Rotel's CD11 Tribute CD player was engineerd 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.

 

 

Built on the ideology of Japanese heritage.

In what would sadly be his final project, the Rotel A11 & CD11 Tribute are a celebration of the late, beloved audio legend Ken Ishiwata. With the full support of the Rotel team, Ken set out to do what he did best, to re-design a classic product, taking its performance to all-new heights.

After the changes of the first prototypes were approved & before the project could be completed, Ken sadly passed away. In his memory, Rotel worked closely with his dear friend Karl-Heinz Fink to complete the products to fulfil Ken’s original vision.

With the blessing of the Ishiwata family, Rotel are proud to introduce, the A11 & CD11 Tribute. 

 

 

Features:

  • 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

 

 


 

Rotel has been designing and manufacturing CD players since the RCD-855 was launched in 1989 and has never looked back since.

Thus, the opportunity of engaging with audio legend Ken Ishiwata to create an even higher performance model of 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.

 


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