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Rotel RAP-1580 first impressions
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November 13, 2017 - 10:25 am
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A friend just got a Rotel RAP-1580 for $3,800 and I had a chance to hear it last night while watching a movie. At first glance I have to say the sound was very good, with impeccable low-level dynamics (it’s obvious this is a high quality model just after a few minutes of listening to it). Just two HDMI outputs which is a shame, could have done with a third one. 

Is it worth the money?

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It might be a great av receiver but aren’t there other options which are cheaper that do the same thing? I’m thinking of the Yamaha RX-V 483 which is around $600 and can hold its own pretty nicely against much higher priced models.

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The Yamaha RX-V 483 is ok for the money. It’s missing a LOT of important decoders and will probably be left behind by newer models very soon. I wouldn’t get it.

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Not a fan of Rotel. I think they’re just way overpriced on most models. If you got a chance to listen to some av receivers from Sony, Yamaha or Anthem you wouldn’t like this so much.

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