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A Sonic Marvel: Review the Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC Transport


The Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC Transport - a commemoration of 60 years of Japanese heritage and audio excellence - stands as a testament to Rotel's unwavering commitment to performance, passion, and value.


The Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC/CD Player is a masterpiece of audio engineering that brings out the true essence of your treasured CD collection while providing seamless high-definition playback from various digital sources. With its exceptional DAC and user-friendly design, this component continues Rotel's tradition of delivering high-end performance and outstanding value, even after more than 60 years in the business.

This review delves into the exquisite features and sonic prowess that define this remarkable audio component.


At the heart of the DT-6000 lies the cutting-edge 8-channel ESS Sabre ES9028PRO DAC. With four channels dedicated to each stereo output, it's a powerhouse that bestows an unparalleled level of detail upon your music, while maintaining an ultra-low noise floor that ensures an immersive soundstage experience. The result is an auditory adventure that pulls you into the heart of every note and nuance and offers an unparalleled listening experience with intricate details, creating an expansive and immersive soundstage.


Versatility is one of the DT-6000's strong suits, offering coaxial, optical, and PC-USB inputs. Combined with its superb CD player, this unit allows you to enjoy music from various sources with pristine clarity, extreme precision, and an incredible dynamic range.


To elevate its audio performance further, the DT-6000 employs dedicated power supplies, including an in-house manufactured toroidal transformer. This incorporation, alongside advanced isolation techniques, significantly reduces residual noise and distortion, allowing the music to breathe with pristine clarity.


Dedicated power supplies and advanced circuitry ensure ripple-free current delivery and minimal noise, enhancing the audio quality further.


The DT-6000 defies limitations with its comprehensive range of input options. From PC-USB supporting up to 32-bit/384kHz, including MQA and DSD, to optical and coaxial inputs catering to 24-bit/192kHz streams, this DAC Transport embraces your favorite sources with open arms.

Supporting PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz via coaxial and optical inputs and up to 32-bit/384kHz with the asynchronous PC-USB input, the DT-6000 caters to audiophiles with high-resolution music files. It even supports MQA and DSD (4X) playback, making it a versatile choice for those with diverse music libraries.



Its certification as "Roon Tested" ensures seamless compatibility with Roon software.


The tray-loading CD player benefits from Rotel's decades of expertise in engineering award-winning disc spinners. With a spring-floating CD mechanism and precision motor controls, it minimizes mechanical noise and vibrations, allowing you to appreciate subtle nuances and intricate sonic details in your recordings, ensuring your CD collection is resurrected with exquisite fidelity.


Elegance in Operation is Navigating the DT-6000 is a breeze, courtesy of its intuitive front panel controls, back-lit IR remote, and a two-line display that keeps you informed about playback status, music file details, and CD metadata. The unit seamlessly integrates with control systems through RS232, 12V trigger, and external remote input, allowing you to orchestrate your audio environment effortlessly.


Audio Purity Meets Aesthetics: Available in silver and black hues, the DT-6000 merges sonic purity with visual elegance. Its sleek and timeless design seamlessly blends into any setup, making a statement without imposing.

Uncompromising Specifications: The DT-6000 boasts an arsenal of specifications that underline its exceptional audio prowess. With total harmonic distortion measured at an astonishingly low level - < 0.0007% for Optical/Coaxial Input and < 0.0012% for CD/PC-USB Input - you can expect crystal-clear sound reproduction across the spectrum. The frequency response extends from 20Hz to 20kHz, with an impressive 10 Hz to 70kHz range, ensuring no detail is left unexplored. The signal-to-noise ratio ("A" weighted) crosses the 115dB threshold, while the dynamic range achieves over 99 dB.


This exceptional component pairs seamlessly with a variety of amplifiers and is an ideal companion for the Rotel RA-6000 Integrated Amplifier, also celebrating Rotel's 60+ years of audio innovation and excellence.


Conclusion:

The Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC Transport encapsulates six decades of sonic dedication and Japanese heritage. With its remarkable DAC capabilities, versatile connectivity, and meticulous craftsmanship, it delivers an auditory journey that's marked by unmatched precision, depth, and clarity. Whether you're relishing the finesse of your CD collection or indulging in high-resolution digital streams, the DT-6000 stands as a formidable centerpiece, elevating your listening experience to new heights.

The Rotel Diamond Series DT-6000 DAC/CD Player is a testament to Rotel's commitment to delivering audiophile-grade performance, versatility, and user-friendly design. It's a must-have for music enthusiasts looking to elevate their listening experience and rediscover the beauty of their CD collection.



Specifications and Technical Details:

DIMENSIONS (W × H × D)

431 × 104 × 320mm 17" × 4" × 12.6"

FRONT PANEL HEIGHT

2U / 88.1mm (3.5")

POWER REQUIREMENTS

120V, 60Hz

POWER CONSUMPTION

25W

STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION

<0.5W

NET WEIGHT

8.11kg (17.88lbs.)

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD)

Optical/Coaxial Input: < 0.0007%

CD/PC-USB Input: < 0.0012%

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20Hz - 20kHz, +0, -0.15dB

10 Hz - 70kHz, +0, -3dB

S/N RATIO ("A" Weighted)

>115dB

DYNAMIC RANGE

>99dB

DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS

ESS 32-Bit/768kHz DAC

CHANNEL BALANCE

± 0.5dB

CHANNEL SEPARATION

>115dB @ 10kHz

Unbalanced (RCA): 2.1V

Balanced (XLR): 4.3V ANALOG OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:

Unbalanced (RCA): 10Ω

Balanced (XLR): 20Ω INPUT SENSITIVITY: 0dBfs / 75 Ohms COAX/OPTICAL DIGITAL INPUT SIGNALS: LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz) PC-USB:

USB Audio Class 2.0 (up to 32-bit/384kHz)*

Support native DSD (up to 11.2M) and DoP

Support MQA and MQA Studio (up to 24-bit/384kHz)

Roon Tested


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