Rotel RB-1590 for RTi12's?

What do you all think of this amp/speaker combo? I may upgrade speakers down the line but will likely use the RTi12's for a while yet.
RTiA1 | Rythmik F12 | Yamaha Aventage RX-A780

Comments

  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,740
    It is a beast of an amp and will power the 12's no problem. My only thought is that you seem set up for HT. I would feel your csi5 might be lacking some punch which could affect the front sound stage.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • BjornB17BjornB17 Posts: 700
    edited November 15
    Willow wrote: »
    It is a beast of an amp and will power the 12's no problem. My only thought is that you seem set up for HT. I would feel your csi5 might be lacking some punch which could affect the front sound stage.

    It's kind of dual purpose. It is a 7.2.4 setup, but the RX-A3080 is also a great stereo pre-amp with balanced XLR outs for the front two stereo speakers. I probably use the system for 75% 2-channel music these days.

    I run the 12's full range and they need more juice than the rest which are crossed over at 80 Hz. Also the Rotel is one of the very few amps I can find that will fit perfectly in my media cabinet (Corridor 8173) since it is more box shaped and not as long as Emotiva, Parasound, etc.
    RTiA1 | Rythmik F12 | Yamaha Aventage RX-A780
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,740
    You will definitely notice an improvement. That being said you mentioned lots of 2ch and the Rtis are not the best for music. Not saying they are not good, just they were designed for HT. But by all means, grab that amp if you can get a good deal and it will work with pretty much any speaker you mate it with for a long time.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

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