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Rotel RZ-8 The Play Mixer

Rotel RZ-8 The Play Mixer

Brand: Rotel

Regular price £185.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £222.00 GBP
Regular price £225.00 GBP Sale price £185.00 GBP
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Oddball preset drum machine / mic/instrument mixer. Serviced and working but has minor issues.

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Product Description

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!

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?

B Channel item with minor faults: Safe, serviced and working, but it has at least one fault, that being that the snare sound is too quiet. We don't have time to dig into it so it is for sale as it is, without warranty (however it will arrive as described!).


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.

OK, calm down...

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.

Drum machine and effects mixer in one hifi-type unit. The beat box sounds unique and is interesting, and it's possible to route it back in via a guitar input and the internal echo to add another controllable dimension to the sound. The guitar/mic inputs overdrive well with guitar as well.

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

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. Connections are via RCA sockets on the back, inputs on the front are 1/4 inch.


In good cosmetic condition with signs of wear and age to the face including some oxidation spotting and worn patches. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

Voltage Information

100v Japanese model - it will run 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.


For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.

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