Expanding my stereo for home theater capabilities and incorporating the Rotel. Question is, which of the two has the better preamp? If I use the Rotel as preamp the Adcom will be used only as auxillary input for it's tuner and phono amplifier. If I use the Adcom as preamp, the Rotel will be used in the tape loop solely for surround processing. System is otherwise as follows:
Stereo speakers (room A) Klipsch Forte Front surround speakers (room B) Cambridge Ensemble Amp - Kenwood Basic M2A
Center speaker (room B) 2nd pair of Cambridge Ensembles Amp - Kenwood Basic M1A
Surround speakers (room B) Cambridge The surround II Amp - Kenwood Basic M1
Sony C77ES CD player Fios Digital TV Sony bluRay player Phillips 437 turntable / Ortofon cartridge
Interested in others' opinions of these two preamps. I do plan on listening both ways to decide for myself.
Thanks. I did what was easiest, place the Rotel into the tape loop of the Adcom GTP 500. The Rotel / Kenwood M1A combo is a clear improvement over the Adcom GSP 560. I'll have to see how it sounds with music in 2 channel vs the Adcom GTP 500.