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Rotel RC-1572MKII Preamplifier

Sale price£1,199.00

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Rotel’s RC-1572MKII Preamplifier comes in at the start of the affordable high-end with multiple acoustic upgrades and refinements processing your favourite analogue and digital sources to an even higher level of performance in stunning clarity with a natural, enveloping sound stage.

As an essential component in a Hi-Fi audio stack, the RC-1572 MKII’s precision engineering begins with Rotel’s ultra-low noise power supply including a large, in-house manufactured toroidal transformer. The transformer design reduces stray radiated emissions and feeds a bank of slit-foil, low ESR capacitors delivering stable current to all sensitive circuits reducing noise and distortion with an ultra-quiet noise floor.

A premium Texas Instruments 32-bit digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) renders the digital sources supported by custom tuned, proprietary external output filters ensuring the audio is effortlessly presented with exceptional dynamic detail and musical expression.

Analogue, Digital, XLR, aptXTM and AAC Wireless Bluetooth and Moving Magnet Phono Stage inputs ensure connection to your favourite music sources. Digital media files are supported via a 32-bit/384kHz PC-USB connection supporting MQA and is fully certified Roon Tested for graceful access to the near limitless catalogue of online music.

The RC-1572MKII is easy to operate using the included remote control and front panel display. Automatic power controls, signal sensing, fixed volume settings and tone adjustments optimize customization settings.

RCA, XLR and subwoofer outputs are provided for installation flexibility. Ethernet and RS232 ensure simple integration with control systems and software updates.

Bring your CD’s, Digital Files and Vinyl allowing the RC-1572MKII to bridge generations of music and music lovers.


Dimensions (W x H x D)

431 × 99 × 338mm

17" × 3.9" × 13.5"

Front Panel Height

2U / 88.1mm (3.5”)

Power Requirements

120V, 60Hz

Power Consumption


Standby Power Consumption


Net Weight

8.4kg (18.5lbs.)

BTU Rating

65 BTU/h

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)

(20Hz–20kHz) <0.004%

Frequency Response

Line Level Inputs :10Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, -0.2dB)

Digital Inputs:20Hz - 20kHz (0±0.5dB, Max)

Phono Input:20Hz - 20kHz (+0.3dB, -0.2dB)

S/N Ratio (IHF “A” Weighted)

Line Level Inputs: 118dB

Digital Inputs: 100dB

Phono Input: 80dB

Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1)


Input Sensitivity

Line Level Inputs (RCA): 200mV

Line Level Inputs (XLR): 300mV

Digital Inputs: 0dBFs

Phono Input (MM): 3mV

Input Impedance

Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100kΩ

Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ

Digital Inputs: 75Ω

Phono Input (MM): 47kΩ

Input Overload

Line Level Inputs (RCA): 4V

Line Level Inputs (XLR): 5V

Phono Input: 63mV

Output Level

Unbalanced (RCA): 1V

Balanced (XLR): 2V

Channel Separation

Line Level Inputs (RCA): >85dB

Line Level Inputs (XLR): >75dB

Phono Input: >85dB

Tone Controls

±10dB at 100Hz / 10kHz

Preamplifier Output Level

1.44 V (at - 20 dB)

Coax/Optical Digital Input Signals

LPCM (Up to 24-bit/192kHz)


USB Audio Class 1 (up to 24-bit/96kHz)

USB Audio Class 2 (up to 32-bit/384kHz)*

*Driver Installation Required

MQA and MQA Studio (up to 24-bit/384kHz)

Roon Tested

Rotel RC-1572MKII Preamplifier
Rotel RC-1572MKII Preamplifier Sale price£1,199.00