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  • Home Theater Review thinks you're better off with the RDD-1580 than a DAC costing thousands
Home Theater Review thinks you're better off with the RDD-1580 than a DAC costing thousands

"If your current or former state-of-the-art DAC is getting long of tooth, rather than knee-jerk replacing it with another megabuck DAC, you might want to give the Rotel RDD-1580 DAC a try. It will surprise you."

When it comes to hi-fi equipment, you don't always get what you pay for. Such is the case when comparing a $10,000 DAC with our impressive new $999 RDD-1580. Home Theater Review points out that the sound quality divide between affordable DACs being made available today like the RDD-1580 and ultra high end DACs is getting quite small.

Home Theater Review loved it for its wealth of inputs, dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC chip build, incredibly wide soundstage and dynamic performance. "Whether playing a large orchestral composition or a solo recording, the RDD-1580 retained the dynamic differences on both macro and micro levels."

Read the full review here.

  • Rotel Team