Rotel C8 Rack Mount 8 Channel Power Amp Black

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Rotel C8 Rack mount 8 channel power amp, black

Rotel’s C8 Class AB Custom Installation Amplifier delivering on our 60-Year heritage of Performance, Quality and Value. The C8 delivers 8 channels at 70 Watts per channel of premium, Class AB amplification, all channels driven into 4-ohm speaker loads bridgeable to 140 Watts per channel.

The oversized in-house manufactured toroidal transformer drives sixteen high current output devices fed by an array of bulk storage smoothing capacitors ensuring deep, agile and controlled bass energy while maintaining rhythm and timing of all genres of music.

The C8 includes 4 Analog inputs available to all Zones through internal matrix-switching and a Priority Zone PA Override option allowing critical announcements to be instantly available to all zones. The front panel display and user controls provide selection of the matrixed source input and independent volume, bass and treble settings ensuring the C8 can be tuned for listening preferences, speaker profiles and room characteristics. Setup is also available via the front panel for easy system configuration when mounted in remote locations ensuring ultimate installation flexibility.

Control system integration is available via the IP and RS232 interfaces and the 12-Volt trigger input offers simplified power control. Detachable Phoenix speaker terminals allow for pre-wire installations with secure-locking terminals reducing service calls.

The custom engineered 2U height chassis does not require top or bottom clearance spacing for ultra-efficient rack mounting. All rack mounting hardware is included.

The C8 is available in black only.

Maximum Power Output: 70 watts/ch (8 channels driven, 4Ω)
Continuous Power Output: 50 watts/ch (8 channels driven, 8Ω)
Bridged Power Output: 140 watts/ch (4 channels driven, 4Ω)
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
Intermodulation Distortion:
(60Hz : 7kHz, 4:1)
Frequency Response:
(line level inputs)
10Hz - 100kHz, 0 ± 0.5dB
Tone Control (Bass): ±10dB at 100Hz
Tone Control (Treble): ±10dB at 10kHz
Damping Factor:
(20Hz - 20kHz, 8Ω)
Input Sensitivity / Impedance (RCA): 0.3V / 31kΩ
Input Overload (RCA): 2.8V
Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF A-weighted): 100dB
Crosstalk / Separation >50dB
Power Requirements: 230V
Power Consumption: 570W
Standby Power Consumption (normal): <0.5W
Standby Power Consumption (network standby): <2W
BTU (4 Ω, 1/8th power): 1537 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 x 97 x 414 mm
Front Panel Height: 2U / 88.1 mm
Weight (net): 16.7kg
Finish: Black
Manufacturer's Warranty*: 2 years
Faulty From New*: (Within 14 Days Of Purchase): Return to AWE for assessment.
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(Within The Manufacturer's Warranty):
Return to AWE for assessment.
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Post-Warranty Service and Repair: The return / repair is managed by the authorised Service Centre
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  • 8 x 70 Watts of robust Class AB power @ 4 Ohms
  • IP and RS232 communication for control system integration
  • Custom engineered toroidal transformer
  • 12 volt trigger input
  • Rack ears included