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Rotel RSP-1576MkII


Home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing, Dolby Atmos®, and Bluetooth®

The RSP-1576MKII delivers Rotel’s signature sound, thanks in part to a massive custom-built toroidal power transformer.

The foundation of a high-performance home theater

Making the jump from a home theater receiver to a separates-based surround system? Rotel’s RSP-1576MKII preamp/processor is an excellent choice for a high-performance home theater — especially when paired with Rotel’s lineup of premium power amps.

Immersive, lifelike sound

The RSP-1576MKII excels at processing “object-based” surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™, which place sound effects in space around you with pinpoint accuracy.

With support for up to 11 channels, you’ll hear the movie’s score and special effects above, behind, in front of, and beside you — just like you would in an actual theater.

Advanced video processing for movies and more

Rotel equipped the RSP-1576MKII with seven HDMI inputs, including one on the front-panel for easy access.

Each supports 4K at 60 frames per second — perfect for high-quality sources like a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, or an Apple TV.

Advanced room calibration with Dirac Live®

The RSP-1576MKII uses Dirac Live’s highly acclaimed audio calibration system — one of the industry’s best room correction platforms. It measures the acoustics of your room with the included microphone, and then fine-tunes the output of your system to best match the unique sonic characteristics of your space.

Note: You’ll need to install the Dirac Live software on your Mac® or PC prior to calibration. The included license provides full-frequency room correction (20-20,000 Hz).

Who is Rotel?

Rotel has been crafting high-performance gear for music and home theater enthusiasts since 1961. They focus on creating the best signal path possible, using premium capacitors, transistors, diode bridges, and custom toroidal power supplies to get the most from music and movie soundtracks. Crutchfield is proud to offer a diverse selection of Rotel components including preamps, amplifiers, CD players, and home theater processors.

Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing
  • supports up to 11 speakers with external power amps
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos and DTS:X processing for use with in-ceiling or “height” speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
  • Dirac Live Full advanced speaker calibration system helps fine-tune your system to best match your room’s acoustics
    • requires installation of Dirac Live software on a Mac or PC prior to calibration
    • included license provides corrections across the full audible frequency spectrum (20-20,000 Hz)
  • custom-built toroidal power supply ensures low-noise, high-performance picture and sound
  • large front-panel display gives you easy-to-read status updates at a glance
  • six audiophile-grade 24-bit/192kHz Wolfson DACs (digital to analog converters)
HDMI features:
  • HDMI 2.0b audio/video switching: 7 in, 2 out, including 1 front-panel input
    • all inputs and outputs support HDCP 2.2 technology for compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs, including 4K/60Hz video
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV’s tuner or “smart” content via HDMI
Other connections:
  • digital audio inputs: 3 Toslink optical, 3 coaxial
  • 3 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
  • 1 stereo balanced XLR input
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • rear-panel Type-B USB input for high-resolution music playback from a computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
  • built-in Bluetooth with aptX™ for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
  • 11.2-channel RCA preamp outputs
    • includes two center channel outputs
  • USB Type-A port on front panel handles audio signals from an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®
  • Ethernet port connects to your home network for software updates and integration with 3rd-party control systems
  • RS-232 port for use with third-party control systems