AAD M Series Speaker System and Rotel RSX-1057 A/V Receiver At A Glance & Ratings: Rotel

At A Glance: Rotel RSX-1057 A/V Receiver


Video: HDMI (2), component video (3), S-video (5), composite video (5)
Audio: Coaxial digital (3), optical digital (2), 7.1-channel analog (1), stereo analog (7)
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (4), composite video (4), zone composite (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (4), preamp (10), zone stereo analog (1)
RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (3), IR jacks (2), zone IR jacks (2), Ethernet input/output (1)

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
Other: Cinema EQ, HDCD, MPEG Multichannel, Rotel XS, 5- and
7-channel stereo, bass, treble
THX Certification: No
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 5
Power Rating (watts per channel): 75, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: +/–3 dB from 10 Hz to 120 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 6.38 x 17.01 x 17.4
Weight (pounds): 37.8
Price: $1,299

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Rotel RSX-1057 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 98 Exellent
• Big power supply
• Heavy-duty chassis
• Metal faceplate

Value: 95 Exellent
• Excels at job one: sounding good
• Don't be deceived by modest power specs

Features: 90 Good
• Five channels times 75 watts
• Seven-channel surround processing

Performance: 98 Exellent
• Alluring top end; gentle but detailed midrange
• Excellent dynamics

Ergonomics: 90 Good
• Separate turn-on volume for each input
• LCD universal remote
• That unique look

Overall Rating: 95 Excellent
Rotel's surround receivers have always been among my favorites. Ignore the numbers and trust your ears—this one delivers enough power for action-movie mayhem in modest rooms with many speakers and a musical delicacy that serves any kind of music. This is a standard setter in its price range.

General Information
RSX-1057 A/V Receiver, $1,299
Rotel of America
(978) 664-3820