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Rotel RB-970BX MKII

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Description:Stereo Power Rating: 60W RMS x 2 at THD 0.03%
Bridged Mono Rating: 180W x 1 at 8 ohms
Dynamic Power: 110W DIN at 4 ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD
Peak Current: 30A [ 0.1ohms, 10usec, 1 pulse]
Frequency Response: 15 to 100kHz at +0dB / -1.0dB
Signal To Noise Ratio: 116dB
Input sensitivity / Impedance: 1V / 27kohms
Overall Signal To Noise Ratio: 100dB
Overload Level: 5V [THD 0.5%, 1kHz]
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.03%
Damping Factor [20 to 20kHz 8ohms]: 280 hfdb.co/31.php
Dimensions:440 x 92 x 334mm (Width x Height x Depth)

Rating:10.00 out of 10
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By: Lance
"Rotel RB970BX"
5 out of 5 26th May 2013
Greetings from South Africa, where new hifi is prohibitively expensive. I bought a pair of these Rotels in 2007 and run them in bridged mode with a Marantz CD5003 and an integrated Rotel RA820 modified for pre-out, all driving AR speakers of about 1995 vintage. As a musician I'm pretty fussy about sound- for the ultimate test discs try the Quatour Ludwig's rendition of Franck's Piano Quintet on Naxos or John Eliot Gardiner's recording of Berlioz' Romeo et Juliette. I may be biased but this set up has given me countless hours of trouble-free pleasure and still sounds good compared to some modern entry level separates stuff. The amps are powerful, detailed and run cool and silently. I have no intention of trading in these well-made amps- if it ain't broke...
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By: Manta
"One sounds great. Two sounds even better."
5 out of 5 7th July 2009
If you're looking for something with a bit of muscle that can stay totally in control of the music then this is it. The RB-970BX will easily drive the most power hungry speakers with effortless ease. I would recommend buying two if you can and running them in Bridged Mono mode (1 amp for the left channel and 1 amp for the right channel). Doing this brings everything to life. The detail and sound stage opens right out and immerses you in the recording.

It's not about volume (although 180 Watts in Bridged Mono will make your ears bleed), it's about quality, clarity and control. One on its own sounds great but two sounds even better so go that extra mile and bridge for the best results.
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