RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier

Pre-Amplifiers by Rotel
Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi
Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi
Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi
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Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi
Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi
Rotel RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier - Grahams Hi-Fi


RC-1572 - Pre-Amplifier

This product is available in the following variations:

Black - £945.00
Silver - £945.00

  • Pre-amp with analogue and digital inputs
  • AKM premium 32-bit/768kHz DAC
  • iOS control App
  • Moving magnet phono input for turntable connection
  • Bluetooth with aptX
  • Balanced XLR inputs and outputs

The heart of an uncompromising audiophile stereo “separates” system is the preamplifier. Separate components hold the promise of the best possible fidelity, since each device is optimised for its role in the sound reproduction chain. The new RC-1572 stereo preamplifier leverages the design of Rotel's flagship RC-1590 preamplifier including its 32 bit/768kHz AKM stereo digital-to-analogue converter to handle critical signal conversion. Among many refinements, the RC-1572 utilizes relay switching for analogue sources instead of an IC based switch to maintain the integrity of the signal path for RCA, phono and XLR inputs.

Beneath the clean lines and user friendly fascia of the RC-1572 lies highly sophisticated engineering. Both analogue and digital sources have been given equal consideration as today’s listener often has several digital sources, but may also enjoy legacy formats like vinyl LPs. The result is effortless musical dynamics, impressive detail and scale.

The RC-1572 stereo preamplifier is also extremely flexible. Four digital inputs (2 coax and 2 optical), plus the rear PC-USB handle digital sources up to 32/384 resolution. The 4 inputs are designed for sources such as TV set-top boxes, flat panel TVs or Blu-ray players for stunning playback. Importantly, it is possible to fix the level and set an auto-on option with digital inputs for use with devices that provide their own volume control for convenient “hands-off” use.The PC-USB input supports DSD signals. Integrated Bluetooth aptX is provided.

Grahams suggest you partner this pre-amplifier with:

Please contact us to arrange a demonstration. 



Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.004% (20Hz-20kHz)
Intermodulation Distortion < 0.004% (60 Hz : 7 kHz, 4:1)
Input Sensitivity / Impedance Phono Input (MM): 3 mV / 47k ohms
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 200 mV / 100k ohms
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 300 mV / 100k ohms
Digital Inputs: 0 dBFs / 75 ohms
Input Overload Phono Input: 62 mV
Line Level Inputs: 4 V
Output Level Line Level (RCA): 1 V
Balance (XLR): 2 V
Frequency Response Phono Input: 20 Hz-20kHz, (0 ±0.3 dB)
Line Level Inputs: 10 Hz-100kHz, (0 ±0.3 dB)
Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz (0 ± 0.5 dB Max)
Tone Controls Bass: ±10 dB at 100Hz
Treble: ±10 dB at 10kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio Phono Input: 80 dB
Line Level Inputs: 110 dB
Digital Inputs: 100 dB
(IHF “A” weighted)
Channel Separation > 64 dB
Coaxial/Optical Digital Signals SPDIF LPCM (up to 192kHz 24 bit)
PC-USB USB Audio Class 1.0: up to 96kHz 24-bit
USB Audio Class 2.0: up to 384kHz 32-bit*
*Driver installation required
DSD and DoP support
Power Requirements USA: 120 Volts, 60 Hz
EC: 230 Volts, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 35 watts
Standby Power Consumption < 0.5 watts
BTU (at 13.5 watts) 65 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D) 431 x 99 x 338mm
17 x 3 7/8 x 13 1/4 in
Front Panel Height 2U / 88.1mm / 3 1/2 in
Weight (net) 7.4 kg, 16.3 lb
Finish Silver and Black