What is the rest of your system? But I would guess that you would be better off not using your integrated just for it's preamp.
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Kiss999-The preamp section of the Rotel is not in the same class as a Bryston 7B. My best advice is to keep your system balanced, since your system is only as good as it's weakest link. Since your speakers are at least 10 years old? I would look into replacing the Epos-14 speakers and then start rebuilding your system piece by piece.
I used to have a Rotel RSP-980 prepro in my system a while back and it was good but could not match the tonality, weight, and soundstage dimensionality of a good stereo preamp. In fact I'm now using a Bryston BP-6. If you're upgrading your amp you should demo a couple good stereo preamps as well just to see what you may or may not be missing. Preamps are one of the most critical components in a system so it's worth some effort to get it right imho. Best of luck.