Rotel just introduced the RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier, which combines elements of the RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 power amplifier into a sleek, single chassis design. The company says they have not cut corners. The RA-1592 implements a classic Class AB design with 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and features a rugged power supply with a massive toroidal transformer, coupled to select T-network, slit-foil capacitors. The result is a power supply that won’t sag and distort under complex speaker loads or dynamic signal transients.
The high performance preamplifier section incorporates a superb 32bit 768KHz AKM digital-to-analog converter and analog stages of the highest quality. The DAC and surrounding circuitry supports a vast array of source inputs including DSD capable PC-USB (24bit/192k), 3 coaxial, 3 optical, integrated aptX Bluetooth and a front mounted USB iPod input. For analog music lovers, there is a phono stage input (MM), XLR balanced input and 3 analog RCA source inputs.
User selectable A-B speaker outputs with 5-way binding posts, RCA pre-output and dual subwoofer outputs provide the ultimate flexibility in installation. The amplifier protection circuits monitor DC offset, overcurrent, short circuit and temperature to protect both the electronics and attached speakers.
Custom integration features include RS232 and Ethernet IP control, 2 trigger outputs, remote IR input and automated digital signal sense power control for easy integration with streaming sources and control systems.
Rotel says the new RA-1592 stereo integrated amplifier provides an optimal solution for hearing a musical performance the way the artist intended, whether its from modern digital sources or classic analog vinyl recordings.
Price and Availability
The Rotel RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier is available now for $2,499.