Rotel CD14 MK II
A new design. Because CD still sounds better.
Replacing the much respected Rotel designs wasn't easy. Their products sold in great numbers and have been one of the top selling products in America and Europe. Regarded as superb value for money, they bring a taste of hi-end to affordable price points.
How to improve on something that is already close to perfect, especially when it comes to price/performance and the materials used for production?
The Tachikawa family in Japan – founders and owners of Rotel, finally had the opportunity to work with Ken Ishiwata, a highly respected engineer behind much of the success of rival brand Marantz.
Ishiwata is known for elevating sound quality by a combination of changes - both mechanical and electronic, with the application of damping materials helping to deaden vibrations in both the top cover and main chassis. The DAC stage sees the replacement of eight capacitors and one resistor with upgraded types, while all nine capacitors in the PSU have also been switched for preferred alternatives. Furthermore, the electrical ground paths within have been re-routed.
The objective was to create the best sounding units for those with critical ears and limited budgets, and a feature set demanded by Audiophiles.
Editors Choice CD Players Under $2000
"The CD14 CD player doesn’t try to be anything but a CD player. It uses a highly regarded Wolfson DAC chip, which is capable of sampling rates up to 192kHz"
- Texas Instruments premium 24-bit/192kHz Digital to Analogue Converter
- Tray loading CD mechanism
- Supports MP3 playback
- Remote Control
- 12 volt trigger12 volt trigger input
- RCA Analogue output
- Digital Coaxial output
- Dimensions: 17" W × 3.8" H × 12.3" D
- Finishes: Silver or Black
- Warranty: 2 years parts and labour against manufactures defects
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