In latest mag rotel ra-12 didnt manage 5 stars, they say rotel ra-10 is more engaging so maybe rotel ra11 got some unexpected advantages over the bigger brother. you can find the hardware differences in this picture http://oi46.tinypic.com/vpkw7k.jpg . Anyone tried bluetooth streaming from a computer get?
Can't comment on the RA-12 as I have not listened to it but as said earlier I did audition the RA-10 & RA-11 side by side and found the RA-11 overall a 'better' fit to my tastes/the way I like my music presented. But both IMHO are cracking amps...and on that basis I would still recommend that the RA-12 is auditioned in comparison to other candidates.
@Zax89swe...the photographic comparison is quite startling...and interesting. Would love to know in laymen's terms what the difference amount too.
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Well thanks for ruining the suspense, on the other hand you may have saved me a few quid.
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Thanks for the heads up. Will read it with interest. I presume that there are no plans to review the RA-11, as no the one either side has been reviewed?
Only ask out of interest, even though I have already purchased an RA-11.
Nice look forward to it.. I wouldn't go for the 10 because I want a more powerfull amp and surely is dependant on the speakers it's driving? Anyway ill demo it in a couple weeks and post my findings
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Review is out...so come and get it...those who are interested.
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Here > http://www.whathifi.com/review/ra-12
Thanks.I will stick with what i have at the moment
Just ordered RA-11 and KEF Q300. I'll be primarly using this combo with Macbook Pro as the only source of music. I also must say that this is my first serious hi fi set up. I'm novice to hi fi and setting it up so any help and thoughts on what's the best way to connect the amplifier with ma Mac would be much appreciated
I've choose RA-11 because it's got DAC built in and wanted to keep things simple. Now needs some help with connection
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So when you have the Rotel RA-11/RA-12 you can connect the CD player to the amp with normal RCA cables or you have the option to connect the CD player with a coaxial digital cable.....bypassing the DAC of the CD player and you use the DAC of the amp ?
Is this correct ?
Yes that's correct, there are two coaxial and two optical inputs.
That's fantastic. Every amp should have this from now on
Why what is the point of buying an amp with a DAC if you already have an external DAC or a better DAC in your cd player? Waste of money.
Currently running a setup with RA-12 running my CM5's, very satisfied, enough control, and they are not easliy driven!
Having an issue with the RA-12 getting very HOT to the touch. It's on the center to right-ish rear part of the ventilation holes on top.It get's warm even when idling without any volume and with speakers turned to OFF. So i Doubt it should be the speaker impedance right?
Considering these alternatives:
- The RA-12 naturally runs very hot to the touch?
- My speaker cables migh have high resistance? (Shouldn't matter since warm even on "idle", not playing music?)
- The CM'5s are quite heeavy to drive ( Again, shouldnt matter since warm even on "idle", not playing music?)
- I have a faulty RA-12?
Any input from other RA-12 owners, could you please feel around on your Rotels?
I've had my RA12 for a year now and yes it runs hot but it's never caused any issues.
On one hand, kind of bad since my H/k 675 never got this hot. On the other hand, good that it does not seem to be a faulty RA-12 I got.Can anybody else confirm? And by Hot i mean close to giving an actual burn.
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