New Power Amps & Fan Kit from Rotel Designed Exclusively for Custom Installations 
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Monday, 14 February 2005

Three new power amplifiers designed for high-performance custom AV installations, individually or in combination, have been introduced by Rotel. The 2x50-watt RKB-250, the 6x50W RKB-650, and the 2-x-100W RKB-2100—all 20Hz-20kHz, 0.05% THD—deliver expandable, configurable power for custom-installed home theater and whole-house systems. In addition, Rotel will introduce a fan-cooling kit, the RKF-100, designed to serve the new, rack-mountable amplifiers in tight locations or cabinets with restricted ventilation.

Each of the new Rotel RKB amps stands on the foundation of a Rotel power supply employing carefully specified, toroidal power transformers combining large dynamic reserves in a compact size. As for current reserves, all three models will double their 8&Mac189; power into 4&Mac189; loads with full-specification performance.

Features include:

• Compact design with built-in rack-mount capability and IEC-standard power cords for fast, easy, stable, pro installation

• Cool-running, fanless design for silent operation under most conditions (RKF-100 fan-cooling kit available for difficult locations)

• Comprehensive protection systems—including DC, infrasonic, thermal overload, and short-circuit

• Front-panel gain controls for fast, easy setup, with custom-integrated, tamper-proof security covers that protect system integrity; front-panel power and signal indicators

• 12-volt turn-on/off triggers for integrated system control

• Audio pass-through, as well as 12-volt trigger outs for easy daisy-chaining of multiple amps for multichannel and multiroom/zone setups

• “Five-way” speaker output connectors for flexible hookup with full signal integrity

Availability: First Quarter 2005

Suggested Retail Prices:
RKB-250 (2x50W) $550
RKB-650 (6x50W) $900
RKB-2100 (2x100W) $800
RKF-100 fan-cooling kit $400

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