Rotel RC-1572 Preamplifier

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Rotel RC-1572 Preamplifier

LENC's Rotel RC-1572 Review:

The Rotel RC-1572 is fantastic for those whole love options. Having a preamplifier that can cater to everything from vinyl records to digital streaming from a PC with inputs to spare means no matter how many sources you have the Rotel RC-1572 will have you covered. From a design and usability view, the RA-1572 is classic Rotel - clean lines, simple user controls, and an elegant finish. We are particularly fond of the way it reproduces that vinyl sound.

Manufacturer Details:

The heart of an uncompromising audiophile stereo “separates” system is the preamplifier. Separate components hold the promise of the best possible fidelity, since each device is optimized for its role in the sound reproduction chain. The new RC-1572 stereo preamplifier leverages the design of our flagship RC-1590 preamplifier including its 32 bit/768kHz AKM stereo digital-to-analog converter to handle critical signal conversion. Among many refinements, the RC-1572 utilizes relay switching for analog sources instead of an IC based switch to maintain the integrity of the signal path for RCA, phono and XLR inputs.

Beneath the clean lines and user-friendly fascia of the RC-1572 lies highly sophisticated engineering. Both analog and digital sources have been given equal consideration as today’s listener often has several digital sources, but may also enjoy legacy formats like vinyl LPs. A large toroidal transformer and regulated power supply ensures stable current and voltage requirements to all stages under dynamic conditions. Premium circuit components have been selected only after extensive listening evaluations. Careful routing of all low-level signals has been practiced to ensure impressive signal to noise levels. The result is effortless musical dynamics, impressive detail, and scale.

Engineered With Care:

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. Analog inputs include balanced XLR connectors, perfect for connecting the RCD-1572 via its XLR outputs, in addition to four pairs 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. For custom integration, control options include RS232 on a standard DB9 connector, as well as an Ethernet port for IP control and software updates. In short, the RC-1572 is a tremendous value and the perfect upgrade for owners of older analog-only preamplifiers.

Who's This Amp For?

The Rotel RC-1572 is custom designed for those who require a great deal of flexibility. From vinyl to streaming music from your PC this preamplifier has you covered.

Key Features:

  • AKM premium 32-bit/768kHz Digital to Analog Converter
  • iOS Control App
  • Moving magnet phono input for turntable connection
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • Balanced XLR inputs and outputs

Pair This With:

The Rotel RC-1572 really shines when paired up with the Rotel RA-1572 and the RCD-1572

Manufacturers Warranty & Specifications:

Rotel RC-1572 Warranty - All products, excluding accessories, are covered by warranty for 3 years from the date of purchase. Find out more here.


Amplifier Class 

Analogue Inputs
3.5 mm 0
Phono 1

Analogue Outputs
Headphones 1
Pre 1
Sub 2
Tape 0

Resolution 32 bit/768kHz
Type AKM

Digital Inputs
Coaxial 2
Optical 2