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Rotel A12MKII Integrated Amplifier

Rotel

Rotel A12MKII Integrated Amplifier

The Rotel A12MKII stands well above its sleek design delivering 60 Watts of dynamic Class AB output into 8 ohms. This integrated amplifier supports your favorite sources including MM Phono Stage, analog, digital, PC-USB and wireless Bluetooth. Optimized circuits and a 32-bit DAC deliver spacious and open reproduction of the music.

$1,649

Rotel A12MKII Integrated Amplifier

Solid, reliable power for your stereo system

The original Rotel A12 was an excellent component, and the company has made some improvements that make the Rotel A12MKII even better. First, let’s make note of the great stuff that hasn’t changed: Rotel A12MKII still provides 60 watts of clean power to drive one or two pairs of speakers — thanks to a custom-designed toroidal power transformer — and a front-panel layout that’s easy to understand and operate. The solid array of analog and digital inputs and built-in Bluetooth for music streaming are still here, too.

Now for the changes. The MkII features a premium Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz DAC that converts incoming digital signals to analog with precision and clarity. And it’s now Roon-ready. Improvements to the amp’s internal components further refine this model’s already remarkable performance.

Convenient connections

The A12 has five analog RCA inputs on the back panel, including a phono stage for connecting a turntable with a moving magnet cartridge. Digital sources are well-served, too: there are dual optical and coaxial inputs, plus a USB Type-B port for connecting a PC. A USB Type-A port on front panel handles audio signals from an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®.

Rotel A12MKII offers a wealth of control options, including an IR input, RS-232 port, and dual 12-volt trigger outputs. A proprietary 3.5mm Rotel Link input/output allows connected Rotel products to communicate with each other and be controlled via the Rotel app for Apple iPhone®.

About Rotel

Rotel has been crafting high-performance gear for music and home theater enthusiasts since 1961. They focus on creating the best signal path possible, using premium capacitors, transistors, diode bridges, and custom toroidal power supplies to get the most from music and movie soundtracks. Crutchfield is proud to offer a diverse selection of Rotel components including preamps, amplifiers, CD players, and home theater processors.

Product highlights:

  • 60 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.03% THD
  • Class AB amplification with custom-designed toroidal transformer
  • Texas Instruments premium 32-bit/384kHz digital to analog converter
  • built-in Bluetooth with high-quality aptX® audio coding
  • frequency response: 10-100,000 Hz (line inputs, ±0.5dB); 20-20,000 Hz (phono input, ±0.5dB); 10-90,000 Hz (digital inputs, ±2dB)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 100 dB (line); 90 dB (phono); 103 dB (digital)
  • detachable power cord
  • remote control
Connections:
  • 5 unbalanced RCA inputs
    • dedicated phono input for turntables with moving magnet cartridges
  • 2 optical digital inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • USB Type-B input for connecting a computer (up to 32-bit/384kHz resolution)
  • USB Type-A port on front panel handles audio signals from an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®
  • USB Type-A port on rear panel for device charging only
  • Rotel Link input/output
    • allows connected Rotel products to communicate with each other and be controlled via the Rotel app for Apple iPhone
  • 3.5mm IR input
  • dual 3.5mm 12-volt trigger outputs
  • RS-232 port for use with third-party control systems
  • RCA preamp output
  • front panel 3.5mm headphone output
  • A/B speaker outputs with binding posts
SKU: rotel-a12-mk2 Categories: ,
Weight 8800 g
Dimensions 345 × 430 × 93 mm
Brand

Color

Black, Silver

Features & specs

Performance Specs
Watts RMS per Channel (8-ohms) 60
Watts RMS per Channel (6-ohms) Not given
Watts RMS per Channel (4-ohms) Not given
Frequency Bandwidth 20-20k
THD 0.03%
Minimum Impedance 4 ohms
Amplifier Class AB
Signal to Noise Ratio 100
DAC Bit Depth 32-bit
DAC Sample Rate 384 kHz
Features
Built-in DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) Yes
Wi-Fi N/A
Built-in Radio Tuner None
Room Correction No
High-res Audio Playback
From Network No
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) Yes
Bluetooth
Version Info Built-in
Receiver Mode Yes
Transmitter Mode No
AAC Playback No
aptX Playback Yes
aptX-HD Playback No
LDAC Playback No
Connections
RCA Line-level Inputs 4
XLR Line-level Inputs No
Phono Input Yes
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
USB Input Yes
HDMI Inputs 0
Stereo Preamp Outputs Yes
Subwoofer Outputs No
Recording Output No
HDMI Output 0
Home Theater Bypass No
Pre-out/Main-in Loop No
Headphone Output 3.5mm
Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
Streaming Compatibility
Apple AirPlay No
Apple AirPlay 2 No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
HEOS No
BluOS No

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