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#256904 - 04/15/09 12:13 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: Zimm]
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The paradox of high end preamps. If I ever mysteriously encounter a lot of money that I can spend on audio, I'd probably do the receiver/amp thing, rather than the preamp/amp thing.
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#256913 - 04/15/09 12:32 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: Ken.C]
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Thanks very much guys for your input - I'm going to go listen to the Rotel, but I suspect that I'll probably attempt to buy the Denon.

I say "Attempt" because I've discovered that I have a hard time buying things in Vancouver - the retail culture out here is bizarre.

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#256938 - 04/15/09 03:38 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: PSpee]
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Go with the Rotel the sound is great, and it will do all of the new hdmi formats. I just checked one out over the weekend.
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#256940 - 04/15/09 03:58 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: PSpee]
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I purchased my Denon AVR from Ecost.com instead of a local Vancouver area retailer. In the end I saved about $600.00

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#256955 - 04/15/09 08:33 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: PSpee]
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PSpee, I will say this I have done the receiver and amp thing. It is not the same as a pre/pro, the bass management on the per/pro is way better, the distortion at loud levels or at modrate levels is not there it is a cleaner sound. You could look at getting Rotel 1095 or 1075 to go with the 1570. If you have the means to go with the pre/pro amp combo over the receiver, the sound will be better.
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#256959 - 04/15/09 09:30 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: Gieseman]
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The RSP-1570 sure is a sweet looking component, if I could get my Axiom brethern to collectively donate a couple of grand I'd kick in the remainder and order one. Anybody up for helping a forum member in need?




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#256961 - 04/15/09 09:34 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: RickF]
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#256962 - 04/15/09 09:42 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: Gieseman]
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 Originally Posted By: Gieseman
the bass management on the per/pro is way better, the distortion at loud levels or at modrate levels is not there it is a cleaner sound. You could look at getting Rotel 1095 or 1075 to go with the 1570. If you have the means to go with the pre/pro amp combo over the receiver, the sound will be better.


ARGH! And I thought I had my mind made up.

Thanks for the input - will have a very careful listen to them both....

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#256963 - 04/15/09 09:47 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: PSpee]
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The recievers out today are just as good when used as a pre, imo.
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#256965 - 04/15/09 09:57 PM Re: Denon 5308 vs. Rotel 1570/1575 [Re: SirQuack]
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
The recievers out today are just as good when used as a pre, imo.


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