Rotel upgrades amp and CDPs

News

Rotel upgrades amp and CDPs
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Rotel has introduced the A12MKII amplifier, CD14MKII and RCD-1572MKII CD players the new models benefit from innovations and improvements to the circuit designs and enhancement to critical audio components, “resulting in exceptional performance, improved accuracy, and greater acoustic detail. The soundstage of the new models delivers wider and more genuine presentation of the music with increased depth and natural expression”. All models feature a new Texas Instruments 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter, power supply refinements, precision acoustic coupling capacitors, and circuit board layout isolation techniques that lower the noise floor and reduce distortion. 

The A12MKII (above middle $1,099, £949, €1,099) includes a new DAC, digital processor, and digital interface chipset with 12 complimentary changes to the power amplifier delivering on the continued promise of performance and value. Each MKII CD player received an upgraded CD drive mechanism, new CD controller chipset, DAC and tuned critical acoustic components. The CD14MKII (above top $899, £649, €749) and RCD-1572MKII (above bottom $1,099, £995, €1,099) provide RCA outputs and a coaxial digital output, allowing the units to be used as a CD transport supporting off-board digital-to-analogue processing. The RCD-1572MKII also includes a fully balanced, fully differential XLR output.