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Rotel RX-150

Solid State AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1972)

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Rotel RX-150


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 7.5 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.6%

Damping factor: 20

Input sensitivity: 2.8mV (MM), 140mV (ceramic), 230mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 60dB (MM), 70dB (line)

Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω

Dimensions: 16-1/3 x 5-1/4 x 6-5/6 inches

Weight: 4.5kg

Year: 1972



re: RX-150

I bought this model in 1972. I was a 16 yr old and bought it in Edgware Rd, London. It was demonstrated to me using a pair of Celestion Ditton 15 speakers, but I settled for a pair of Wharfedale Denton speakers (cheaper) and a garrard turntable.
It sounded so clear regardless of the 70s style music I put on, trust me I listened to some rubbish.

The amp although it was only 7.5wpc was plenty for my bedroom. Eventually I could afford a pair of Celestion Ditton 15s which did improve the sound. My musical taste improved and the RX-150 was still plenty for me at that time.

I did eventually replace everything in 1977 but I kept the old Rotel 150 amp. i still have it with its owners manual and original box (survived five house moves) I,m 60 now and bought recently a pair of Celestion Ditton 15xr's and connected to the 150 with a Rotel CD player using the Aux connectors. Played some 70s music cd's and this brought a smile on with many memories flooding back.... I'm attached to this amp and regardless of its limitations, it's priceless.

Apologies if I bored you but thanks anyway...

re: RX-150

I meant to add I have made a couple of repairs recently (lights for display and re-solder a couple of joints) but it still looks good and an unscratched case, which is solid wood.

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