In keeping with the company’s 60th anniversary, the new Rotel MKII models that the company is now announcing include the Rotel A12MKII, Rotel CD14MKII and Rotel RCD-1572MKII solutions. These follow the Rotel A14MKII, Rotel RA-1572MKII, Rotel RA-1592MKII, Rotel RC-1572MKII and Rotel RC-1590MKII solutions that were unveiled last year.
Rotel A12MKII, Rotel CD14MKII and Rotel RCD-1572MKII, Rotel Co. Ltd. now presents three new solutions as so-called Rotel MKII models, following the solutions that the company already announced in July last year. There, the company presented the Rotel A14MKII, Rotel RA-1572MKII, Rotel RA-1592MKII, Rotel RC-1572MKII and Rotel RC-1590MKII systems.
All of them are in the spirit of the company’s 60th anniversary, which is the occasion for the presentation of the revised systems.
Innovations and circuit design improvements
The new models benefit from innovations and improvements to circuit design and key audio components, according to Rotel Co Ltd, and are said to feature outstanding performance, increased precision and optimised acoustic detail.
They also offer a wider and more authentic soundstage with more depth and natural expression, according to the manufacturer’s promise.
New D/A converter
All models feature a high-quality 32-bit D/A converter from Texas Instruments, an improved power supply and high-precision coupling capacitors. Rotel Co. Ltd. is convinced that the sophisticated layout of the printed circuit boards reduces noise and unwanted distortion.
A new integrated amplifier and two CD players
While the new Rotel A12MKII is a stereo integrated amplifier, the Rotel CD14MKII and Rotel RCD-1572MKII are two new CD players.
The Rotel A12MKII integrated amplifier is equipped with a new D/A converter, a digital processor and a chipset for the digital interface. Twelve component changes have been made to the power amplifier to continue to deliver on the promise of performance and value, according to the manufacturer on record.
The two CD players Rotel CD14MKII and Rotel RCD-1572MKII have an optimised CD drive mechanism, a new CD controller chipset, of course also a new D/A converter as well as improved audio components. An RCA output is also on board, as is a coaxial digital output, i.e. an S/PDIF interface that allows the units to be used as pure drives for an external D/A converter. The Rotel RCD-1572MKII also features a fully balanced XLR output.
“In developing these outstanding MKII models, Rotel engineers combined 60 years of experience with the latest technologies and innovations. Using Rotel’s own technologies, such as those from the Michi and Tribute products, we ensure that the MKII models achieve the performance befitting the anniversary of this legendary brand.”
Daren Orth, Chief Technology Officer, Rotel Co Ltd.
Prices and availability
While the Rotel A12MKII stereo integrated amplifier and the Rotel RCD-1572MKII audio CD player will have to wait until March 2022, the new Rotel CD14MKII CD player is expected to be available in stores within the next few days.
The recommended retail price for the Rotel CD14MKII is € 799,-, for the Rotel RCD-1572MKII € 1.099,-. For the stereo integrated amplifier Rotel A12MKII a recommended retail price of € 1.099,- has to be taken into account.
All of the above models will be available in both black and silver from authorised retailers.
Getting to the point
Rotel Co. Ltd. is gradually switching to the next generation of Rotel MKII electronic components. This began last year and is now followed by three more solutions, namely the stereo integrated amplifier Rotel A12MKII and the two audio CD players Rotel CD14MKII and Rotel RCD-1572MKII. It is evident that the company has put its trust in improvements in detail, which should nevertheless have a marked effect on the quality of the solutions. The manufacturer speaks of optimised audio circuits and components for best performance in this class.
|PRODUCT||ROTEL A12MKII, ROTEL CD14MKII UND ROTEL RCD-1572MKII|
|Price||Rotel A12MKII € 1.099,-|
Rotel CD14MKII € 799,-
Rotel RCD1572MKII € 1.099,-
|Manufacturer||Rotel Co. Ltd.|
|Distribution Austria||Audio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH|
|Distribution Germany||B&W Group Germany GmbH|
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