Hello. I am considering an upgrade and I hope that someone in the forum has some first hand experience with these Rotel amps. First let me descirbe my system...
Speakers - Lsi 9s (fronts), Lsi C (center) and Lsi 7s (rears)
Sub - Velodyne SPL-1000R
Source - Denon DVD-2910
Pre/Pro - Rotel 1068
Amp - Rotel RMB 1075 (5x120 into 8 ohms, 5x200 into 4 ohms)
Movies (surround sound) - speakers set to small, 80hz crossover
Music (stereo for right now) - bypass mode, fronts only running full range
70/30 HT vs. Music, but when I listen to music it is critical listening
So the RMB 1075 sounds good. I like the way it matches up with the my Lsi speakers. I also think it provides sufficient power for the volume I desire when I watch movies or listen to music. But I get the feeling that the performance of my system would improve with some more "juice".
The RMB 1095 (5x200 into 8 ohms, 5x330 into 4 ohms) would be a logical upgrade if I want to stay with a 5 channel amp. I understand the 1095 has the same basic tonal signature as the RMB 1075, but has the reserves to drive speakers more accurately. Anyone have experience with this amp? Anyone ever used it to drive a set of Lsi speakers?
I could stick with the 1075 and add a 1080 for the fronts (2x200 into 8 ohms, 2x330 into 4 ohms). I think the 1080 would probably sound better than the 1095 on stereo material, but I fear that unequal power across the front soundstage will cause problems. Would my center channel "come up short" in this situation? Anyone running amps with different ratings across the front soundstage? Any experience with this amp?
I don't think I am going to need an audition for this purchase. I am happy with the "Rotel Sound". My goal is to increase my system's performance.
Thanks in advance for any comments or experiences that you share.