Rotel's new pre amp!

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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16507

    Rotel's new pre amp!

    (images obtained from Rotel pdf file... I only wish they had made them more clear)

    The RSP-1066 Surround Sound Processor/Preamplifier combines –
    as do all 10 Series components – flexibility, superior performance,
    and easy operation.
    The RSP-1066’s extraordinary flexibility begins with inputs and
    outputs to easily accommodate the most demanding system
    configurations. You can connect up to eight sources, five of them
    video-based, plus a CD player, external tuner, and an analog
    tape recorder. In addition, there are five assignable digital audio
    inputs, 3 coaxial and 2 optical. And a seven channel “Multi” input keeps
    the RSP-1066 ahead of the “future-format” curve.
    To increase your viewing pleasure, the RSP-1066 includes inputs and switching
    for composite, S-video, and component video sources. Custom ID
    capability lets users program the front panel display so that all A/V input
    selections display the name of the selected component.
    Advanced microprocessors from Crystal Semiconductor handle Dolby
    Digital (complete with dynamic range adjustments), dts, and Dolby Pro
    Logic II decoding. The RSP-1066 also automatically detects and decodes
    dts ES, dts ES Discrete, HDCD, and MP3-encoded audio. There’s also dts
    Neo:6 mode for cinema sound and music. Six other DSP modes (Music 1-4,
    5 CH Stereo, and 7 CH Stereo) complement traditional two-channel stereo
    operation to make the RSP-1066 more than suitable for any source.
    An adjustable subwoofer crossover (40 to 120 Hz in 20 Hz increments and
    Off) lets you tune the RSP-1066 to perfectly match your speakers. And “on
    the fly” center, surround and subwoofer level adjustments mean you can
    adjust the RSP-1066’s response to perfectly match your preferences, too.
    investment, this advanced processor benefits from upgradeable software, too.
    invokes two channel operation while “DVD” calls up Dolby Digital as the default setting.
    nine other components fingertip-easy.
    tests. The result is clear audible superiority.
    Typically flexible. Typically convenient. Typically Rotel.

    download the PDF Here!

  • Burke Strickland
    • Sep 2001
    • 3161

    Hey, Andrew -- I thought you just GOT a new surround processor... :>)


    PS -- thanks for the "heads up". It is always interesting to see the details about new gear...

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    • Lex
      Moderator Emeritus
      • Apr 2001
      • 27461

      Looks like Rotel finally entered the 21st century. Many of you may not know at one time I had an RSP-980 and an RB-985 amp. Rotel builds nice gear, just I didn't keep mine to long as I got caught up in this hobby and upgraded to DC-1/Proceed very shortly thereafter.

      A guy in Bristol VA bought my Rotel stuff, the same day I picked up my first Proceed amp. He's still thrilled with it.

      "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer


      • Andrew Pratt
        Moderator Emeritus
        • Aug 2000
        • 16507

        I did just get my TA-E but i wouldn't have second thoughts about selling it for a profit on ebay if there's a nice affordable pre amp to replace it with


        • SiliGoose
          Senior Member
          • Aug 2000
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          • JonMarsh
            Mad Max Moderator
            • Aug 2000
            • 15214

            I'm always amazed at how many inputs and outputs they try to pack in together in these Pre-Pros.

            Can you imagine the forest of cable you'd have sprouting out of one of these that had most of the available connections in use? Scares me just to think about it.

            Hey Lex, how much would it cost in Cat Cables to hook up something to every doohickey on that Rotel critter? Ball park estimate?

            Maybe that's why the box I've been building this week has one input connector, two output connectors, and a power cord. Period. :E

            I can't afford the cables!



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            • Andrew Pratt
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Aug 2000
              • 16507

              I think its going to run around $1500 US


              • Lex
                Moderator Emeritus
                • Apr 2001
                • 27461

                Cables would run around 3000, lol. Just twice the cost of the Processor. Seriously, it just depends on what all you connect. Let's face it, with digital sources, the amount of analog cabling is significantly reduced. So, odds are your looking at 2 digital cables, 5 analog outputs, maybe 2 other pair of analog inputs, (vcr, etc.) and of course, 3 S-vids, maybe component, and your good to go.

                "I'm out there Jerry, and I'm loving every minute of it!" - Kramer


                • Sonnie Parker
                  • Jan 2002
                  • 2858

                  Hey, just make sure your card limit is not more than you plan on spending with catcable. Better yet, send him a check. He wanted $1499.00 for a splitter......I had to argue with him for days until we finally settled on $14.99. You know, you gotta watch those cable fellows. lol JK!

                  Nice looking pre/pro with all the bells/whistles. $1500 probably means $1000 street. Not bad. I've always admired Rotel. Use it all the time in my recipes. hee hee

                  So, are you going for the trade Andrew?


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                  • Bing Fung
                    Ultra Senior Member
                    • Aug 2000
                    • 6521

                    Sweet Andrew! Looks to be an affordable Pre/Pro.



                    • Andrew Pratt
                      Moderator Emeritus
                      • Aug 2000
                      • 16507

                      Yes Rotel gear isn't priced to badly up here and comes with a 5 year warrenty so its looking promising


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