The T-D500 is Yamaha’s first high-performance component DAB+ digital radio tuner. Adopting the same brushed aluminium design as Yamaha’s new hi-fi components, the T-D500 delivers digital radio sound and is designed to fit discreetly into any Yamaha audio setup.
No entertainment system is complete without the versatility and variety of radio, and the T23 is the easiest way to prove it. Primare’s excellent T23 is a tri band combined DAB/FM RDS stereo tuner in the digital domain, which uses DSP technology for an extremely clear signal reception. The digital signal is converted to analogue by a high performance PCM 1738 D/A converter and preserved through a discrete analogue output stage and a linear power supply. In keeping with the philosophy of the Primare range of systems, the T23 incorporates a huge R-core transformer with separate windings for all the different power requirements, such as the display, the analogue audio circuits, the digital circuits and the tuner.
RDG stands for Rotel Digital Gateway. The RDG-1520 certainly opens the gate wide for all that streaming media can offer, plus it includes an FM radio and offers a USB input for direct digital connection of an iPod or other USB class 2 devices, bypassing the inexpensive analog output stage in favor of our Wolfson 24 bit/192kHz DAC and high-end analog stage. The receiver’s tuner section includes terrestrial FM and Internet radio, plus premium music sources* like Pandora and SiriusXM, so your listening options are virtually limitless! There are presently over 15,000 Internet radio stations listed. In order to help keep favorite stations handy, the RCX-1500 includes 30 possible presets for instantaneous access to both FM and Internet broadcasts. The RDG-1520 streams music files from a PC using Windows Media Player 11 or 12 over a WiFi or wired LAN Ethernet connection. Supported codecs include RealAudio®, WMA, MP3, AAC & AAC+ (non DRM), AU, WAV and AIFF. The RDG-1520 can be controlled via bi-directional RS-232, as well as discrete IR. Custom integrators will appreciate that the chassis is a standard 2U size and it works with Rotel’s RFK rack kits for an easy, clean installation. You might think the RDG-1520 would be a multi-thousand dollar component, given all that it does and the high-performance design. The few similar units on the market are indeed very expensive. But the RDG-1520 offers the value proposition the Rotel is known for around the globe.