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Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier Review

by May 09, 2004
Rotel RA-1062

Rotel RA-1062

  • Product Name: RA-1062
  • Manufacturer: Rotel
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: May 09, 2004 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 699

Watts/Channel (all channels driven, unbridged, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.03% THD):
2 x 60 watts 8 ohms
2 x 90 watts 4 ohms

Intermodulation Distortion (rated power): 0.03% max
Damping Factor (8 ohms): 150

Line level inputs: 160mV /33k ohms
Input overload level (Line level inputs): 5v

Frequency Response (Line Level Input): 10-100k Hz, +/ -3 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF A) (Line level input) >95 dB

Power Consumption: 300 watts
Power Requirements: 115 volts, 60 Hz ( U.S. version) ;
230 Volts, 50 Hz (European version)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 92 x 355 mm (17 x 5 5/8 x 14")
Weight: 7.8 kg, 17.2 lbs.


  • Phenomenal Fidelity
  • Excellent Build Quality & Cosmetics


  • Cannot Power Up Unit Without Remote
  • Sensitive Volume Control
  • No Video Connection Provisions


Rotel RA-1062 Introduction

In a world where cramming as many home theater speakers as humanly possible is the norm, it is nice to know there are electronics companies still dedicated to quality two-channel music. Enter the Rotel RA-1062 Integrated Amplifier and CD-1072 HDCD Player. These are slim line components designed to fit in tight spaces and deliver big sound without breaking your bank account. You won't find any fancy DSP or surround modes, no On Screen Displays or learning remotes. Instead, you will find the essential high quality audio reproduction guts of what today seems to be a dying art - two-channel music.

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