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