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Rotel RB 1080

Rotel RB 1080
alaScore 78

18 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Rotel RB 1080. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Rotel RB 1080 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : The Absolute Sound (

Preamps, Amps, & Controllers: Monoblock & Stereo Power Amplifiers: Rotel RB-1080


The RB-1080 rests close to the pinnacle of Rotel's two channel power amplifier designs. Power output of 200 watts per channel (20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 0.03% THD into 8 ohms) is extraordinary. The Rotel-made toroidal transformer feeds separate power supplies...

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Rene Jacobs (

Rotel rotel rb-1080


Een krachtiger einversterker met het goede potentiaal voor mijn magnepan luidsprekers. een prima team samen

Veel kracht en dynamiek geen tekort aan vermogen bij hard draaien

mischien iets te fel af en toe is met de juiste kabels te verhelpen

Consumer review (

ROTEL RB-1080 Amplifiers

Aug, 2016

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ROTEL RB-1080 Amplifiers


I am sorry, but I have to give only two stars. Simply it is not good enough!

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

ROTEL RB-1080 Amplifiers


Bought this to power my Martin Logans, Did a great job, MLs are very power hungry and if I would have had this amp hooked up to a more efficient speaker it would have sounded even better.I traded up to the RB 1090. Good amp and well built. Never had a...

Jan, 2009

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ROTEL RB-1080 Amplifiers


I have used this unit for about 3 months and all I can say is that it's brilliant. It was initially used to drive the kef fronts but I'm now usiing it to drive a passive quad coil sub. Impedance per channel is 2ohm(not recommended but no signs of...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

ROTEL RB-1080 Amplifiers


I purchased the Rotel RC 1070 Pre Amp and the RB 1080 Power Amp to replace my NAD C352 Integrated Amp. Nothing was majorly wrong with the NAD, but I was looking for more spice and a more open and engaging sound. To put it simply, the Rotel was all that...

Jan, 2008

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ROTEL RB-1080 - (Amplifiers)

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (



High power, high reserve, highly stable on complex loads with good upper and lower frequency extention.

Lots of power en lots of reserves during the loud and complex passages. Very good stereo focussing, good extentions in the upper and lower frequencies.

Only single wire binding posts, it could do with bi-wire binding posts.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

High power amp. fairly smooth. Good value

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications


Damping factor:1000
Frequency range:15 - 100000
Input impedance:32000
Input sensitivity:1500
Peak power per channel:200
RMS power output per channel (8 Ohm):200
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):116
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.03


Power consumption (typical):550

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14