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Rotel RCX-1500

Rotel RCX-1500
alaScore 83

11 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Rotel RCX-1500. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Rotel RCX-1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

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Expert review by: Michael Calore (

Review: Rotel RCX-1500


Rotel's stereo amplifier not only handles CDs and terrestrial radio stations, but also plays digital music from just about any source.

One box to play it all — CDs, radio, internet streams, iPhone audio, USB sticks, and lossless streams over Wi-Fi. Digital sources benefit from the Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz DAC. Surprisingly easy to set up and use. Austere design has plenty of Euro charm

Slot-load CD player is slow to start and makes unsettling mechanical crunching sounds. Simple, 4-line digital display on the front feels like the ’90s. The price is high, even though you get a lot for your money

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Black (

Rotel RCX-1500 review


Rotel has consolidated its hi-fi know-how into just one £1,200 box

Really does do just about everything ; Lively and energetic sound from all sources

Noisy CD transport

Certainly one of the most all-round capable single-box systems we've seen, this unit does an impressive amount of stuff

Jan, 2011

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Rotel RCX-1500 £1,195


Rotel has consolidated its hi-fi know-how into just one £1,200 box, adding streaming for that 21st century touch. Richard Black investigates

Really does do just about everything; lively and energetic sound from all sources

Noisy CD Transport

Certainly one of the most all round capable one-box systems we've seen, this unit does an impressive amount of stuff

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PC Streaming:Audio
Progressive Scan: No
UPnP: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS: No