Rotel Electronics will soon introduce the RSP-1582, a new 7.1 channel surround-sound preamplifier/processor home theater component that can serve as a master control for all audio and video components in an audio/video system.
For two years, Rotel engineers painstakingly evaluated every circuit design and feature requirement of the RSP-1582, challenging themselves to produce the very best audio/video performance possible for home entertainment. The RSP-1582 incorporates all of the functionality and video performance that any home theater enthusiast could want.
DACs featured in the RSP-1582 preamp/processor consist of six 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson WM8740 chips, four dedicated DACs for the Front Left, Front Right, Center and Subwoofer channels, ands shared stereo DAC's for the rear and surround channels. Also included is a Texas Instruments PCM1804 audio-performance analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
Multichannel soundtracks are decoded by a Texas Instruments Aureus TMS320DA808 DSP chip with a 10-channel Parametric Equalization (PEQ). Digital inputs include: optical (3), coaxial (3), PC-USB input supporting 24bit/192kHz audio, and an embedded aptX Bluetooth receiver for CD quality wireless connectivity.
The RSP-1582 has an analog Bypass function for relevant input signals, which circumvents the DSP section to obtain the purest analog signal path. The analog inputs include: Phono stage, Auxiliary (4), XLR balanced input, 7.1 channel input, and conventional stereo analogue inputs (6). The analog pre-outputs are presented on fully balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors, both with twin subwoofer connections.
The volume control permits fine adjustments of level in increments of 0.5dB.
The RSP-1582’s eight HDMI 4K video pass-through inputs utilize a Silicon Image Sil9573 2K/4K HDMI transceiver. There are also two HDMI 4K video pass-through outputs (one ARC/CEC enabled). And a convenient front-panel HDMI input with 4K video pass-through.