Attack of the Clones

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  • shuang1234
    Junior Member
    • Apr 2003
    • 23

    Attack of the Clones

    I recently purchased a Rotel RSP-1066/RMB-1095 combination.

    I was curious to find out more about Rotel's competitors. e.g. a number of forums talk about how great Sherbourn multichannel amplifiers are. I went to the Sherbourn web site and saw 5 reviews of their 5 channel amplifier models. Saw no reviews on the HT processor.

    Then I did a search on http://www.ecoustics.com and found this very interesting review, http://www.audioholics.com/productreviews/avhardware/clone_prepros.php.

    What the article says (in addition to asking the question why are the Sherbourn and Atlantic HT processors > $600US more than the Outlaw) is that a number of Rotel's competitors in the HT separates arena really can't afford to do their own product R&D.

    I live in Canada and paid the equivalent of $1200US for the RSP-1066. Even the Outlaw at $900US wouldn't have been much of a deal in comparison when shipping and duties to Canada are considered. As well, my Rotel dealer set up an in-depth listening session allowing me to compare my previous system and some other brands in the store.
  • Legairre
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2002
    • 231

    #2
    The Outlaw/Sherbourn/Atlantic pre amps are all manufactured in Malaysia by Eastern Asia Technology also known as Eastech. I don't know of any other company that offers similar price and features to the 1066 that does their own R&D either.




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