Rotel unveils pre-amp and amplifier, RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII

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Boasting Dirac audio correction technology that adapts sound based on the shape of the room.

Rotel is releasing a new pre-amplifier called RSP-1576MKII, and a new amplifier called RAP-1580MKII, this autumn.

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RSP-1576MKII pre-amplifier

The RSP-1576MKII’s multi-channel inputs include 7 HDMI 4K HDR video and 2 HDMI 4K HDR video, as well as XLR, PC-USB, 3 optical 3, 3 coaxial, 3 RCA, 3 analogue, iPod USB, apt-X Bluetooth, 7.1 multichannel and a moving magnet phono stage.

The pre-amp also features Dirac Live full room correction software, which uses a microphone to analyse the audio system and room and subsequently make sonic adjustments.

Available in silver and black variants, with shipping estimated for September 2020, the RSP-1576MKII is priced at £2,700.


RAP-1580MKII amplifier

The RAP-1580MKII features the same inputs as the RSP-1576MKII, with the exception of the 7.1 multichannel input, and delivers 100 watts per channel into 8 ohm loads.

It includes Dirac Live LE software, which can correct audio within the range of 20Hz and 500Hz.

Available in silver and black variants, with shipping estimated for October 2020, the RAP-1580MKII is priced at £3,850.