The RCX-1500 is an Absolute Sound recommended component. And no surprises there. It is feature packed and actually sounded really good too. It has almost everything to satisfy the “modern day” audiophile with its all-in-one capability. It can stream music via its Ethernet input, use an iPod via its front USB input, listen to radio through its FM and DAB function, play CDs and operate as a DAC with its Wolfson premium 24-bit/192kHz Digital to Analog Converter. With 100W per channel available, its powerful enough to drive most speakers. We tried it with KEF, Avalon and B&W speakers with satisfying results on all counts. It was punchy in the bass, warm and smooth in the mids and detailed in the highs without sounding too overbearing. Add a clean cut, modernistic look and there is really nothing to pick about. All-in-all, this is an all-in-one package that proved to be very satisfying to live with.
Cosmetically, this former demo unit is in great shape. Minor signs of use but nothing major. We have the original box and will securely pack this for safe shipping.