Rotel introduces A12, CD14 and RCD-1572 MKIIs


The improved MKII audio circuits and componentsin the new A12, CD14 and RCD-1572 MKIIs deliver even better acoustic performance, according to Rotel.

Rotel introduces the A12MKII, CD14MKII and RCD-1572MKII models. Following – according to the manufacturer – a very successful launch of the A14MKII, RA-1572MKII, RA-1592MKII, RC-1572MKII and RC-1590MKII models. In addition, the brand continues to launch upgraded models in honor of its 60th anniversary.

Many improvements

The new models benefit from innovations and improvements in circuit designs as well as enhancements to essential audio components. Rotel says: “This results in exceptional performance, improved accuracy and more acoustic detail. The soundstage of the new models delivers a broader and more authentic presentation of the music, with more depth and natural expression. All models feature a new, high-performance, 32-bit DAC from Texas Instruments, power supply refinements, accurate acoustic coupling capacitors, and PCB isolation techniques that lower the noise floor and reduce distortion.’

Jubilee achievements

“Rotel engineers combined more than 60 years of experience with the latest technologies and innovations to develop these exceptional MKII models,” said Daren Orth, Chief Technology Officer of Rotel. “We leveraged Michi, Rotel and Tribute technologies and ensured that the new MKII models deliver the performance this iconic brand deserves as we celebrate our anniversary.”

CD mechanism

The A12MKII includes a new DAC, digital processor and digital interface chipset with – says Rotel – “12 complementary changes to the power amplifier that deliver on the promise of performance and value. Each MKII CD player features an upgraded CD drive mechanism, new CD controller chipset, DAC and tuned essential acoustic components. The CD14MKII and RCD-1572MKII have RCA outputs and a coaxial digital output, so the units can be used as a CD transport with off-board digital-to-analog processing. The RCD-1572MKII also has a fully balanced, fully differential XLR output that “rejects” external noise and reduces RF interference.

Pricing and Availability

The A12MKII, CD14MKII and RCD-1572MKII will be available in silver and black through authorized Rotel dealers beginning in March 2022.

Recommended retail prices:

  • A12MKII: €1,099
  • CD14MKII: €749
  • RCD-1572MKII: €1,099

Leave a Reply