ROTEL RCD 12 Compact Disc Player - Last One! (Silver)
ROTEL RCD 12 Compact Disc Player - Last One! (Silver) ROTEL RCD 12 Compact Disc Player - Last One! (Silver)
ROTEL RCD 12 Compact Disc Player - Last One! (Silver)

Regular Price: $749.00

Special Price $669.00

Warranty Period: 2 years Sold as: Single Unit


Even after three decades of the compact disc, the RCD-12 demonstrates that there is still more performance to be found from CD players. In common with its partners in the 12 Series, digital to analogue conversion is handled by the Wolfson WM8740 DAC chip. The WM8740 is more usually found in CD players at the very top of high-end audio and if you are ever intrigued to know just how your favourite CDs would sound on the world’s finest players, the RCD-12 will get you to within a hair’s breadth.

In common with other 12 Series products, the RCD-12 can be controlled through either its front panel buttons and display, via its remote control handset, or via Rotel Link to an RT-12 and the Rotel Remote app for iPhone and iPad.



  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.0045%@1kHz
    Intermodulation Distortion: 0.0045%@1kHz
    Frequency Response: (±0.5db) 20-20,000Hz
    Channel Balance: ±0.5db
    Phase Linearity: ±0.5°
    Channel Separation: > [email protected]
    Signal to Noise Ratio: >100dB
    Dynamic Range: >96dB
    Digital to Analogue Converter: Wolfson
    Analogue Output Impedance: 100Ω
    Digital Output: 0.5Volt, Peak to Peak
    Digital Output Impedance: 75Ω

    General -

    Power Requirements (AC): 120V, 60Hz (USA) 230V, 50Hz (Europe)
    Power Consumption: 15 Watts
    Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 Watts
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 93 x 313mm
    Panel Height: 80mm
    Weight (Net): 5.4kg

Product Faqs

  • Vinyl vs Digital

    One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.

    Short answer is both have their pros and cons.

    I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.



    - Delivers analog sound.  This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound.   Analog sound is what we hear with our ears.  The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers.  There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
    - Can last a lifetime.
    - Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
    - Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
    - Potentially more accurate sound.
    - Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.


    - Can be easily damaged.
    - Large music collections can take up alot of space.
    - Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
    - Needs more maintenance.
    - Not a portable media.



    - Large collections in very small space.
    - Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
    - Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
    - Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
    - Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
    - Can be digitally remastered after recording.  (Usually done is a studio)
    - Easy to make copies of files.


    - Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
    - Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
    - Is not an exact copy of the music.  Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
    - A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
    - Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.