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Item Condition: Good Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available. Suburb or Town: Perth State: Western Australia Payment Method: Paypal, Cash on pickup Reason for selling: Surplus Further information: fantastic sounding integrated amp Rotel RA-971 mkii
1x set of pre-outs suitable for active subwoofer or add on power amp
Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 10Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%
Signal to noise ratio: 95dB (line)
Dimensions: 440 x 92 x 347mm
This was one of the last amps Rotel made in the classic 90s slabby black/austere casing, and it's a gem. Rated 5 stars by What Hi*Fi and highly praised by a lot of other press. These are now very rare. I also have the original owners manual
A review by Australian Hi*Fi can be found here: http://www.rotel.com/sites/default/files/RA-971 MKII Australianhi.pdf
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Item: Budget CD Player in good working order
Price Range: 150 - 350
Item Condition: Used
Extra Info: Looking for a good condition used CD player from reputable brands - NAD, Rotel, Marantz, Denon etc. Currently using a cheap Sony cd player model CDP-397 and looking to upgrade to a better player. Bought a 5 disc sony player recently and had to get rid of it as it produced a loud hum.
I am in Perth (6060) Thank you.
Hi folks, I currently have a Rotel RCD 965BX CD player (coupled to a HK 6500 integrated amp and a pair of JBL L80t3 speakers), and considering buying something new, namely the Rotel RCD 1572 at around 1,200 AUD. Will it be a better CD player (uses a Wolfson DAC)? Do I need to spend that much to upgrade? Grateful for your thoughts. Thanks a lot, Jaime
Item Condition: Excellent - Both Unit & Remote Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition. Suburb or Town: Western Suburbs Melbourne State: Victoria Payment Method: Reason for selling: Have moved to Primare seperates Further information:
Both the unit and remote control are in excellent condition. Comes with original Remote control, printed manual and power cable.
Extra Info: The RSP-1570 has 4 x HDMI 1.3 inputs all with 1080p/24 Hz compliance, including 3D bypass, a dual 32 bit DSP processor and 24 bit/192kHz burr brown DACs. It supports Deep Color and xvYCC video options. Comes updated with all the latest firmware for Video Scaler, Audio and Processor. It also features separate speaker/sub crossover and delay settings, â€œlip synchâ€ delay, 8ch analogue multi-input with sub pass-through or sub redirect feature and pure analogue bypass mode. 6 assignable 12-volt triggers, multiple IR connections and multi room zone outputs.
Features & Specifications:
Decodable input signals: Dolby Digital, DD-EX, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS ES 96/24, 192k LCPM, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master.
Dual Sub Outputs
Pure analogue bypass mode
DVD-A auto detection
â€œLip synchâ€ delay
Audio Inputs: 3 coaxial, 4 optical, 8 analogue stereo, 1 analogue multi-channel (7.1 with bass management)
Video Inputs: 4 HDMI (ver. 1.3) 3 component, 3 composite, 3 s-video
Audio Outputs: 1 coaxial, 1 optical, 3 analogue stereo
Video Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 Component, 3 composite, 3 s-video
Pre-Outs: 10 at 1v (dual centre outputs, dual subwoofer outputs)
4 independent Zones
Dimensions: 144 mm H x 431mm W x 335mm D
Weight: 9.6 kg
Colour: Silver finish.
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Price: $700 Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: Perth State: Western Australia Payment Method: Paypal, cash, EFT Reason for selling: Upgraded and unused. Further information:
Includes freight Australia wide and Stereo net contribution.
The RB-1572 power amp is rated at a very healthy 250 watts into 8 ohms, 500 into 4 ohms. This is excellent oomph and as usual I'm amazed by the power Rotel gets from the comparatively tiny boxes of its Class D amps.
RB1572 is a very impressive stereo power amp with 250W x 2 into 8 ohms, doubling to 500W into 4 ohms.
Rotel RB-1572 Stereo Power Amplifier
The perfect partner to the Rotel RMB-1575 if wanting to go 7.1, or as a hugely capable stereo power amp in a music only system, this power amplifier packs 250W x 2 into 8 ohms, doubling to 500W into 4 ohms. Featuring class ultra linear circuitry within a compact chassis, the unit has low distortion wideband circuitry to deliver spin tingling sound quality in movies and music alike.
Rotel RB-1572 review
I began auditioning amps to replace a Sunfire Series 1 Load Invariant and an Anthem MCA20 – noteworthy at the respective price points in their day and for the Sunfire: novel. Appreciating the ideas and most of the execution designed into the Sunfire, I continued on a path of operational efficiency, while needing the replacements to: edit the signal as little as possible, remain stable under varying load and signal conditions, offer logically laid-out/easily accessible connections, pleasing aesthetics, utilitarian machine functions – under 2.5 grand for 7 channels.
Through researching a good cross-section of designs core to my interest for the past year, I became intrigued by the favorable reviews and comments in the direction of designs employing either Hypex or B&O (ICE) modules. This quickly turned into a solidified interest and diligence as it does many times paid off in the form of a press release: touting the introduction of Rotel’s 15 Series.
My last brush with Rotel was many years ago having given a high school graduation present to a nephew consisting of a PS Audio 4.5, Rotel RB-981 and Eminent Technology LFT VIII’s. Back then it was a fun setup, but since then Rotel (for a few specific reasons) has been off the radar as a serious consideration for anything I’d put into a “cost-effective” system. Mild reservations aside, along with knowing the 15’s were just introduced at the ’08 CEDIA with updated Class D amps, in my price range and they just started shipping... I quickly made way to my local friendly neighborhood Rotel 15 Series merchant in Ann Arbor to see if they’re worth it!
Before hitting the mid-fi area, I looked through their high-end room knowing that I most likely would want to audition the amp(s) there. This practice helps me discern what a component may be adding to/deleting from the signal and better understand if I want to pass on the component, audition further at home or just buy it. It also helps an open-minded high-end dealer become better aware of their mid-fi equipment and eschew possibly pre-conceived notions concerning limitations; therefore I, the dealer and prospective customers to a given product - benefit.
• Patricia Barber – Café Blue
Roughly 14' x 16' x 10'
• Denon DVD1800 Blu-ray player
• Transparent HPHDMI (when video)
• Rotel RSP-1570 Processor
• Transparent MusicLink interconnects
• Rotel RB-1572 250w 2-channel amp
• Rotel RMB-1565 100w 5-channel amp
• Tranparent The Wall Plus speaker cable
• B&W 703 series 7.1 system
• ~ $15.5k in equip and cabling
After a tour of wares from Wilson Audio, B&W, JL Audio, Krell, Wadia and Runco, I made my way to the ‘mid-fi room’ containing the Rotels, met a very cool member of the staff and began an all too brief encounter with the RMB-1565 (5 channels 100w/8Ω 200w/4Ω). With ~ 50 hours under it’s belt, it helped convey a strong campaign for putting the 2-channel version through its paces in one of their better rigs on the following day. The salesperson agreed and told me he would have it set up and running before I got there. Excellent; we said our goodbyes and the stage was set!
• Patricia Barber – Café Blue
• Stephen King's The Stand – Original Television Soundtrack
• Cantate Domino by Oscar's Motet Choir
• Loreena McKennitt – The Mask and Mirror
Roughly 15' x 18' x 10' treated with Real Traps
• Wadía 781i Mult-format player
• Krell EVO707 Preamp
• Transparent (single-ended) Super interconnects
• Krell Evolution 600 Monoblocks
• Transparent Reference MM2 Speaker Cable
• Wilson WATT/Puppy System 8
• ~ $100K
• Evaluation component: RB-1572 (2 channels 250/8Ω 500w/4Ω) with roughly 50 hours on it.
Given the company it was in, I entertained the possibility that the 1572 would give a valiant effort and possibly fail to one degree or another with its variation of common characteristics found in relatively inexpensive Class A/B amps (leaner side of neutral, tight somewhat dry bass, good dynamics, slight loss of instrument body in the midrange, appreciable but somewhat bright upper-octave performance, etc.), which can be very easy to hear. However, seeing that Rotel is spinning their latest take with ICE Topology in this series, I was certainly open as to why...
Before the first track of Café Blue hit the Wadia, I remembered my nephew and the first Rotel I purchased as I was about to compare its diminutive “statement” Class D successor against Krell’s sizeable statement Class A Monoblocks in a very revealing system. Amused at the David and Goliath visage sitting on the floor, I was sure that David was just about to get his ass kicked… As I’ve been a musician since age 3 and got into audio ‘bout the time I was 8, I’m no stranger to live music and certainly know what to listen for when it’s reproduced. Even still, it’s always fun in this hobby when something pleasantly catches you completely off guard, because roughly 30 seconds into the disc - I was not fully prepared for the levels of nuance, neutrality, micro dynamics soundstaging and imaging being reproduced; I sat surprised at what this rogue started to do. From there it was a series of 7 or so bouts between the Krells and Rotel with the sales person moving interconnects and cables when I needed.
Roughly two hours later, it came down to this: Between the frequency extremes, the Rotel is just as neutral as the Krell except the latter squeezes out a tiny bit more information at the upper and lower octaves; and the soundstage was slightly more defined as was the imaging. Comparatively its presentation is neither forward nor laid back; dynamic swells in choral music are accomplished without congealing individual voices and the soundstage into a globular mass as everything remains stable with the sonic signature and position of each voice unaltered. By way of contrast, reproduction of acoustic instruments such as drums and stand-up bass keep the attack and sustain along with the character of the instrument body – unaltered except for an incredibly small degree in the lower end. In other words its roughly 98% there, the Krell just does it that much better. It never clipped, lost composure or turn noticeably warm to the touch and it was being done at realistic volume levels for that room. In fact, seeing that the Krells raised the room temp. to roughly 80 degrees, the Rotels were noticeably cooler than the warmer air just above them.
• Incredible sonic performance across the board!
• Ree-DICULOUS bang-for-the-buck!
• Efficient (Tech. Support wasn't sure how much).
• Output doubles as ohms are halved.
• Temporarily handles 2Ω dips.
• RB-1572 provides an extra set of outputs for bi-amping, or driving another pair of speakers.
• 12v trigger input and output.
• Very light weight.
• Local support (providing there’s a dealer in your area): hopefully they’ll be knowledgeable and down-to-Earth enough to take time to work with you as they did with me in Ann Arbor. Conversely I had to be respectable of their foot traffic and worked with my salesperson to find time slots to get the things done that I needed.
• Don’t have to wait for shipping before you can audition (providing your dealer is stocked).
• 5 year warranty garnering a free replacement in the first year should the amp fail for any reason.
• finished in silver or black.
• Contemporary inoffensive utilitarian look.
• Blue light around the power button doesn’t dim; there should be a user-selectable switch for this function (i.e.: Theater Dimming – disengaged, Level 1, level 2, Off).
• Connections on the rear aren’t logically laid-out on the 5-channel.
• No balanced inputs (ICE Modules are balanced in and out).
• Output connections are too close together. Who is Rotel?
Rotel is a Japanese, 50 year old family business dedicated to designing and manufacturing the finest affordable hifi and home cinema components available on the market. Note that Rotel manufactures core components as well as assembling them into complete products, and so has total control over quality and sound characteristics.
Rotel has over half a century's worth of experience in designing, developing and constructing audio equipment to the finest standards, retaining an affordable price and impressive performance. Rotel design and construct everything from the core components to the finished products themselves, in their own factories under their own high standards of quality control. This category focuses on Rotel's range of highly capable 2 channel and 5 channel power amplifiers.
Featuring class ultra linear circuitry within a compact chassis, the unit has low distortion wide band circuitry to deliver spin tingling sound quality in movies and music alike.
> 250 watts x 2 channels high performance audio amplifier
> 500 watts x 2 channels 4 ohms
> Class D energy efficient design
> 12 volt trigger
> Five way binding posts
> 2U cabinet
Power Output250 watts x 2ch (20-20 kHz, 0.03% THD, 8 ohms)IM Distortion< 0.03%Damping Factor (8 ohms)400Gain27.1 dBInput Sens. / Impedance1.5 V / 8.3 k ohmsFrequency Response10 - 80 kHz (+/-3dB)S/N Ratio (IHF A)109 dBPower Consumption280 WattsDimensions (W x H x D)431 x 99 x 339 mmWeight7.8 kg