Four Channel Stereo Receiver (1973-78)
The Rotel RX-454 is an entirely new multi-channel receiver that contains, in one compact yet efficiently designed unit, all the advanced electronics of a complete high fidelity music control centre.
The receiver will play many program sources through different modes.
Besides AM, FM and FM stereo broadcasts, you can listen to FM matrix encoded four channel by the use of SQ Matrix Circuit built into the receiver.
You may enjoy either stereo records or four channel records that are encoded with SQ Matrix, and stereo tapes or discrete four channel tapes.
Also, if you wish, you may convert regular stereo sources to simulated four channel sound by the use of SQ Matrix.
There are connections for four speakers necessary for four channel operation. However, you may utilize only one pair for stereo operation; in this case you may use the other pair as a remote system in another room.
And for a further accommodation, Rotel has a specially incorporated system in which you can play one program through the main pair of speaker systems and a different program through the remote pair in the other room at the same time, giving you in a sense two stereo systems.
Tuning range: FM, MW
Power output: 45W/ch (stereo), 20W/ch into 8Ω (quadraphonic)
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
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