Rotel CD11 Tribute
Rotel has been designing and manufacturing CD players since the RCD-855 was launched in 1989 and has never looked back since.
Thus, the opportunity of engaging with audio legend Ken Ishiwata (former Marantz engineer and brand ambassador) to create an even higher performance model of the successful CD11 was eagerly accepted by the Rotel design teams. With over 40 years of audio engineering experience Ken’s collaboration with Rotel created something truly special – the Rotel CD11 Tribute edition.
To improve on the Rotel CD11 the chassis has been reinforced with custom dampening to reduce internal vibrations, with material added to the top cover to smother the ringing effect. The CD11 Tribute includes critical changes to the power supply, DAC circuits and precise selection of components in the audio signal path delivering an increased sense of space, improved accuracy, detail, and genuineness of the audio.
Internally, the DAC has seen eight capacitor changes and one resistor change. The power supply has been overhauled with all nine capacitors switched and other components improved.
The CD11 continues this proud tradition with a carefully engineered power supply and Balanced Design topology of digital and analogue circuits. With clean lines and intuitive operation common with other 14 series models the CD11 brings musical details to life with ability beyond its modest price-point.
Rotel A11 Tribute
The A11 Integrated Amplifier is based on the successful 14 Series models. The output power utilises classic Rotel Class AB amplification rated at 50 Watts per channel into 8 ohms. Source inputs include an MM Phono Stage for classic vinyl lovers, aptX and AAC Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and an array of 4 RCA analog inputs for ultimate flexibility. The front panel graphic display and IR remote control ensure effortless and simplified control of your audio.
The A11 Tribute is a Class AB 50W Integrated Amplifier developed in cooperation with the audio engineering legend Ken Ishiwata (former Marantz engineer and brand ambassador) as a Tribute to his legacy. Upgraded components and meticulous tuning of all critical circuits deliver a richer, expressive, and true-to-life experience from the Bluetooth, RCA and Moving Magnet Phono Stage inputs.
All of this is complimented by a Rotel in-house custom designed oversized toroidal transformer using steel and copper raw materials only from proven, trusted suppliers. The resulting acoustic performance speaks for itself under all loading conditions with even the most difficult speaker loads.