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Rotel RB-1552MKII Stereo Power Amplifier
The Rotel RB-1552mkII is the first step on Rotels power amp ladder, but just because it's the baby of the group you should not underestimate its abilities. Boasting a more than capable 130w per channel, balanced and unbalanced connectivity & class A/B design this is no slouch. If you are looking to add a little more power to your system the 1552mkII should definitely be on your list to listen to.
Pairing this with the RC-1572 (link here) gives you a great combination of power, balance & connectivity. Both offer the warmth of sound that customers associate with Rotel, without adding anything to the music.
Rotel's RB-1552 has been enhanced and improved in the form of an even more capable class A/B 'MKII' power amplifier, featuring 130 watts per channel. It's been carefully and intricately designed to be durable and robust while taking care to delicately extract every last element of even the most complex musical recordings.
Rotel's highly attentive engineers are able to arrange, align and construct components to form a product that performs with such ability that rival manufacturers could be given the same resources and struggle to achieve the same result. Rotel claim this is down to their unique 'Balanced Design Concept', and to many listeners - this care and attention to detail are what sets Rotel out from other manufacturers of a similar product. Each stage of the design process is precisely considered to result in the best possible audio performance, from the selection of an over-sized power supply, complete with a highly efficient, low magnetic field toroidal transformer - right down to the multiple, high-current bipolar output transistors.
Circuit topology within the RB-1552MKII has been planned, implemented, evaluated and adjusted to offer the best possible results. Featuring left, and right power rectification stages and decoupling, this unit is effectively a mono-block design. The amplifier utilises Rotel 'slit-foil' capacitors;- these provide plenty of reserve energy for extremely dynamic audio passages and are quick to replenish themselves, thanks to the nature of their unique design.
Input options include a balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA connections. This stereo amplifier has been engineered to provide the optimum sound quality, at an affordable price; retaining the same philosophy Rotel have expressed for over 50 years.
Who is Rotel?
Rotel is a Japanese, 50-year-old family business dedicated to designing and manufacturing the finest affordable hifi and home cinema components available on the market. Note that Rotel manufactures core components as well as assembling them into complete products, and so has total control over quality and sound characteristics.
Model RB-1552 MkII Power Configurations 2 x 120 watts
(20Hz-20kHz, <0.03%, 8 Ohms)
Watts/Channel 120 watts, all channels driven,
8 ohm load, 20-20kHz
THD (20-20,000Hz) 8 Ohms,
all channels driven
< 0.03% IM Distortion < 0.03% Damping Factor (8 Ohms) 500 Input Impedance / Sensitivity
12k Ohms/1.5 volt
50k Ohms/2.5 volt
Frequency Response (+/-1dB) S/N Ratio (IHF A) S/N Ratio (IHF A) 120dB Power Consumption 400 watts Dimensions (W x H x D) mm 431 x 144 x 340 mm Front Panel Height 3 U (5.25”) Shipping Weight 31.6 lbs.
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
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