Rotel RAP-1580


RAP-1580 is the ideal home theater solution for those who don’t have space for separate components, yet still desire uncompromising performance. It is an ultra-high-performance multichannel-integrated amplifier with surround processing that brings music and movies to life in a startlingly vivid way. Sporting the latest HDMI 2.0a hardware, DTS:X and Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 processing, its amplifier section is built upon a powerful class AB design with 7 x 100 watts per channel, all channels driven into 8 ohms, and anchored by a massive Rotel-made toroidal transformer.

The RAP-1580 utilizes high performance Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz Digital-to-Analog Converters for all channels. These low noise, audiophile quality DACs are supported with premium-grade audio parts in circuits tuned by Rotel’s acoustic engineering team in the U.K.

Inputs include 8 x HDMI video inputs with 2 x HDMI video outputs all supporting 4K video with 3 of these inputs and both outputs enabled with HDCP 2.2. There is a seven-inch TFT display on the front panel to provide easy adjustments to all audio and video parameters without the need to turn on the television or video projection system. This makes it ideal for set-ups when the equipment rack is located separately from the video display. A full suite of custom integration features is on-board.

Other features include a front panel HDMI input with 4K video pass-through, front panel iPod USB input with 2.1A charging and integrated aptX enabled Bluetooth technology for higher fidelity. The RAP-1580 also includes a PC-USB input supporting 24-bit/192kHz audio, a quality MM phono stage input, CD input, XLR balanced input, Tuner input, AUX analog input and multichannel input.


Continuous Power Output:

100W/Ch (All channels driven, 8Ω)

150W/Ch (2 channels driven, 8Ω)

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): (20Hz–20kHz) <0.03%

Frequency Response:

Phono Input: 20Hz – 20kHz ±1dB

Analog Bypass: 10Hz – 100kHz ±1dB

Digital Inputs: 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB

S/N Ratio (IHF „A” Weighted):

Analog Bypass: 100dB

Digital Inputs: 96dB

Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1): <0.03%

Damping Factor (1kHz, 8 ohms): 230

Speaker Impedance: 4Ω minimum

Input Sensitivity:

Line Level Inputs (RCA): 300mV

Line Level Inputs (XLR): 600mV

Phono Input (MM): 3.85mV

Input Impedance:

Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ

Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ

Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ

Preamp Output Level: 1.2V

Digital Audio:

LPCM (up to 192kHz, 24-bit)

Dolby® Surround, Dolby®

TrueHD, Dolby® Atmos,

DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X

HDMI Inputs/Outputs:

8 inputs with 3 supporting HDCP 2.2

2 outputs supporting HDCP 2.2

Audio Return Channel

Video Input Resolutions

480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p,

1080i, 1080p, 1080p 24Hz,

3D, 4K, UHD

Video Output Resolution:

480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p

1080i, 1080p, 1080p 24Hz,

3D, 4K, UHD

Color Space Support:

sRGB, YCbCr 4:2:2, YCbCr 4:4:4


Deep Color Support

24-bit, 30-bit, 36-bit

Dimensions (W × H × D)

431 × 192 × 470mm

17″ × 7.55″ × 18.5″


Front Panel Height: 4U / 177mm (7″)

Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption: 1100W

Standby Power Consumption: 0.5W

Net Weight: 22.8kg (50.27lbs.)