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Rotel RA-820B

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Power Output:2 x 25 Watts (8 Ohms) | 2 x 35 Watts (4 Ohms)
Power Consumption:170 Watts
Dimensions:430 x 66 x 271mm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight:5.5kg / 12.1lbs

Rating:8.20 out of 10



By: NickB
26th Apr 2023
5 out of 5 "Great little budget amp from the 80s"
Bought this new in 1983 coupled with JPW P2 speakers and a NAD 5120 turntable. Always liked the sounds from it. Unfortunately the whole system went into storage when we realized kids + wooden floors + turntable were not a good combination.
Horrified when it literally blew up on first testing out of storage but replacing a few inexpensive capacitors and it's now good as new.
If you find one that still works it's well worth a listen to.
If you have one that's dead it's well worth resurrecting!!

6 people liked this review.

23rd Feb 2022
4 out of 5 "Rotel RA-820B Still Going"
I agree 100%. I still have my RA-820B and it sounds as good today as it did back in the day. I was considering selling it for something 'newer' and more current, but then thought, "No way". I just can't part with something that is still in excellent condition and is working perfectly.
11 people liked this review.

By: PB
13th Aug 2013
5 out of 5 "Top notch"
Had one of these back in the '80s. What a brilliant little amp. Only about 25 W per channel, but huge power supply. Great build quality too. For my money, the best budget hi-fi amp ever made. Ever.
45 people liked this review.