Well I woke up around 4 am this morning with an epiphany. If the 272 doesnít do it for me power wise, Iíll buy another one and run the two in bridged mono. That would give me 300 wpc with 1132 wpc IHF dynamic power. Donít think Iíll need to do that, or even want to, but itís an option that would only be a couple hundred than the Rotel 1080.
So I went ahead and placed an order for the 162 / 272 combo a little while ago. Hopefully, theyíll be here before the weekend so I can set them up and play with them and have a couple days to do some comparative listening between the HK and the NADís. What really tipped the scale toward the NAD over Rotel was the pre-amp. I like the tone controls better and I also like the variable pre out 2 that the NAD has.
And seeing how Iíll need somewhere to put the new toys, I ordered a cool EQ rack to set this stuff on that will go very well with all the stainless I have in this area. I bought it from AV123. If youíre curious, itís the silver one with glass shelves. The friggin shipping costs on the rack was as much as the rack, so they gave me a pretty good deal on the rack to help ease the pain.
After I get this stuff set up, Iíll let yíall know if I can hear a difference.