Pioneer A-400 vs. Rotel RA-980BX
Hi fellow audio freaks. I need your valuable opinion on this:
Should I swap a Pioneer A-400 (refurbished) for a Rotel RA-980BX? Both are quite bright sounding amps (Oriental frenzy ) and the Rotel is built with higher quality components and has 100WPC at 8ohms and 1000 damping factor. However the A400 has a beefier laminated transformer to put up with inneficient speakers, where as the Rotel has a torroidal 320VA transf. and stores its power in 4 large coupling caps, possibly an issue for speakers such as vintage ARs. The A400 has the Super Linear Circuit and Clean Ground System....
My main speakers are Tannoy DC1000.
If you would do the swap would you pay additional 70 euros for the Rotel on top of the Pioneer? Is it worth it?
Rick I need you bb.