I'm a little new here but I need some help. I got my Rotel RMB 1075 via fedex today and hooked everything up... When it came time to "kick the tires and light the fires" though, I was really pulling my hair out
I had everything hooked up right, but found a couple of issues.
1.) I had the Rotel plugged into a power strip just to "test things out".
2.) I had the 12v trigger set to the "on" position.
Initially I got NO SOUND from any of my speakers (just my sub)??? I was totally baffled? Then after checking, rechecking and triple checking all my connections I started to toy with options? I switched the 12v trigger switch to "off" and amazingly got a "very little" bit of volume. Then after re-reading the owners manual for the Rotel, thought I'd better try plugging it in "directly" to the outlet. Bingo, MORE sound, but still not 100%?
I was already planning on having an electrician out to put in a dedicated outlet with a 20 amp breaker just to make sure it gets enough juice (and I'm sure this will make all the difference) but I'm really surprised just how much power this thing apparently draws? Once I plugged in straight to the outlet (the other plug had a power strip plugged into it with lots of stuff on it) I still barely got decent sound at -10 db? Normally my Yamaha RX-V663 is screaming at this point, but not today?
Anyway, has anyone had similar experience? If so what did you do and what were the results? I think my plan to have the dedicated outlet with 20amp service is truly the way to go, but is there anything else to do? Additionally I have ordered a Magic Power cord and Analog 2 interconnects from Signal Cable to take things to the "next level".
Lastly, just so you know what I'm powering up, my system consists of:
Yamaha RX-V663 av receiver
Rotel RMB 1075 5x 200 @4ohms power amp
Sony DVD/CD player model ?
JBL PB-10 1st sub
Definitive Technology Supercube 1 2nd sub (to be delivered June 19th)
for a 5.2 configuration
I'd really appreciate your advice/input... I just want to make sure I get this right!
Thanks very much