Rotel’s latest budget CD player, the CD11, has user features rarely found on a player at its price, and internal circuitry that’s usually found only on much higher-priced CD players.
In addition to the full gamut of disc transport controls, including random and repeat modes, as well as full programming, and direct access track controls. To help with this, the front panel display not only shows playback status, track and time information, but also provides CD metadata such as disc name and track titles when such data is encoded on the disc. The CD11 comes with a remote control at no additional cost, but also comes with an RS232 connection to allow system integration, as well as a 12V trigger to enable remote power-up/power-down.
Internally, the Rotel CD11 has a Texas Instruments 24 bit 192kHz DAC and in addition to providing analogue outputs via a balanced topology (though with single-ended analogue outputs), has a digital output so you can use the CD11 as a transport if you’d prefer, delivering signals to your preferred external DAC. The power supply has a laminated steel-core transformer manufactured by Rotel itself, along with bespoke storage/smoothing capacitors manufactured specifically for Rotel. ‘Rotel has been designing and manufacturing CD players since 1989 and has long confirmed its digital audio expertise,’ said Sam Encel, of Interdyn, which has been distributing Rotel in Australia ever since the Rotel company went into business more than 50 years ago. ‘The company’s very first CD player, the Rotel RCD-855 CD player, was an instant success and since then Rotel has never looked back.’
Available now in silver or black finishes, the Rotel CD11 CD player sells for $599 (RRP).
For more information, contact Interdyn.