Posted Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The surround sound unit includes HDMI 2.0 connections and Bluetooth with aptX support.
Rotel has announced the latest addition to its lineup of audio components. The upcoming RSP-1582 preamplifier/surround processor ($3,499) will join the currently available RSP-1572 ($2,199).
The RSP-1582 is a 7.1 channel preamplifier/surround processor that features six 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson DACs and a 7-inch front-panel TFT color screen. Eight HDMI 2.0 inputs with 4K pass-through support and two HDMI 2.0 outputs are integrated as well. In addition, the unit includes support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs but does not offer Atmos or DTS:X support out of the box. With that said, an upgrade option for Atmos is planned for the future. Finally, the preamplifier also features Bluetooth with aptX connectivity and a USB input for 24-bit/192kHz audio from a PC.
Rotel's RSP-1582 is expected to launch in March or April of this year.
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