FAQ

When assembling a home audio or theatre system what route should I go - separates or a receiver?
The first question you will face when assembling a home audio or theatre system is whether to go the route of separates or a receiver. Years ago, this quest...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Should I use spades, banana plugs, or bare wire for my speaker cables?
There are several ways you can opt to terminate your speaker wire, depending on what connections your amplifier and speakers have. The easiest and most dire...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
What is the difference between balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) connections?
In the vast majority of professional applications, only balanced connections are used. These are rather thick interconnects terminated with 3 pin XLR connec...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Why are there four binding posts on each amplifier channel output?
Some Rotel amplifiers are designed with 4 sets of binding posts to facilitate bi-wiring your loudspeakers. Both sets of binding posts are connected in paral...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
What is bi-amping and bi-wiring?
These two terms are often confused as they both utilise two pairs of speaker cables that are connected to one speaker. Bi-amping involves the use of t...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
What is a DSP?
Found in most home theatre receivers/processors, Digital Signal Processing attempts to recreate particular surroundings such as a jazz club, stadium, or chu...
Tue, 20 May, 2014 at 3:58 PM
What is Internet Radio?
It can be music, comedy, sports, or any kind of radio broadcasts that are streamed over the Internet in various bit rate forms, from low to very high qualit...
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Can I put Rotel components into a rack for custom installation?
Absolutely, Rotel has its own rack system. Talk to your authorised dealer for details on this system.  Notable exceptions are the RA-05SE Stereo Int...
Tue, 20 May, 2014 at 3:59 PM
What is Digital Audio Broadcasting?
DAB+ is getting closer and closer to replacing radio as we know and cherish it today. It holds the promise of superior sound over conventional broadcasting....
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 3:28 PM
How do I use zone 2 on my Rotel product?
The second zone feature requires either an external amplifier to power the speakers in this zone, or if your Rotel receiver offers an amplifier redirect fea...
Tue, 20 May, 2014 at 3:56 PM