Rotel has announced three new and improved models – the A10MKII Integrated Amplifier , the A11MKII Integrated Amplifier and the CD11MKII CD Player . All three models benefit from critical component and circuit topology upgrades, allowing for increased resolution and detail while maintaining their critical price point.
The A11MKII and CD11MKII are further developments of Rotel’s successful Tribute series , inspired by and co-designed by the late Ken Ishiwata . The new products aim to improve on the performance of their predecessors while remaining true to Ken’s design philosophy and proudly honoring his over 40 years of audio heritage.
The Rotel A10MKII amplifier operates in class AB and delivers 2 x 50 watts (into 8 ohms). It has a phono stage input for MM cartridges (moving magnet cartridges) and three analog RCA inputs for audio sources. It is powered by a toroidal transformer of its own production with capacious filtering storage capacitors.
More than 67 components have been improved in the A10MKII, including the power supply and voltage amplification stages, resulting in improved sound resolution and detail. The included IR remote control allows precise volume control in the analog domain as well as input source selection. The front panel also houses bass, treble and balance controls, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the rear panel there is one pair of screw terminals for connecting speakers, two 12-V trigger outputs and an automatic power supply switch.
The Rotel A11MKII amplifier operates in class AB and delivers 2 x 50 watts (into 8 ohms). It is an upgrade of the highly successful A11 Tribute and also offers a phono stage input for MM cartridges (moving magnet cartridges), three analog RCA inputs for audio sources plus aptXTM HD and AAC Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The MKII model also has coaxial and optical inputs for connecting digital sources with resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz. The Texas Instruments PCM5102A 32-bit/384kHz DAC has also been upgraded to over 22 critical components in the digital circuitry to improve resolution and soundstage.
The included remote control provides motorized volume control and audio source selection. The front panel also houses bass, treble and balance controls, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. On the rear panel there is one pair of screw terminals for connecting speakers, two 12-V trigger outputs and an automatic power supply switch with a signal presence sensor.
The Rotel CD 11 MKII CD Player replaces the existing CD11 Tribute and includes more than 10 critical component updates to the digital circuitry surrounding Texas Instruments’ 32-bit/384kHz PCM5102A DAC.
The smooth CD loading mechanism, VFD display, intuitive front panel controls and the included IR remote control make setup and operation easy. RCA outputs provide easy connection to your favorite audio system. The CD11MKII is also equipped with a coaxial output, allowing it to be used as a CD transport. The 12V trigger input and RS232 connection provide seamless integration with control systems.
All models are available in both Black and Silver colors.