Rotel RC 1572 Mk II

Pre Amplifier


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Rotel RC 1590 Mk II Pre Amplifier £1,749.00

RC 1590MKII Pre Amplifier

Reference audio systems deserve reference audio equipment. Rotel’s RC-1590MKII reference preamplifier renders audio with natural expression, an open sound stage and dynamic clarity. Analog, Digital, Bluetooth and Turntable sources are supported by a bespoke acoustic tuning process inviting you to bring your favourite music allowing the RC-1590MKII to immerse you.

Reference audio systems deserve reference audio equipment. The Rotel RC-1590MKII is exactly that — a reference preamplifier rendering analogue and digital sources with natural expression in a wide and open sound stage in stunning clarity.

The heart of the RC-1590MKII begins with the power supply featuring dual in-house manufactured toroidal transformers. The transformers are physically and electrically isolated supplying dedicated analog and digital supply voltages to all critical circuits through low ESR slit-foil capacitors eliminating unwanted distortion and an extremely low noise floor.

Digital source inputs are processed utilizing an audiophile-grade Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Audio Converter (DAC) with custom-engineered, proprietary acoustically tuned external output filter circuits rendering even the finest details with exceptional clarity and exact positioning.

Analog signal paths feature DIRECT-PATH bypass modes eliminating unnecessary circuits maintaining signal integrity and further eliminating unwanted noise and distortion drawing you even closer and immersing you in the music. 

The RC-1590MKII supports a full array of inputs ensuring connection to your favourite sources including a Moving Magnet Phono input for vinyl lovers, Analog, Digital, XLR Balanced, high-quality aptXTM and AAC wireless Bluetooth, and PC-USB (32-bit/384kHz) supporting MQA unfolding and rendering as well as certified Roon Tested.

Dual RCA and XLR output connections provide the ultimate flexibility including bi-amplification installations. A subwoofer output is also included.

The RC-1590MKII proudly continues Rotel’s 60-year legacy and heritage with our ongoing promises of performance, value, and unwavering commitment to quality. Authentic, engaging, and spacious – the RC-1590MKII proudly represents this iconic brand.

Technical Specification

DIMENSIONS (W × H × D): 431 × 144 × 348mm

FRONT PANEL HEIGHT: 3U / 132.6mm (5.25″)




NET WEIGHT: 10.1kg



(20Hz–20kHz) <0.002%


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