The S14 is an Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC by Rotel that delivers 80 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 150 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the S14 compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in ESS Sabre DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Rotel S14 has an MSRP of 2499$.
There are 8 Rotel amplifiers in our database. Below you can see the main specs of these amps.
Rotel Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Rotel S14 is rated at 80 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Rotel provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.04% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 80 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.04%
- 150 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 100dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Rotel S14 with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Rotel S14 Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Rotel S14 amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Poor|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Rotel S14, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Rotel S14 has total of 1 Analog inputs .
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 1
- 1 Optical Digital Input
- USB Input:
- USB Type A input for connecting a flash drive
- USB Type B input for connecting a computer
- Stereo RCA, Sub Preamp Outputs
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
- Subwoofer Output
Rotel S14 features built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Rotel S14 supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
Rotel S14 doesn't have a phono input so in order to play your vinyl albums, Rotel S14 has to be paired with a Phono Preamp that is MM (Moving Magnet) or/and MC (Moving COil) depending on your cartridge type.
Rotel S14 has a dedicated subwoofer output which can be used to connect it directly to a powered subwoofer via an LFE(Low Frequency Effects) cable.
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Rotel S14 amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Rotel S14's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC. The DAC chip that is used in the S14 is the ESS Sabre
, and supports resolutions up to 32-bit, 384KHZ
Rotel S14 External Dimensions and Weight
Rotel S14 has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 3-5/8inch x 17inch x 14-13/16inch (93.0mm x 432.0mm x 377.0mm ). The unit weighs 9.17kg / 20.2lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Rotel S14 is approximately 1628.0cm2 / 252.3inch2.
- Width: 432.0mm (17")
- Height: 93.0mm (3-5/8")
- Depth: 377.0mm (14-13/16")
- Weight: 9.17 kg (20.17lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1628.0cm2 / 252.3inch2
- Volume: ~15.1 liter / 4.0 gallon
Rotel S14 is available in Black and Silver color options.
What's in the Box of Rotel S14?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of S14:
Stereo integrated amplifier 58-inch AC power cord Remote control CR2035 3V battery (pre-installed) 2 Wifi antennas 1 Bluetooth antenna 5-feet USB-B to USB-A cable 57-inch Ethernet cable USB Audio Driver thumbdrive Hex-key Quick Installation Guide Important Safety Instructions Addendum For Roon ReadySpotify Connect Instructions
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Rotel S14, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Rotel S14
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Rotel S14 Integrated Amplifier:
Official Brochure for Rotel S14
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Rotel S14 Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Rotel S14
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Rotel S14 by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
||USB Type A input for connecting a flash drive,USB Type B input for connecting a computer
||Stereo RCA, Sub
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||9.17 kg (20.17lbs)
||Front Panel Color LCD