Rotel RA-1570 Integrated Amplifier

$2,399 $1,995


As are many Rotel amplifiers, the RA-1570’s circuitry draws on a high capacity power supply based on a Rotel custom designed and factory built oversized toroidal transformer. Capable of driving the most demanding of speakers it is the perfect upgrade to your HiFi system.

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Long recognised as a central component in superb yet cost effective music systems, the integrated amplifier’s job has evolved substantially as many music-lovers have migrated to digital sources. The RA-1570 is perhaps one of the best examples of melding proven analogue design with the most musical digital circuits to bring all of your sources to life with surprising, even surpassing, fidelity.

The RA-1570’s input section is substantially more flexible than that found in most integrated amplifiers. In recognition of the growing popularity of digital sources, this amplifier provides a front panel USB input for easy connection of a wide variety of music storage devices including Apple iPods®, iPhones®, and iPads®. Supported formats include MP3, WAV, and WMA files for maximum flexibility. In addition, real panel coaxial (RCA) and optical (TOSlink) inputs provide easy connections for LPCM music files with up to 24-bit word lengths sampled at 192 kHz. Analogue inputs include balanced XLR connectors in addition to conventional RCA jacks.

A Wolfson WM8740 stereo D/A converter with selectable digital filters handles critical conversion from digital data to continuous analogue waveforms. The Class AB output stage uses discrete devices to ensure precise reproduction of all signals regardless of origin with virtually any loudspeaker. The power output, a robust 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, is substantial as it is a continuous “both channels driven simultaneously” rating fully in keeping with real-world expectations and Rotel’s tradition of providing real-world value.


Continuous power output (20Hz – 20kHz, < 0.03%, 8 ohms): 120 watts/channel

Total harmonic distortion (20Hz – 20kHz): < 0.03% at rated power, 1/2 power, or 1 watt

Intermodulation distortion (60Hz : 7kHz, 4:1): < 0.03% at rated power, 1/2 power or 1 watt

Frequency response

Phono input: 20Hz-20kHz, ±0.5 dB

Line level inputs: 10Hz-100kHz, +1, –3 dB

Damping factor (20Hz-20kHz, 8 ohms): 180

Input Sensitivity / Impedance

Phono input (MM): 2.25mV / 68k ohms

Line level inputs (RCA): 285mV / 100k ohms

Line level inputs (balanced): 570mV / 50k ohms

Input overload

Phono input: 30mV

Line level inputs: 4V

Preamplifier output/impedance: 1.5V / 470 ohms

Signal to noise ratio (IHF “A” weighted)

Phono input: 80dB
Line level inputs: 100dB

Digital section

Frequency response: 10Hz – 95kHz (±3.0 dB, Max)

Signal to Noise Ratio (IHF “A” weighted): 100dB

Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 0 dBFs / 75 ohms

Preout Level/Impedance: 1.2 V/ 470 ohms (at -20 dB)

USB/iPod® Digital Signals: WAV, MP3, WMA (up to 48kHz 16 bit)

Coaxial/Optical Digital Signals: SPDIF LPCM (up to 192kHz 24 bit)

PC-USB: USB Audio Class 1.0 (up to 24 bit/96kHz),

*USB Audio Class 2.0 (up to 24 bit/192kHz) *Driver installation required

Power requirements

EU: 230 volts, 50Hz

Power consumption: 400 watts

Standby power consumption: < 0.5 watts

Dimensions (WxHxD)431 x 144 x 350mm

Front Panel Height: 3U (132.6mm)

Weight (Net): 13kg

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