ROTEL RSP-1068 A/V Preamplifier

4.25/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $1699.00


Product Description

Dolby Digital, Dolby EX, Dolby Pro-Logic II, DTS, DTS ES, DTS ES Discrete, DTS Neo 6, HDCD, MP3, direct analog stereo mode, 8 inputs (cd, tape, tuner, video 1-5) plus 7.1 channel input, 5 assignable digital inputs (3 coaxial, 2 toslink), 3 HD component video inputs, 5 S-video inputs, 5 composite video inputs, video transcoding, independent multi-room/multi-source with composite video, bi-directional RS-232 interface, 3 assignable 12V triggers, universal remote control, removeable power cord


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by miduong a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I heard many Rotel 1066, 1068 and 1069 all I can found is the sound is not quiet a litte noisy
the voices in center channel is quite lean and a little of sibillance
Rotel is quite shamful company to introduce the kind of " seperated procesosor " at 1700

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Purchased At:   Singapore



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by musicRus a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I've lived with this pre/pro now for a couple of years. Agree with the other reviewers - the unit is easy to set up and has a lot of adjustability regarding cut-offs for each speaker, speaker levels, delay, etc., so you can really tailler the set up to your specific room.

The unit takes a long time to burn in and sound musical, so don't be alarmed if it sounds hard or harsh out of the box- it takes weeks for the board to break in it seems. Once broken in, the sound is crisp, clean, quick, dynamic and 'real'.

I use a cheap universal and tie it into the 1068 via digital cable, allowing me to use the superior DAC's included in the unit. This works quite well, except that there is a slight delay sometimes when listening to CD's - you don't hear the first second or two of the first track.

The unit gets quite hot, so give it lots of room to breath. I had to send it back for a new digital board about 1 year ago, but Rotel took care of it promptly.

This is a great pre/pro for this price and does it all competently.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Creative Sound



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rotel Fan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Bottom Line:   
"How much do I love you, let me count the ways"
Fantastic sound quality for audio and video. Sounds as good as its more expensive brother (RSP 1098) for slightly more than half the price. It offers no frills just plain old perfect sound regardless of the source. Video switching capability is excellent and doesnt degrade video signal one iota, IMO, it might even improve it! Surround performance is perfect, sound placement, sound delay and "reality" of the surround field are beyond reproach. The music surround modes are excellent, you have never really heard Natalie Cole till you have heard heard her on five channel stereo ! The OSD works in high-def through the component outputs. The controls are straightforward and simple. Only negative is the lack of HDMI connections but judging by how long DVI connections were in vogue (2 years?) it's probably a non issue. The remote is very good though dedicated remote jockeys may know of some better ones around.
Without regrets I can attest that in home theater applications no receiver from any manufacturer regardless of price, THX certified or not, can even pretend to rival separetes of this caliber in any audio or video application. There are receivers in the market tha are more expensive than the price I paid for the RSP 1068 PLUS an accompanying Rotel RMB 1095 (200W x5) amp (total $3600). As far as home theater and straight audio quality, comparing them to this combo is a non sequitor.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Sound World appleton



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ironfist a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I had this A/V preamp for 6 month now and i love it .

Easy to setup and a really good remote .
You learn the product real fast .

It has a really good crispie sound in theather mode .
Good details and a fast attack .
Basmanegment is supurb .
The dts mode is the best I heard .

And I listen much on old vinylrecords and its 2-channelhandling is great .

You cant get any better sound with this money that Rotel 1068 has .

I use it with Jamo d870 surroundsystem .
Parasound Hca-2205a 5-channels amp.
Pioneer dv-737k .

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $2315.00

Purchased At:   Reference Audio swed



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eelco74 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I already had a 2 channel RB-981 and a 5 channel RB-985MKII. I was saving money for the rsp-1066 to replace my Denon AVR-3801.

Although the Denon is okay in Surround, the Stereo performance is quite bad for a 1500 Euro receiver. Even when only used as a pre-amp in my case.

The rsp-1068 is a very good processor. In Surround it is like you sit in the middle of the sound. So mutch more detail and depth than the Denon.

the 5.1 input is very configurable and sounds very nice with my Denon 2900 SACD player.

Also the 1068 now has a nice torodial transformer and is very silent. Only on very high volumes you get some hiss, but not too mutch for an AV pre-amp.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Remo, Den haag, Holl




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