The Rotel RX-1052 built in the United Kingdom in 2005-2008. It’s a AM/FM Stereo two-channel receiver. It also has a great MM phono section, a high quality FM tuner, a built-in headphone amplifier, two sets of speaker outputs and tone controls just like in the old days. The RX-1052 can be the “whole house” audio/video system as well. Most buyers will use the receiver in a single room, but it can serve as the centerpiece of a four-room A/V system. It can route stereo-audio and composite-video signals to a second, a third, and a fourth room, or even be operated via home automation systems such as Xantech. You can select the source, control the volume, and select AM or FM radio stations from any wired location. To implement multiroom functionality, you’ll need to run cables, buy additional amplifiers to power the speakers in each zone, and get the requisite IR repeater equipment, and you’ll probably need to hire a custom installer to make it all work.
Rated at 100 watts per channel. Its beefy construction and massive power transformer and power supply humble the competition. Better yet, at 17 inches wide, 4.75 inches high, and 14.2 inches deep, the RX-1052 is a bit small. Weight is a little over 30 pounds.