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Rotel DT-6000 DAC Transport

Rotel

Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC Transport

Built for remarkable resolution

Rotel has proven themselves time and time again to be masters of their art by crafting some of the finest home audio components money can buy. Their engineering expertise lets them make awesome gear, and it also lets them offer that gear at a great price. The Diamond-series Rotel DT-6000 is the latest processing powerhouse in the company’s audiophile portfolio.

This DAC and CD player combo sports a classic-yet-timeless appearance. Underneath all the eye candy is a top-of-the-line digital-to-analog converter chip, custom-made power supply, and precision-engineered CD tray that work together to provide exceptional depth and detail to your favorite tunes.

$3,499

Rotel DT-6000 DAC Transport – Diamond Series

Built for remarkable resolution

Rotel has proven themselves time and time again to be masters of their art by crafting some of the finest home audio components money can buy. Their engineering expertise lets them make awesome gear, and it also lets them offer that gear at a great price. The Diamond-series Rotel DT-6000 is the latest processing powerhouse in the company’s audiophile portfolio.

This DAC and CD player combo sports a classic-yet-timeless appearance. Underneath all the eye candy is a top-of-the-line digital-to-analog converter chip, custom-made power supply, and precision-engineered CD tray that work together to provide exceptional depth and detail to your favorite tunes.

Powerful processing

The ESS Saber ES9028PRO inside the Rotel DT-6000 is one of the most cutting-edge DAC chips available. Rotel tweaked the eight-channel DAC to split its processing evenly, with four processing channels being dedicated to the left output channel and the other four being dedicated to the right. Its balanced output uses differential circuitry to keep noise to an absolute minimum. The end result is beautifully nuanced and detailed sound.

Over-engineered power supplies for stellar performance

Rotel over-engineered each of the Rotel DT-6000‘s power supplies to keep its noise floor low. Every critical circuit gets its own dedicated power supply, and each circuit was tailor-made by Rotel for maximum performance. As if that wasn’t already enough, there’s also a shielded toroidal transformer that provides efficient, ripple-free current to each power supply.

A peek inside the Rotel DT-6000‘s chassis. The large toroidal power supply can be seen over on the left.

30 years of experience in one tray

The CD tray and transport are the culmination of Rotel’s decades of crafting award-winning disc spinners. The tray’s smooth in-and-out action is great, and once the disc starts spinning, that’s where the magic really happens. Rotel designed the CD tray with a unique spring-floating mechanism and vibration-damping materials to reduce operational noise. It also has a precision laser motor and optical pickup for perfectly and accurately reading all your standard CDs

Inputs and outputs

The back panel of the Rotel DT-6000 has just about every connection one could need, no matter one’s system. It has a coaxial digital and an optical digital input for hooking up digital sources, plus a Type-B USB port for hooking up your desktop or laptop. There’s even an RS-232 port for external control from a compatible computer or device.

You’re covered on outputs, too. There’s a pair of unbalanced stereo RCAs and balanced stereo XLRs for tying the DT-6000 in with the rest of your system.

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Product highlights:

  • combination DAC and CD player
CD player specs:
  • plays audio CDs
  • smooth action tray
  • uses spring-floating CD mechanism and vibration damping materials for near-silent operation during playback
  • optical laser pickup and precision laser motor controls for enhanced detail
DAC specs:
  • built-in ESS Saber ES9028PRO 8-channel DAC chip
  • left and right stereo outputs have 4 dedicated channels each
  • fully differential circuits keep noise low
  • supported file types:
    • PCM up to 32-bit/384kHz through USB; 24-bit/192kHz through coaxial digital and optical digital
    • DSD up to 11.2MHz
    • MQA
Other info:
  • audiophile-grade toroidal transformer for clean power, low noise, and low distortion
  • all-metal chassis eliminates sound-muddying vibration
  • remote control included
  • total harmonic distortion: 0.0012%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: >115 dB
  • unbalanced output level: 2.1 volts
  • balanced output level: 4.3 volts
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (-0.15 dB)
Connections:
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • 1 coaxial digital audio input
  • 1 USB Type-B input
  • stereo pair of unbalanced RCA outputs
  • stereo pair of balanced XLR outputs
  • RS-232 port for external control from compatible devices
  • 12-volt trigger input for control from external components
  • 3.5mm external remote input
  • Type-A USB port is only for software updates
Weight 8500 g
Dimensions 320 × 431 × 104 mm
Brand

Color

Black, Silver

Features & specs

General
Disc Capacity 1
CD Transport Only No
Disc Exchange N/A
Track Programming 20
Random Play Yes
Direct Track Access Yes
Direct Disc Access N/A
Networking Features
Network Music Streaming No
Ethernet Port No
Wi-Fi No
Remote Included
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Compatibility
CD-R Playback Yes
CD-RW Playback Yes
Stereo SACD Playback N
Specifications
CD Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Signal to Noise Ratio 115 dB
SACD Frequency Response Not Compatible
SACD Dynamic Range Not Given
SACD THD Not Given
Inputs
Digital Optical Input Yes
Digital Coaxial Input Yes
USB Type-A Input 1 (firmware only)
USB Type-B Input Yes
Outputs
Analog RCA Output Yes
Analog XLR Output Yes
Digital Optical Output No
Digital Coaxial Output No
Headphone Output No

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