Rotel amplifiers: A14MKII, RA-1572MKII & RA-1592MKII launched

Three new Rotel amplifiers has been launched which include Rotel A14MKII, Rotel RA-1572MKII and Rotel RA-1592MKII.

The manufacturer Rotel announces in a current press release that three stereo integrated amplifiers from the Rotel range will probably be available in an MK2 version from July 2021 – these are by no means cosmetic updates, instead, all three amps are significantly on Inner workings have been filed. According to Rotel, the upgrades should involve various adjustments and innovations in the circuit design down to the component level.

Rotel amplifiers : Rotel A14 MKII innovations

The MKII version of the Rotel A14 has been given a new D / A converter from Texas Instruments that can process music material up to 32 bit / 384 kHz. In addition, various optimizations have been incorporated into the DAC output filter, signal processing and power supply.

Rotel A14 MkII: This amp can also stream and comes with various analog and digital inputs – including MM-Phono and Bluetooth (including aptX and AAC). Like the other amplifiers, it also understands MQA and is Roon Tested

Rotel RA-1572MKII innovations

This integrated amplifier is now also equipped with the new Texas Instruments DAC. Further optimizations concern the coupling and filter capacitors as well as the power supply unit – among other things, this should result in an even wider and deeper sound stage with better locatability of the sound sources.

Rotel RA1572MKII

The Rotel RA1572MKII offers more power and, compared to the A14 MkII, also has an additional balanced high-level input

Rotel RA-1592MKII innovations

Numerous improvements have also been made here. The Class A / B amp, declared with 200 watts at 8 ohms, received twelve new coupling capacitors with improved frequency response and lower tolerances in addition to the Texas Instruments DAC upgrade. A total of 28 components and parts were also replaced in the signal path. The result – as the press release says: controlled and dynamic bass, high fine resolution and the finest reproduction of sound nuances.

Rotel RA1592MKII

Rotel RA1592MKII – even more sine output, even more digital inputs: the flagship of the Rotel 15 series

All MKII versions will be available in silver and black and come with remote control and intelligent switch-on controls.

Rotel amplifiers prices:

  • Rotel A14MKII: 1,399 euros
  • Rotel RA-1572MKII: 1,899 euros
  • Rotel RA-1592MKII: 2,699 euros