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03-05-2004, 01:40 PM
Hey there everybody! I've found a great deal on a Rotel RA985BX integrated amplifier that's rated for 100W X 2. Does anybody out there have any experience pairing this amp with the larger of the Bowers and Wilkins speaks? Right now, I'm just using an old Technics DD/DTS receiver for my 2 channel listening. I'd prefer to get a little more clean power for listening to music. I can't audition the amp before buying... anybody think I should go for it at around $250?

Thanks for all replies in advance!

03-06-2004, 10:55 AM
I'm not sure how old this rotel is...but these days, B&W speakers are designed with rotel in mind ever since they became partners in the audio industry. On the same note, the amps rotel makes have B&W in mind.
B&W uses rotels to make tests and tweaks.
Rotel uses B&W as monitors to perfect thier design and components.

The co-op hasnt been very long so the I-amp you mention may not apply.

03-10-2004, 09:47 PM
An excellent well-built amp at a good price - the S3's will sing!