i assume there is is a problem with the carver, otherwise its a very fine amp, and will drive the classics just fine. the rotel will also, but you may want to spend the money elsewhere.
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I used to own the 1080 about 2 years ago. The sound is nice but I found it a bit anemic in the midrange. Also, I recall there used to be a problem with it blowing fuses pretty regularly so be wary if you buy used. For the money, I would go for the Parasound Halo A21 instead. I found the A21 to have a fuller, warmer midrange with great dynamics.
I tried both the 1080, and the bigger 1090 with my Classics. i then bought the Parasound HCA-3500 and the sound came alive. Big improvement over either of the Rotels. I would look for it or, the Halo A21, or the HCA-2200 over the Rotels.
I have heard or owned all the amps I mentioned but the A21. I am going on how much a friend has liked it in his system.