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Rotel RMB-1095 Amplifier Review

by December 16, 2004
Rotel RMB-1095 amplifier

Rotel RMB-1095 amplifier

  • Product Name: RMB-1095 Amplifier
  • Manufacturer: Rotel
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: December 16, 2004 18:00
  • MSRP: $ 1999

Continuous Power Output: 200 wpc (20Hz-20kHz) All channels driven

DIN Power Output: 330 wpc into 4-ohms (1kHz, 1%)
THD: < 0.03% (20Hz - 20kHz, 8-ohms)

Intermodulation Distortion: < 0.03% (60Hz : 7 kHz, 4:1)

Frequency Response: 15Hz - 100kHz (+0.5dB, -3dB)

Damping Factor: 400 (20Hz-20kHz, 8-ohms)

Speaker Impedance: 4-ohms, minimum

SNR: 116dB (IHF A Network)

Input Impedance/Sensitivity: 33kohms/1.5V (unbalanced); 33kohms/+/-1.5V (balanced)

Power Requirements: 115V, 60Hz (US); 230V, 50Hz (European)

Dimensions: 17 3/8" (W) x 9 1/2" (H) x 15 3/4" (D)
Weight: 75 lbs (34 kg)

Pros

  • Clean, dynamic power
  • High quality 5-way binding posts
  • Intelligent protection circuitry
  • Rear wheels for easier installation

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Requires an extra amp to do 7 channels

 

Rotel RMB-1095 Introduction

My wife and I like to occasionally go out and treat ourselves to a nice dinner. On these nights the baby gets sitted and the checkbook opens up for some special culinary delights. Home theater enthusiasts like to splurge too, and when it's time to spice up a mid-priced receiver or processor, Rotel is here to offer an affordable upgrade - one that will definitely improve the amplification stage of your system.

Rotel's 5-channel RMB-1095 is THX Ultra certified and boasts 200 watts into 8-ohms (20Hz-20kHz) with all channels driven. It can drive any speakers rated at 4-ohms or greater and has 116 dBA SNR (more on this later). Weighing in at 75lbs and standing over 9" tall there are no smoke and mirrors to be found here.

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