CD Player


Using a Wolfson DAC usually found in CD players at the very top of high-end audio spectrum, the RCD-12 offers excellent performance at a modest price.

ICWolfson premium 24-bit/192kHz Digital to Analogue Converter

MP3Supports MP3 playback

Remote ControlIncludes remote control

12 volt trigger12 volt trigger input

Engineered with care.

RCD-12 Internal View

Dimensions (W × H × D)
430 × 73 × 313mm
17" × 2.9" × 12.3"
Front Panel Height
80mm (3.15")
Power Requirements
230V, 50Hz
Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Net Weight
5.4kg (12lbs.)
BTU Rating
51 BTU/h


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
0.0045% @ 1kHz
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz ±0.5dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted)
Dynamic Range
Digital to Analog Converters
Channel Balance
Channel Separation
>98dB @ 1kHz
Product Description 

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.

More Specifications 
Output Level
Line Level: 2V
Digital (Coax): 0.5V
Output Impedance
Line Level: 100Ω
Digital (Coax): 75Ω
Speed, Accuracy, Wow & Flutter
Quartz Crystal Precision

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