The Rotel S14 benefits from the Roon Ready label, MQA compatibility, and a top-of-the-line ESS Saber ES9028Q2M 384 kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog converter.
Look inside and you will find high-end components normally found in much more expensive amplifiers. These include a toroidal transformer, as usual, entirely manufactured by Rotel. The latter is accompanied by a Class AB amplification delivering a total power of 2 x 80 W under 8 ohms (2 x 150 W under 4 ohms).
Connections to the Streaming World
Stream from your Wi-Fi network (Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz), or from your mobile devices using AirPlay 2 network, Chromecast network (integrated é), or hi-rez APT-X HD Bluetooth network.
Finally, a color display on the front allows you to view the covers of the albums and metadata associated with the music broadcast.
Rotel S14, the connectors
Ready to connect to a turntable, CD Player, PC, or TV set. Connectivity is rich and allows you to take advantage of both the best of physical media with an RCA stereo input, an RCA Pre-Out output, a subwoofer output, two digital inputs with one optical and one coaxial, one asynchronous USB-B (compatible with 384 kHz/32 bits and DSD 11.2 MHz), a powered USB-A port (5 V, for example, to connect a Chromecast Audio module or recharge a headed peripheral) ensuring playback of MP3 files, WMA and AAC, and an Ethernet port.
Specifications• Power: 2 x 80 W at 8 ohms, 2 x 150 W at 4 ohms
• Signal/ noise: 98 dB
• THD (total harmonic distortion): 0.04%
• Frequency response: 10 - 100,000 Hz
• Inputs: 1 RCA stereo input, 1 optical and 1 coaxial, 1 USB-B asynchronous input (384 kHz/32-bit and DSD 11.2 MHz compatible), 1 powered USB type A port, 1 Ethernet port
• Outputs: 1 Pre-Out 2.0 output, 1 mono output subwoofer, 1 headphone output, two pairs of screw terminals
• Pure Direct functions
• Spotify Connect function
• Tidal function
• Qobuz function
• MP3, WMA, AAC, DSD 2.8/5.6/11.2 MHz compatibility
• MQA compatibility
• Audio Digital to analog converter ESS Saber ES9028Q2M 384 kHz/32-bit
• Control by IP
• Dual Band Wi-Fi network (2.4/5 GHz)
• AirPlay 2 network
• Chromecast network (integrated é)
• APT-X HD Bluetooth network
• Multimedia Roon Ready
• Hi-Res Audio streaming via USB/network: yes up to 384 kHz/32 bits
• Headphone output: yes
• Other(s): toroidal transformer