ROTEL’S NEW Stereo Preamplifiers announced as MKII models
Rotel is thrilled to announce new upgraded MKII versions of two of the company’s award winning stereo preamplifiers with the launch of the RC-1590MKII and RC-1572MKII. Both models feature a host of acoustic and performance upgrades with each acoustic circuit having been critically analyzed and significantly improved by leveraging technologies engineered for the award winning Michi series.
Collectively these 2 models benefit from over 75 critical component changes delivering an exceptional level of performance leveraging Rotel’s 60-year history of engineering and manufacturing high performance audio products.
Key component changes include new coupling capacitors directly in the audio signal path to deliver improved frequency response in the DAC circuits. The DAC power supply filter capacitors, volume circuit and XLR balanced circuits also benefit from audiophile grade resistor and capacitor upgrades, isolating the independent DC power supplies, and resulting in a lower noise floor.
The upgraded models support balanced XLR inputs and outputs, Moving Magnet Phono stage input for turntable connectivity, analog and digital source inputs, wireless aptX and AAC Bluetooth and utilize a Texas Instruments premium 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Analog converter (DAC). Further, both units support MQA and MQA Studio via the PC-USB input and are certified Roon Tested.
A Texas Instruments 32bit DAC was selected supporting the component changes rendering the audio with improved details and more accurate tonal quality. The changes deliver a larger and more enveloping sound stage surrounding the listener with a genuine and authentic performance. Both models are easy to operate using the included remote control and front panel display.
Automatic power controls, signal sensing, fixed volume settings and tone adjustments optimize customization settings. RS232 and IP provide simple control system integration and software updates
The Rotel RC-1590MKII is a reference preamplifier rendering analog and digital sources with natural expression in a wide and open sound stage in stunning clarity. The heart of the RC-1590MKII begins with the power supply featuring dual in-house manufactured toroidal transformers. The transformers are physically and electrically isolated providing dedicated analog and digital supply voltages to all critical circuits through low ESR slit-foil capacitors eliminating unwanted distortion and delivering an extremely low noise floor. Dual RCA and XLR output connection provide the ultimate flexibility including bi-amplification installations. A subwoofer output is also included.
Affordable high-end begins with Rotel’s RC-1572MKII preamplifier. Multiple acoustic upgrades and refinements process all popular analog and digital sources to an even higher level of performance in stunning clarity with a natural, enveloping sound stage. The RC-1572MKII’s precision engineering begins with Rotel’s ultra-low noise power supply including a large, in-house manufactured toroidal transformer. The transformer design reduces stray radiated emissions and feeds a bank of slit-foil, low ESR capacitors, to deliver stable current to all sensitive circuits with reduced noise and distortion and an ultra-quiet noise floor.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Orders for the RC-1590MKII and RC-1572MKII can now be placed with Authorized Rotel Dealers with shipping expected to begin July 2021 in the United States and Canada, and to the rest of the world shortly thereafter.
Both models are available in Black and White