Rotel RC-1572 Mk2


The new RC-1572 stereo preamplifier leverages the design of our flagship RC-1590 preamplifier including its 32 bit/768kHz AKM stereo digital-to-analogue converter to handle critical signal conversion. Among many refinements, the RC-1572 utilizes relay switching for analogue sources instead of an IC based switch to maintain the integrity of the signal path for RCA, phono and XLR inputs.

The RC-1572 stereo preamplifier is also extremely flexible. Four digital inputs (2 coax and 2 optical), plus the rear PC-USB handle digital sources up to 32/384 resolution. The 4 inputs are designed for sources such as TV set-top boxes, flat panel TVs or Blu-ray players for stunning playback. Importantly, it is possible to fix the level and set an auto-on option with digital inputs for use with devices that provide their own volume control for convenient “hands-off” use.The PC-USB input supports DSD signals. Integrated Bluetooth aptX is provided. Analogue inputs include balanced XLR connectors, perfect for connecting the RCD-1572 via its XLR outputs, in addition to four pair of conventional RCA inputs. A moving magnet phono stage rounds out the source capability. XLR and single ended outputs are provided along with a mono subwoofer output, as are two 12-volt triggers to control on/off operation of an amplifier and/or other components.


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): (20Hz–20kHz) <0.004%

Frequency Response

Line Level Inputs: 10Hz – 100kHz ±0.3dB

Digital Inputs: 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB

Phono Input: 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.3dB

S/N Ratio (IHF „A” Weighted)

Line Level Inputs: 110dB

Digital Inputs: 100dB

Phono Input: 80dB

Dimensions (W × H × D):

431 × 99 × 338mm
17″ × 3.9″ × 13.5″

Front Panel Height: 2U / 88.1mm (3.5″)

Power Requirements: 230V, 50Hz

Power Consumption: 35W

Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W

Net Weight: 7.4kg (16lbs.)