Rotel RSP-1570 Surround Processor and RMB-1575 Amplifier Specs

Specs

Rotel RSP-1570 surround Processor
Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Digital Plus, Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic II, IIx
DTS: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS, ES Matrix, ES Discrete, Neo:6, 96/24,
Audyssey: None
Other: Rotel XS 6.1- and 7.1-Channel Surround, DSP modes
THX Certification: No
Video Processing: Upscaling to 480p/ 576p/720p/1080i/1080p
Auto Setup/Room EQ: None
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 16.96 x 5.66 x 13.1
Weight (pounds): 21
Price: $2,199
Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.3 (4), component video (3), S-video (3), composite video (3)
Audio: Coaxial digital (3), optical digital (4), 7.1-channel analog (1), RCA (8)
Additional: Computer (1), REM (4), IR (2)
Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.3a (1), component video (1), S-video (6), composite video (6)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (3), 7.1-channel preamp (1, plus second center and sub outputs)
Additional: Computer (1), 12-volt trigger (6), IR (2)

Rotel RMB-1575 Amplifier
Number of Channels: 5
Rated Power (watts per channel): 250 into 8 ohms/500 into 4 ohms, 5 channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 80 kHz ±1 dB
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 17 x 5.7 x 16.1
Weight (pounds): 24.25
Price: $2,799
Inputs: RCA (5)
Outputs: Five-way binding posts (5)
Additional: 12-volt trigger (1 in, 1 out)

Company Info
Rotel of America
(978) 664-3820
rotel.com

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COMMENTS
anirudhs's picture

Well. If I could audition audio equipment the way we can test-drive cars, I could decide if it is something that I want to aspire for 10 years down the line, or ignore it altogether because my ears can't tell the difference. Till then, I don't care.

gadgetgeek's picture

I own both the Rotel 1570 and the "older" Rotel 1077.
I also auditioned the current Rotel ICE amps. I 100% agree with Michael's assessment on the new Ice Amps. However, the Rotel 1077 is a completely different fruit all together.

The Rotel 1077 uses the 250 ASP modules in the front 2 channels from B&O. Stable down to 2 ohms, tons of power, and VERY musical. No harshness whatsoever IMO. Unfortunately, the amp didn't sell well due to its high price and relatively small stature. It didn't look like a powerful amp. That counts.

The newer models with the radiator front, use a cheaper configuration and are prob selling better.
However, IMO, they have taken a huge step backwards. If you can find a Rotel 1077 used, audition it, and I'm pretty confident, it won't sound anything like the RMB-1575.

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