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Rotel Introduces its New RSP-1582 Reference Surround Processor

Rotel Introduces its New RSP-1582  Reference Surround Processor

North Reading, MA—January 2015—Rotel Electronics, widely acknowledged for over 50 years as a leader in affordable high-end electronics designed for serious audiophile and home-theater fans, will introduce the RSP-1582, a new 7.1 channel, surround-sound preamplifier/processor home theater component that can serve as a master control for all audio and video components in an audio/video system.

Audio Highlights

For two years, Rotel engineers painstakingly evaluated every circuit design and feature requirement of the RSP-1582, challenging themselves to produce the very best audio/video performance possible for home entertainment. The RSP-1582 incorporates all of the functionality and video performance that any home theater enthusiast could want.

DACs featured in the RSP-1582 preamp/processor consist of six 24-bit/192kHz  Wolfson WM8740 chips, four dedicated DACs for the Front Left, Front Right, Center and Subwoofer channels ands shared stereo DAC’s for the rear and surround channels. Also included is a Texas Instruments PCM1804 audio-performance analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

Multichannel soundtracks are decoded by a Texas Instruments Aureus TMS320DA808 DSP chip with a 10-channel Parametric Equalization (PEQ). Digital inputs include: optical (3), coaxial (3), PC-USB input supporting 24bit/192kHz audio, and an embedded aptX Bluetooth receiver for CD quality wireless connectivity.

The RSP-1582 has an analog Bypass function for relevant input signals, which circumvents the DSP section to obtain the purest analog signal path.  The analog inputs include: Phono stage, Auxiliary (4), XLR balanced input, 7.1 channel input, and conventional stereo analogue inputs (6). The analog pre-outputs are presented on fully balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors, both with twin subwoofer connections.

The volume control permits fine adjustments of level in increments of 0.5dB.  

Video Highlights

The RSP-1582’s eight HDMI 4K video pass-through inputs utilize a Silicon Image Sil9573 2K/4K HDMI transceiver. There are also two HDMI 4K video pass-through outputs (one ARC/CEC enabled). And a convenient front-panel HDMI input with 4K video pass-through.

Feature Highlights

  • A 7” TFT display on the front panel facilitates easy adjustments of all audio and video parameters.
  • Front-panel USB input for Apple devices with 2.1 ampre charging capability.
  • Operating software updatable via USB port or network connection.
  • RS232 and IP network interface for control of custom installations.
  • Two IR output connectors for IR pass-through and wired IR remote input
  • Three source independent trigger outputs.

Finally in addition to the RSP-1582’s unassailable audio and video performance, custom installers will find it ideal for any installation, for these reasons: RJ45 network connection, USB front-panel connector to support software updates, three source independent trigger outputs, a wired IR remote input, RS232 and IP network interfaces for automation system control, two IR output connectors for IR pass-through, and front-panel navigation of setup menus.

Available Finishes – Black / Silver

Available: March / April 2015

Suggested Retail Price USD:  $3,499

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.

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