Owner’s Manual
Manuel d’utilisation
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuale di istruzioni
Stereo Compact Disc Player
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RCD-12 Stereo Compact Disc Player
2. DANGER: Visible laser radiation
when open and interlock failed or bypassed.
Avoid direct exposure to beam.
3. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There
are no user serviceable parts inside the
player; leave all servicing to qualified service
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, fires, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
3. Do not touch the power cord or plug with wet hands.
Rotel products are designed to comply with international directives
on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical
and electronic equipment and the disposal of Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The crossed wheelie bin symbol
indicates compliance and that the products must be appropriately
recycled or processed in accordance with these directives.
This symbol means that this unit is double insulated.
An earth connection is not required.
Place the unit on a fixed, level surface strong
enough to support its weight. Do not place it on
a moveable cart that could tip over.
The rear mini USB connection should be handled by authorized persons only.
Important Safety Instructions
FCC Information
WARNING: There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the unit to moisture or water.
Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing. Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases,
on the unit. Do not allow foreign objects to get into the enclosure. If the unit is exposed to moisture,
or a foreign object gets into the enclosure, immediately disconnect the power cord from the wall. Take
the unit to a qualified service person for inspection and necessary repairs.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
Read all the instructions before connecting or operating the component.
Keep this manual so you can refer to these safety instructions.
Heed all warnings and safety information in these instructions and on the product itself. Follow all
operating instructions.
Clean the enclosure only with a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.(TV, radio, etc.)
Do not use this unit near water.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
You must allow a minimum 10 cm or 4 inches of unobstructed clearance around the
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on circuit different from that to which the receiver is
Do not place the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that could block the ventilation openings.
If the unit is placed in a bookcase or cabinet, there must be ventilation of the cabinet to allow proper
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for additional help.
Keep the component away from radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any other appliance that produces
The unit must be connected to a power supply only of the type and voltage specified on the rear panel.
(USA: 120 V/60Hz, EC: 230V/50Hz)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following to conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: Call the CATV system or antenna installer’s attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC. This provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular , specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point
of cable entry as practical. See installation diagram.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to
radio or TV communications. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the unit and the television tuner.
• Connect the unit to an AC power outlet on a different electrical circuit.
• Consult your authorized Rotel retailer for assistance.
Connect the component to the power outlet only with the supplied power supply cable or an exact
equivalent. Do not modify the supplied cable. A polarized plug has two blades, with one wider than
the other. A grounding plug has two blades plus a third grounding prong. These are provided for
your safety. Do not defeat grounding and/or polarization safety provisions. If the supplied plug does
not fit your outlet, please consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. Do not use
extension cords.
The main plug of the power cordset is a disconnect device of the apparatus. In order to completely
disconnect the apparatus from the supply mains, the main plug of the power cordset should be
unplugged from the mains (AC) outlet.The stand-by LED indicator will not be lit up to show the power
cord is unplugged. The disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
Do not route the power cord where it will be crushed, pinched, bent, exposed to heat, or damaged
in any way. Pay particular attention to the power cord at the plug and where the cord exits the back
of the unit.
The power cord should be unplugged from the wall outlet during a lightning storm or if the unit is to
be left unused for a long period of time.
Use only accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with a cart, stand, rack, bracket or shelf system recommended by Rotel. Use caution when
moving the unit in a stand or rack to avoid injury from a tip-over.
Immediately stop using the component and have it inspected and/or serviced by a qualified service
agency if:
• The power supply cord or plug has been damaged
• Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit
• The unit has been exposed to rain
• The unit shows signs of improper operation
• The unit has been dropped or damaged in any way
The batteries in the remote control shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
the like.
Figure 1: Controls and Connections
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CD Player RCD-12
Amplifier RA-12
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RCD-12 Stereo Compact Disc Player
About Rotel
Important Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Figure 1: Controls and Connections
Figure 2: RR-D98 Remote Control 4
Figure 3: Connections
About Rotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
About the RCD-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
A Few Precautions
Placement 7
Control Identification 7
AC Power and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
AC Power Input e 7
Power Switch 1A and POWER Indicator 2 7
Output Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Analog Outputs - 7
Digital Output = 7
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Infrared Remote Control 3 8
Display 5 8
Disc Loader Slot 4 8
EJECT Button 6Q 8
PLAY Button 7M 8
STOP Button 8F 8
PAUSE Button 9N 8
TRACK Buttons 0L 8
SEARCH Button B 8
Additional Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rotel-Link q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
12V Trigger Connection w . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote Control Advanced Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power Indicator Is Not Lit
Fuse Replacement
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Our story began over 50 years ago. Over the decades, we have received
hundreds of awards for our products and satisfied hundreds of thousands
of people who take their entertainment seriously – like you!
Rotel was founded by a family whose passionate interest in music led
them to manufacture high-fidelity components of uncompromising quality.
Through the years, that passion has remained undiminished and the family
goal of providing exceptional value for audiophiles and music lovers,
regardless of their budget, is shared by all Rotel employees.
Rotel’s engineers work as a close team, listening to, and fine tuning,
each new product until it reaches their exacting musical standards.
They are free to choose components from around the world in order to
make that product the best they can. You are likely to find capacitors
from the United Kingdom and Germany, semiconductors from Japan or
the United States, while toroidal power transformers are manufactured
in Rotel’s own factory.
We all have concerns about our environment. And, as more and more
electronics are produced and later discarded, it is especially important for
a manufacturer to do all it can to engineer products that have a minimum
negative impact on landfill sites and water tables.
At Rotel, we are proud to do our part. We have reduced the lead content
in our electronics by using special ROHS solder, while our new Class D
(not digital) amplifiers are up to five times more efficient than our legacy
designs and still deliver power and performance. These products run
cool, give minimum wasted energy, are good for the environment and
give better sound too.
Finally, we have printed this brochure on recycled paper stock.
While we understand that these are small first steps, they are still important
ones. And we continue to pursue new methods and materials for a cleaner
and greener manufacturing process.
All of us at Rotel thank you for buying this product. We are sure it will
bring you many years of enjoyment.
About the RCD-12
Simply stated, the RCD-12 is designed to do one thing—deliver the most
detailed, nuanced sound from every disc. Whether it is a conventional
CD, or an MP3 or WMA encoded disc, the RCD-12 will faithfully
reproduce all that is recorded on the disc. While the RCD-12 was under
development. The design team went far beyond the usual measurable
technical performance characteristics. Listening panels spent hundreds
of hours fine tuning the audio performance, choosing the components
that produced the best sound, that would “release the emotion in the
music”. Whatever the artist and recording engineers put on the disc,
the RCD-12 will deliver.
That said, the RCD-12 does feature some impressive hardware. The digitalto-analogue converter is a state of the art DAC from the world renowned
British manufacturer, Wolfson. This very high performance stereo DAC
is specifically designed for audio applications such as CD, DVD, and
home theatre systems. All this, combined with Rotel’s Balanced Design,
ensures the RCD-12 will deliver the highest level of audio performance.
When used in a high-quality audio system, your Rotel CD player will
provide years of enjoyment.
Getting Started
A Few Precautions
Please read this manual carefully.In addition to installation and operating
instructions, it provides valuable information on various RCD-12 system
configurations as well as general information that will help you get
optimum performance from your system. Please contact your authorized
Rotel dealer for answers to any quesions you might have. In addition,
all of us at Rotel welcome your questions and comments.
Save the RCD-12 shipping carton and all enclosed packing material
for future use. Shipping or moving the RCD-12 in anything other than
the original packing material may result in severe damage that is not
covered by the warranty.
Fill out and send in the owner’s registration card packed with the RCD-12.
Also be sure to keep the original sales receipt. It is your best record of
the date of purchase, which you will need in the event warranty service
is required.
Use common sense when placing the RCD-12 in a cabinet or when
stacking other equipment. Make sure that the shelf or cabinet can support
its weight. Do not stack heavy components on top of the RCD-12. Avoid
placing the unit where it may be subject to excessive heat such as on top
of a large power amplifier or near a heat register. For best performance,
avoid placing the unit where it may be subject to vibration, such as near
a speaker.
Control Identification
This manual shows illustrations of the front and rear panels and the RRD98 remote control. Each item in the illustrations is identified with a call
out in a gray box. Through out this manual the items referred to in the
text are identified by the corresponding call out. The items on the front
and rear panels are identified with a number call out, such a 1. The
items on the remote control are labeled with a letter call out, such as A.
AC Power and Control
AC Power Input e
Your RCD-12 is configured at the factory for the proper AC voltage in the
country where you purchased it (either 120 volts or 230 volts). The AC
line configuration is noted on a decal on the back panel.
Note: Should you move your CD player to another country, it may be
possible to reconfigure it for use on a different line voltage. Do not attempt
to perform this conversion yourself. Opening the enclosure of the RCD-12
exposes you to dangerous voltages. Consult a qualified service person
or the Rotel factory service department for information.
Note: Some products are intended for sale in more than one country
and as such are supplied with more than one AC cord. Please use only
the cord appropriate for your country/region.
The RCD-12 should be plugged directly into a 2-pin polarized wall outlet
or into the switched outlet on another component in your audio system.
Do not use an extension cord.
Be sure the power switch on the front panel of the RCD-12 is turned off
(in the “out” position). Then, connect the supplied power cord to the AC
power receptacle on the rear of the unit and the AC power outlet.
If you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time
such as a month-long vacation, it is a sensible precaution to unplug
your CD player (as well as other audio and video components) while
you are away.
Power Switch 1A and POWER Indicator 2
The power switch is located on the front panel of your CD player. To
turn the CD player on, push the switch in. The LED indicator above the
switch and the Display will light up, indicating that the CD player is
turned on. To turn the CD player off, push the button again and return
it to the “out” position.
Note: If you are using a switched outlet to turn on and off your CD
player, you should leave the power switch in the “ON” position. When
AC power is applied to the unit, it will power up in fully active mode.
Note: When the power switch is in the "ON" position, the remote
control ON and OFF buttons may be used to activate the CD player or
put it in Standby mode. In Standby mode the power LED remains lit, but
the display is turned off.
Output Connections
The RCD-12 gives you a choice of two different kinds of output
connections—an analog output signal from the built-in D/A converter
for use with conventional analog audio components and a coax digital
output which provides an unprocessed digital data signal for use with
outboard D/A converters or digital processors.
Note: To prevent loud noises that neither you nor your speakers will
appreciate, make sure the CD player is turned off when you make any
signal connections.
Analog Outputs -
[See Figure 3 for wiring illustration]
A pair of standard RCA jacks supplies an analog output signal from
the RCD-12 to the source inputs of an audio preamplifier, integrated
amplifier, or receiver.
Select high quality audio interconnect cables. Connect the left channel
output of the RCD-12 to the left channel source input on the preamplifier
or other component. Connect the right output of the RCD-12 to the right
channel source input on the preamplifier or other component.
Digital Output =
[See Figure 3 for wiring illustration]
If you are using an outboard D/A converter or other digital processor,
you will need an unprocessed digital data stream from the RCD-12, taken
before the built-in D/A converter. This signal is supplied by The RCD-12’s
back panel digital output jack. Using a standard 75 ohm coax digital
cable, connect the RCD-12’s coax digital output to the coax digital input
connector on the outboard D/A converter.
RCD-12 Stereo Compact Disc Player
Note: When playing CD-DA, MP3 and WMA discs, the Digital Output
provides a PCM data stream. When a DTS CD is played a DTS data
stream is provided.
The RCD-12 can be operated using its front panel buttons or from
corresponding buttons on the supplied infrared remote control. Specific
instructions for each of these controls are detailed below. Most of the
buttons are duplicated on the front panel and on the IR remote control.
However, there are a few exceptions where the buttons are only available
on one or the other. These exceptions are noted in the instructions.
Infrared Remote Control 3
Before using the IR remote control, it is necessary to install two “UM-4/
AAA” batteries (supplied). Remove the plastic cover on the back of the IR
remote, install the batteries (observing the + and – polarity indications),
and reinstall the cover.
To use the IR remote control, aim it at the IR sensor
front panel of the RCD-12.
3 located on the
Display 5
A lighted Display on the front panel of the RCD-12 provides useful
information about the status of the unit, activation of special features, and
track/time information for the disc being played. Each of these indicators
is described in the detailed operating instructions that follow.
PLAY Button 7M
After the disc is loaded, press the PLAY button to start playing the disc.
The number of the track being played and the elapsed time will be shown
in the display, along with the PLAY indicator. Normally, the disc will start
playing with the first track. However, you can select a different track using
the TRACK buttons or the DIRECT ACCESS buttons (see below) before
pressing the PLAY button to start playing a different selection.
STOP Button 8F
Press the STOP button once to stop disc play. Press the PLAY button to
resume disc play where it was stopped. If the STOP button is pressed
twice, disc play stops, the display shows STOP and programmed selections
are deleted (see below). When the PLAY button is pressed after pressing
the STOP button twice, the disc begins playing from the first track.
PAUSE Button 9N
This button is used to temporarily suspend play. The disc continues to spin
and play will be resumed from the current position. The PAUSE indicator
will light in the Display. To resume playing the disc, press the PAUSE
button again or press the PLAY button.
TRACK Buttons 0L
These buttons are used to select tracks on the disc. When a disc is playing,
pressing the right TRACK button advances to the beginning of the next
track. Pressing the left TRACK button returns to the beginning of the current
track. Pressing twice quickly in succession returns to the beginning of the
previous track. The new track number appears in the Display.
These buttons are also used to select a track before pressing the PLAY
button or when memorizing tracks for the PROGRAM play mode (see
below). These selections are made by continuously pressing the TRACK
buttons until the desired track is reached.
Disc Loader Slot 4
A motor-driven slot loader, located in the center of the RCD-12, accept a
compact disc. Place the compact disc into the slot, label-side up. Make
sure the disc is properly centered before loading. The disc can be ejected
by pressing the eject button as explained below.
Transport Control Buttons
These buttons provide basic control functions for the disc transport
mechanism. Except where noted, all functions are available on the RCD12 front panel and the IR remote control.
EJECT Button 6Q
When a disc is inserted into the front panel Disc Slot it is pulled into the
disc transport. To eject the disc press the EJECT button on the front panel
or the remote control. If you accidentally press either of these buttons,
press the button again to re-load the disc.
When the eject button is pressed, the Display will read “EJECT”. Once
the disc is completely ejected, the display will read “NO DISC”. When
a disc is loaded, the Display will indicate the number of tracks on the
disc and the total time of the disc in minutes and seconds.
In PROGRAM mode, the TRACK buttons advance or reverse to the
next track in the memorized selection list.
Remote Only
These eleven numeric buttons (labelled 1 through 0 and >10) are used
to directly access a track from the IR remote control instead of stepping
through the tracks using the TRACK buttons.
The first ten tracks on a disc can be selected by pressing the corresponding
button. For example, to play the third track, press the 3 button on the
remote control.
When accessing track numbers greater than 10, press the >10 button
followed by the track number. For example, to select track 12, press the
>10 button followed by the 1 button and then the 2 button.
The number of the selected track will appear in the main numeric area
at the center of the Display.
The DIRECT ACCESS buttons may also be used to memorize tracks in
PROGRAM mode (see below).
Remote Only
These buttons fast forward or fast reverse through the currently playing
disc. One press of these buttons will fast forward or fast reverse at 2X
normal speed. Press these buttons repeatedly will fast forward or fast
reverse at 4X, then 8X, 16X, and 32X normal speed. One more press of
these buttons, or by pressing PLAY button returns the player to normal speed.
While the buttons are pressed, you will hear high-speed audio.
Additional Features
These convenience features add extra functionality to the RCD-12, including
the ability to memorize a group of tracks to be played, to repeat a disc,
program, or track over and over, to play the tracks on a disc in random
order, to automatically play the first 10 seconds of each track, and to
select from several available time displays.
Remote Only
This button, labeled PROG, allows you to memorize as many as 20 tracks
on the current disc for playback in a specific order.For example, you
could instruct the RCD-12 to play track 5,followed by track 3, followed
by track 8.
sequence, showing the next memorized track. Continue pressing the
REVIEW button to see the complete memorized track list.
If you do not press the REVIEW button while the track number is displayed,
the review process is terminated and the unit resumes whatever mode it
was in before you started to review.
Note that you may remove a selection from the play list during the review
procedure using the CLEAR button, as described below.
CLEAR Button H
Remote Only
This button allows you to remove a track selection from the memorized
program play list during the review procedure described above. Follow
the review procedure until the desired track number is displayed. Then,
instead of pressing the REVIEW button to continue, remove the displayed
track by pressing the CLEAR button while the number is still showing. You
may then continue the review procedure.
To begin a program:
Note: Programmed play lists cannot be set up with MP3 and WMA
Insert a disc into the slot loader. The RCD-12 will read the contents
of the disc.
Press the PROG button on the remote control.The PROGRAM indicator
will light up in the Display, along with “P-00” indicating that the unit
is waiting for the first track to be memorized.
Enter the first track number using the DIRECT ACCESS buttons.
Your selection will be memorized automatically and the Display
indicator will change to “P-01”, indicating that one track has been
memorized. Continue entering the rest of your selections using the
DIRECT ACCESS buttons. Note that there is no need to press the
PROG button as each selection is memorized as it is entered.
Once you have memorized a play list, the RCD-12 remains in PROGRAM
mode until you eject the disc or press the STOP button twice in succession.
If you press the PLAY button, the memorized program will play instead of
the entire disc, starting with the first selection in the memorized list.
When a PROGRAM has been memorized, most functions that would
normally affect the entire disc operate on just the memorized program. For
example, the TRACK buttons advance to the next track in the memorized
program, not the next track on the disc. Likewise, the REPEAT button (see
below) continuously plays the memorized program, not the entire disc.
Note: The Random Play feature can not be used when using the
Programmed Play feature.
Remote Only
This button is used to review the memorized tracks in PROGRAM mode.
Press the button and the first memorized track number will appear in
order in the Display, for approximately five seconds. Pressing the REV
button again while the track number is displayed will continue the review
Remote Only
This instructs the CD player to play tracks from the entire disc in random
order. Once all of the selections have been played once, the disc will
stop playing, unless the REPEAT Button (see below) has been engaged, in
which case the random play will continue until the STOP button is pressed.
When the RANDOM button is engaged, an
icon will be displayed.
Remote Only
This button allows you to repeat the current track or the entire disc
continuously until the feature is cancelled by disengaging the REPEAT
button or pressing STOP. The REPEAT button steps sequentially through the
available options. Press the button once and the RCD-12 will repeat just
the current track, displaying the icon in the Display. Press the button a
second time and the RCD-12 will repeat the entire disc, displaying
the Display. Press the button a third time to cancel the REPEAT function.
As noted above, REPEAT can be used in conjunction with the RANDOM
play feature.
NOTE: The REPEAT function is automatically cancelled when the disc
is ejected.
SCAN Button E
Remote Only
This feature automatically plays the first ten seconds of each track on
the disc (or the memorized program). To activate the feature, press the
SCAN button. The
icon appears in the Display. To stop scanning and
resume normal operation at the current track, press the SCAN button
again or press the PLAY button.
TIME Button G
Remote Only
Normally, the RCD-12 displays the elapsed time of the currently playing
track. The TIME button allows you to step through two alternative time
displays. Pressing the button once displays the time remaining in the
current track, which counts down as the track continues playing. Pressing
RCD-12 Stereo Compact Disc Player
the button a second time displays the time remaining on the entire disc
(or memorized program). Pressing the button a third time reverts to the
standard elapsed time display. When the TIME feature is activated, the
appears in the Display in front of the time.
UPGRADE USB mini socket r
Note: When playing MP3 and WMA discs, only the regular elapsed
time and the time remaining in the current track can be displayed.
Rotel-Link q
This 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (labeled ROTEL LINK IN) receives command
codes from another Rotel-Link OUT enabled unit in the Rotel series of
products. Allowing a set of products to operate as one using the ROTEL
remote application. See Figure 3 for connections..
12V Trigger Connection w
The RCD-12 can be activated by a 12 volt trigger signal from a Rotel
preamplifier.The trigger input accepts any control signal (AC or DC)
ranging from 3 volts to 30 volts. When a cable is connected to the input
and a trigger signal is present, the CD Player is activated.
This socket is reserved for future software upgrades when necessary.
Most difficulties in audio systems are the result of incorrect connections,
or improper control settings. If you encounter problems, isolate the area
of the difficulty, check the control settings, determine the cause of the fault
and make the necessary changes. If you are unable to get sound from the
RCD-12, refer to the suggestions for the following conditions:
Power Indicator Is Not Lit
The Power Indicator and the basic items in the Display window should
be lit whenever the RCD-12 is plugged into the wall power outlet and
the Power button is pushed in. If it does not light, test the power outlet
with another electrical device, such as a lamp. Be sure the power outlet
being used is not controlled by a switch that has been turned off.
Fuse Replacement
When the trigger signal is interrupted, the unit goes into standby mode.
The front panel indicator light remains lit , but the display goes dark and
the unit will not operate.
If another electrical device works when plugged into the power outlet,
but the Power Indicator and the Display still will not light when the RCD12 is plugged into the wall outlet, it indicates that the internal power
fuse may have blown. If you believe this has happened, contact your
authorized Rotel dealer to get the fuse replaced.
NOTE: When using the 12V Trigger feature, leave the POWER button
in the ON position.
Remote Control Advanced Buttons
SETUP Button O
Remote Only
By pressing the SETUP button, you can enter the following setup menu
1. DIMMER- changes the display brightness in 7 steps.
2. FACTORY DEFAULT - Resets to factory default. Select <YES> and
press PLAY to confirm.
3. VERSION - Displays the current software version.
4. DISPLAY CONTRAST - Sets the contrast of the display.
5. EXIT - Exits this SETUP menu.
From the remote control, press the STOP/PAUSE/TRACK+/- keys to change
the contents of the menu, press PLAY to enter the setting or confirm.
Note: You can also access the SETUP menu without the remote control.
Press the STOP key on the front panel for 5 seconds. Press the TRACK
buttons to change the contents of the menu and press STOP to enter the
settings or confirm.
DIM Button P
Remote Only
Press the DIM key sequentially to change the DISPLAY brightness. This
the same as the DIMMER function under the SETUP menu.
Check the cables between the RCD-12 and the amplifier inputs to be
sure they are connected properly. Be sure the correct amplifier input is
selected. Be sure the tape monitor system of the amplifier has not been
activated. Check the wiring between the amplifer and the speakers.
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise 0.0045%@1kHz
Intermodulation Distortion 0.0045%@1kHz
Frequency Response (±0.5db) 20-20,000 Hz
Channel Balance ±0.5db
Phase Linearity ±0.5degree
Channel Separation > 98 dB @ 1kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio > 100dB
Dynamic Range
> 96 dB
Digital to Analog Converters Wolfson
Analog Output impedance 100 Ohms
Speed Accuracy, WOW & Flutter
Quartz Crystal Precision
Digital Output 0.5 Volt, Peak to Peak
Load Impedance
75 Ohms
Power Requirements (AC)
AC 120V, 60Hz (USA)
AC 230V, 50 Hz (Europe)
Power Consumption 15 Watts
Standby Power Consumption 0.5 Watts
Dimensions (W, H, D)
17'' x 35/8'' x 125/16''
430 x 93 x 313 mm.
Panel Height
80 mm / 31/8''
Weight (net) 5.4 kgs, 11.9lbs.
All specifications are accurate at the time of printing. Rotel reserves the
right to make improvements without notice.
Rotel and the Rotel HiFi logo are registered trademarks of The Rotel Co.,
Ltd. Tokyo, Japan.
The Rotel Co. Ltd.
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6-12-21, Meguro-Honcho,
Meguro, Tokyo 152-0002
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Phone: +1 978-664-3820
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D-33790 Halle/Westf., Deutschland
Tel.: 05201 / 87170
Fax: 05201 / 73370
E-Mail: info@bwgroup.de
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