Used rotel or new marantz


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Username: Hcaufield

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jul-10
hi folks....I was looking at purchasing either a set of used Rotel RC-1070 preamp/RB1050 amp for $600 or a new Marantz 8003 integreated amp for the same price to power Paradigm Monitor 9s. I havent had much exposure to Rotel but the reviews I've seen are all positive as well as for the Marantz....any input would be appreciated...thanks.

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Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 4230
Registered: Feb-07
I don't have any experience with Marantz stuff, but I had a few Rotel pieces, including an RB-1070 and I was quite happy with it. What version of Monitor 9's do you have?

Rotel can be a little particular about what speakers you pair with it.

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Username: Gavdawg

Albany, New York

Post Number: 1567
Registered: Nov-06
Rotel and paradigm are a great match imho. I would definatly recommend trying it.

I personally feel that paradigm and marantz sounds a little tubby. Paradigm speakers tend to have a warmer sounding midrange...much like marantz equipment. This can be too much of a good thing.
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