Re: Good HiFi is still around


John Gurd <j.gurd@...>
 

it really does sound like a fantastic product. I'm jealous. :)

John

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From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: 28 March 2018 18:07
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Good HiFi is still around

to be honest I'm not entirely sure as I bought when the January Sales were on so take a look at http://www.rotel.com and look for the 14 series of products.



On 28/03/2018 10:47 AM, Singing Sparrow wrote:
and how much does this beast cost?


On 3/27/2018 1:19 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Yes through USB you connect your PC, Mac etc.
Actually the amp has 3 USB ports, one for connecting to a PC
obviously, one to take an iPhone or a Usb stick for playback and
another that just supplies power so you have a charge port at your
convenience or something say to power a Google Chromecast etc.


On 28 Mar 2018, at 2:15 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@gmail.com> wrote:

Cool dude. So is it threw USB you can connect it to a PC? Cause you
said it can be used as an audio card.


On 3/26/2018 10:32 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Hi!

Every year around January I attend the sales at my local HiFi
outlets to see if I can afford one or some of the wonderful devices
reviewed in the Stereophile and similar audio magazines in the past
12 months, this year it was the Rotel A14 and CD14 Integrated
Amplifier and CD Player I was keen to get hold of to match the T14
Tuner/stream I bought in January 2017.

There are many things to be said about the A14 and CD14 so if
anyone has any specific questions then please ask. I'll just cover
what I believe to be some main points about the Rotel 14 series.

Starting with the amp which offers 80 watts RMS per channel though
the testing says the amp delivers 105 watts.

The A14 has an excellent set of inputs which include tuner and CD
inputs, two Aux inputs, 4 digital inputs - 2 Coax and 2 Optical
which feed a 38400K/32 bit DAC -, a Bluetooth APTX input and
finally inputs for your iPhone or a USB input to allow connection
to your Mac or Windows PC thus the Amp can be used as a sound card
with a digital link to your computer for playback of audio.

The front panel is well laid out with a row of buttons on the front
for input selection rather than a jog-dial which can confuse when
trying to select the appropriate input.

Tha A14 can be connected using Intel's link system to form an
integrated system thus all the components can be controlled by an
IOS app for source selection, text display of the CD titles, text
display of DAB and FM RDS broadcasts, selection of tuner presets,
manipulation of connected Bluetooth devices etc.

The 14 Series App is very accessible on an iPhone where I use it here.

Volume, Balance, Bass and Treble can all be controlled by the App
along with speaker A-B sellection.

The A14 has a great headphone out facility, one of the best I've
heard in an intigrated amp.

If you wish to expand the system further then you can add
sub-woofers to the A14 or a Power Amp.

The CD14 CD player is a basic CD player however don't let the 6
buttons on the front panel deceive you, lacking buttons the cD
player is but sonic quality and build are both outstanding.

CD Text of tracks can be displayed using the Series 14 IOS App thus
if you see a track titled say "Baby Come Back", double-tapping the
track title will cause it to play.

All the usual transport controls ar available in the App.

The T14 is not only a tuner but a network streamer thus you can
listen to music from all the popular music sources such as Spotify
or stream music from anywhere on your network.

The T14 is also compatible with Chromecast, Apple AirPlay and DLNA
so let your imagination run free.

Rotel's T14 also has no trouble whatever streaming Internet radio.

So there you have it all in a nutshell, a truly excellent HiFi
system with plenty of flexibility and functional features.







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