Summary: was looking for an integrated amp to replace my 1980's luxman integrated. the reason was that my luxman's buttons stopped working so i couldn't switch between sources. also, everytime i wanted to change the volume, i had to walk up to the unit....lol. i was more than happy with luxman's sound and my standards were already quite high from having such a remarkable unit. i owned a marantz home theatre receiver back in 2006 and wasn't happy with it's musical performance.
Summary: The Rotel RA-1520 has got to be the best integrated stereo amplifier I have owned, I have partnered my amp with B&W’s fantastic 684s, Marantz CD6003 CD player, QED silver anniversary bi-wired cables and audioquest interconnects. The amp sounds is incredibly natural, with sweet mids and tops yet it has enough power to have your neighbours knocking on your door in no time.
firstname.lastname@example.org a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
22 January 2010
Summary: I've had the RA-1520 for a month now and I'm loving it. It is running a pair of B&W CM7 towers with Transparent Audio cabling. The first few hours were pretty harsh. Give it some time and it is a beautiful sound. Bass is controlled and tuneful. It does not dredge the depths on some material, but it is plenty of bass for most listeners. Mids are clean and the highs are clear and detailed. Initially, the highs were very hard to listen too.
Summary: ROTEL DID IT AGAIN I really don't understand why people spend $10.000 on Amplifier. Is it just because they have money or because of bells and whistles. Recently I have purchased NEW line of Rotel Integrated Amplifier RA-1520, 2 x60W. After 60+ hours sound opened. Full extended bass, beautiful mids and crisp highs. Before Rotel I had Plinius 9100. Something was missing, muddy bass, good mids but highs, like tweeter was covered with something.
Excerpt: Переслушал очень много усилителей разных производителей,прежде чем остановиться на этом варианте.Хороший, породистый звук.Ротель как всегда на высоте.
Pros: Великолепное качество звука,высокая детализация,живое, подвижное и резвое звучание ,добротная сборка,хороший функционал,богатый дизайн.С лёгкостью справляется с любыми музыкальными жанрами от классики,джаза до рока,хорошо передаёт вокал.
Cons: Убогий пульт управления,доставшийся от младших собратьев.Сборка Китай.
Summary: Testade denna mot Musical Fidelity M3i samt Nait 5i. Nait spelade klart klenast av dessa tre i mitt tycke. MF M3i gjorde inte bort sig men jag tror man kan hitta bättre för det priset. Rotel 1520 tyckte jag spelade mest "korrekt" och med bra driv. Så jag slog till på den. Är fortfarande nöjd. Driver dynaudio focus 140 med denna.