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Rotel RCD-1520 CD player and RC-1580/RB-1582 amplifiers review

Rotel fleshes out its mainstream 15 series with new stereo components

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"CD player lacks optical digital output, which might upset some users, but its feature count is otherwise fine and sound quality is expressive and open. Well-endowed and powerful amplifiers, the only caveats concern the upfront balance, occasionally harsh treble and what was perceived as a lack of depth"
For
  • RCD-1520
  • Feature count is decent
  • Sound quality is expressive and open
  • RC-1580 and RB-1582
  • Well-endowed and powerful
Against
  • RCD-1520
  • CD player lacks optical digital output
  • RC-1580 and RB-1582
  • Upfront balance
  • Occasionally harsh treble
  • What was perceived as a lack of depth
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