Rotel RCD-1072 CD Player
The Rotel RCD-1072 CD player has a logically organized brushed-silver front panel that makes it easy to operate and has all the essential controls for playing a CD. Its easy to read front panel display is visible from a fair distance making it easy to operate from my listening position. The remote control has a similar complement of keys without the confusing clutter of buttons found on many remote controls.
The back panel features a pair of stereo analog outputs and a coaxial digital output in the event that the player is used with a receiver with digital inputs. A +12V trigger will turn on the RCD-1072 when connected to the control amp with a mini-jack cable and an Extension Remote Input can activate the player using industry standard IR receivers, a useful feature if the player is installed in a cabinet or entertainment center.
The electronics in the RCD-1072 are designed for high performance CD and HDCD playback. To reduce potential stray magnetic fields from the power supply, the player uses a toroidal transformer. The RCD-1072 employs 24-bit Burr-Brown PCM-1732 digital to analog converters with 96kHz sampling frequency for CD and HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) playback. HDCD discs are specially encoded discs that provide up to 12dB of increased dynamic range and improved detail compared to standard red book CDs. HDCD discs are backwards compatible with standard CD players, although players without HDCD decoding cannot take advantage of the improved audio performance. The RCD-1072 features an indicator light that illuminates when an HDCD disc is playing.
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.0045% @ 1kHz
- Intermodulation Distortion: 0.0045% @ 1kHz
- Frequency response: 20-20kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >100dB
- Dynamic Range: >96dB
- Digital to Analog Converters: 18-bit equivalent, multi-level Delta-Sigma DAC with 8x oversampling filter
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 17” x 3 11/16” x 13 ¼”
- Weight: 12.8 lbs.