While the RCX-1500 is an all-in-one model, it has been engineered using components that you would find in more expensive separates. The DAC is the high-performance Wolfson used in the acclaimed RCD-1520 CD player with 24 bit / 192kHz decoding. The amplifier uses our innovative Class D design that is highly efficient, runs cooler than older A/B designs and provides plenty of voltage and current to easily drive lower impedance speakers down to 4 ohms. With 100 watts per channel available, even large power hungry speakers will shine when connected to the RCX-1500. Of course, we expect it will be often partnered with high quality bookshelf models for stealthy but still very high quality single room applications.
The receiver’s tuner section includes both terrestrial FM and Internet radio so listening options are virtually limitless! Presently there are more than 15,000 Internet radio stations available and the RCX-1500 includes 30 possible presets for instantaneous access to both FM and Internet broadcasts. A wireless USB to Ethernet dongle (802.11) is provided for network connection or owners may choose to use a wired connection.
The RCX-1500, like the RDG-1520, supports UPnP technology. UPnP devices are “plug-and-play” which means when connected to a network they automatically announce their network address and supported device and services types, enabling clients that recognize those types to immediately begin using the device. The RCX-1500 will stream music files using Windows Media Player 11. Supported codecs include RealAudio, WMA, MP3, AAC & AAC+ (non DRM), AU, WAV and AIFF.
As if all that isn’t enough, an RS-232 port provides system control and bi-directional feedback. In addition, the RCX-1500 is also a very high quality CD player, based on our outstanding RCD-1520.
The RCX-1500 is without doubt, one of the most flexible, high performance, single chassis stereo components available today.
RCX-1500 Streaming Media CD/FM Stereo Receiver
- Availability: November 2009
- Suggested Retail Price: USD $1,500.00
About Rotel Electronics
Rotel audio products are known worldwide for their quality, reliability, value, and, above all, exceptional sound reproduction. Since 1961, Rotel has utilized the resources of its formidable international design team and has manufactured its products in its own sophisticated production facilities. Rotel proudly offers a complete range of electronics that have consistently received critical acclaim and coveted industry awards. With substantial investment in new technologies and manufacturing, Rotel is prepared to meet the challenges of an evolving specialty electronics marketplace.