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    Default Adcom gfa 555 vs.Rotel 990BX

    I am looking at getting one of these maybe in the next few days and was wondering if anyone has had any exp with the Rotel, both about the same power, but the Rotel is still new never been used in the box for 450. and the adcom is 375 but about 9 years of use on it.

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    One for upstairs One for downstairs. :)

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    $375 is a little too high for the 555.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    $375 is a little too high for the 555.
    Agreed,Go for the new Rotel:D
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    The Rotel seems to average for about $400 give or take $50. The Adcom averages for $325 give or take $25.
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    Thanks guys, going to talk to the guy tonight with the Rotel and see what I come up with. does anyone know if it is a common ground amp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    One for upstairs One for downstairs. :)
    I should have the Carver back sometime for upstairs or down whatever works better.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    Thanks guys, going to talk to the guy tonight with the Rotel and see what I come up with. does anyone know if it is a common ground amp?

    It's common ground, I have done all the leg work on the Rotel amps that i have looked at and that is one of them. I actually called Rotel and talked to them about a few amps. I really want to hear the RB-1090 $$$$$ it sounds bad ass but i have read up and down reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    It's common ground, I have done all the leg work on the Rotel amps that i have looked at and that is one of them. I actually called Rotel and talked to them about a few amps. I really want to hear the RB-1090 $$$$$ it sounds bad ass but i have read up and down reviews.

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    If I decide to pass on this would you want it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
    If I decide to pass on this would you want it?
    No my angel has bigger plans for me, or so he say's :p

    I will think about it, i will get back to you on it.

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    geez Larry, 760x2 @ 4 ohms

    I just talked to him and will go look at the Rotel sometime soon.

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    I haven’t had a 990BX but if it sounds anything like the Rotel RB1080 that I did have; I can say it will sound a fair bit different from a GFA 555. If you can, try to listen to both and see what you prefer. I would go with the Adcom, however that is a case of personal preference. Good luck.

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    I got the Rotel and another smaller Rotel (for surrounds) from him and am going to go get one more for the center So I will have all Rotel pre and power.

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    Congrats on the Rotel amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danz1906 View Post
    Congrats on the Rotel amps.
    Thanks I am hooking them up now but running to a bit of a problem with the rack, nothing the rotozip will not fix.

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    Nice setup.... How does it sound ?

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    Thank you! It sounds fantastic, best of both worlds, excellent 2 channel and HT to boot.

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    Great choice on the Rotel....no slight on the Adcom, but it fits the bill better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    It's common ground, I have done all the leg work on the Rotel amps that i have looked at and that is one of them. I actually called Rotel and talked to them about a few amps. I really want to hear the RB-1090 $$$$$ it sounds bad ass but i have read up and down reviews.

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    Tool,

    Is the 1090 common ground? I want to make sure because I may have a line on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsmi View Post
    Tool,

    Is the 1090 common ground? I want to make sure because I may have a line on one.
    Yes it is.. I want one bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsmi View Post
    Tool,

    Is the 1090 common ground? I want to make sure because I may have a line on one.

    Yes the Rotel

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    are all common ground. There new class d amps are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrdoss View Post
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    Kevin how did i go past this post? is that the one that was in the springs?

    Awesome

    Congrats..

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    I had a Rotel 990 in my system for a number of years, I feel it was an outstanding value new and even better value at today's prices. To my knowledge the 1090 is actually little different internally from the 990, most of the difference is the cosmetic fins and such externally.

    I compared the 990 to the 980 (again, similar to the 1080). The sound was quite similar (not surprisingly), but the 990 just had a little more "there" to the sound, slightly fuller and more dynamic, which I attributed to the greater headroom of the 990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    Kevin how did i go past this post? is that the one that was in the springs?

    Awesome

    Congrats..
    Thank you! the 990 was in Aurora and the other two came from ft Collins and here in Loveland, I really like the way it sounds, nice full bass and clear highs.:D

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