Increased resolution, detail and refinement -CD11 Tribute CD Player, A11 Tribute and A10 Integrated Amplifiers all upgraded to MKII status
Rotel launches A10MKII, A11MKII and CD11MKII models to include component upgrades, sonic improvements and additional functionality.
Tokyo, Japan (July 25, 2023) – Rotel has announced three new and improved models in the company’s popular 14 Series line including the A10MKII Integrated Amplifier, A11MKII Integrated Amplifier and CD11MKII CD Player.
All three models benefit from upgrades to critical components and circuit topology to add extra resolution and detail while maintaining their critical price position.
The A11MKII and CD11MKII represent upgrades to Rotel’s hugely successful Tribute Series models which were inspired by - and co-operatively engineered with - the late Ken Ishiwata. The new products seek to enhance the performance of their predecessors while remaining faithful to Ken’s design philosophy and continue to proudly pay homage to Ishiwata san’s 40+ year legacy in the audio business.
“Since our beginning in 1961, Rotel has continually invested in product and technological innovations.”, says Peter Kao, Managing Director of Rotel and part of the 3rd Generation of the company’s original founding family. “As a family-owned business we are ideally placed to offer an unwavering personal commitment to always delivering high-performance and high-value products, all built to our exacting quality standards in our own dedicated manufacturing facility.”
A10MKII Integrated Amplifier
The A10MKII Class AB 2 x 50W (8 ohms) Integrated Amplifier supports a Moving Magnet Phono Stage and three RCA analog source inputs and is powered by an in-house manufactured toroidal transformer with robust filtering storage capacitors.
The A10MKII features over 67 component upgrades including in the power and amplifier gain stage bringing improved resolution and detail. The included IR remote control allows precise adjustment of the volume in the analog domain plus selection of the input source. The front panel also includes bass, treble and balance controls plus a 3.5mm headphone output connector.
A single set of speaker binding posts, dual 12V trigger outputs and automatic power control switch are located on the rear panel.
A11MKII Integrated Amplifier
The A11MKII Integrated Amplifier Class AB 2x50W (8 ohms) is an upgrade of the hugely successful A11 Tribute model and continues to offer a Moving Magnet Phono Stage, three RCA analog source inputs plus aptX™ HD and AAC Bluetooth connectivity. The MKII model also features coaxial and optical inputs providing connection to digital sources at up to 24-bit/192kHz.
A Texas Instruments PCM5102A 32-bit/384kHz DAC is part of over 22 critical component upgrades in the digital circuits, which combine to improve staging and resolution.
The included remote control provides motorized volume control and source selection. The front panel also includes bass, treble and balance controls plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. A single set of speaker binding posts, dual 12V trigger outputs and signal-sense automatic power control switch are located on the rear panel.
CD11MKII Compact Disc Player
The CD11MKII CD Player replaces the existing CD11 Tribute model and includes over 10 critical components upgrades in the digital circuits surrounding the TI PCM5102A 32-bit/384kHz DAC.
The smooth action tray loading CD mechanism, LCD display, intuitive front panel controls and included IR remote control ensure simple installation and operation. RCA outputs provide easy connection to your favorite audio system. The CD11MKII also includes a coaxial output allowing the unit to be used as a CD transport. The 12V trigger input and RS232 connection allows seamless integration with control systems.
All models are available in both black and silver colors.