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Rotel - RC-1590 MkII - Stereo Preamplifier

by Rotel
Why Pay Full Price? Why Pay Full Price?
Original price $2,999.00
Original price $2,999.00 - Original price $2,999.00
Original price $2,999.00
Current price $2,699.00
$2,699.00 - $2,699.00
Current price $2,699.00
Availability:
1+ in stock
Availability:
1+ in stock

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Experience the power of pure, differential audio with the RC-1590MKII from the monumental brand, Rotel. This premium-tier reference preamplifier will captivate you with its stunning clarity, natural expression and wide sound stage. Engineered with dual in-house manufacture toroidal transformers and proprietary acoustically tuned external output filter circuits, every detail is rendered with exceptional precision. It's a must-have for vinyl lovers with its Moving Magnet Phono input and supports a full spectrum of inputs for maximum connectivity. Indulge in a compelling, near-perfect sound experience with the superb RC-1590MKII that personifies Rotel’s timeless legacy of high-quality sound. Live your music, with Rotel.

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ℹ Product Information

Rotel RC-1590 MkII Stereo Preamplifier

Transform your auditory experience with the unparalleled Rotel RC-1590 MkII Stereo Preamplifier. Tailored for the connoisseur, each preamplifier serves the innate purpose of delivering precise, high-quality audio with every note played. Rotel, proud of its 60-year audio legacy, presents the RC-1590 MkII, a beacon of refinement, and absolute intricacy enamored to reveal the purest of soundscapes. In every detail of design and connection, we withhold no compromise, as every element remains carefully selected, even down to the hand-wound high efficiency toroidal transformers, ensuring the power supply remains immaculate. Awash with multiple input options, including aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth for wireless convenience, the RC-1590MkII simultaneously maintains dedicated analog and digital paths for absolute signal integrity. The inclusion of a high-end Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Analog Converter bolsters the preamplifier's capabilities further offering absolute clarity and precise sound positioning. For those who cherish the buoyancy of vinyl, a Moving Magnet Phono input assures a perfect connection to your beloved turntable. Plus, it confidently supports MQA unfolding and rendering and is certified Roon Tested. Beyond sound, the RC-1590MkII beholds an elegant frontage, with dimensions speaking to an intentional blend of aesthetics and usability. The meticulous detailing and superb features of the RC-1590 MkII Stereo Preamplifier mold into an incredible representation of Rotel's rich six-decade-long legacy offering the rhythm of authenticity, active engagement, and spacious audio. Experience the RC-1590MkII—an iconic tribute to sound and heritage.

FEATURES:

  1. Balanced XLR Inputs and output: The balanced XLR connections ensure low noise interference and maximum signal integrity for the best possible audio reproduction.

  2. Moving Magnet Phono Input: The RC-1590MkII offers an input specifically designed for tuning to your turntable, enabling exceptional playback of your cherished vinyl records.

  3. Wireless aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth: These features take the convenience of wireless audio to a new level without sacrificing audio quality, allowing wireless connection from any AAC or aptX-enabled device for seamless music streaming.

  4. Premium Digital to Analog Converter: Carries a high-end Texas Instruments DAC that can handle up to 32-bit/384kHz to ensure the most accurate signal conversion for the best audio quality.

  5. Supports MQA and MQA Studio: With the advent of high-resolution audio, the preamplifier enables the unfolding and rendering of MQA files for an unparalleled listening experience.

  6. Certified Roon Tested: The Roon certification assures the compatibility of the RC-1590MkII amplifier with one of the most popular music player software on the market.

  7. LongReference audio systems compatible: With robust construction and advanced components, the preamplifier connects perfectly with LongReference audio systems for high-quality audio reproduction.

BENEFITS:

  1. Superior Sound Quality: Thanks to features like the advanced DAC and balanced XLR inputs/output, the RC-1590MkII promises palpable audio reproduction, delivering stunning clarity and detail with every note.

  2. Versatile Compatibility: With a Moving Magnet Phono input and aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth capabilities, the RC-1590MkII can be connected to virtually any audio source from vinyl record players to modern digital devices.

  3. Seamless Integration: Certified as Roon Tested, the RC-1590 MII integrates seamlessly with one of the highest quality digital audio playback systems available.

  4. Uncompromised High-Resolution Audio: With the ability to handle MQA rendering, the RC-1590MkII offers die-hard audiophiles the ability to experience audio in its purest, highest-resolution format.

  5. Preserve Classic Vinyl: For lovers of vinyl, the Moving Magnet Phono input ensures perfect connection to your turntable, maintaining the warmth and richness of your record collection.

  6. Unrivalled Wireless Convenience: The inclusion of aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth lets you enjoy your music wirelessly without sacrificing quality, resulting in an efficient, convenient and high-quality listening experience.

  7. Legacy of Excellence: Owning the preamplifier means being a part of Rotel’s rich six-decade legacy of delivering outstanding performance, value, and commitment to quality.

Specifications:

Specification Detail
Dimensions (W × H × D) 431 × 144 × 348mm/ 17" × 5.7" × 13.9"
Front Panel Height 3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
Power Requirements 230V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 45W
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Net Weight 10.1kg (22.27bs.)
BTU Rating 78 BTU/h
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) (20Hz–20kHz) <0.002%
Frequency Response Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, +0.1dB)
Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz (0±0.5dB, Max)
Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0.3dB, -0.2dB)
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted) Line Level Inputs (RCA): 117dB
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 115dB
Digital Inputs: 108dB
Phono Input: 80dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1), <0.002%
Input Sensitivity Line Level Inputs (RCA): 150mV
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 250mV
Digital Inputs: 0dBFs
Phono Input (MM): 2.5mV
Input Impedance Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ
Digital Inputs: 75Ω
Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ
Input Overload Line Level Inputs (RCA): 4V
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 5.5V
Phono Input: 64mV
Output Level Unbalanced (RCA): 1V
Balanced (XLR): 2V
Channel Separation Line Level Inputs (RCA): >85dB
Line Level Inputs (XLR): >75dB
Phono Input: >85dB
Tone Controls ±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
Preout Level 1.65 V (at - 20 dB)
Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)
PC-USB USB Audio Class 1 (up to 24-bit/96kHz), USB Audio Class 2 (up to 32-bit/384kHz) *Driver installation required, MQA and MQA Studio (up to 24-bit/384kHz ), Roon Tested

As Australia's #1 Hi-Fi store, The Audio Tailor, genuinely believes that the power of beautiful sound is an essential aspect of an enriched life. The Rotel RC-1590 MkII Stereo Preamplifier aligns perfectly with this belief, serving as a testament to the transformative power of audio. By efficiently relaying the very essence of your favourite soundtracks, this exquisite product is an homage to the synergy of advanced technology and the timeless allure of high-quality, resonant sound. In the RC-1590 MkII, the perfect balance of innovation and tradition has been struck, offering you the ultimate control in crafting your unique soundscape - whether it’s indulging in the nostalgic crackle of a vinyl or immersing in the brilliant acoustics delivered via modern digital pathways. With a discrete, elegant design that sculpts its presence as a statement centerpiece of any space, the RC-1590 MkII is not merely a preamplifier—it is a salute to sound itself. Let us assist you in transforming your auditory reality at The Audio Tailor with the RC-1590 MkII Stereo Preamplifier, the perfect blend of elegance, precision, and authenticity as envisioned by Rotel. Visit our Brisbane store, email us at sales@theaudiotailor.com.au or simply call at 1300 308 711 to curate your ultimate audio experience.

ℹ Specifications
Specification Detail
Dimensions (W × H × D) 431 × 144 × 348mm/ 17" × 5.7" × 13.9"
Front Panel Height 3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
Power Requirements 230V, 50Hz
Power Consumption 45W
Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Net Weight 10.1kg (22.27bs.)
BTU Rating 78 BTU/h
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) (20Hz–20kHz) <0.002%
Frequency Response Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, +0.1dB)
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted) Line Level Inputs (RCA): 117dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1), <0.002%
Input Sensitivity Line Level Inputs (RCA): 150mV
Input Impedance Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ
Input Overload Line Level Inputs (RCA): 4V
Output Level Unbalanced (RCA): 1V
Channel Separation Line Level Inputs (RCA): >85dB
Tone Controls ±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz
Preout Level 1.65 V (at - 20 dB)
Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)
PC-USB USB Audio Class 1 (up to 24-bit/96kHz), USB Audio Class 2 (up to 32-bit/384kHz) *Driver installation required, MQA and MQA Studio (up to 24-bit/384kHz ), Roon Tested

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