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Rotel RQ-970BX

Moving-Magnet/Coil Phono Pre-Amplifier

Rotel RQ-970BX


With the increased use of digitally based audio media, many modern high performance audio components lack the circuitry needed to handle the signals produced by phono systems.

The RQ-970BX is a high-performance phono equaliser, the output of which can be plugged straight into any line level input.

Using the same sophisticated circuit designs and high quality components that have made Rotel a world-wide standard of performance, the type of design used in the RQ-970BX is expensive to manufacture, but it is better for the music.


Total harmonic distortion: <0.004%

Intermodulation distortion: <0.004%

Input sensitivity: 210uV/100ohm (MC), 2.5mV/47kohm (MM)

Phono overload: 16mV (MC), 160mV (MM)

Output sensitivity: 150mV/100ohm

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 75dB (MM)

Dimensions: 440 x 72 x 195mm

Weight: 3.1kg


it's a no brainer for someone with a modest vinyl system who wants to keep it that way, financially speaking.


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service manual  English

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