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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2016, 18:26 »
Technofile reviews the rsp 1582 and rmb 1585:
http://www.technofile.com/articles/rotel_rsp_1582_1585.asp
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2016, 21:02 »
Just checking with owners, how hot does it get for your Rotel?
Does anyone use additional cooling?

my RMB1095 doesn't run very hot even after long hours of playing. But to optimize its longevity, i do put a USB fan.  :)

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2016, 21:26 »
Thanks bro, my amp does get a little hot after using it the whole day, and I also placed a USB fan nearby.. I guess it has to work harder for a 4 ohm centre now, especially in "large" mode.. cheers
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2016, 00:14 »
The Rotel RA 1592 looks quite interesting:
http://rotel.com/sites/default/files/product/infosheets/RA-1592_InfoSheet.pdf


A rival to the Parasound integrated with one BIG exception!


No HT bypass... lose points :)
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2016, 06:43 »

The Rotel RA 1592 looks quite interesting:
http://rotel.com/sites/default/files/product/infosheets/RA-1592_InfoSheet.pdf


A rival to the Parasound integrated with one BIG exception!


No HT bypass... lose points :)


They never call it HT Bypass but the RC1570 had an option to set the default volume at startup in the menus. For each input.
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2016, 13:48 »

They never call it HT Bypass but the RC1570 had an option to set the default volume at startup in the menus. For each input.

I take it that u are referring to rotel's fixed gain settings. Its not for all inputs. Only can set for the aux input and all the digital inputs. Same for RA 1570 & 1592.

In any case IMHO this is technically speaking not actually an  HT bypass cos an HT bypass should allow the incoming signal to completely bypass the whole pre section and go straight into the power amp section. 

The fixed gain is just so u can max out the gain and allow the volume to be controlled by the incoming source (eg. Pre out from an AVR).

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« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2016, 16:03 »

I take it that u are referring to rotel's fixed gain settings. Its not for all inputs. Only can set for the aux input and all the digital inputs. Same for RA 1570 & 1592.

In any case IMHO this is technically speaking not actually an  HT bypass cos an HT bypass should allow the incoming signal to completely bypass the whole pre section and go straight into the power amp section. 

The fixed gain is just so u can max out the gain and allow the volume to be controlled by the incoming source (eg. Pre out from an AVR).

As far as I know this is how HT bypass works. Preamp at unity gain. I don't know of any which bypasses the preamp stage directly.
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2016, 17:39 »
As far as I know this is how HT bypass works. Preamp at unity gain. I don't know of any which bypasses the preamp stage directly.

Roksan K3 Integrated is one of them. It specifically says so in their manual. My MF A5.5 had a switch at the back too though the manual did not say it bypasses the pre. But i would think those which has a physical switch are likely to be. That's not to say that those who dont are not.

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2016, 18:43 »
I'm more familiar with HT bypass on preamps which by its definition is a unity gain input.
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2016, 19:09 »
I'm more familiar with HT bypass on preamps which by its definition is a unity gain input.

Speaking of ht bypass on pre amps, emotiva xsp-1 (which i had before) also specifies in their manual that the HT mode bypasses everything and goes straight to the pre outs.

I think for those which is based on unity gain, they  dont call it ht bypass. Just like rotel doesnt either.

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2016, 23:11 »
Speaking of ht bypass on pre amps, emotiva xsp-1 (which i had before) also specifies in their manual that the HT mode bypasses everything and goes straight to the pre outs.

I think for those which is based on unity gain, they  dont call it ht bypass. Just like rotel doesnt either.


Ayre's manual for the KX-R specifically calls it an HT bypass. And you can hear the volume selector crank it up to unity gain.

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2016, 16:48 »
The Rotel RA 1592 looks quite interesting:
http://rotel.com/sites/default/files/product/infosheets/RA-1592_InfoSheet.pdf


A rival to the Parasound integrated with one BIG exception!


No HT bypass... lose points :)

Hi Pete, and all forumers, 

The Rotel RA 1592 can do a HT bypass.  We do have the audition unit in our showroom in Lavender.  For those who wanted to know more about this please do feel free to drop by, at the same time can have a listen to it as well

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2016, 16:52 »
Hi All,

We are proud to announce that the combination for the Rotel RC 1590 and Rotel RB 1590 has gotten itself a 5 star awards in HomeThearterreview.com

Plese view below on some of the exceprts from the reviewers:
- The Rotel RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1590 amplifier are an impressive duo.
- The RC-1590 is a modern-day preamplifier, meaning it possesses all the digital and wireless inputs you would imagine.
- A PC-USB input feeds the AKM premium 32-bit/786-kHz DAC, where DSD (PC-Windows) and DoP (DSD over PCM for MAC computers) are also supported.
- The RC-1590's Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) is at less than 0.0002 percent, and the signal-to-noise ratio is 112 dB on the line-level side and 108 dB on the digital side.

For those who are interested to have an audition on the Rotel RC 1590 and Rotel RB 1590, do give us a call before dropping by to the showroom.

 Lavender Showroom
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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2016, 12:30 »
Hi Pete, and all forumers, 

The Rotel RA 1592 can do a HT bypass.  We do have the audition unit in our showroom in Lavender.  For those who wanted to know more about this please do feel free to drop by, at the same time can have a listen to it as well


Hi There,
Riding on this reply, please view some great reviews from hometheaterhifi.com for the Rotel RA 1592.


Revealing the internal of the Rotel RA 1592, under the grille (Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer)

Rotel is a new, moderately priced entry in a product category getting crowded with an array of highly-regarded companies like Devialet, Naim, NAD, Peachtree, and Parasound.  Rotel impresses as a thoroughly modern, high-value, high-performance product from one of HiFi’s legendary nameplates.

Some Highlights for it:
- “leverages the strengths of [its] award winning RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582 Mk II power amplifier in a sleek single chassis design.”

- Rotel does not skimp on power, incorporating 200 watts of Class AB power in a dual-monoblock configuration.

- In addition to the amplifier and preamplifier, Rotel includes the 32-bit/768kHz DAC from AKM and offers a plethora of inputs, including USB, coaxial, optical, and aptX Bluetooth.

- Neutrality and resolution done right, without listener fatigue.

Finally, some of these Plus Points:
- Neutral, dynamic presentation
- Bluetooth streaming is well implemented and reliable
- Loads of power for any speaker

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Re: Rotel Owner's Thread - tips and info
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2016, 13:47 »
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