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Rotel Launches Special Edition A11 and CD11


Rotel Launches Special Edition A11 and CD11


Rotel Launches Special Editions Of The A11 and CD11 As Tribute


On 28 August 2020 Rotel Electronics revealed the launch of two special editions of the company's popular A11 integrated amplifier and CD11 CD player, each model named as a tribute in celebration of the company's partnership with the late audio legend Ken Ishiwata. 


The A11 and CD11 were chosen as two of his favourite products and the Rotel team felt that the Class AB 2x 50W A11 integrated amplifier and CD11 CD player represented the perfect base for elevating products that were already excellent and updating them into something even more special. 


Some of the A11's updated features and capabilities include:

  • Specially selected improved components were chosen to offer higher performance throughout the signal path. In the amplifier stage, all 10 capacitors and two resistors in the signal path were changed.
  • For the pre-amp, six capacitors were upgraded, representing over 50% of the components in the signal path. All six capacitors in the volume stage were also upgraded.
  • Custom damping materials were added to the A11’s mechanical chassis to reduce ringing and further isolate/insulate and dampen any vibrations within the product.
  • Rotel Class AB amplification, continuous rating 50 Watts per channel into 8 ohms
  • Custom, in-house developed, oversized toroidal transformer

Some of the CD11's updated features and capabilities include:

  • The CD11 CD player eight capacitor changes and one resistor change were made in the DAC stage while in the power supply all nine capacitors were changed with improved components.
  • A great deal of thought was given to the damping of internal vibrations with custom damping material added to the top cover to eliminate vibration and ringing, while further changes were made to the mechanical and electrical grounding of the CD player.
  • Tray loading dedicated CD mechanism
  • Texas Instruments 24-bit 192Khz DAC

At the same RRP as the original versions, the A11 and CD11 tribute versions offer fantastic new features while still retaining the sleek and elegant design of the originals. Our stock of the tribute amplifier and CD player are already on their way to both of our stores, so be sure to keep an eye out on our website for when they hit the shelves. 


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