Rotel Announces New Installation Amplifers

The new C8 and C8+ from Rotel have been created to deliver a higher level of acoustic performance and are available from AWE.  

Rotel has announced the C8 and C8+, the brand’s latest custom installation amplifiers, which will be exclusively distributed to the UK CI market by AWE. The new Class AB amplifiers leverage Rotel’s 60-years audio engineering heritage delivering (8) channels of high-performance multi-zone audio. The amplifiers are powered by an oversized, in-house manufactured toroidal transformer, feeding an array of high current dedicated output devices comfortably driving even the most demanding loudspeakers in critical listening zones, says their creator. 

The C8 Custom Installation Amplifier delivers 70W of power per channel into 4-ohm loads, whilst the C8+ Custom Installation Amplifier is a step up in power at 150 watts per channel into 4-ohm loads, with all channels driven. Zone outputs are bridgeable to bring higher output power per channel and the auto-sensing, auto-switching PA Override feature promotes installation flexibility. Both units feature four analogue source inputs available to all zone outputs through internal matrix switching, further customisable with independent volume, balance, bass, and treble settings. The C8+ also includes two optical and two coaxial digital inputs supporting 24-bit/192kHz audio matrixed to the outputs. 

The front panel of each amplifier features a graphic display with controls to ensure user-friendly setup and operation, including selection of the active matrixed input source and volume control of each zone in real time. The custom engineered 2U height chassis does not require top or bottom clearance spacing for ultra-efficient rack mounting with the included rack ears. Speaker outputs utilise detachable Phoenix connectors for pre-wire installation with worry-free, secure screw-locking mechanisms. Ethernet, RS232 and 12V trigger connections provide easy integration with popular control systems, emphasising the customisation available to incorporate these units into virtually any system.

The C8 and C8+ will be available from AWE in a black finish, with shipments beginning in July of 2022.

•             C8   CUSTOM INSTALLATION AMPLIFIER: £2,350.00 (MSRP)

•             C8+ CUSTOM INSTALLATION AMPLIFIER: £2,850.00 (MSRP)

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