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Rotel RC1590

Stereo Preamplifier

Features

  • AKM premium 32-bit/768kHz Digital to Analog Converter
  • Front panel USB for Apple iOS devices
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • Dual toroidal transformers isolate the analog and digital signal paths

Quick Specs

  • Type: Audio Components
  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 6"
  • Depth: 14"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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For music enthusiasts who won't accept compromise, the reference RC-1590 preamplifier is in a class by itself.

It's all about control.

The RC-1590 stereo preamplifier has been engineered to the highest audio performance levels and provides an incredible level of control and flexibility for the user. Starting with a high performance power supply consisting of two Rotel custom built toroidal transformers for maximum efficiency and low magnetic fields, these transformers provide low-noise isolation between the analog and digital signals. They are part of a reference grade power supply consisting of individual analog and digital regulator circuits with custom-made slit-foil capacitors. Slit-foil capacitors have very quick charge/discharge times and low signal loss ensuring tight bass performance.

Rotel engineers wanted to create a reference quality stereo preamplifier to match with our new RB-1590 stereo power amplifier. Every aspect of component selection and circuit topography was designed and carefully evaluated during multiple listening sessions to ensure the highest fidelity. For example, analog and digital circuits were designed separately, by specialized Rotel teams. Analog inputs are all very low noise circuitry and include a high performance moving magnet phono stage. Digital inputs are fully isolated and feature a precision 32-bit 768kHz Digital to Analog Converter (DAC).

The RC-1590 is fully feature-laden with Balanced XLR and Unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs, a TI precision volume control IC, a fixed volume line output, dual mono subwoofer outputs, digital outputs (Coax and Optical), digital inputs (3 Coax and 3 Optical), Aux, CD, and Tuner analog inputs, internal aptX Bluetooth (supports aptX and standard Bluetooth) with rear mounted external antenna, a front USB iPod with 2.1A charging input, and rear panel PC-USB 24-bit 192kHz input supporting DSD (Windows) and DoP (MAC computers DSD over PCM).

Other essential features include a remote control, 2 x 12-volt trigger outputs, a dimmable display, an automatic power off function (configurable), RS232 and IP control for automation system integration, internet based software updates, Rotel Link connection, a detachable IEC power cord, an external IR remote input, and a front mounted 3.5mm headphone output jack.

For music enthusiasts who won't accept compromise, the RC-1590 preamplifier is in a class by itself, at a price that belies its incredible performance.

Features

  • AKM premium 32-bit/768kHz Digital to Analog Converter
  • Front panel USB for Apple iOS devices
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • Dual toroidal transformers isolate the analog and digital signal paths
  • Balanced XLR inputs and outputs
Input Sensitivity Line Level Inputs (RCA): 150mV
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 250mV
Phono Input (MM): 2.5mV
Input Impedance Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100k e
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100k e
Digital Inputs: 75 e
Phono Input (MM): 47k e
Input Overload Line Level Inputs: 4V
Phono Input: 30mV
Output Level Unbalanced (RCA): 1V
Balanced (XLR): 2V
Channel Separation Line Level Inputs: >75dB
Phono Input: >75dB
Tone Controls 10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)
PC-USB USB Audio Class 1 (up to 24/96)
USB Audio Class 2 (up to 24/192)*
*Driver Installation Required
DSD/DoP 1x, 2x
Dimensions (W H D)
431 144 348mm
17" 5.7" 13.9"

Front Panel Height
3U / 132.6mm (5.25")

Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption
45W

Standby Power Consumption
<0.5W

Net Weight
9.2kg (20lbs.)

BTU Rating
78 BTU/h


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
(20Hz-20kHz) <0.002%

Frequency Response
Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz 0.1dB
Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz 0.5dB
Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz 0.2dB

S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted)

Line Level Inputs: 112dB
Digital Inputs: 108dB
Phono Input: 80dB

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Audio Components

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 6"
  • Depth: 14"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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