Rotel RZ-8 The Play Mixer

What? You want it all? Crossfader controlled phono & line inputs? Built in drum machine? Instrument/mic mixer with...

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What? You want it all? Crossfader controlled phono & line inputs? Built in drum machine? Instrument/mic mixer with BBD echo? All in one box?

Yes – you CAN have it all!

NOTE: photos are of an identical unit we sold – condition of the current one is the same.

Rare Rotel RZ-8 Play Mixer for sale in excellent working order and condition. I’d never seen one of these before, and still can’t quite believe they exist. Made by Rotel – a Japanese company that were actually originally called Roland (no relation!) – and hailing from a bygone era when the product rather than profit was king, this sleek brushed aluminium hunk of gorgeousness could just be everything to everybody.

Demo featuring the unit for sale:

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Demo of another of these we had through:

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This is the HiFi separate you never dreamed existed – and never knew you wanted – until now. Yes, vinyl enthusiasts that’s a twin cross-fader DJ mixer (one each for the twin line and phono inputs); there’s a hefty 70s Hifi-style mic/instrument mixer with variable impedance, a basic built-in BBD echo and twin VU meters; and hell why not add in a warm and funky analogue beatbox with variable patterns to really get your party started.

Have your cake, eat it. Have another cake, put a cherry on top, and eat that. Take all the cakes you can carry… Rotel knew about seventies excess. 

See and download the full RZ-8 Play Mixer manual here.

Supplied serviced and ready to rock your local block or house party. The BBD echo is a bit of an afterthought and shouldn’t be the reason you buy this unit – it’s only usable on the guitar/mic inputs and is nothing to get excited about. Some crackle may be possible from pots/switches/sliders when it’s not been used for a while, but should clear with use – it is currently working flawlessly – see demo below.

Condition is excellent. Just minor signs of age. (Note photos are of another unit in identical condition.)

For sales in UK/EU the price will include VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number – please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.

  • It is a 100v Japanese model. It will run OK on North American mains 115/120v without a transformer (we run all our tests using 120v power); however, a step-down transformer is recommended for extended use.
  • A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU.
  • We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required – see our accessories listings.


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