Legendary audio brand Rotel has updeted its Rotel 14 series with the A11 stereo integrated amplifier and the CD11 CD player.
Designed for those who are still enjoy listening to whole CD albums, the new products are imbued with Rotel’s knack for designing and manufacturing hi-fi separates that have been highly regarded for more than half a century.
Both components feature multiple audio inputs to guarantee support for all popular audio sources, both digital and analog.
At the heart of the CD11 is a Texas Instruments 24-bit 192kHz DAC which handles the conversion of digital data to an analog signal for the amplifier. Audio output is via an RCA phono analog connection but there’s also a high-quality coaxial digital output for connection to an external DAC, which should future proof the CD11.
The A11 integrated amplifier includes a Bluetooth receiver offering support for both apt-X and AAC and guaranteeing CD quality, wireless audio streaming for Android and Apple iOS users. In addition, the A11 has a moving magnet phono stage input for lovers of vinyl records. There are also four additional RCA analog source inputs to ensure connectivity to all popular hi-fi separates such as FM and digital tuners, cassette decks or even TVs.
The A11 has a custom-designed, oversized toroidal transformer built by Rotel, delivering 50 Watts per channel of Class AB output power (20Hz – 20kHz, 8 Ohms, both channels) to dual relay-controlled A-B speaker with 5-way output binding posts.
The Rotel A11 and CD11 include 12V trigger connections and a bidirectional RS232 control interface for integrating with a wide range of control systems, plus a detachable IEC power cord, front panel graphic display, IR remote controls, and other useful features and functions.
The A11 and CD11 are available in both Silver and Black finish.
Available: March 2019