Rotel has announced its latest home theater components, the RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII.
The RSP-1576MKII is a multichannel preamp with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based audio (up to 7.1.4). It features seven HDMI 4K HDR video inputs and two HDMI 4K HDR outputs, features six Wolfson DACs, comes with a license for Dirac Live Full room correction, and is available now for $3,499.
The RAP-1580MKII is, by contrast, what Rotel refers to as a Surround Amplified Processor, aka an AV receiver. It has seven channels of Class AB amplification (100 watts per channel), six Wolfson DACs, and includes a license for Dirac Live LE acoustic room correction. It has eight HDMI inputs (three of which support 4K/HDR passthrough), and will retail for $4,999 when it ships in October.
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The RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII join the Rotel family of home theater components, including license for best-in-class Dirac room correction technology ensuring accurate room calibration and system configuration for installations of any size. Built on six decades of audio design experience, these models continue to deliver on the promise of acoustic performance and exceptional value synonymous with Rotel.
The RSP-1576MKII is designed as a multi-channel preamplifier, leveraging audio performance engineered utilizing Rotel's proprietary Balanced Design Concept built on an in-house manufactured toroidal transformer, with low distortion - noise rejection circuit layout and acoustic tuning of all critical audio circuits. The Rotel RAP-1580MKII is user-friendly, powerful, flexible, and refined. It is a state-of-the-art single chassis audio and video component that outperforms most separates. In stereo or surround sound, this is a serious audio component.
Control system integration of both the RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII is made easy with RS232 and IP Ethernet controls including software updates, three assignable independent 12V trigger outputs, wired IR input/ output, and available custom rack mount kit. The units will be available through authorized Rotel dealers beginning September 2020, further product details can be found listed below.
RSP-1576MKII (available September 2020): $3,499 USD
RAP-1580MKII (available October 2020): $4,999 USD
RSP-1576MKII SURROUND SOUND FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES:
RAP-1580MKII AMPLIFIED SURROUND PROCESSOR FEATURES AND CAPABILITIES: