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Hi guys

Would anyone have any feedback on the Rotel 1095? I found one selling at $1200 in mint condition.

However I've already got the 1075 and occasionally I need to turn the volume to -18 to get to the level I wanted.

Tell me your experiences and thought on this beast. Please :)

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big balsy amp...this thing is a tank ! both good amps....$1200 would be a down right bargain...am not sure anything else would compete at that sort of money ! 

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How's Emotiva XPA 5 or Elektra Theatron 7 compare to Rotel 1095?

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How's Emotive XPA 5 or Elektra Theatron 7 compare to Rotel 1095?

 

the elektra theatre 7 was the no 1 replacement amp for many whom had the 1095/1080 as combination for 7.1 systems. my intro to elektra was actually going in to demo the rotel and not being totally satisfied and then hearing elektra... though I dont think you'll find elektra at that sort of pricing. a mint 1095 rotel is a down right bargain and should be grabbed at that price.

 

emotiva...sorry in quality build fit finish and components doesnt even come close ....

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Hi Mrpato.

                        I`ve had a 1095 for about 11yrs now, used to use it for double duty HT, 2ch. now it`s only as HT.

                        It`s never had a problem, sounds great, has a bucket load of power, for 1200 grab it, just don`t drop it on your foot.

                        to only reason I don`t use mine anymore for 2ch is I have converted to class A.

                                                                                                                                                                Enjoy.                     Ian.

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