Rotel has introduced sequels to a few of its 14 and 15 Sequence built-in amplifiers. The A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII are second-generation fashions that leverage design parts from the model’s high-end Michi Series, benefitting from upgraded circuitry and parts.

The A14MKII (£1195, $1600) – the successor to the A14 – is the flagship built-in mannequin in Rotel’s 14 Sequence, constructing upon its predecessor with a brand new 32-bit/384kHz-supporting Texas Devices DAC. Rotel says it has made 25 element modifications within the DAC output filters alone. That is complemented by modifications within the energy provide, spurred by Rotel’s Tribute fashions. The brand new A14MKII is a well-equipped machine, too, that includes analogue and digital connections (together with USB-type B and MM phono sockets),  aptX Bluetooth, MQA decoding and rendering, and help for Roon. All the MKII fashions function Ethernet and RS232 connections for management system integration.

Transferring over to Rotel’s 15 Sequence we now have the all-new flagship RA-1592MKII (£2295, $3200), delivering 200 watts of Class AB energy into eight ohms and benefitting from “upgrades to all important circuits”. The 32-bit/384kHz Texas Devices DAC utilises 12 new coupling capacitors with improved frequency response and better element tolerances, whereas different element modifications embody upgraded capacitors.

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Connectivity expands upon the A14MKII’s with XLR balanced and front-panel USB (for iOS machine) socketry, too.

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