Rotel Introduces Home Theater Products Supporting Dirac Room Correction

September 9 2020, 00:35
Rotel launched the new RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII integrated amplifiers and surround processors, joining the brand's family of home theater components of exceptional value. The two new models support Dolby Atmos and include a license for best-in-class Dirac room correction technology to ensure accurate room response and system configuration for installations of any size. The RSP-1576MKII model will be available September 2020 and retail for $3,499 USD, while the RAP-1580MKII starts shipping October 2020 as retails for $4,999 USD.
The RSP-1576MKII is designed as a multichannel 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.

The Rotel RSP-1576MKII supports home theaters up to 7.1.4 channels of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats using the latest Texas Instruments quad-core DSP. Its surround processor utilizes an array of 6 Wolfson DACs and is fully licensed for DIRAC Live Full room correction software, including already the required measurement microphone. Dirac Live Full enables 20Hz – 20kHz automatic frequency and time domain adjustments ensuring optimal performance in any size theater.

Other features for the RSP-1576MKII details 7 HDMI 4K HDR video inputs and 2 HDMI 4K HDR video outputs. The video processing is complimented with an array of audio inputs including XLR, PC-USB (24bit/192kHz), optical (3), coaxial (3), RCA analog (3), iPod USB, apt-X Bluetooth, 7.1 multichannel input and for classic vinyl lovers there is even an Moving Magnet Phono Stage input.

As for the new Rotel RAP-1580MKII, it includes 7 channels of Class AB amplification delivering 100 Watts per channel into 8 ohm loads, all channels driven and 200 Watts of power in 4 ohm loads 2 channel driven utilizing an oversized Rotel factory built toroidal transformer and high efficiency slit foil capacitors. It also features the latest Texas Instruments quad-core DSP and array of 6 Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz DACs, ensuring the audio meets the highest of acoustic standards worthy of Rotel. The DSP and DACs are supported with critically tuned sonic components delivering clean, accurate and precise audio to the array of amplifier output devices ensuring effortless energy and tremendous depth to the sound stage.

Like the RSP-1576MKII, the RAP-1580MKII includes support and license for Dirac Live LE acoustic room correction technology including adjustments in the most difficult frequency region from 20Hz to 500Hz. Using the included calibration microphone, the Dirac software measures and calculates the DSP coefficients for a totally unique, pristine listening experience. 

A full set of source inputs are available in the RAP-1580MKII, including optical, coaxial, analog, XLR, iPod USB, PC-USB (24/192), apt-X Bluetooth for high quality wireless streaming and a Moving Magnet Phono Stage for classic vinyl fans. The 8 HDMI inputs include 7 on the back and 1 on the front with 3 supporting HDMI 4K/HDR pass-through and both HDMI outputs supporting 4K/HDR.

Both new Rotel home theater amplifiers are available in both Silver and Black finish.
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