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Rotel RA-980

Stereo Integrated Amplifier

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Rotel RA-980


Power output: 100 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 4Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.03%

Damping factor: 1000

Input sensitivity: 0.25mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 75dB (MM), 97dB (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 440 x 121 x 347mm

Weight: 10.1kg

Year: 1991

Price: GBP £400 (1991)



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Reviewed Dec 16th, 2018 by guest


Reviewed Dec 30th, 2017 by pcaetano

The amp has a neutral and detailed sound.Well built, with 6 output drivers per channel and organized internal components design. Impressive Damping factor 1000. Massive toroidal trafo and 4 capacitors cans never deny power when needed. Very convenient phone output. Connected to 2 Mission 702 speakers, makes a nice setup.

Reviewed Feb 06th, 2014 by rmeppeli

Excellent Amp, I bought it in 1998 and it is still working great (feb. 2014). I use it with Kef Uni-Q Q80 speakers. Only problem after all these years was a bad contact in the CD input part, due to soldering points gone wrong.



re: RA-980

When I got an RA-980BX I was shocked at how good it was for low level listening. It does all right. That is what I was looking for. I does not need it loud in my unit because neighbors.

Recently I I desoldered the AD712 op amps, and replaced them with LM4562’s. The sound is getting clearly and more detailed. Big improvement.

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