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    Default B&K 2140 or Rotel 990bx

    Looking for immediate 6 month fix to address some lsi9 power issues until I am ready to move up to a 5 channel amp. I am eyeballing two that are available at the moment in my price range for the temp fix

    B&K 2140 - 2c rated at 140 (8 ohm) / 180 (4ohm)
    Rotel 990bx - 2c 200 (8) / 330 (4)

    Looks like I can get either for around the same price. The rotel has more power but it older (mid 90's) and B&K is from early 2000's.

    I currently have a 2 zone 7 channel receiver, I can always use this 2c amp for the second zone after I pickup another amp and speakers later.

    Thanks, in advance for the feedback
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    They are both good amps. I like B&K alittle better running Lsi.

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    Where are you located?

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    South Jersey, philly area
    TV...............Hitachi 42hdS52a plasma (sexy one with the swival)
    Pre/Processor - Emotiva MMC
    Seven Ch AMP - Emotiva LPA
    Fronts - Tyler Acoustics 7U's
    Center - Polk LSIC
    Sub - DSWPRO600
    DAC - Music Hall 25.3CD - Marantz cc4001
    Blue Ray - PS3
    Speaker cables - Audioquest cv4 dbs
    Interconnects - MIT AVT1's
    Power Filter....Monster HTS 3500 MKII

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    I would go with the Rotel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrax
    South Jersey, philly area
    I live just north of Phila in Bucks county.I work in Princeton.

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    Whats up neighbor...in bellmawr now..philly born and raised
    TV...............Hitachi 42hdS52a plasma (sexy one with the swival)
    Pre/Processor - Emotiva MMC
    Seven Ch AMP - Emotiva LPA
    Fronts - Tyler Acoustics 7U's
    Center - Polk LSIC
    Sub - DSWPRO600
    DAC - Music Hall 25.3CD - Marantz cc4001
    Blue Ray - PS3
    Speaker cables - Audioquest cv4 dbs
    Interconnects - MIT AVT1's
    Power Filter....Monster HTS 3500 MKII

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    It's hard for me to provide much useful info, not having heard the B&K...but I can say I had a Rotel 990 for quite a while (just sold it about 6 months ago) and liked it very much. Excellent value at current used prices. That extra power gave it a sense of effortlessness that was a step above other Rotel amps such as the 980. From what I have heard from people I trust, Rotel has never bettered the 990, though I have not heard their recent digital amps.
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    B & K are great, and I have demoed quite a few in the last month. Rotel isn't too shabby either. If you can listen to both that would be the best bet as neither would be a bad option.

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