There's no question that right now home theater is once again a trendy home amenity through the growing popularity of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based surround sound, as well as video technologies like 4K UltraHD with HDR.
Throughout the ebb-and-flow of home theater's popularity however has been a single constant: two-channel audio. Since the start of the millennium digital audio has grown in popularity and evolved to the point where streaming audio is threatening the existence of physical media. Releasing its latest two-channel product that is capable of playing the latest analog and digital formats regardless of whether they are streaming or physical media is Rotel.
Rotel's newly announced RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier combines design elements from the company's RC-1590 Preamplifier and RB-1582mk2 Power Amplifier to provide homeowners with a high performing, convenient all-in-one audio solution.
At the heart of the company's latest integrated amp is a Class A/B amplifier design that is rated to deliver 200 watts into an 8-ohm load. Enabling its power capabilities is a robust power supply, along with a large toroidal transformer that is coupled to a select T-network and slit-foil capacitors.
The preamplifier section of the RA-1592 features a 32-bit/768kHz AKM DAC and analog stages that were engineered to deliver the highest levels of sound quality. The integrated amp's selection of inputs include a DSD-compatible PC-USB (supports signals up to 24-bit/192kHz), as well as three coaxial, three optical; wireless Bluetooth with aptX audio compatibility, and a front-mounted USB Apple input. On the analog side the integrated amp offers a moving magnet (MM) phono-stage input, a pair of XLR (balanced) inputs, and three RCA inputs.
Other features include selectable A/B speaker outputs, five-way binding posts, RCA preouts and dual subwoofer outputs. Aiding dealers during the installation process, the RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier also incorporates RS-232, Ethernet-based IP control capabilities, two trigger outputs, a remote IR input, and automated digital signal sensing power control.