Rotel RCD 991 vs. Rotel RCD 1072

Discussion in 'High End Audio' started by Dermegy, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Dermegy

    Dermegy Guest

    Hi there, I need your advice on something.

    I have the option of trading in my Rotel RCD-02 for either a new
    RCD-1072 or a used RCD 991. Both for about the same price and both
    with same warranty and service.

    What would you do? Cd player is presently running through a RA-02
    Intergrated amp (next to be upgraded) and then onto a pair of B&W
    matrix 802's.

    The only thing I am really worried about is that the 991 despite all
    the rave reviews, stopped production 4 years it really out of

    Please reply via email has been flakey lately.

    Thank you very much in advance!
    Dermegy, Mar 16, 2005
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    nabob33 Guest

    Only in the sense that it has some mileage on it. Rotels tend to be
    built to last, but a new one should last just a little bit longer,
    which is why I'd go for the new one. There certainly have been no great
    (or even moderately small) advances in Redbook reproduction in the last
    5 years, so performance-wise these should be a horse apiece. If you
    really believe that one might sound better than the other, you should
    listen and compare for yourself. (But compare them without knowing
    which is which.)

    nabob33, Mar 17, 2005
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    Dermegy Guest

    Thanks, I was thinking "go with the new one" ....but then I have heard
    so much about the 991 and how everyone was upset rotel did not make an
    upper level model anymore.
    Dermegy, Mar 18, 2005
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