Rotel Releases Updated MKII Range of Integrated Amplifiers

Posted on 19th April, 2021

Rotel Releases Updated MKII Range of Integrated Amplifiers

Building on the legacy of Rotel's 60 years, the iconic brand has released new MKII versions of the A14, RA-1572 and RA-1592 integrated amplifiers.

Rotel says the A14, RA-1572 and RA-1592 have “extensive acoustic circuit upgrades and have been reengineered to an even higher level of performance leveraging technologies developed for the Michi Series.”

Of note are a reported 98 signal path component changes and circuit design enhancements that Rotel says offers “more details in the rendered audio with a larger sound stage and improved spatial positioning.”

All three models also support MQA and MQA Studio unfolding and rendering, thanks to a new Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). The PC-USB connection supports MQA up to 24-bit/384kHz audio and PCM audio playback up to 32-bit/384kHz.
 
Importantly, all three models are also Roon Tested and fully compliant with the now established benchmark in music and library management platform.

Rotel A14MKII

The A14MKII offers 150watts per channel (4 ohms) and 80watts (8 ohms) of power. The flagship integrated amplifier model in Rotel's 14 Series supports all popular source inputs, including aptX and AAC Bluetooth for wireless streaming, PC-USB up to 32-bit/384kHz, MQA decoding and rendering, analog, digital and a Moving Magnet Phono Stage. 

Rotel RA-1572MKII

Rotel's 15 Series flagship, the RA-1592MKII, delivers 200 Watts of Class AB output power into 8 ohms. Engineered from Rotel's award-winning RA-1572 integrated amplifier with critical circuits and component upgrades, the upgraded version features over 33 component changes in acoustic capacitors, filter capacitors, and the power supply render audio with a wider, deeper soundstage and improved accuracy and positioning. 

Inputs include Moving Magnet Phono Stage, XLR Balanced, Coax, Optical, RCA, front iPod USB and aptXTM and AAC Wireless Streaming Bluetooth.

Rotel RA-1592MKII

Offering 350 watts per channel into 4-ohms, and 200 watts continuous (8-ohms), the RA-1592MKII is replete with source inputs including aptXTM and AAC high-quality wireless Bluetooth streaming, MQA decoding and rendering via PC-USB, PCM PC-USB audio up to 32-bit/384kHz, Moving Magnet Phono Stage, Analog, Digital, XLR Balanced and front-panel USB for iOS devices. 

All models feature Ethernet and RS232 connections for control system integration, IR remote, front panel status display, intelligent power control, Audio-Direct Tone Bypass mode and dual A-B 5-way speaker binding posts. The MKII models are also available in both Silver and Black colours.

Orders for the A14MKII, RA-1572MKII and RA-1592MKII can be placed now with shipping expected to begin May 2021 in the United States and Canada, and to the rest of the world shortly thereafter. The A14MKII costs £1,195/ €1,399, the RA-1572MKII is priced at £1,595/ €1,899 and the RA-1592MKII, £2,295/ €2,699.

For more information visit Rotel

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English born but now residing down under, StereoNET’s Founder is still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the International Hi-Fi Show.

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