I just picked up a good condition Rotel RSX-1057 surround sound receiver. I have a vandersteen 1Ci’s and a Mirage subwoofer. These were being powered by my 2 year old Yamaha RXV-385 receiver (basic home theater receiver from Best Buy) and sounded great even with that. I felt perhaps with such a lie end amp I was not doing justice to these audiophile speakers. So I got the Rotel (a brand that the vandersteen dealer had also highly recommended) - it was a lucky find at a garage sale. After connecting the speakers to the Rotel - I find that although the sound is clear, well defined, it is a bit lifeless and flat as compared to the mass market Yamaha (which has a livelier, fuller sound, with more presence, a crisper highs and a smoother feel) My wife is complaining “Iplease get rid of this .. I like the old amp a lot better!” The used Rotel did not come with a remote do. Got a replacement remote. Any thoughts on what could be the problem here? Is there an adjustment I can make? There is no “presence” or “loudness” or “enhancer” switch on the Rotel - there is apparently a “contour” feature on the replacement remote - but I have not tried it and it appears to have just a boost for high and low end frequencies (which is like regular tone controls rather than presence-control) Could it be that my expectations are flawed and that Rotels are built to directly reproduce the source recording without adding any flavor to it? Please advice!