Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo Preamplifier

Brand: Rotel
Product Code: ROT-RC1590-M2-PRE
Warranty: 3 Years
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Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo Preamplifier

Reference audio systems deserve reference audio equipment. The Rotel RC-1590MKII is exactly that -- a reference preamplifier rendering analogue and digital sources with natural expression in a wide and open sound stage in stunning clarity.

The heart of the RC-1590MKII begins with the power supply featuring dual in-house manufacture toroidal transformers. The transformers are physically and electrically isolated supplying dedicated analogue and digital supply voltages to all critical circuits through low ESR slit-foil capacitors eliminating unwanted distortion and an extremely low noise floor.

Digital source inputs are processed utilising an audiophile grade Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Audio Converter (DAC) with custom engineered, proprietary acoustically tuned external output filter circuits rendering even the finest details with exceptional clarity and exact positing.

Analogue signal paths feature DIRECT-PATH bypass modes eliminating unnecessary circuits maintaining signal integrity and further eliminating unwanted noise and distortion drawing you even closer and immersing you in the music.

The RC-1590MKII supports a full array of inputs ensuring connection to your favourite sources including a Moving Magnet Phono input for vinyl lovers, Analogue, Digital, XLR Balanced, high quality aptX™ and AAC wireless Bluetooth, and PC-USB (32-bit/384kHz) supporting MQA unfolding and rendering as well as certified Roon Tested.

Dual RCA and XLR output connection provide the ultimate flexibility including bi-amplification installations. A subwoofer output is also included.

The RC-1590MKII proudly continues Rotel’s 60-year legacy and heritage with our ongoing promises of performance, value, and unwavering commitment to quality. Authentic, engaging, and spacious – the RC-1590MKII proudly represents this iconic brand..

Key Features

  • Certified Roon Tested
  • Supports MQA and MQA Studio
  • Texas Instruments premium 32-bit/384 kHz Digital to Analogue Converter
  • Moving Magnet Phono input for turntable connection
  • Wireless aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth

Engineered with Care

Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo Preamplifier
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 20 Hz – 20 kHz: <0.002%
Frequency Response Line Level Inputs: 10 Hz - 100 kHz (+0 dB, +0.1 dB), Digital Inputs: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (0 ± 0.5 dB, Max.), Phono Input: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.3 dB, -0.2 dB)
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted) Line Level Inputs (RCA): 117 dB, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 115 dB, Digital Inputs: 108 dB, Phono Input: 80 dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60 Hz:7 kHz, 4:1) <0.002%
Input Sensitivity Line Level Inputs (RCA): 150 mV, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 250 mV, Digital Inputs: 0 dBFs, Phono Input (MM): 2.5 mV
Input Impedance Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100 kΩ, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100 kΩ, Digital Inputs: 75 Ω, Phono Input (MM): 47 kΩ
Input Overload Line Level Inputs (RCA): 4 V, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 5.5 V, Phono Input: 64 mV
Output Level Unbalanced (RCA): 1 V, Balanced (XLR): 2 V
Channel Separation Line Level Inputs (RCA): >85 dB, Line Level Inputs (XLR): >75 dB, Phono Input: >85 dB
Tone Controls ±10dB at 100 Hz / 10 kHz
Preout Level 1.65 V (at -20 dB)
Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192 kHz)
PC-USB USB Audio Class 1: Up to 24-bit/96 kHz, USB Audio Class 2: Up to 24-bit/96 kHz (Driver Installation Required), MQA and MQA Studio: Up to 24-bit/384 kHz, Roon Tested
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 431 x 144 x 348 mm (17" x 5.7" x 13.9")
Front Panel Height 3U / 132.6 mm (5.25")
Power Requirements 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 45 W
Standby Power Consumption <0.5 W
Net Weight 10.1 kg (22.7 lb)
BTU Rating 78 BTU/h
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