Which is better: Rotel 1070 v. NAD C542?
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:42 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

ddroit2005

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 20, 2006
Posts
198
Likes
0
Dear Head-fis,

Please help me choose one.

Rotel 1070 (Used): $320.

NAD C542 (Brand New One): $410.
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:55 PM Post #2 of 8

hciman77

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Feb 25, 2004
Posts
2,890
Likes
12
Quote:

Originally Posted by ddroit2005
Dear Head-fis,

Please help me choose one.

Rotel 1070 (Used): $320.

NAD C542 (Brand New One): $410.



The Rotel was discontinued and replaced by the 1072 but was a $700 player 3 or 4 years back - they still go for over $400 so $320 is a very good deal, they were pretty well regarded in some quarters.

I have the NAD C542 which is a fine CD player in its price range and $410 is a very good price. My guess is that the Rotel would be superior but it is just a guess based on my experience with other Rotels (855/975/02/940), of course you have no warranty with a used player...
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 7:02 PM Post #3 of 8

ddroit2005

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 20, 2006
Posts
198
Likes
0
Quote:

Originally Posted by hciman77
The Rotel was discontinued and replaced by the 1072 but was a $700 player 3 or 4 years back - they still go for over $400 so $320 is a very good deal, they were pretty well regarded in some quarters.

I have the NAD C542 which is a fine CD player in its price range and $410 is a very good price. My guess is that the Rotel would be superior but it is just a guess based on my experience with other Rotels (855/975/02/940), of course you have no warranty with a used player...



Yes, the rotel 1070 is attractive to me. But slightly worry about the warranty thing.
confused.gif


I guess the rotel 1072 is superior to the nad C542. But how much the difference would be? Is that much huge?

Thank you, hciman77.
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 11:15 PM Post #4 of 8

ddroit2005

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 20, 2006
Posts
198
Likes
0
Mar 5, 2006 at 11:41 PM Post #5 of 8

jpr703

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Posts
2,733
Likes
14
I have a 542 and it's a great player for the price. Don't forget that you also get a warranty and HDCD compatability with it as well. I've never heard the Rotel, but a friend who's heard both players actually preferred the 542.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 12:19 AM Post #6 of 8

ddroit2005

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 20, 2006
Posts
198
Likes
0
Quote:

Originally Posted by jpr703
I have a 542 and it's a great player for the price. Don't forget that you also get a warranty and HDCD compatability with it as well. I've never heard the Rotel, but a friend who's heard both players actually preferred the 542.


Thank you, jpr703.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 11:22 AM Post #7 of 8

gordolindsay

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Posts
1,006
Likes
28
Quote:

Originally Posted by ddroit2005
How about Marantz SACD player, 8260?

http://us.marantz.com/Products/598.asp

I found a used one, $460. Is it a good deal? The seller of Rotel told me it was already gone.




Where'd you find a used one for $460?!?!... I want it!!
icon10.gif
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 3:50 PM Post #8 of 8

ddroit2005

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 20, 2006
Posts
198
Likes
0
It is already sold. I missed it by a few minutes.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top