Rotel Power Amp - Where to buy?

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bob007

Guest
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
 

JSW

Well-known Member
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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bob007

Guest
Hi Bry

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

JSW

Well-known Member
Could a mod please change title to read:

Rotel amp where to buy ???

Many thanks
Bry n Bob :)
 

Ian J

Banned
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.
 

mick23

Standard Member
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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bob007

Guest
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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bob007

Guest
Originally posted by JSW
Hehehe lucky sod :D
Wasn't expecting one till later in the year, so I'm well chuffed :D
Originally posted by Ian J
Presumably you won't give up smoking now :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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harish_kini

Guest
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
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by harish_kini
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?
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.
 

JSW

Well-known Member
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
Bry
 

Apocalypse

Standard Member
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
 
Originally posted by uncle eric
Rotel are distributed by lizard wannabe B&W in the UK. Say no more.
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]
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
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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harish_kini

Guest
Originally posted by lovegroova
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]
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
 

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by JSW
Bloody hell threads been hijacked :eek:
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.
 

Apocalypse

Standard Member
Originally posted by Ian J
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.
The phrase "red rag to a bull" springs to mind :p

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

Ian J

Banned
Originally posted by Apocalypse
Aren't Rotel a British company, or is that an impossibility these days.
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.
 

Dubbing Mixer

Standard Member
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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