Excerpt: Thank you for searching out Australian HI-FI Magazine’s equipment review and laboratory test of the Rotel RCD-1520 CD Player originally published in Australian Hi-Fi Magazine, November/December 2010 (Volume 41 Number 6). This equipment review consists of a full subjective evaluation of the Rotel RCD-1520 CD Player written by Greg Borrowman , plus a complete set of laboratory tests conducted by Newport Test Labs and an analysis of those test results, written by Steve...
Excerpt: Rotel has a distinguished history of making fine hi-fi components, but its latest CD players haven't really hit the spot. The only Rotel spinner currently on our website is the three-star, RCD-06 . So, the RCD-1520 is a great opportunity for Rotel to up the ante. Out of the box there are encouraging signs: the RCD-1520 feels solid and looks like a quality machine.
Pros: Robust build, modern looks, uncovers great deal of detail
Cons: Notes lack weight and drive, dynamically restrained, lacks timing and precision