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Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5
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Hello guys,

I have been offered amazing deal on Sonus Faber 2.5. I have heard them on couple ocasiones but with Maranz amps. Does anybody has experience with combo Rotel / SF? I am afraid they might be unexiciting as Rotel is Rotel and I would be better off with B&W speakers.

 

Thank you,

 

Tomas

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

Can you go and hear it for yourself?

I'm not a fan of Rotel, so for me, the SFs would probably make a good match, by balancing out the very clean, slightly clinical nature of the amp.

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I am not sure that the Rotel has enough power to handle this speakers :?  IMO the Roksan Kandy is the minimum for the Sonus Faber 2.5

in terms of power output .

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

Some say the SF Venere series have pronounced upper midrange and high frequency. If true the Rotel may be too exciting for them at louder listening levels, but might be a great combo at lower listening levels. I agree the Kandy might be a good match for the SF.

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Well for some time there Tomas I thought we we going to be a club of just two people who had posted items no one would reply to, but I see that you have had some replies to your question. Well done Smile  just me then!! 

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ISAC69 wrote:

I am not sure that the Rotel has enough power to handle this speakers :?  IMO the Roksan Kandy is the minimum for the Sonus Faber 2.5

in terms of power output .

I don't think the Rotel's 120 W will have problems driving the Veneres (which have a minimum amp requirement of 40W).

Stereophile's conclusion after measuring the 2.5s is that they "will not be hard to drive".

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

I happen to listen to the Sonus faber venere 2.5, and found them very warm sounding lots of mids & total lack of bass. The bottom end was very dry to say the list. These speakers will do classical music very well but dnt think its an all round speaker. IMHO.

Edit: It could also be the pair I listened to were not yet properly run in. But from the way it sounded I will be surpruse if it makes much difference.

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Native_bon wrote:

I happen to listen to the Sonus faber venere 2.5, and found them very warm sounding lots of mids & total lack of bass. The bottom end was very dry to say the list. These speakers will do classical music very well but dnt think its an all round speaker. IMHO.

Edit: It could also be the pair I listened to were not yet properly run in. But from the way it sounded I will be surpruse if it makes much difference.

 that would suit the Rotel sound to a T.

 

Assertive and clean lacked timbre in the mid range - is how I found  the ra-1520/60wpc at twice the power (and I don't think rotel over exaggerate the ratings) the 1570 may be perfect for these speakers.  (my speakers would more be discribed as 'lean' by some. not suited to the rotel sound imo)

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

Hi guys,

 

Thanks a lot for all your replies. The problem is I cannot go and auditionate them. I live in Spain right now and there is just handfull of HIFI shops. The one I received offer from is about 5 hour drive away. I have listen to SF 2.5 before but with Marantz and that is different story. They haven't seem to be lacking bass but it could be due to room acustics. I guess I'll have to wait for the opportunity and go with amp to try in the shop.

 

Cheers!!!

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

Also, I forget to ask: What would be your choice for paring with Rotel? I know that most will say B&W and I think that they are great especialy in combo with Rotel, but there might be something even better??? I need a bit of universal speakers. for e is is lot's of Rock, pop and Jezz and My gf listen everything plus I use my stereo for films as well.

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Tomas wrote:

Also, I forget to ask: What would be your choice for paring with Rotel?

Probably Kef R700s

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CnoEvil wrote:

Tomas wrote:

Also, I forget to ask: What would be your choice for paring with Rotel?

Probably Kef R700s

I agree.

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Native_bon wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

Tomas wrote:

Also, I forget to ask: What would be your choice for paring with Rotel?

Probably Kef R700s

I agree.

Sorted!   >)

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RE: Rotel RA-1570 plus Sonus Faber 2.5

audition the dali zensor 5 also.

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Thank you

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