Rotel RSP-1572 Surround Pre/Pro

Rotel has just announced their new surround preamplifier / processor – the RSP-1572. The RSP-1572 is a 7.1-channel audio-video pre/pro that features a sophisticated DSP, Parametric EQ as well as 3D video capability.

The RSP-1572 decodes and processes up to 7.1-channels, incorporating Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio and more. Dual 32 Bit DSP’s and 24Bit/192K audio DACs are utilized to provide high-quality performance.

The RSP-1572 features 8 HDMI 1.4 jacks with 3D capability (6 inputs and two outputs). The HDMI connections also have ARC capability (Audio Return Channel), allowing which enables a single HDMI cable, to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. The feature list includes:

•3 D capability

•6 x HDMI v1.4 ports inputs

•2 x HDMI 1.4 outputs (one with ARC)

•Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus,

dts-HD Master Audio

•10 band parametric EQ

•Advanced bass management

•24 Bit / 192kHz audio DACs

•Assignable 12-volt triggers

•Video Transcoding to HDMI

•Bi-directional RS-232 interface

•Rear panel IR control ports

•Second, third and fourth zone capable

•Detachable AC cord

•3U cabinet

A front accessible USB input for iPod/iPhone/iPad or other MP3 player use is included and provides a digital connection to the built-in 24 bit/192kHz DACs to ensure quality sound reproduction. Additionally, the pre/pro incorporates Bluetooth operation with the included wireless dongle. To provide even more audio versatility, the preamplifier includes a 10 band parametric EQ, and advanced bass management.

Video signals are handled by the latest generation Faroudja Torina FLI30336 Cortez Advanced Platform offering the most robust set of Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing technologies available. Torino combines unique analog and digital processing to drastically reduce video noise without sacrificing image quality and sharpness. It also offers next-generation Faroudja RealColor color management technologies and an integrated 3D video decoder.

The RSP-1572 provides three additional zone outputs for composite video and analog audio. Zone control includes source selection, volume and on/off. The RSP-1572 front panel display shows current source, volume and DSP mode. The OSD (On Screen Display) is available for customer setup using the HDMI, Component, or Composite main video outputs. Remote control zone operation can be utilized by purchasing optional RS-232 touchpads by companies such as Crestron and RTI, or most IR based keypad systems.

The Rotel RSP-1572 will be available October 2011 in black or silver for $2,199 U.S.

Look for more details at: www.rotel.com.