Rotel 60th Anniversary Celebration Includes New Products

As part of its 60th anniversary celebration Rotel has announced a number of new products, and adds there are more products to come.


The Rotel 60th anniversary kicked off this year, and over the course of its history, the company notes that it has earned recognition for its products’ performance and value since Tomoki Tachikawa first launched the brand in Tokyo, Japan in 1961.

According to the company, for the past 60 years, generations of audio enthusiasts, music lovers and studio engineers have experienced its commitment to quality and innovation from the family-owned heritage brand. The passion, dedication, and continued investment from the Tachikawa family have benefited Rotel for over six decades, ensuring continued technology and product advancement.

“The continuation of Rotel’s heritage is personal to me and my family – building on the legacy created by the founder, my uncle, Mr. Tomiko Tachikawa,” comments Peter Kao, managing director of Rotel.

“The family has never lost sight of our most valuable resource and asset, which is the generations of satisfied Rotel product owners who we consider part of our extended family. I am proud to be a part of such an exceptional community, and proud to have reached this milestone that represents our dedication to audio excellence and tradition.”

Rotel points out that since its inception, Rotel has delivered over 2,000,000 products with 630 unique models, including 100 integrated amplifiers, 85 power amplifiers, 35 control preamplifiers, 40 CD player models, 30 home theater processors/ receivers, over 50 cassette decks, more than 35 turntables, and over 120 different models of tuners and AM/FM receivers.

Additionally, Rotel continues, it has also successfully engineered and delivered power line conditioners, video enhancers, transceivers, equalizers, DVD players, loudspeakers, equipment racks, headphone amplifiers, phono preamplifiers, automotive amplifiers, and countless supporting remote controls.

The Rotel 60th anniversary kicked off earlier this year with the release of five new MKII models:

  • A14MKII
  • RA-1572MKII
  • RA-1592MKII
  • RC-1572MKII
  • RC-1590MKII

Continuing the Rotel 60th anniversary celebration, the brand plans to continue the release more products throughout the year that include special, limited edition anniversary models.

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.