The new RSDX-2 combines a DVD player, a 5.1-channel surround-sound processor, an AM/FM tuner, and a 80 watt per channel power amplifier into a single chassis receiver. Surround processing includeDolby Digital and DTS for multichannel, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Neo:6 for two-channel sources, and an All-Channel Stereo mode. The unit can play DVD-Video discs, DVD-Audio discs, CDs, andMP3-encoded CDs. It can also display JPEG files from encoded discs, such as those used for storing digital photo albums.
The new RCD-1072’s CD player uses latest-generation Burr-Brown DACs that incorporate HDCD decoding and are said to deliver true 18-bit precision. An upgraded master-clock that reduces time-baseerrors and an all-new disc-loading mechanism manufactured from non-resonant, super-rigid carbon-impregnated polymers are also featured. A coaxial digital output is provided along with fullprogramming capability, a 12-volt trigger output, and an IR-remote input. The RCD-1072 comes in two finishes: matte black, and two-tone matte-silver/matte-black.
The Rotel RSDX-2 sells for $1499 USD, while the RCD-1072 costs $699. For more information on Rotel’s complete lineup of audio and home-theater electronics, visit the company’s website .
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