Is Quad an upgrade from Rotel?

I've read lots of good stuff about Quad amps but I'm not very familiar with them. I currently have a Rotel RB-1080/RC-1090 and was wondering if Quad is an upgrade over Rotel? Has anyone compared products from these two brands?

Thanks for any feedback!

Showing 1 response by celtic66

Hummmm..... Quad makes both SS and tube gear, so the question is quite ill- defined. The SS Quad gear is very British with a laid back presentation, not particularly 3- dimensional and oft times rolled off top end. Some would say polite. The tube gear is quite different from that giving a more lively presentation. I'm a fan of the Quad tube, not so much the SS product.

You've given no direction as to ancillary pieces, why you wish to change/upgrade or musical preferences. Try again.