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.
Much of Rotel’s success in sound reproduction can be attributed to an engineering philosophy called Balanced Design Concept – a disciplined synthesis of physics, electronics and mechanical engineering. Balanced Design Concept revolves around three principles: parts selection, circuit topology and critical evaluation.
‘Parts Selection’ means Rotel’s engineers spend countless hours selecting and testing parts from an array of suppliers to give our products the best reliability and acoustic advantages. It costs a little more, but they believe the benefits differentiate Rotel’s quality from that of mainstream hi-fi manufacturers.
‘Circuit Topology’ refers to the location of the circuitry. Rotel relies heavily on something called Symmetrical Signal Trace design; this keeps each channel’s signal path identical to the others to preserve imaging and sound staging.
Finally, ‘Critical Evaluation’. It’s Rotel’s belief that human hearing is more sensitive than even sophisticated instruments in the hands of experienced engineers. That’s why they run listening sessions at each development stage, and use participants’ feedback to refine the product before it goes into production. This ensures the performance of a new model is as good as it can possibly be.
The A11 Integrated Amplifier is based on the successful 14 Series models. The output power utilises classic Rotel Class AB amplification rated at 50 Watts per channel into 8 ohms. Source inputs include an MM Phono Stage for classic vinyl lovers, aptX and AAC Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and an array of 4 RCA analogue inputs for ultimate flexibility. The front panel graphic display and IR remote control ensure effortless and simplified control of your audio.
All of this is complimented by a Rotel in-house custom designed oversized toroidal transformer using steel and copper raw materials only from proven, trusted suppliers. The resulting acoustic performance speaks for itself under all loading conditions with even the most difficult speaker loads.
There has never been a better time to be a music lover. Today’s source options provide limitless audiophile quality music. CD-or-better quality streaming, high resolution download sites, inexpensive mass storage devices, the still resilient CD and the resurgence of classic vinyl are all providing a wealth of content at impressively high fidelity. To hear all this music as the artist intended requires an extraordinarily flexible, sonically capable component.
The RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier is exactly that component. It leverages the strengths of our award winning RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582 MKII power amplifier in a sleek single chassis design. With a powerful 200 watt per channel Class AB amplifier using high performance audio grade components, the RA-1592 can effortlessly drive large speaker systems. The impressive Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer is a key element in the power supply design which also includes custom slit-foil storage capacitors and a dual-monoblock topology. All of this helps to ensure the amplifier performance stands up to even the most complex music and real world playback conditions.
Rotel has been engineering and manufacturing power amplifiers for decades. The RB-1582 200 watt per channel stereo power amplifier is an outstanding example of Rotel’s Balanced Design Concept and will form the heart of a very impressive stereo or home theatre system for years to come.
Rotel’s largest stereo amplifier at 200 watts per channel provides the massive current to drive the very largest hi-fi systems effortlessly. And like its smaller brother, the RB-1582 MKII has been designed to excel at resolving the subtle details in music as well as supplying the brawn required for extremely dynamic passages. It is able to achieve this difficult dual requirement because of the meticulous attention paid to circuit design and parts selection.