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Rotel RA-1520

Rotel RA-1520
alaScore 82

14 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Rotel RA-1520. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Rotel RA-1520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Rotel RA-1520 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed


Integrated amps are great for those looking to get a little audiophile, without going all tubey. The RA-1520 from Rotel doesn't even have a screen, but has several analog and digital inputs. We test it out....

This integrated amplifier's ability to increase the sound quality of any audio source component it is hooked up with should be applauded by any fan of stellar audio component design ; The modern-looking yet classical structure of the RA-1520's front...

While this amplifier's ability to reproduce the mid-range and high-end audio frequencies of any audio CD or cassette was done extremely well, I was disappointed with the dispersion quality of the low-end on too many occasions ; For the consumer who is...

The Rotel RA-1520 is a sonically dynamic integrated amplifier and the sound quality that this amplifier disperses speaks volumes about Rotel's dedication in designing high-quality audio components year after year. This amplifier breathes new life into...

Nov, 2009

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Rotel RA-1520


Rotel strides into the lion's den and emerges not only in one piece but with a share of the spoils

Good-looking, amply specified device ; spirited, expansive sound with detail to spare

Occasionally unsubtle ; humdrum remote control

Expert review by: Greg Borrowman (

Rotel RA-1520 Amplifier Review and Test


When you balance this with the low price and the excellent sonic performance, Rotel's RA-1520 amplifier really is superb value for money. Read More


Consumer review by: (


Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: (



the rotel ra-1520 is a great unit all around. it is for my b&w 683

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: (



I purchased this amp to match up with my LSA1 monitors. The amp does have a few strengths. The background is very silent, and dynamics are fairly decent. It has a fair amount of power for its size. Also, the unit looks fantastic, and everything feels...

Nov, 2010

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was looking for an integrated amp to replace my 1980's luxman integrated. the reason was that my luxman's buttons stopped working so i couldn't switch between sources. also, everytime i wanted to change the volume, i had to walk up to the

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No