The Rotel RC-1572MKII Preamplifier Handles Analog and Digital Sources with Grace, Power, and Authority To Deliver Amazing Audio Quality
The team at Rotel knows that music lovers yearn to strike a balance between high-quality sound and reasonable affordability. That's one of the reasons why Rotel offers a wide range of products, including the RC-1572MKII Preamplifier, which is ideal for customers seeking affordable, high-end equipment. This preamplifier can process your favorite analog and digital sources in stunning clarity and deliver a natural, enveloping soundstage.
The sleek front panel of the RC-1572MKII includes an easy-to-read display, nine convenient source controls, a large, precision volume controller, a headphone connection, and a USB connection for iOS device audio playback.
As a powerful component in a two-channel audio system, the RC-1572MKII (with built-in DAC) is all about precision engineering. The unit is anchored by Rotel's ultra-low-noise power supply, including a large, in-house manufactured toroidal transformer. This transformer design reduces stray radiated emissions and feeds a bank of slit-foil, low ESR capacitors, delivering stable current to all sensitive circuits. The result is reduced distortion with an ultra-quiet noise floor.
A premium Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC) renders the digital sources, supported by custom-tuned, proprietary external output filters. This ensures that the audio is presented with exceptional dynamic detail, as well as natural musical expression.
The RC-1572MKII supports a wide array of inputs, enabling connection to your favorite sources, including a moving-magnet (MM) phono input for vinyl lovers. Other capabilities of this Roon Tested component include XLR outputs, high-quality aptX and AAC Bluetooth for wireless streaming, plus PC-USB (32-bit/384kHz) supporting MQA. The RCA, XLR, and subwoofer outputs provide installation flexibility. Ethernet and RS232 ensure simple integration with control systems and reliable software updates.
The RC-1572MKII is easy to operate using the included remote control or the front-panel display. Automatic power controls, signal sensing, fixed volume settings, and tone adjustments optimize customization settings. Like all Music Direct products, the Rotel RC-1572MKII comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
Engineered for Optimal Performance
The RC-1572MKII is a full-featured, high-performance component. All aspects of the design have been optimized to retain the full dynamic range and subtle nuances of your music. The RC-1572MKII has a highly regulated power supply incorporating a Rotel custom-designed toroidal power transformer and custom-made slit-foil capacitors. This low-impedance power supply has ample power reserves, which enables the RC-1572MKII to easily reproduce the most demanding audio signals. Although this type of design is more expensive to manufacture, it is better for the music.
The printed circuit boards are designed with Symmetrical Circuit Traces. This ensures that the precise timing of the music is maintained and faithfully recreated. The RC-1572MKII circuitry uses metal film resistors and polystyrene or polypropylene capacitors in important signal paths.
Commitment to Environmentalism
As more and more electronics are produced, it is important for manufacturers to do all they can to design products that have a minimum impact on the environment. At Rotel, employees are proud to do their part. Rotel has reduced the lead content in its products by using special lead-free ROHS solder and components.
Rotel engineers continually strive to improve power-supply efficiency without compromising quality. When in standby mode, Rotel products use minimal power to meet global Standby Power Consumption requirements. Additionally, the Rotel factory undergoes constant improvements to its product-assembly methods, resulting in cleaner and "greener" manufacturing processes.
Rotel was founded more than 60 years ago by a family whose passionate interest in music led them to manufacture high-fidelity components of uncompromising quality. Through the decades, that passion has remained undiminished.
Rotel's engineers work closely as a team, intensely listening to, and fine-tuning, each new product until it meets exacting musical standards. The engineers are free to choose components from around the world in order to make that product the best it can be. Rotel products are likely to include capacitors from the United Kingdom and Germany, and semiconductors from Japan or the United States, while toroidal power transformers are manufactured in Rotel's own factory.
BTU Rating: 65 BTU/h
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): (20Hz – 20kHz) <0.004%
Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, -0.2dB)
Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz (0±0.5dB, Max)
Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0.3dB, -0.2dB)
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted):
Line Level Inputs: 118dB
Digital Inputs: 100dB
Phono Input: 80dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1): <0.004%
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 200mV
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 300mV
Digital Inputs: 0dBFs
Phono Input (MM): 3mV
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ
Digital Inputs: 75Ω
Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 4V
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 5V
Phono Input: 63mV
Unbalanced (RCA): 1V
Balanced (XLR): 2V
Line Level Inputs (RCA): >85dB
Line Level Inputs (XLR): >75dB
Phono Input: >85dB
Tone Controls: ±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
Preamplifier Output Level: 1.44 V (at - 20 dB)
Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption: 35W
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions (WHD): 17" x 3.9" x 13.5"
Front Panel Height: 2U / 88.1mm (3.5")
Weight: 18.5 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 1.9 MB)