The design of speaker amplifiers has been something of a roller coaster ride over the past few decades. After being proud to display their expensive equipment out in the open, consumers began asking that these bulky, ugly products get hidden away behind cabinets. The AudioControl Rialto 600 solves all of those problems without sacrificing performance.
The tiny black box that houses the inner workings of the Rialto 600 is designed in a way that is sleek and can be showcased proudly on a TV stand without taking up a lot of room. It won’t stick out like a sore thumb in any setting. It sits just under 3 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide and 5.4 inches deep.
And as impressive as the design of the product is, it’s performance more than matches it. AudioControl built the Rialto 600 as an amplifier and digital audio converter all in one chassis. The product delivers two channels of 100 Watts of power at 8 Ohms, and 200 Watts at 4 Ohms, and is stable down to 3.6 Ohms. In our testing, the Rialto 600 was capable of powering two floorstanding speakers in a fairly standard TV setup. We used speaker wire to connect the left and right channels, a digital audio cable to go from there to the TV.