Rotel has unveiled its latest impending arrivals, with the DT-6000 DAC Transport and RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier making up a new Diamond Series released as part of the company’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebrations.
Of course, many of you will be keen to point out that Rotel was actually established in 1961, but when you’ve been making quality audio products for this long, you’re allowed to make the most of these milestones. These two new Diamond Series models look well placed to be a very worthy landmark pairing, with a nicely aligned industrial design in keeping with the company’s heritage, but with the likes of a Michi-inspired circuit design and new custom components keeping one eye on the future.
The DT-6000 DAC Transport is based around an 8-channel ESS Sabre ES9028PRO digital to analogue converter, that’s set up to dedicate four mono DACs to each of the left and right channels. Rotel also describes it as having “redundant signal processing of the digital data streams”, which “extracts nuances of audio with exacting clarity and detail with an exceptionally low noise floor.” The DAC also feeds into custom-engineered fully balanced differential output filters that are tuned for a “life-like reproduction of the audio”.
It also boasts a bespoke shielded toroidal transformer, featuring high efficiency slit foil smoothing capacitors to reduce emissions and maintain low noise power to reduce distortion and other unwanted noise. The DT-6000 comes with a PC-USB input that supports MQA and DSD playback, with coaxial and optical outputs rendering PCM 32-bit/384kHz files from your device of choice – along with the built-in tray-loading CD.
The RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier delivers 350W of output power into 4-ohm speaker loads, and lifts aspects of Rotel’s flagship Michi series models, “especially with regards to circuit design, acoustic component selection and power supply engineering methods”. The company says it’s also improved the upgrades seen in its recent MKII models, such as the RA-1592 we recently reviewed. The amplifier comes with multiple inputs, along with support for MQA, Bluetooth with aptX HD, XLR balanced, and a Moving Magnet phono stage for your turntable.
The Rotel Diamond Series is due to start shipping in July, with both products available in a black or silver finish. The DT-6000 has an MSRP of £1,999 (€2,299 / $2,299), with the RA-6000 set at £3,999 (€4,499 / $4,499). You can check up on your local authorised dealer via the Rotel website, and of course get all the specs closer to their launch. Will the Diamond Series prove to be an audio enthusiast’s best friend?
SOURCE: Rotel (via press release)