Where to buy Rotel products?


Why is it so hard to find a local Houston area Rotel dealer? I've been searching online also and every authorized dealer is over seas. Nothing in the U.S. There's nothing on EBay either but older used equipment. Nothing new from their current product line. I'm looking to purchase a RCD 1572 cdp and a RT 1570 tuner and digital gateway to match my RA 1570 integrated. Anyone know of a dealer in Houston, besides Best Buy since they are consistently over priced from MSRP, or an online dealer that's located in the continental U.S.?
Thanks
harleywood
Audio Video Logic carries Rotel. If you don’t have a local dealer they will work with you.
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Oh, Rotel prohibits on line sales. 
Magnolia Audio Video sells Rotel and they always have Rotel 2ch gears on display paired with B&W speakers. 
B&W Group distributes Rotel products. You won't find Rotel products sold online eg Amazon, Crutchfield, Music Direct, etc.
 
adg101357 posts
12-06-2018 9:03pm
Audio Video Logic carries Rotel. If you don’t have a local dealer they will work with you.

Thank you!  I'll look them up. 
 
maritime511,185 posts
12-06-2018 9:43pm
Oh, Rotel prohibits on line sales.
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I didn't know that. Wonder why? They're limiting their sales especially since there aren't many dealers to begin with. 
 
caphill436 posts
12-07-2018 9:23am
Magnolia Audio Video sells Rotel and they always have Rotel 2ch gears on display paired with B&W speakers.
B&W Group distributes Rotel products. You won't find Rotel products sold online eg Amazon, Crutchfield, Music Direct, etc.

Magnolia is part of Best Buy. That's the only dealer that shows up when I search online. I've looked at their inventory and the items I'm searching for don't show up. They offer a RCD 1570 which is last years slot load model cdp and their price on that player is $100 over MSRP. I've found some dealers over seas in Australia and New Zealand that offer online sales and are priced accordingly but really didn't want to buy over seas. 
harleywood

In Atlanta, Georgia Home Theater (GHT) and Evolution Home Theater.
I have never understood the city of Houston and its lack of Audio dealers, retailers. On the brighter side, you guys are close to Dallas and San Antonio for your audiophile needs.  Happy Listening!
They probably don’t show up on the Magnolia online inventiry. You will have to physically go visit their showrooms or design center. They are usually inside Best Buy stores since Magnolia is owned by Best Buy. Not all Best Buy stores will have Magnolia Audio Video or design center (real Magnolia where they have McIntosh, Rotel, Arcam, B&W 800 D series, those huge higher end Martin Logan electrostats panel speakers). 

Some Best Buy stores will only have Magnolia theater room where they only have AV receivers from Denon, Marantz, Pioneer Elite, Integra, Yamaha, Sony. These Magnolia theater rooms would not have Rotel, Arcam or McIntosh. They only have Japanese AVRs, lower end B&W speakers (600 & 700 series), lower end Martin Logan speakers (mostly the Motion series & their smallest entry level electrostats eg ESL EM), Definitive Technology speakers. 

So there are 2 types of Magnolia inside Best Buy and they would only have one or the other. You will have to go visit the Magnolia Audio Video or Magnolia design center where they have the Rotel, McIbtosh, Arcam as well as those Japanese AVRs.
Harley I sent you a pm. 
I thought this was Audio Gon? The site for people with champagne tastes with a beer budget. Rotel? 
Rotel.com shows nine dealers in Houston, plus numerous others near Houston.
Rotel may have a reputation for mid-fi. But, I have listened to a lot of fine amps, and I never heard one that sounded better than my RB-1590. It is way above Rotel’s other amps, which are good sometimes, just not great. The 1590 is great.
I have one and agree. I also have an rc 1590. You?
I can’t afford the RC-1590 yet, having just spent a bunch getting back into photography.  Right now I have the RC-1580. It sounds great. But no digital connectivity.  The speed and range of the 1590 amp really impress me. I am not sure I will get better sound out of the amp with the 1590 pre. I wish I could compare the two preamps. Glad you enjoying yours. That’s what matters.
Sound stage is great and bass is powerful and tight. 
Agreed. Rotel is for audiophiles who are on a budget. Their amps perform great at affordable price points. Rotel is comparable with NAD, Rega, Creek, Cambridge Audio, Peachtree Audio, Arcam, Music Hall. These are affordable audiophile quality products.

Sonically or performance wise, Rotel is a step up from Marantz (with the exception of Marantz Reference series), Denon, Onkyo/Integra, Yamaha, Pioneer Elite, Sony. especially when it comes to amps and two-channel gears.
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If you know what midel Rotel you want, you can order it through BestBuy/Magnolia channel.