Rotel just announced the RC-1570 Stereo Preamplifier, which offers a blend of cutting edge digital circuitry with on-board Digital-to-Analog conversion and classic analog stages. Beneath the clean lines and user friendly fascia lies highly sophisticated engineering born of Rotel’s 50 years of experience delivering affordable priced high performance components. Both analog and digital sources have been given equal consideration as today’s listener often has several digital sources, but may also enjoy legacy formats like vinyl LPs. A large toroidal transformer and regulated power supply ensures stable current and voltage requirements to all stages under dynamic conditions. Premium circuit components have been selected only after extensive listening evaluations. Careful routing of all low level signals has been practiced to ensure impressive signal-to-noise levels. The result is effortless musical dynamics, impressive detail and scale.
The RC-1570 stereo preamplifier is also extremely flexible. Four digital inputs (2 co-ax and 2 optical), plus the PC-USB on the rear panel, handles digital sources up to 24/192 resolution. The 4 inputs are designed for sources such as TV set-top boxes, flat panel TVs or Blu-ray players for stunning playback. The PC-USB input makes use of audio playback software such as iTunes or a Windows Media Player to replay music from a computer’s digital library. A Bluetooth dongle is also provided for use with the front USB input. A premium Wolfson stereo D/A converter handles critical conversion from digital data to analog. Analog inputs include balanced XLR connectors in addition to four pair of conventional RCA inputs.
A moving magnet phono-stage rounds out the source capability. XLR and single ended outputs are provided, as are two 12-volt triggers to control on/off operation of an amplifier and/or other components and RS-232 on a standard DB-9 connector.
Price and Availability
The RC-1570 will be available October 2013 for $999 in Matte Black or Brushed Silver finish.