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Take your Rotel for a spin! Buy any Rotel 15 Series integrated amp or pre-power amp combo and get a free Pro-Ject Audio Debut Recordmaster Turntable in Walnut, valued at $699! (RRP)

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RC1590 & RB1581

Rotel is a family-owned, 50-year-old business: its long-standing prestige has been earned through the passion and clinical accuracy delivered in the performance of their home theatre and hi-fi products. With a large audiophile following, Rotel is renowned amongst enthusiasts that appreciate the outstanding quality their products represent. The Rotel family today includes an international group of engineers, designers, music and movie enthusiasts, and professional audio business people from many countries including Japan, UK, USA, China and Korea.

Rotel continuously strives to make home entertainment electronics that compare favourably with products that cost many times their retail value, focusing on innovative technology and enjoyment of use, as well as excellent quality sound and vision. By being very selective with components and meticulous in circuit design, Rotel has maintained its impressive reputation, being recognised by critics around the globe as one of the best performance and best value audio visual manufacturers in the industry.

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• This product meets Australian Manufacturers Warranty requirements.

• Life Style Store pride ourselves on providing you with the right product to suit your needs and with the after-sales service to support it.

Package contains - 

1 x RC1590 Stereo Pre-amplifier

2 x RB1581 Mono Power Amplifier

Rotel RC1590 Stereo Pre-amplifier Description:

It's all about control.

The RC-1590 stereo preamplifier has been engineered to the highest audio performance levels, and provides and incredible level of control and flexibility for the use. Starting with a high performance power supply consisting of two Rotel custom built toroidal transformers for maximum efficiency and low magnetic fields, these transformers provide low-noise isolation between the analogue and digital regulator circuits with custom-made slit-foil capacitors. These have very quick charge/discharge times and low signal loss ensuring tight bass performance.

Rotel engineers wanted to create a reference-quality stereo preamplifier to match with our new RB-1590 stereo power amplifier. Every aspect of component selection and circuit topography was designed and carefully evaluated during multiple listening sessions to ensure the highest fidelity. For example, analogue and digital circuits were designed separately, by specialised Rotel teams. Analogue inputs are all very low noise circuitry and include a high performance moving magnet phono stage. Digital inputs are fully isolated and feature a precision 32-bit 768kHz Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC).

The RC-1590 is fully feature.laden with Balanced XLR and Unbalanced RCA inputs and outputs, a TI precision volume control IC, a fixed volume line output, dual mono subwoofer outputs, digital outputs (Coax and Optical), digital inputs (3 Coax and 3 Optical), Aux, CD, and Tuner analogue inputs, Internal APTX Bluetooth with rear-mounted external antenna, a front USB iPod port with 2.1A charging supply, and rear panel PC-USB 24-bit 192kHz input supporting DSD (Windows) and DoP (DSD over PCM for Mac OS X).

Other essential features include a remote control, 2 x 12-volt trigger outputs, a dimmable display, an automatic power off function (configurable), RS232 and IP control for automation system integration, Internet based software updates, Rotel Link connection, a detachable IEC power cord, an external IR remote input, and a front mounted 3.5mm headphone output jack.

For music enthusiasts who won't accept compromise, the RC-1590 preamplifier is in a class of its own, at a price that belies its incredible performance.

If the power amplifier is the heart of the system, the pre-amplifier is the brains. Separate components are vital if you seek true high fidelity, and the right pre-amplifier can make all the difference.

In line with the facets of Rotel's Balanced Design Concept, Rotel pre-amps are products of detailed in-house engineering, high quality components and symmetrical circuitry to provide you with the best sound quality and greatest control.

Matching Rotel pre-amplifiers with one of their power amps is the trick to getting your hi-fi system to exhibit the crucial final details and deliver a thrilling performance.


Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.004% (20Hz - 20kHz)

Input Sensitivity/Impedance:
Phono Input (MM) - 2.5mV / 47k ohms
Line Level Inputs (RCA) - 150mV / 100k ohms
Line Level Inputs (XLR) - 250mV / 100k ohms

Output Level:
Line Level (RCA) - 1V
Balanced (XLR) - 2V

Frequency Response:
Phono Input - 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB
Line Level Inputs - 10Hz - 100kHz, +/-0.1dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: (A weighting)
Phono Input - 80dB
Line Level Inputs - 110dB

Channel Separation:
Phono Input - >75dB
Line Level Inputs - >75dB

Digital Section

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.5dB max.

Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB (A weighting)

Digital Inputs: SPDIF LPCM (up to 192kHz 24-bit)

USB Audio Class 1.0 (up to 96kHz 24-bit)
USB Audio Class 2.0 (up to 192kHz 24-bit)*
* Driver installation required
DSD Replay - native or DoP

Power Consumption: 25 watts

Standby Power Consumption: <0.5 watts="" br="">
Dimensions (W x H x D): 431 x 144 x 348mm

Front Panel Height: 3U (133mm)

Weight: 9.2kg net


The RB-1581 is the ultimate in Class AB power amplification delivering a massive 500 watts of output into 8 ohms. This mono block amplifier powers even the most demanding speakers yet accurately reproduces the details of your audio. Utilizing the Rotel Balanced Design Concept in the PCB circuit layout, custom designed and Rotel factory build oversized toroidal transformer, high efficiency slit foil capacitors in the power supply and discrete power transistors the RB- 1581 is pure performance.

The RB-1581 includes a rear panel mounted mechanical switch to select Balanced XLR or traditional single ended RCA inputs for ultimate connection flexibility. There are 2 sets of 5 way speaker binding posts supporting bi-amplification. A detachable IEC power cord and selectable 12 volt trigger with daisy chain output allows custom installation with ease. Everything about the RB-1581 amplifier speaks of performance including the 4mm extruded aluminum top and side covers. The elegance of the industrial design, globally sourced sonic electronic components, Rotel signature DNA musical reproduction and factory built precision make this amplifier product to wear the Rotel brand. The RB-1581 is ideal for both 2 channel stereo applications as well as multi-channel installation in custom home theatres. Power, performance, precision. The RB-1581 is available in both Black and Silver finishes.


Power Configurations: 1 x 500 watts (20Hz-20kHz, <0.09%, 8 Ohms)

Watts/Channel 500 watts, 8 ohm load, 20-20kHz

THD (20-20,000Hz) 8 Ohms, all channels driven: < 0.03%

IM Distortion: < 0.03%

Damping Factor (8 Ohms): 800

Input Sensitivity / Impedance: (Balanced) 2.5V / 100kOhms
Input Sensitivity / Impedance: (Unbalanced) 1.6V / 12kOhms

Frequency Response (+/-1dB): 10-100kHz (+/-1dB)

S/N Ratio (IHF A): 116dB

Power Consumption: 550 watts

Dimensions (W x H x D): 431 x 144 x 407 mm

Front Panel Height: 3U (5.25”)

Shipping Weight: 17.1 Kg

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Take your Rotel for a spin! Buy any Rotel 15 Series integrated amp or pre-power amp combo and get a free Pro-Ject Audio Debut Recordmaster Turntable in Walnut, valued at $699! (RRP)

Product NameRotel RC1590 Pre-Amplifier + 2 x RB1581 Mono Power Amplifiers
ModelRotel RC1590 & RB1581
TypePre-Power Amplifier
Colour(s)Black, Silver
RMS Power @ 4 OhmsNot Specified
RMS Power @ 8 Ohms200 Watts
High Current OutputNo
Speaker Outputs2 Channel
Analogue Inputs4 x line, 1 x MM phono, 1 x XLR Balanced,
Digital InputsCoaxial x 2, Optical, USB x 2
XLR Inputs1
Amplifier TypeClass AB
Turntable InputYes
USB InputYes
Height (mm)243
Width (mm)431
Depth (mm)407
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