Rotel A14 Integrated Amplifier - Great Features,Great Sound
Rotel is a family owned business founded in Japan over 50 years ago.They pride themselves in the fact that they make many of the parts in their amplifiers in-house.They make their own toroidal transformers which are the heart of any amplifier and provide the means to their amplifiers delivering dynamic music reproduction.The same goes for the rest of their component range - wherever possible they design and manufacture in-house as much of the product as is feasible.
The A14 features a rugged power supply comprising a Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer plus slit-foil capacitors to effortlessly handle difficult speaker loads and dynamic signal peaks.Solid as a brick and reliable as a mule, Rotel amplifiers are capable of coping with the most difficult of speaker loads and have a reputation for punching well above their weight both in terms of price and in terms of power output. Of late, Rotel have been working to make their integrated amplifiers more versatile than ever.
This is an impressively flexible audio component, designed to accommodate both classic analogue and the latest digital source components supported by the onboard AKM 32-bit/768kHz DAC. provides a phono input for those rediscovering the atmospheric sound of vinyl.Digital sources such as your TV and computer are also well catered for with the high quality DAC ensuring great reproduction.It also comes with Bluetooth APTX that offers the convenience of pushing music to the system wirelessly from a compatible device.It even has a pre-out function that allows for expansion of the system with a power amplifier.
The Rotel A14 is a hugely pleasing integrated amplifier. One of the crop of modern integrated amplifiers with a very capable internal DAC and Bluetooth connectivity, it’s ready to support virtually any source you might choose, even an mm phono cartridge, which sounds utterly delightful. With power a-plenty to drive most of the speakers you’d likely partner to, it’s a superb choice for an audio system. While it is appreciated for its long list of features, what really impresses is its sweet, musical sound which encourages long listening sessions.