being Chinese owned and manufacturered.

    You would probably find more British hifi names from a stroll down a street in Malaysia than you would in UK as there aren't many left that manufacture over here now.
     
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    One of my last illusions shatterered :-( I hadn't realised Quad had gone the same way as most of the rest.

    It's the same with pro/semipro gear. Mackie are among the latest to announce moving all their volume production to China. At this rate there will be a complete reversal of the old days. The Chinese will be the manufacturers to the world and we'll be thinking the beautiful thoughts and making war when we feel like it.........
     

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