The A11 Tribute is a Class AB 50W Integrated Amplifier developed in cooperation with the audio engineering legend Ken Ishiwata as a Tribute to his legacy. Upgraded components and meticulous tuning of all critical circuits deliver a richer, expressive, and true-to-life experience from the Bluetooth, RCA and Moving Magnet Phono Stage inputs.
- Class AB 50 watts per channel stereo amplifier (8 Ohms)
- Moving Magnet Phono Stage Input
- 4 RCA analog inputs
- Bluetooth receiver (apt-X and ACC streaming)
- Dedicated RCA pre-output
- Dual A-B selectable speaker outputs
- RS232 and dual 12V trigger outputs
- Front panel display and IR Remote
The A11 Tribute is a Class AB 50W (8 ohms) Integrated Amplifier developed in cooperation with the audio engineering legend Ken Ishiwata as a Tribute to his legacy spanning over 40 years in the industry.
The collaboration between Ken and Rotel’s own engineering design teams delivered on the promise of an even higher level of performance of the extremely successful and popular award-winning A11. Upgraded components and meticulous tuning of all critical circuits deliver a richer, more expressive, and true-to-life experience from all of the support source inputs including apt-X and AAC wireless Bluetooth, array of 4 RCA analog inputs and a Moving Magnet Phono Stage for vinyl fans.
Specially selected improved components were chosen to offer higher performance throughout the signal path. In the amplifier stage, all 10 capacitors and two resistors in the signal path were changed.
For the pre-amp, six capacitors were upgraded, representing over 50% of the components in the signal path. All six capacitors in the volume stage were also upgraded.
Custom damping materials were added to the A11’s mechanical chassis to reduce ringing and further isolate/insulate and dampen any vibrations within the product.
The front panel graphic display and IR remote ensure effortless control of the audio driven by a Rotel in-house manufactured oversized toroidal transformer. The resulting acoustic performance speaks for itself under all loading conditions with even the most difficult speaker loads.
• CONTINUOUS POWER OUTPUT: 50W/Ch (8Ω)
• TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD)(20Hz–20kHz): <0.03%
• FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
- Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz ±0.5dB
- Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB|
• S/N RATIO (IHF "A" Weighted):
- Line Level Inputs: 100dB
- Phono Input: 85dB
• INTERMODULATION DISTORTION (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1): <0.03%
• DAMPING FACTOR: 140
• SPEAKER IMPEDANCE: 4Ω minimum
• INPUT SENSITIVITY:
- Line Level Inputs: 180mV
- Phono Input (MM): 2.3mV
• INPUT IMPEDANCE:
- Line Level Inputs: 47kΩ
- Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ
• INPUT OVERLOAD:
- Line Level Inputs: 4V
- Phono Input: 50mV
• PREOUT LEVEL: 1V
• OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 470Ω
• TONE CONTROLS: ±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
• DIMENSIONS (W × H × D): 430 × 93 × 345mm
• FRONT PANEL HEIGHT: 80mm
• POWER REQUIREMENTS: 230V, 50Hz
• POWER CONSUMPTION: 160W
• STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION: <0.5W
• NET WEIGHT: 6.85kg
• BTU RATING (4Ω, 1/8th power): 479 BTU/h
The A11 Tribute is an easy to operate and solidly built amplifier with a sound quality that plays all bluetooth and smart speakers off the shelf. The sound is completely up to date and is considerably better than the sound of similarly priced devices from earlier years. The operation is silent, the operation is simple. more...
The overall sound of the A11 is natural – neither embellishing, nor subtractive in nature. Thanks to a discrete amplifier section, the tonal saturation present is more engaging than many similarly priced integrateds featuring class-d amplification. Not only is the A11 worthy of both the Rotel name, and the legacy of Mr. Ishiwata, it reminds me of another legendary integrated, the NAD 3020. more...
With Bluetooth reception, a phono stage for a record player, four other input options and the ability to run two pairs of speakers, the Rotel has plenty of facilities. more...