Rotel RA-1520

The RA1520 has placed the case of the older models and follows the new series 15 design line referred to. The extended cooling fins, which we know from Rotel devices, are passe. The front is available in silver or black available and is framed by two from solid milled, rounded and polished edges.

  1. Rotel RA-1520
  2. Data sheet

Inside of the RA 1520 is a clean built Board, whose layout strongly to the the recalled in AUDIO 3/04 tested RA1062. So, even with the RA1520, the phono section on an extra Board is outsourced to keep sources of interference as far as possible away. Also the ability to record a source while listening to another, has retained the RA1520. The Rotel comes with two pairs of speaker terminals and two Tape-Outs, overall, the equipment is so very good.
Even better is the joy of playing the RA1520. He was faster, more precise and direct as the Music Hall. Katie Melua’s voice (“Shy Boy”, by “piece by piece”) was better to locate between the instruments and plastic on the stage. But both amplifier failed ultimately most unison Unico P (AUDIO, 5/06, 90 points) even though it has significantly less power (AK 47), he played fine as the Rotel and deeper bass much pressure fuller and more present as the Music Hall.
Compact room, taller bass and total some More restrained back dynamics the Rotel was not going but recognizable to mess with the Roksan Kandy.
Rotel RA-1520

Manufacturer Rotel
Price €900.00
Rating 85.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 43.1 x 9, 9 x
33.9 cm
Weight 7.8 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Muting (via FB)
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 2 m
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 5 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 2
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 129.0 W / 86.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 141.0 W / 94,0 W
Noise line 95.0 DB (a)
Lively, high resolution, last stable, high-quality processed
Sound MM 75
Sound MC
Sound RCA 85
Sound XLR
Sound judgment
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 9 / 09