Rotel A1592 mkII Amplifier
Introducing the new Rotel.
Replacing the much respected Rotel designs wasn't easy. The Amplifiers sold in great numbers and have been one of the top selling products in America and Europe. Regarded as superb value for money, they bring a taste of hi-end to affordable price points.
How to improve on something that is already close to perfect, especially when it comes to price/performance and the materials used for production?
The Tachikawa family in Japan – founders and owners of Rotel, finally had the opportunity to work with Ken Ishiwata, a highly respected engineer behind much of the success of rival brand Marantz.
Ishiwata is known for elevating sound quality by a combination of changes - both mechanical and electronic, with the application of damping materials helping to deaden vibrations in both the top cover and main chassis. The DAC stage sees the replacement of eight capacitors and one resistor with upgraded types, while all nine capacitors in the PSU have also been switched for preferred alternatives. Furthermore, the electrical ground paths have been re-routed
The objective was to create the best sounding units for those with critical ears and limited budgets, and a feature set demande by Audiophiles in the 2020's:
- 200 Watts per channel of analog Class AB amplification - enough to drive Floorstanding Speakers.
- Analog and digital inputs, also wireless aptX HD music streamer, also Phono MM input
"What makes the Rotel 1592 MKII the recipient of one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2021 is its high level of overall competence. Even buying gently used pre owned components, it’s doubtful that you could come up with a fully functioning preamplifier, DAC, headphone amplifier, MM phonostage and a 200 watt per channel power amplifier of this quality for anywhere near the cost of the 1592 – that’s it’s beauty"
read the review in Tone Publications
- MAXIMUM POWER OUTPUT - 350W/Ch (4Ω)
- CONTINUOUS POWER OUTPUT - 200W/Ch (8Ω)
- TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD) <0.008%
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE
- Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz, ±0.5dB
- Digital Inputs: 10Hz - 90kHz, ±2dB
- Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0.5dB
- S/N RATIO (IHF "A" Weighted) - Line Level Inputs: 103dB - Digital Inputs: 102dB - Phono Input: 80dB
- AUDIO INPUTS: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), analog stereo RCA (4), balanced XLR, MM phono; USB type-B, USB type-A (front panel)
- AUDIO OUTPUTS: stereo speaker level (dual, paralleled multiway binding posts), analog stereo RCA pre-out, mono subwoofer out, headphone (1/4-in. stereo, front panel)
- DIMENSIONS (W × H × D) 431 × 144 × 425mm 17" × 5.7" × 16"
- FRONT PANEL HEIGHT 3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
- POWER CONSUMPTION 500W
- STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W
- NET WEIGHT 17.63kg (38.87lbs.)
- WARRANTY 5 years
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