Robust Power, Pristine Clarity, and Remarkable Flexibility: Rotel Diamond Series RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier Soars with Both Analog and Digital Sources
Rotel's Diamond Series RA-6000 integrated amplifier represents a brilliant combination of technology, power, flexibility, and convenience. If you're looking for a powerful, easy-to-use integrated amplifier that performs gracefully with both analog and digital sources, look no further. The RA-6000 extends Rotel's legacy of building components that offer spectacular sound and exceptional build quality.
Providing a whopping 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 350 watts into a 4-ohm load, the RA-6000 packs a proverbial punch. Yet it is also graceful, delivering levels of sonic clarity and neutral, uncolored playback that audiophiles typically associate with a system comprised of separates. The RA-6000's performance makes it an audiophile champion, and its price makes it a tremendous value.
The RA-6000 supports a wide array of analog and digital sources. A superb, moving-magnet (MM) phono stage is included for vinyl fans. Digital sources are processed via a premium 32-bit/384kHz Texas Instruments DAC (digital-to-analog converter), which precisely extracts sonic details. The coaxial and optical inputs support 24-bit/192kHz PCM audio. The PC-USB input renders up to 32-bit/384kHz high-resolution music files, unfolds and renders MQA and MQA Studio, and is certified Roon Tested for the highest compatibility with Roon software.
Bluetooth with aptX HD for high-resolution streaming from compatible devices and iOS playback via a front-panel USB input add to this amp's versatility. Plus, the muscular RA-6000 can be hooked up to two pairs of loudspeakers simultaneously. You can easily switch between speaker pairs, or play music on all of them at the same time.
Internally, the RA-6000's critical circuits are driven by an in-house-manufactured, low-emission, shielded toroidal transformer with high-efficiency, low ESR, slit-foil smoothing capacitors. Physical circuit board isolation techniques and electronic decoupling design methods result in lower residual noise and reduced distortion in the sensitive analog stages—including the external DAC output filters. Rotel's obsessive attention to detail is further illustrated by the signal path layout, meticulously designed for reduced distortion and low residual noise through both the analog and digital stages.
This gorgeous, 41-pound amplifier is easy to operate, thanks to its intuitive design, with front-panel controls, back-lit IR remote, and two-line display. Additionally, Ethernet, RS232,12V trigger, and external remote input ensure simple integration with all popular control systems.
The RA-6000 is a perfect partner to the Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC/CD Player (which Music Direct also carries). Both components were released in honor of Rotel's 60+ years of sonic innovation and excellence. And, of course, both components come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"Showcasing Rotel at its best, and launched to celebrate the Japanese brand's 60th anniversary, the Diamond Series partners an integrated amplifier with a CD player/DAC. The first of those, the RA-6000, incorporates technology from Rotel's high-end Michi models, and offers a thrilling blend of power, authority and clarity. Meanwhile, the matching DT-6000 doesn't just bring refined CD playback—it's named a DAC Transport for a reason, and features a superior 384kHz/32-bit conversion stage that can be used with other digital sources to great effect. Put together, Rotel's Diamond Series duo becomes an insightful, dynamic music system that will excite and delight."
—EISA Award for 2022–2023, Best Stereo System, Rotel RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier & DT-6000 DAC/CD Player
Maximum Power Output: 350W/Ch (4Ω)
Continuous Power Output: 200W/Ch (8Ω)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.0075%
Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz, ±0.5dB
Digital Inputs: 10Hz - 90kHz, ±2dB
Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0.5dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted):
Line Level Inputs: 103dB
Digital Inputs: 102dB
Phono Input: 80dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1): <0.03%
Damping Factor: 600
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 340mV
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 540mV
Digital Inputs: 0 dBfs
Phono Input (MM): 5.2mV
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 5.6kΩ
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ
Digital Inputs: 75Ω
Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 3.5V
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 4.5V
Phono Input: 52mV
Preout Level: 1.9V
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals: LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)
USB Audio Class 2.0 (up to 32-bit/384kHz)
MQA and MQA Studio (up to 24-bit/384kHz )
Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption: 500W
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
BTU (4 ohms, 1/8th power): 1239 BTU/h
Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 5.7" x 16"
Front Panel Height: 3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
Weight: 41.47 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 2.6 MB)