Rotel’s RAS-5000 is a versatile integrated amplifier with streaming smarts and HDMI ARC

A new powerful stereo streaming amp ready for hi-res music, as well as movies and TV

Rotel has announced a new streaming amplifier that looks to be just as comfortable in either a dedicated music set-up or in boosting your TV’s audio for shows and movies. 


The new RAS-5000 is a high-power integrated amplifier with plenty of streaming compatibility, allowing the unit to play high-resolution formats via a range of streaming methods such Spotify ConnectTidalAirplay 2Google Cast, and more. It also supports aptX HD Bluetooth for owners of compatible smartphones.

The unit will support both 24-bit 192kHz music and MQA audio files and is said to render hi-res audio with precision via Rotel’s bespoke digital section which features an ESS DAC.

As well as wireless connectivity, the RAS-5000 streaming amp supports a range of wired connections such as HDMI ARC, which allows audio to be passed through your TV to the amp and into any connected speakers. There’s also a PC-USB input alongside traditional source inputs such as coaxial, optical, and RCA connections. 

It also features a large colour display and user-friendly interface, displaying track names and artwork during playback.


The RAS-5000 uses an oversized toroidal transformer, delivering a consistent 220 watts of Class A/B power into 4 ohms. The overall design is said to deliver ultra-low noise power and deep, controlled bass.

Rotel’s new streaming amplifier will be available this month in either black or silver finishes and is set to cost £2799 / $2999 / €2999.

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