Rotel RA-1572 Integrated Amplifier

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by George P, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. SpeedMorris

    SpeedMorris Forum Resident

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  2. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

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    That's a steal at this price. I bought a new "open box" Parasound headphone amp from Sight & Sound at a comparable discount, and have been very happy with it.
    I also bought a factory-refurbished NAD M51 DAC from another audio dealer at 25% off list price, and that worked out as well. The refurb units are the same as new, except one year less on the factory warranty.
     
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  3. captwillard

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    Rotel stuff is nice. Personally, I would buy a Rotel integrated over a NAD one. I just think Rotel is better built and sounds better. Its hard to say what you will hear different sonically vs your Yamaha. I imagine yo will get a little bit more resolution and imaging. It Rotel will match very well with Rotel. As far as low volume listening, I prefer high current solid state amplifiers. They seem to take control of speakers at low volumes. The other option for low volume listening is to find a integrated that has a loudness control.
     
  4. keiron99

    keiron99 Forum Resident

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    For low level listening on the Rotel you can adjust the tone controls (perish the thought!) as a sort of makeshift loudness control (bring them back, I say!) Simply press the tone bypass switch on the remote to put it in or out of circuit.
     
  5. George P

    George P Love Will Lead Us Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately, that unit is too deep to fit on the shelf I use for my stereo. I'm in a small studio apartment.
     
  6. George P

    George P Love Will Lead Us Thread Starter

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    Thanks. The integrated I have now has a variable loudness control.
     
  7. Fedot L

    Fedot L Forum Resident

    What’s the “particularity” of “B&W” speakers, please?
     
  8. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    They like gobs of power reserves.
     
  9. George P

    George P Love Will Lead Us Thread Starter

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    Many thanks for the help, you guys! I decided to give the Yamaha A-S801 a try, since I could get one close to where I live and try it out with no risk for 30 days. So far it's going very well and only cost me $899.
     
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