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  • OnlyOne
    Junior Member
    • Aug 2003
    • 24

    What speakers do you use with your Rotel?

    I have a Rotel 1055 + 1075 combo running Athena Audition Series speakers right now. I'm saving my money to upgrade to some higher end speakers and have a few models under consideration.

    Edit: Currently

    Mains - AS-F2
    Center - AS-C1
    Surrounds - AS-R1
    Rears (7.1) - AS-B1
    Sub - SVS 20-39 PCi

    In the mean time Id like to know what speakers you have run with your Rotels, and what your experiences have been with them. Good or bad.

    So please, do tell.
  • ht_addict
    Senior Member
    • Dec 2002
    • 508

    #2
    My speaker setup consists of:

    Paradigm Studio 40(v3)
    Paradigm Studio 20(v3)
    Paradigm Studio CC570
    Paradigm PW2100

    Speakers are powered by a Rotel RMB-1095 and all I can say is WOW.

    ht_addict

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    • DSGCobra
      Senior Member
      • Feb 2003
      • 224

      #3
      in sig...
      The veritas v2.4i's along with v2.2i's for the rear should be here within the week. Also looking for a good deal on a paradigm servo-15.




      RSP-1098
      RMB-1095
      RDV-1080
      Energy C-9
      Energy Vertias V2.0C
      Energy C-3
      Paradigm PS-1200
      Audioquest everything.

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      • Bam!
        Super Senior Member
        • Jan 2004
        • 2458

        #4
        Hi!

        I also have athena...but the S2`s....and.....Epos es 14`s fro 2 channel mode...




        Bam!
        Got a nice rack to show me ?

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        • n3philim
          Member
          • Feb 2004
          • 38

          #5
          Using the Rotel RSP 1066, I use Dynaudio Contours driven by Brystons.

          My rears are B&Ws, holdovers from my previous setup -- being driven by a Rotel RMB 1066
          Last edited by n3philim; 29 July 2004, 03:21 Thursday.

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          • Darren M
            Junior Member
            • Apr 2004
            • 8

            #6
            Klipsch Reference 7's (Mains, Center and Surround) with a Klipsch RSW-12 subwoofer. Works for me! They're sensitive speakers and need clean sound, which I think you get from Rotel so it's a good match.

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            • pbarata
              Senior Member
              • Feb 2003
              • 175

              #7
              Currently I've the following set-up:

              Monitor Audio Silver 8i (Front)
              Monitor Audio Silver 10i (Center)
              Monitor Audio Silver 5i (Surround)
              REL Quake (Subwoofer)

              These models were replaced by new S series. These are fine speakers; you should consider Monitor Audio as an option if you like transparency. Most important is to have all speakers with same drivers.

              What I get with MA is a very clear and detailed sound. The bad is that any defects on recording are easily revealed and some times I get really disappointed by the lack of quality of some CD and DVD sound tracks.

              Considering your current set-up, certainly you should do an upgrade, Rotel’s deserve much better speakers !!!

              Pbarata

              Movies: Samsung LCD LE37A557, Rotel RSP-1066 & RMB-1075, Sony PS3, VdH D-102 Hybrid III interc, QED XT-350 & Supra Rondo 4x2,5 speaker cable, QED Qunex P75 coax, Monitor Audio Silver 5i/8i/10i speakers, REL Quake sub, QED Qunex SR-SW subwoofer cable, IXOS XHT458 HDMI, Supra LoRad, Isotek Mini Sub GII;
              Music: Rega Planar 3, Goldring 1042, Vincent PHO-8, Krell KAV-280cd, Krell KAV-400xi, B&W 703, Siltech SQ-28 Classic G5 (XLR), Siltech LS-68 Classic Mk2, Nordost Vishnu, QED Qonduit MDH6.

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              • eelco74
                Senior Member
                • Dec 2002
                • 394

                #8
                I use JM-lab's electra 906 on Atacama Se6 stands.
                Centre: DIY focal centre based on the W units of the electra
                Sub : DIY Sub, 10" sub
                Rear : Tannoy M1 on atacama Nexus 6






                Marantz AV8802, Marantz UD8002, Rotel RB-991 and RB985mkii, Rotel RD960
                Focal/Jmlab Electra 1028S, Electra CC, Electra SW1000S, Cobalt 705
                Pioneer KRL-37V, Epson EH-TW8100, Kinkping CES-180 77"inch

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                • Bill Blank
                  Senior Member
                  • Sep 2002
                  • 126

                  #9
                  I recently made a change in my speaker lineup. For the past two years the following speakers were connected to my Rotel RSP-1066, RMB-1075 combo:

                  Vienna Acoustics Mozart
                  Vienna Acoustics Maestro
                  Vienna Acoustics Haydn
                  Velodyne CT-120

                  Three weeks ago I made a lateral move more geared towards speakers that are better for the type of music I listen to most (rock):

                  Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v3
                  Paradigm Reference Studio CC-470 v3
                  Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v3

                  I still have the Velodyne for now but I'm switching to an SVS PC+20/39.

                  The Vienna's are very good speakers, don't get me wrong, but they were just a tad too polite when cranking out the latest Strokes album if you know what I mean. I like to listen to music in straight 2-ch, running the mains full-range without a sub and the Mozarts just didn't have the weight in the bass dept that was needed.

                  The Paradigms have been a significant step up in that department. I think the SVS will also be an upgrade in the movie-watching experience.

                  Bill




                  Rotel RSP-1066
                  Rotel RMB-1075
                  Rega Planet 2000
                  Denon DVD-2900
                  Mitsubishi WS-55411
                  Paradigm Reference Studio 100 v3
                  Paradigm Reference Studio CC-470 v3
                  Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v3
                  Velodyne CT-120

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                  • Tha Freak
                    Senior Member
                    • Jul 2003
                    • 385

                    #10
                    For me it’s :

                    - RSX-1055
                    Energy C-6 for mains
                    Energy C-2 for surrounds
                    Energy AC-300 as center

                    I don’t have a sub (yet) !

                    I’m planning on getting a dedicated CD player (Shangling probably) and a more powerful amp. And I will probably shop for speakers for my living room (audio only) when I get the house later on…maybe some B&W 700 serie, JM Lab…??




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                    "Are you gonna bark all day little doggy?...or are you gonna bite?
                    -Mr. Blond in Reservoir Dogs
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                    "Are you gonna bark all day little doggy?...or are you gonna bite?

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                    • Azeke
                      Super Senior Member
                      • Mar 2003
                      • 2123

                      #11
                      My speaker configuration consist of the following:

                      Fronts: Mirage OM-7
                      Center: Mirage OM C2
                      Sub: Sunfire Mark IV
                      Rears: Def Tech BPX
                      CBacks: Def Tech 2X

                      Powered by:

                      Heart: RMB-1095
                      Soul: RB-1080
                      Brains: RSP-1098

                      Regards,

                      Azeke

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                      • Tarbaby
                        Junior Member
                        • Feb 2004
                        • 15

                        #12
                        Well here it is.

                        -Mains - B&W CDM 7NT
                        -Center - B&W CDM CNT
                        -Surrounds - B&W DM 600 s3
                        -Sub: B&W ASW 650
                        -Rotel RSP 1066
                        -Rotel RMB 1075
                        -Sony SCD-C555ES SACD player
                        -Antique Sound Labs AQ1003dt (tube)
                        -J.Risch Twisted Pair cables
                        from Element Cable

                        Very happy with the result!

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                        • aud19
                          Twin Moderator Emeritus
                          • Aug 2003
                          • 16706

                          #13
                          From my RSP-1066 and RMB-1075 I'm running the following:

                          Energy C-9 fronts
                          Energy C-C3 centre
                          Energy C-5 rears

                          This is a great combo especially for multi-channel music with quite bass-capable speakers all around. Energy makes one of the best tweeters available in mid-priced speakers IMO. The mid-range and bass are quite capable as well If you like the sound of your Athena's, the higher-end Energy's (Connoissuer and Veritas) would be a logical step up for you as both companies are owned by API and have similar sonic traits.

                          Jason




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                          Jason

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                          • gostan
                            Senior Member
                            • May 2003
                            • 445

                            #14
                            Fronts: B&W CDM 7NT
                            Center: B&W CDM CNT
                            Rears: B&W CDM 1NT
                            SubW: B&W ASW 2000

                            I am auditioning new subs and may change to a Paradigm Servo-12 or 15.

                            All being fed by Rotel -1098-1075 combo.
                            I am a happy guy!
                            Stan

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                            • Cowanrg
                              Senior Member
                              • Feb 2004
                              • 225

                              #15
                              i use a pair of RB-1070's to power my fronts. one for each speaker. I am driving Magnepan 1.6QR's. They are still not enough to drive these really rough speakers. In a year, i will upgrade to the 1080's instead. i do listen to it loud and they speaker is VERY demanding.

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                              • paul2102
                                Junior Member
                                • Jul 2003
                                • 21

                                #16
                                B&W CDM 9NT - Fronts
                                B&W CDM CNT - Center
                                Mirage PS-12-90 - Subwoofer
                                Mirage OM-R2 - Rear Surrounds

                                Rotel RSP 1066
                                Rotel RMB 1075
                                Dennon 5900 Universal CD / DVD Player

                                Awsome sound!!

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                                • tone81
                                  Junior Member
                                  • Mar 2004
                                  • 2

                                  #17
                                  Hey,

                                  I'm fairly new to Rotel, but I have the RSP1098 - RMB1075 combo paired
                                  up with Energy Veritas for the 3 front:
                                  FL & FR: V2.1
                                  FC: V2.0C

                                  Boston Acoustics in Rear.

                                  The Veritas are a great pair with the Rotel Setup also.

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                                  • chanlon
                                    Senior Member
                                    • Sep 2003
                                    • 188

                                    #18
                                    Fronts:    PSB Stratus Silver i
                                    Center: PSB Stratus C5i
                                    Rears:    PSB 800
                                    SubW:    B&W ASW675

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                                    • Elmac
                                      Member
                                      • Apr 2004
                                      • 88

                                      #19
                                      Here is my




                                      Matt
                                      Room 11x22x7.5
                                      Rotel-1098/1075/1050
                                      Sony-KF50WE610/DVP-S7700
                                      ExpressVu Dish and HD cable Box
                                      B&W speakers: CDM 9NT; HTM7; CDM SNT
                                      Elmac
                                      All HT Signals Processed by D2 for Ultimate Experience

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                                      • rosros
                                        Junior Member
                                        • Feb 2004
                                        • 10

                                        #20
                                        Rotel RB 990 driving Martin Logan Scripts rear surround. Martin Logans loves high current.

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                                        • sdecker
                                          Senior Member
                                          • Jun 2002
                                          • 122

                                          #21
                                          I use Klispch speakers.

                                          Mains KG 5.2's
                                          Center KG 4.2
                                          Surrounds KG 5.2's
                                          Rears KG 3.5's

                                          I use a 1055 as a preamp, with a RB-1070(mains) and a RB-985mkII(the rest).

                                          Great combo imho.

                                          Earle

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                                          • Andrew Pratt
                                            Moderator Emeritus
                                            • Aug 2000
                                            • 16507

                                            #22
                                            I'm using some DIY's that i built using the Hi-Vi M8a woofer and the vifa XT25 ring tweeter. There's some pics on my website if you want to see how they turned out.




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                                            • greggz
                                              Senior Member
                                              • Jun 2002
                                              • 317

                                              #23
                                              RSP-1066/RMB-1095 combo driving

                                              Mains: B&W Nautilus 805's with FS-805 stands
                                              Center: B&W Nautilus HTM2 with FS-HTM stand
                                              Surrounds: B&W Nautilus SCM1's (wall mounted)
                                              Backs: B&W CCM65's (ceiling mounted)
                                              Subwoofer: REL Strata III (want to add a 2nd some day)

                                              Originally had an Adcom amp that was a very bright combination with the Nautilus speakers. Me and the speakers are much happier with the warmer sound of the RMB-1095.




                                              Gregg
                                              Gregg

                                              Our Home Theater

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                                              • jimmyp58
                                                Super Senior Member
                                                • Aug 2003
                                                • 1449

                                                #24
                                                Lots of great options listed.

                                                I utilize a Rotel RSP-1098 as my processor, Bryston 14B SST amp for my mains (Def Tech BP7000SC), Bryston 7B SST amp for my center (Def Tech C/L/R 3000), Earthquake CineNova Grande 5 amp for my surrounds (Def Tech BPVX's), and Rotel RB-1050 for my multizone amp (Speakercraft Rox - patio & Paradigm Monitor 7 - dining room). I have two subs --- Def Tech Reference for primary and B&W ASW-600 for rear.

                                                Jim
                                                jpiscitello@ameritech.net

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                                                • Phasor
                                                  Junior Member
                                                  • Mar 2004
                                                  • 6

                                                  #25
                                                  I'm using Vandersteen speakers with my Rotel gear...

                                                  Mains: 1b's each with a 2W subwoofer
                                                  Center: VCC-1
                                                  Surrounds: VSM-1's
                                                  LFE channel: V2W subwoofer

                                                  Soon to be getting 2CE signatures for the mains...and a Rotel 1068

                                                  Phasor

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                                                  • OnlyOne
                                                    Junior Member
                                                    • Aug 2003
                                                    • 24

                                                    #26
                                                    Wow.. I didnt expect such a great response, but keep em coming, this is great!

                                                    FWIW, The speakers I've been looking at are the B&W 600 S3 series (I got to hear the LC600 center channel running off of Rotel gear when I visited a local dealer, and the sound from that thing was simply stunning. Made me notice just how box'ey my speakers sound! I couldn't believe the clarity and the imaging!)

                                                    I'm also considering the Paradigm Reference Studio Series (just because I've heard great things), the Onix Rocket Series (again, word of mouth), and the Axiom M80ti/VP150/QS8/M3ti combo(Wouldn't ya know it, word of mouth).

                                                    Once I've got the cash saved up I'll do some listening tests in home.

                                                    All of your responses are great, I'll also take a look at Energy, Monitor Audio, and PSB Image lines as well. Def Tech's and Vandersteens are a bit out of my league unfortunately and while Klipsch sounds great, the horn gets fatiguing for my ear after a while.

                                                    Anyway, thanks again, and more, gimmie more!

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                                                    • bigkid
                                                      Junior Member
                                                      • Feb 2003
                                                      • 22

                                                      #27
                                                      Hi all,

                                                      Duntech Sapphire mains
                                                      Duntech Pearl surrounds
                                                      Duntech Onyx centre
                                                      (Duntech is John Dunlavy's former Australian gig - http://www.duntech.com.au/images/all.html)
                                                      DIY Sub (with a little help from friends) - based on Adire Shiva 12 inch, Redgum amp and Adire 55 lit box MDF & Jarrah.
                                                      Fujitsu PDS4242 106cm HD Plasma
                                                      Rotel RSP-1066 Pre-Processor
                                                      Elektra Theatre 6 Channel 150-8ohm Power Amp
                                                      Electra 24bit/192KHz upsampling DAC (Electra is a local boutique manufacturer)
                                                      Toshiba SD-900E Multiformat disc player

                                                      Regards,

                                                      Allan

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                                                      • DrJRapp
                                                        Super Senior Member
                                                        • Apr 2003
                                                        • 1204

                                                        #28
                                                        I have been a long time fan of Klipsch speakers. I actually bought my Rotel gear at the recommendation of several members on the Klipsch Forum to compliment the following Klipsch speakers:

                                                        Front R/L Reference 7 series tower
                                                        Front Center Reference 7 series center
                                                        Side Surrounds Reference 7 series surrounds
                                                        Rears (7.1 system) Reference 35 series surrounds
                                                        Subwoofer SVS PB2+




                                                        Jerry Rappaport
                                                        Jerry Rappaport

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                                                        • radim
                                                          Member
                                                          • Feb 2004
                                                          • 56

                                                          #29
                                                          Knows anybody speakers "Reference 3a Integrale" ?
                                                          Are they fit to the rotel setup ?

                                                          Thanks.

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                                                          • hamiltong
                                                            Member
                                                            • Feb 2003
                                                            • 41

                                                            #30
                                                            Here my setup...

                                                            B&W CDM 7NT Fronts
                                                            B&W CDM 1NT Center
                                                            B&W CDM 1NT Rears
                                                            B&W ASW650 sub

                                                            Eventually moving up to 5 x B&W 805 and a better sub. -gh

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                                                            • Bam!
                                                              Super Senior Member
                                                              • Jan 2004
                                                              • 2458

                                                              #31
                                                              Originally posted by jimmyp58
                                                              Lots of great options listed.

                                                              I utilize a Rotel RSP-1098 as my processor, Bryston 14B SST amp for my mains (Def Tech BP7000SC), Bryston 7B SST amp for my center (Def Tech C/L/R 3000), Earthquake CineNova Grande 5 amp for my surrounds (Def Tech BPVX's), and Rotel RB-1050 for my multizone amp (Speakercraft Rox - patio & Paradigm Monitor 7 - dining room). I have two subs --- Def Tech Reference for primary and B&W ASW-600 for rear.

                                                              Jim
                                                              Jim 14 Bsst & 7 Bsst monoblock.... ;x( :amen:




                                                              Bam!
                                                              Got a nice rack to show me ?

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                                                              • DrBoom
                                                                Senior Member
                                                                • Dec 2003
                                                                • 325

                                                                #32
                                                                Not sure if I still qualify, but at least there's still SOME Rotel gear left in my setup

                                                                Fronts: Nautilus 804
                                                                Center: Nautilus HTM2
                                                                Rears: Nautilus 805 on original stands
                                                                Sub: ASW-650
                                                                amps: Rotel RSP1098 & Parasound HCA-2205AT (used to be RMB1075)

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                                                                • spiffnme
                                                                  Senior Member
                                                                  • Apr 2003
                                                                  • 280

                                                                  #33
                                                                  Rotel RSP-1066
                                                                  Rotel RMB-1075

                                                                  Axiom M60ti mains
                                                                  Axiom VP150 center
                                                                  Axiom QS8 surrounds
                                                                  Hsu VTF-2 subwoofer

                                                                  Couldn't be happier.




                                                                  www.funnyfarmcomics.net
                                                                  All Daredevil, All the Time!

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                                                                  • will1066
                                                                    Senior Member
                                                                    • Aug 2003
                                                                    • 660

                                                                    #34
                                                                    I noticed a couple of fellow B&W CDM 7NT and 9NT owners.

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                                                                    • Elmac
                                                                      Member
                                                                      • Apr 2004
                                                                      • 88

                                                                      #35
                                                                      Yep, and love them too




                                                                      Matt
                                                                      Room 11x22x7.5
                                                                      Rotel-1098/1075/1050
                                                                      Sony-KF50WE610/DVP-S7700
                                                                      ExpressVu Dish and HD cable Box
                                                                      B&W speakers: CDM 9NT; HTM7; CDM SNT
                                                                      Elmac
                                                                      All HT Signals Processed by D2 for Ultimate Experience

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                                                                      • hanser
                                                                        Member
                                                                        • May 2002
                                                                        • 56

                                                                        #36
                                                                        Dito: 2x CDM 7NT, 1x CDM CNT 2x B&W Matrix II (older bookshelf model). As the sub I currently us a Yamaha, but my new REL Strata III should arrive soon. My Rotels: RSP 1066 and RMB 956 (older 6 channel amp, used for biamping).

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                                                                        • Jsapp
                                                                          Junior Member
                                                                          • Jun 2003
                                                                          • 28

                                                                          #37
                                                                          Paradigm Monitor 7s
                                                                          CC 370 center
                                                                          Mini Monitor Rears (wall mounted)
                                                                          PW2200 Sub

                                                                          The internal amps on my RSX 1055 run the rears.
                                                                          A Parasound HCA 1203 140 W X 3 amp runs the fronts. I would have kept things all Rotel but for my budget a 3 CH amp was the best option and there really aren't many rotel 3 CH amps available.

                                                                          I'd love a speaker upgrade but sneaking new DVD players or even a 45 lb amp past my wife is alot easier than 5 new speakers. ops:

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                                                                          • Twincam
                                                                            Member
                                                                            • Feb 2004
                                                                            • 54

                                                                            #38
                                                                            My system:

                                                                            Fronts: Nautilus 804 (black)
                                                                            Center: Nautilus HTM2 (black)
                                                                            Rears: Nautilus 805, on original stands (silver/graphite)
                                                                            Sub: ASW-700 (black)
                                                                            Amps: Rotel RSP1098 & RMB1075
                                                                            DVD: Sony DVP-S7700 (not bad, but the "weakest link" for the moment)

                                                                            Sounds great IMHO.

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                                                                            • TonyStarks
                                                                              Member
                                                                              • Aug 2003
                                                                              • 36

                                                                              #39
                                                                              Hey All!

                                                                              Rotel RSP 1098
                                                                              Rotel RMB 1095
                                                                              Rotel RMB 1075
                                                                              Rotel RT 1080 Tuner
                                                                              Denon DVD 2900

                                                                              Mains Polk RT2000i
                                                                              Rears Polk RT2000i
                                                                              Sides Polk RT2000i
                                                                              Centre Polk CS1000p
                                                                              Sub B&W ASW1000

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                                                                              • TonyStarks
                                                                                Member
                                                                                • Aug 2003
                                                                                • 36

                                                                                #40
                                                                                Hey All!

                                                                                Rotel RSP 1098
                                                                                Rotel RMB 1095
                                                                                Rotel RMB 1075
                                                                                Rotel RT 1080 Tuner
                                                                                Denon DVD 2900

                                                                                Mains Polk RT2000i
                                                                                Rears Polk RT2000i
                                                                                Sides Polk RT2000i
                                                                                Centre Polk CS1000p
                                                                                Sub B&W ASW1000

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                                                                                • Mary
                                                                                  Junior Member
                                                                                  • Jun 2003
                                                                                  • 20

                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  Rotel RSP 1066
                                                                                  Rotel RMB 1075
                                                                                  Yamaha DVD S2300
                                                                                  Pioneer CD 6 disc changer (oldie but a still a goodie)

                                                                                  Speakers:
                                                                                  Paradigm Monitor 9's
                                                                                  CC 370 center
                                                                                  Mini Monitor Rears (wall mounted)
                                                                                  Velodyne F series Sub 12"

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                                                                                  • Bam!
                                                                                    Super Senior Member
                                                                                    • Jan 2004
                                                                                    • 2458

                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Guys!...and Girls(Hey there Mary!)

                                                                                    Man oh man I notice a lot of you have B&W's......

                                                                                    Hmmmm.....


                                                                                    I love the detailing on B& W's...question...but not to go off topic...but do B&W's have really good bass and a good sounstage with Rotel....cause....The one's I have heard both were missing....so I am curious....

                                                                                    Ahhh the flames and fire that I just created!!!






                                                                                    Bam!
                                                                                    Got a nice rack to show me ?

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                                                                                    • bluecar
                                                                                      Junior Member
                                                                                      • Apr 2004
                                                                                      • 5

                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      I've got:

                                                                                      RSP-1068
                                                                                      RMB-1075
                                                                                      RMB-976 (zone 2)
                                                                                      NHT M5 (center)
                                                                                      NHT L5's (L & R)
                                                                                      NHT iC3's (LR & RR)
                                                                                      NHT U1 (sub)
                                                                                      NHT - various others in zone 2

                                                                                      I like the sound. I equate NHT for it's value and precision to Rotel for it's value and sound quality.

                                                                                      bluecar

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                                                                                      • whmacs
                                                                                        Senior Member
                                                                                        • Oct 2003
                                                                                        • 184

                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Hi All,
                                                                                        I'm running:
                                                                                        Rotel RSP-1098 v2.1.2
                                                                                        Rotel RMB-1075
                                                                                        Rotel RM-1070

                                                                                        Jamo D6LCR THX Ultra x 3 (Left, Centre, Right)
                                                                                        Jamo D6SUR THX Ultra x 4 (2x sides, 2x backs)
                                                                                        Jamo SW-3015 THX Ultra 15" Subwoofer

                                                                                        The four dipolar surrounds work very well with the RSP-1098's PLIIx

                                                                                        cheers,
                                                                                        Stephen




                                                                                        My Home Theatre
                                                                                        My Home Theatre

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                                                                                        • Wilfred
                                                                                          Junior Member
                                                                                          • May 2003
                                                                                          • 27

                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Originally posted by OnlyOne
                                                                                          FWIW, The speakers I've been looking at are the B&W 600 S3 series (I got to hear the LC600 center channel running off of Rotel gear when I visited a local dealer, and the sound from that thing was simply stunning. Made me notice just how box'ey my speakers sound! I couldn't believe the clarity and the imaging!)
                                                                                          ROTEL RSP-1066
                                                                                          ROTEL RMB-1075

                                                                                          B&W DM-602 S3 (L & R)
                                                                                          B&W LCR60 S3 (C)
                                                                                          B&W DM-600 S3 (R)
                                                                                          HSU STF-2 (LFE)

                                                                                          The 1066+1075 is overkill for the 600s, but I hope I can complete an all Magnepan (Maggie) setup some day, thus the higher power amp. Otherwise, a 1055 would have been just fine.

                                                                                          The 602 has performed well with respect to the music I listen to (pop rock/jazz). IMO, coming from a Maggie world, 602 imaging is good but sound stage is not a big as dipoles. Music is there but some how not as involving. The CM2 sound is more open but at higher price. For me I do most of my listening on a 2ch only system, so not a big problem.

                                                                                          For HT, which is 90% of the time it is used for, it's all thumbs up!! My recent addition of a sub makes thing even better!!

                                                                                          If you ask me, Vandersteen would be my pick for 'box' (cone) speakers.

                                                                                          PS: Any one has Ascend CMB-170 on Rotel?

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