Friday, 01 June 2001
is a company long known for low frills, high quality, budget-priced
audio equipment. Their new $699 RA-1060 integrated amplifier continues
in this tradition. The RA-1060 is a 60-watt-per-channel stereo
integrated amplifier and has all the features one needs. Upon lifting
the unit out of the box, I noticed that it was a pretty hefty 17
pounds. This is fairly considerable for a low-powered, solid state
integrated amplifier. Once the unit was out of the box, I could see
that it was solidly built, with a thick metal front panel (with
built-in handles) and a large transformer. According to Rotel, the unit
utilizes a custom-designed toroidal power transformer, as well as
Aerovox T-Network capacitors, for better than average sound quality.
There are no other specifications given, nor is there more information
on the transformer itself, but it does appear to be very generously
sized for a 60-watt-per-channel amplifier.
The RA-1060 does not lack for features. ...