New Multi-channel Processor Debuts from Rotel
7.1-Channel Design Features Sophisticated DSP, Parametric EQ And 3D Video Capability
North Reading, MA—September 2011—Rotel has been widely acknowledged for 50 years as a leader in “affordable high-end” components designed for serious audiophile and home-theater fans. The most recent example is the RSP-1572 Surround Processor/Preamplifier, a sophisticated AV control center that combines the latest in digital-surround technologies for superb movie soundtrack decoding combined with audiophile grade circuitry for which Rotel is justifiably famous.
The RSP-1572 is a flexible, configurable controller engineered to serve as the ideal master component of even the most sophisticated home-theater system. It provides surround decoding and processing with outputs of up to 7.1-channel configurations, via Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS® HD Master Audio and more.
Dual 32 Bit DSP’s and 24Bit/192K audio DACs ensure highest quality playback performance.
The RSP-1572 features important new technologies such as HDMI 1.4 with 3D capability. It offers six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs with one HDMI output having ARC capability (Audio Return Channel). The ARC in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection.
A USB front input for iPod/iPhone/iPad or other MP3 player use is included. The USB input provides a digital connection so that the RSP-1572’s internal 24 bit/192kHz DACs can do the crucial decoding for best sound quality. Additionally, the preamp/processor incorporates Bluetooth operation (via a wireless Dongle that is included), so that a physical connection of portable audio players for those that have that capability is not required. To provide even more audio versatility, the preamplifier includes a 10 band parametric EQ, and advanced bass management.
Video signals are handled by the latest generation Faroudja Torina FLI30336 Cortez Advanced Platform offering the most robust set of Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing technologies available. Torino combines unique analog and digital processing
to drastically reduce video noise without sacrificing image quality and sharpness. It also offers next-generation Faroudja RealColor color management technologies and an integrated 3D video decoder.
The desire to have a central AV system with audio and video available in additional rooms is a highly requested feature by today’s consumers. The RSP-1572 provides three additional zone outputs for composite video and analog audio. Zone control includes source selection, volume and on/off. The RSP-1572 front panel display shows current source, volume and DSP mode. The OSD (On Screen Display) is available for customer setup using the HDMI, Component, or Composite main video outputs. Remote control zone operation can be utilized by purchasing optional RS-232 touchpads by companies such as Crestron and RTI, or most IR based keypad systems.
The RSP-1572 is the perfect solution for the savvy consumer seeking an extremely high performance audio/video preamp processor without the customary exorbitant price tag. Rotel’s half century of research, design and development has paid off handsomely in producing its very best preamp/processor yet.
Finishes – Black and silver
Availability – October 2011
Suggested retail – $2199
- 3 D capability
- 6 x HDMI v1.4 ports inputs
- 2 x HDMI 1.4 outputs (one with ARC)
- Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, dts-HD™Master Audio
- 10 band parametric EQ
- Advanced bass management
- 24 Bit / 192kHz audio DACs
- Assignable 12-volt triggers
- Video Transcoding to HDMI
- Bi-directional RS-232 interface
- Rear panel IR control ports
- Second, third and fourth zone capable
- Detachable AC cord
- 3U cabinet
- Finishes – Silver and black
- Availability – October 2011
- Suggested retail – $2199
Look for more details at: www.rotel.com.