When we have good times, they stay with us. Good experiences make good memories. A proper home theatre solution should do nothing less than that – be an all-immersive experience.
Shopping around, you’ll find there’s a lot out there today. Our take is go with brands that know video and audio. Rotel is one of them and they’ve just introduced us to the RAP-1580, a state-of-the-art single chassis audio/video component that outperforms most separates.
Rotel has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing audio/video components for more than half a century (55 years to be exact). We’re not at all surprised by the craftsmanship and performance of the Rotel RAP-1580.
The Rotel RAP-1580 is built for entertainment lovers who don’t have mega space, so can’t have a heap of separate components. Small space, but big expectations of what they want out of a home theatre system.
This new beauty offers ultra-high performance and is uncompromising on the experience. Music and movies are delivered in an insanely vivid way from this multichannel-integrated amplifier with surround processing.
With the latest HDMI 2.0a hardware, DTS:X, and Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 processing, its amplifier section is built on a powerful class AB design with 7 x 100 watts per channel. All channels in the RAP-1580 are driven into 8 ohms and anchored by a massive Rotel-made toroidal transformer.
The RAP-1580 uses high performance Wolfson 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue converters for all channels. These low noise, audiophile quality DACs are supported with premium-grade audio parts in circuits tuned by Rotel’s acoustic engineering team in the UK.
Look forward to 8 x HDMI video inputs with 2 x HDMI video outputs, all supporting 4K video with 3 of these inputs and both outputs enabled with HDCP 2.2. And, you’ll love the seven-inch TFT display on the front panel of the Rotel RAP-1580. You don’t even have to turn the TV or video projection system on to make easy adjustments to all audio and video parameters.
This is such a handy feature of the RAP-1580 when the equipment rack sits separate from the video display. A full suite of custom integration features is also on-board the Rotel RAP-1580.
Check out some other features:
- Front panel HDMI input with 4K video pass-through.
- Front panel iPod USB input with 2.1A charging and integrated aptX enabled Bluetooth technology.
- The RAP-1580 has a PC-USB input supporting 24-bit/192kHz audio, a quality MM phono stage input, CD input, XLR balanced input, Tuner input, AUX analogue input, and multichannel input.
In stereo or surround, Rotel’s RAP-1580 is no lightweight. You’ll be impressed how a system as simple and refined as the Rotel RAP-1580 shakes the room. Flexible, powerful, and serious about home entertainment – that’s the RAP-1580.