Rotel CD11 Tribute CD Player


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Rotel's CD11 Tribute CD player was engineer with hands-on support from audio legend Ken Ishiwata utilising a custom selection of acoustically tuned components delivering an even higher level of performance and acoustic clarity standing ready to playback the 200+ million CD’s that been sold over the past 30 years.



- Tray loading CD mechanism
- Outputs including RCA analogue and Coaxial digital
- Texas Instruments 24 bit 192kHz DAC
- RS232 and 12V trigger input
- Front panel display and IR Remote

The opportunity of engaging with audio legend Ken Ishiwata to create an even higher performance model than the successful CD11 was eagerly accepted by the Rotel design teams. With over 40 years of audio engineering experience Ken’s collaboration with Rotel created something truly special – the CD11 Tribute edition.

The CD11 Tribute includes critical changes to the power supply, DAC circuits and precise selection of components in the audio signal path delivering an increased sense of space, improved accuracy, detail, and genuineness of the audio.

Specifically eight capacitor changes and one resistor change were made in the DAC stage while in the power supply all nine capacitors were changed with improved components.

A great deal of thought was given to the damping of internal vibrations with custom damping material added to the top cover to eliminate vibration and ringing, while further changes were made to the mechanical and electrical grounding of the CD player.

Supporting RCA analog and coaxial digital outputs, front panel display and a remote control, the CD11 Tribute continues the proud tradition of Rotel and is reflective of the legacy of Ken and his tireless efforts delivering audio products preforming well beyond their price point.


Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz
Power Comsumption: 15W
Standby Power Comsumption: <0.5W
BTU Rating: 40 BTU/h
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.009% @ 1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted): >125dB
Dynamic Range: >99dB
Digital to Analog Converters: Texas Instruments
Channel Balance: ±0.5dB
Channel Seperation: >115dB @ 10kHz
Dimensions (W × H × D): 430 × 98 × 314mm
Front Panel Height: 80mm (3.15")
Net Weight: 5.8kg

Rotel CD11 review

Much like the vinyl record, the CD is also enjoying a bit of a resurgence. Used record stores and online shops have a plethora of discs available, and at reasonable prices. For those of you that either aren’t streaming, or just enjoy the physical act of playing a disc, the CD11 does not disappoint. more...