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ROTEL RMB-1095
55 Reviews
rating  4.84 of 5
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Description: High current five channel amplifier · 200 watts x 5 into 8 ohms · Detachable power cord · Two Rotel toroidal transformers · Balanced and unbalanced inputs · British slit foil capacitors


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mcjames1234 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2010

Bottom Line:   
My first separate amp, got it from fleabay. Impression: Surreal! But first, the gears I used: Source: old Technics CD player (MASH)? PreAMP : McIntosh C34V; Speakers: a pair of BW 804 MATRIX series.
SET UP: BiAMP to the speakers with one channel run to the highs and the other to the lows of the speakers (leaving center channel unused) Review here is for music only. and I ain't no expert, but to my ears the sound is heaven. I know, only less than a month and this guy is giving a review? what an amateur right?...

Sound stage: it is quite impressive, very deep and wide but dependence on the volume, the louder the better. A mini concert hall in you own home. It projects a sense of 3 dimensional in sound; listening to Chris Botti in Boston CD was surreal. True amplification with insane headroom; Listening to BOSTON' Amanda was a whole new experience and rediscovery; Krall live n Paris was (to my ears) live in mi casa, really like being in the center of the stage; The Door CD...ROCKS!

Effort: excellent detail amplification when the passage or music calls for it, Intrumentals and voices decaying passages were accurately portrayed to include crescendo and decresendo passage. It has an astounding definition and resolution in the face of complex composition. PINK! CDs, I can hear her take a deep breath each time she sings; Heart Dream Boat annie (long version) at the end of the song, one can discerned the creaking of the boats, seagull hawking and wave crashing, quite detailing and pronounced and superb transparancy

The High: not harsh nor metallic nor piercing. My ears tell me it is very accurate presentation on the intended music presentation. BIGBAND and Bossa NOVA, I can listen to them all day in this setup

Midrange: Voices are distinctive, neutral with no additives. A true representation. ABBA is SMOKIN!

LOW: not boomie, bass is clear and not muddy, plain clean and distinctive. DefLeppard RULES!

Style: BIG and Heavy but will make quite a statement in your living room, has weak topside so don't stack anything or it will dip down! and don't block the vent! gets warm quickly.It looks intimidating but yet reserve in appearance. especially all black color.

Overall: meant to be played a little louder than normal (whatever that means!) Not certain if if can put out at club level but then again I'm not throwing a block party every weekend. Amp put out clean, untainted, no preservative or additive or coloring, just delivering pure unadulterated power exactly what it's suppose to do; your speakers personality will show through, also It will reveal the flaws of your sources, and the bad recordings. Sharp edges will give kids stiches, so keep kids away. Excellent product for the price range. To my ears, the sound production generated from my humble equipments resembled the time I auditioned the mac equipments with the BW N803D. (Though not silky smooth but buttery smooth at least that is what my ears are telling me. Satisfied with this set up, and I'm good for the next 5 years.
Have not encounter any issue at this point, ran it for 6 hrs straight and just get warm. no listening fatigue however, I can't turn the volume pass 1/4 way because it gets too loud for the apartment complex. next on the shopping list..a house and a YUGO

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener



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

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

Bottom Line:   
got this amp to replace bat 2 channel i wuz using(bk1000)
the sound and build quality is verry good
the bang for the buck is awesome
my system
krell hts
rotel rmb 1095
jbl 8340 surrounds (5) pro-commercial speakers
entech lf-10 subwoofers (2) -20hz all day
all nordost connections
playstation 3 (blu ray-dvd)
philips dvd 963sa (universal player)
insignia 47" lcd
with this set up there is no need to go to theatre
the rotel is thx so it matches the speakers perfectly
and lots o power to spare
at volumes that will hurt your ears

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Davis a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2010

Bottom Line:   
One word: AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonton69 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchased a used RMB-1095. I upgraded from a 120wpc Rotel 980BX. The quality of this amp is outstanding. The build qualify is excellent and the sound is also outstanding. This amp drives my 5.1 polk RTi speaks with no issues. The RTi 10s tend to beg for mercy at louder volumes though. So far no compliants. The only draw back is that its only 5 channels. You would have to get a separate amp if you wanted 7.1. I was debating between this amp and the Anthem, but the Rotels are a bit easier on the wallet.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005



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

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2009

Bottom Line:   
THE THING IS A BEAST END OF STORY PUT SOME BLACK LABEL SOCIETY IN AND TURN IT UP AND YOU WILL BE HAMMERED BY THE SHEAR SONIC IMPACT THAT THE RMB-1095 PRODUCES,IT HAS ONLY ONE SHORT FALL THAT I CAN TELL,THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD MAKE THIS THING BETTER WOULD BE 500 WATTS A CHANNEL @ 8 OHMS TOTAL BLOWS AWAY ALL MY OTHER AMPS AND HAVE BEEN A DEDICATED CINEPRO AMP OWNER FOR YEARS THIS IS MY NEW THOROUGHBRED NOW.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2007




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