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I have a Rotel RMB1095 with 2 faulty channels (volume levels fluctuating) and fairly loud static floor noise on all channels - can hear from seating position. 

I've been quoted $800 total to fix up the two faulty amplifier channels/boards and the power supply recapped (on top of $200 already paid for the inspection/testing). 

 

The current equivalent amplfier (Rotel/Emo) putting out similar power seems to be 2-3K+, but of course the RMB1095 might have further issues after the repair. 

 

Given the age and output (5x200w). Do you think its worth getting this repaired?

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Spending that sort of money on a (20 year old?) amp doesn't make sense to me and I'd say you've gotten your money's worth out of it and look to replace it. 

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1 hour ago, oldrose said:

Spending that sort of money on a (20 year old?) amp doesn't make sense to me and I'd say you've gotten your money's worth out of it and look to replace it. 

I've not actually used this amp at all. I got it in an 'as-is, but previously working fine' condition. Seemed to be a good match for my home theatre speakers that dip to ~3 ohms. 

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How much did you pay for it?

 

May be worth it if the repairer can give you some sort of guarantee the current issues would be resolved with his suggested repair.

 

Amps are typically pretty bullet proof and a refurbishment on the Rotel may have it go for another 20 years.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Rorzzza said:

I've not actually used this amp at all. I got it in an 'as-is, but previously working fine' condition. Seemed to be a good match for my home theatre speakers that dip to ~3 ohms. 

That does make a difference but still, $1000 for a 20 year ish amplifier with an unknown history is a bit much to me.

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17 hours ago, Hi-Fi Whipped said:

How much did you pay for it?

 

May be worth it if the repairer can give you some sort of guarantee the current issues would be resolved with his suggested repair.

 

Amps are typically pretty bullet proof and a refurbishment on the Rotel may have it go for another 20 years.

 

 

Luckily the amp itself didn't cost me anything. The only cost so far has been $200 for the testing etc. 

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In that case, I would get it repaired.

 

19 hours ago, Hi-Fi Whipped said:

Amps are typically pretty bullet proof and a refurbishment on the Rotel may have it go for another 20 years

 

I agree completely!

 

17 hours ago, PositivelyMusicallyGeared said:

For the price quoted, you can ask to have, besides wholesale recapping, all transistors (all channels) tested and measured, and all fuses replaced while they are at it. For an amp, not much else can go wrong after that, for a very long time to come.

 

Agreed!

 

OP, if you don't want to do this, then you are up for the cost of a new Power Amp. So I guess you have to decide which way to go.

 

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