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I Could not find any useful comparisons on that forum between the JC-1's and the Rotel.
I am not wanting to replace my JC-1's with the Rotel RB-1090.
I am setting up a secondary system, and I am looking for a high powered inexpensive amp that has a similar smooth and sort of relaxed character similar to the JC-1's.
Someone suggested the Rotel, that is why I am trying to get opinions and comarisons on the two.
Several current and previous Parasound amps offer decent power. A little research should identify which ones had design input from Curl. That is the direction I would go if looking for similar sonics in a surround or secondary system.
BTW, the JC-1s are also the best match with my Duntech Princess of the MANY other tube and SS amps I've auditioned.
I have both JC-1's and RB-1090 and I've been switching between the two (3). I really like the Rotel and will keep it for a long time. It rocks better than the Parasound but is lacking detail and depth and all those audiophile things. It does seem to have a larger soundstage than the JC-1's and stronger bass-it's rowdier and less refined but if your basement is for partying the RB-1090 could be perfect. Get a handtruck.