If you are a serious fan of audio in all sorts of formats, you may want a receiver that can handle multiple formats to cut down on the amount of gear around your home. Rotel has unveiled a new receiver that combines some nice features into one device. The RCX-1500 is a receiver with a CD player, FM/DAB tuner, and is capable of receiving internet radio as well.
The device uses a Wolfson 24-bit 192Khz DAC and has a Class D amp inside with 100W per channel. On the front panel, the receiver has a USB input that allows it to play content from music sources and it supports 30 presets for favorite stations. Supported formats include RealAudio, WMA, MP3, AAC & AAC+ (non DRM), AU, WAV and AIFF.
The device has wired and wireless internet connectivity with 802.11b/g WiFi. It supports Sirius, Pandora, and other internet sources for playback. The front USB port supports the iPhone and iPod devices as well as others. The receiver measures 17" x 5 5/8" x 12 1/4" and weighs 18 pounds. Pricing information is unavailable.
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