985 vs 3802 amplification

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  • mickyboy
    Junior Member
    • Jan 2003
    • 27

    985 vs 3802 amplification

    as per earlier post asked rotel dealer today differances between rotel 985mk1or2 and newer 1075 as regards sound quality,
    his reply 1075 was (1075 is a more refined sound than 985)

    also asked wether the 985 was any better (overall than the denon 3802 internal amps) dealer was very helpfull but did not want to say one way or the other ,stating 3802 amps were quite good anyway, fair enough comment.

    so has any forum member tried 985mk1ormk2 vs denon models and what they found ,
    i ask this as i will not be able to demo 985 prior to to "finalising purchase " thank you all
  • Mats
    Special Member
    • Jun 2000
    • 1326

    #2
    I used 985mk2 with 3802 (B&W NT System) and it was much better than the internal amps.
    Then I bought RSP1066 and it was another step.

    But the 985 is a good thing to start.




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    • Blue-Eyes
      Senior Member
      • Dec 2002
      • 162

      #3
      Originally posted by powermaxi2000
      I used 985mk2 with 3802 (B&W NT System) and it was much better than the internal amps.
      Then I bought RSP1066 and it was another step.

      But the 985 is a good thing to start.
      I did the same. And buying an extra amp (1070) was it again another step




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      • princeoliver
        Junior Member
        • Jan 2003
        • 23

        #4
        I use a Denon AVR1700 (one of the lowest model in their line up) as pre/pro for my 985mkII and to drive my rear speakers (Mirage OM10 and then the M7si). It did not have enough power for the Mirages and was not very good as a pre/pro. It probably would be OK driving more efficient (British) speakers. Now I use a RSX972 to drive my rears and the 985 (bi amp) for the front. The centre is bi amp between the 972 and 985. I would say that even with the 972, I want more power my M7si the rear! The 985 sounds just fine (bi-amp) with my Mirage OM6 fronts. If I could I would go with separates and bi-amp all the way!

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