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ROTEL 1582 MkII Power Amp
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Anyone tried this power amp or own it?  Performances?  Thanks.

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RE: ROTEL 1582 MkII Power Amp

I assume you refer to the recently released MkII version?

I too would be interetsed to learn about real life experiences with it.

 

How about a WHF review anyone...?

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TB303 wrote:

I assume you refer to the recently released MkII version?

I too would be interetsed to learn about real life experiences with it.

 

How about a WHF review anyone...?

 

Yup, the MkII version.  No review yet, searched the web already.

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RE: ROTEL 1582 MkII Power Amp

Got to admit it's quite difficult trying to find user info on Rotel gear.

I quite like their flexibility with their multichannel amps, like the rkb-D8100 with optical inputs for each channel. 

With the recent debates on multi zone Sonos setups, these would be perfect... Giving me ideas for my next house...

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RE: ROTEL 1582 MkII Power Amp

A first review can be found here: 

http://www.goodsound.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/533-rotel-rb-1582-mkii-stereo-power-amplifier

haven't heard it yet, i'm firstly interested in the new RC1570 preamp

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I have the Proac Studio 140 MK2  too match with the Rotel 1582 power amp and the 1580 pre amp an excellent combination : powerfull ,

detailed and natural sound . Didn't hear the new version MK2 but I am sure it's good as the old version or maybe even better .  

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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I have the 1552 mk11 it is a great power amp, and Audiolab Mdac as the Pre-Amp with some B&W 685s in my bar room.

 

Well defined, natural sound with pleanty of poke.

 

Lee

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Hi. I am currently thinking about getting ROTEL amplification. I have recently listened to the combo RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp (200W per channel) and it sounded great for an intense rock music listener. It's warm, it has the enough amount of detail, great control, dynamics, depth and timing. I find it very natural and musical. I listened to bands like Nothing, Rage Against The Machine, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Rollins Band, The Black Keys, Mercury Rev, Vista Chino or Killing Joke. All sounded great. Even in your face guitar sound was presented perfectly without any harshness or discomfort. Dynamic, but civilised and warm.

There is the possibility of getting the new models: RC-1570 preamp + RB1582 MKII power amp. As I do not have the chance to audition them, anyone knows if there are (listenable and significant) differences between these new models and the previous ones (RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp)?

Thanks.

nelio

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nelio wrote:

Hi. I am currently thinking about getting ROTEL amplification. I have recently listened to the combo RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp (200W per channel) and it sounded great for an intense rock music listener. It's warm, it has the enough amount of detail, great control, dynamics, depth and timing. I find it very natural and musical. I listened to bands like Nothing, Rage Against The Machine, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Rollins Band, The Black Keys, Mercury Rev, Vista Chino or Killing Joke. All sounded great. Even in your face guitar sound was presented perfectly without any harshness or discomfort. Dynamic, but civilised and warm.

There is the possibility of getting the new models: RC-1570 preamp + RB1582 MKII power amp. As I do not have the chance to audition them, anyone knows if there are (listenable and significant) differences between these new models and the previous ones (RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp)?

Thanks.

nelio

As far as I know the RC-1580 is still on sale and you don't have to compromise for the RC-1570 . The 1580 should be better in sound quality

terms . however If you need digital inputs you  should buy the  1570 becuase the 1580 is absolutely analog .

 

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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I managed to audition RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp and I was so well and immediately impressed that I decided to go for the new RC-1570 preamp + RB1582 MKII power amp.

After two weeks listening to ROTEL RC-1570 / RB1582 amps at home, I can say they sound natural, warm, very controlled, smooth, detailed, but not too detailed, and with this great bass. The bass is powerful, deep, articulated and well controlled. I love it. The 200 Watts make a huge difference as you feel the power driving the speakers and the music. It is also quick and has good timing (swing and forward motion) and dynamics. It makes you want to listen to music. It sounds perfect to me. Sometimes I think that it may too perfect to be true... And they look great, specially the power amp (I bought it in silver and the preamp in black, so the power amp could be the shinning star in my audio system, which is dominated by black colour).

Depending on the music you listen to and your personal audio listening tastes, you may use a less revealing (less sophisticated) speaker or more revealing (more sophisticated) speaker. As I am a bass oriented listener, a cheaper speaker with a good and generous bass response tends to be more satisfying for all kinds of music I listen to.

As I listen to intense rock music (including metal, industrial, sludge, drone, etc.) along other types of music like world music, rock-folk songwriters or exploratory electronic music, and I like the mids and highs to be laid back and not too detailed/refined/bright, I prefer having those ROTEL amps playing with my old Monitor Audio Silver RS6 than with the much better speaker that is Monitor Audio Silver RX8.

For some old metal CDs like Pantera's "Reinventing the Steel" or Crowbar's "Equilibrium" the RX8 was too detailed/open/clear/bright in the treble (mids and highs) and then it got too tiring as one's brain had to process a lot of treble information. In my personal way of perceiving sound.

The ROTEL amps paired with the RS6 give NOT a better sound in the audiophile way, but a more comfortable, warm and musical sound. It makes me listen to more music and to all my CDs, including the ones with less sound quality from the 1990's. I prefer listening to all my music collection and sacrifice some higher quality audio equipment. Music comes first. That's the goal. The bass was much better in the RX8, oh yes, but one can not have everything... You have to make your options. The overall result is the most important part.

It is amazing the difference in quality between the old Silver RS6 and the new Silver RX8, which is much more audiophile. However, for intense rock music, less speaker sound quality may be better. For me bass can be audiophile, but not mids and highs if these are too revealing (harsh, crisp, bright, prominent). I prefer downgrading the speakers than the amplification, because I like to have a powerful amp with reasonable good quality. If you downgrade here, it is difficult to find an amp with a certain kind of power.

These are my first experiences and impressions with ROTEL RC-1570 / RB1582 amps.

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We have the original RB1582 driving KEF LS50s at our store and they sound incredible connected to it. Haven't yet ranged the RB1582 MKII though.

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nelio wrote:

I managed to audition RC-1580 preamp + RB-1582 power amp and I was so well and immediately impressed that I decided to go for the new RC-1570 preamp + RB1582 MKII power amp.

After two weeks listening to ROTEL RC-1570 / RB1582 amps at home, I can say they sound natural, warm, very controlled, smooth, detailed, but not too detailed, and with this great bass. The bass is powerful, deep, articulated and well controlled. I love it. The 200 Watts make a huge difference as you feel the power driving the speakers and the music. It is also quick and has good timing (swing and forward motion) and dynamics. It makes you want to listen to music. It sounds perfect to me. Sometimes I think that it may too perfect to be true... And they look great, specially the power amp (I bought it in silver and the preamp in black, so the power amp could be the shinning star in my audio system, which is dominated by black colour).

Depending on the music you listen to and your personal audio listening tastes, you may use a less revealing (less sophisticated) speaker or more revealing (more sophisticated) speaker. As I am a bass oriented listener, a cheaper speaker with a good and generous bass response tends to be more satisfying for all kinds of music I listen to.

As I listen to intense rock music (including metal, industrial, sludge, drone, etc.) along other types of music like world music, rock-folk songwriters or exploratory electronic music, and I like the mids and highs to be laid back and not too detailed/refined/bright, I prefer having those ROTEL amps playing with my old Monitor Audio Silver RS6 than with the much better speaker that is Monitor Audio Silver RX8.

For some old metal CDs like Pantera's "Reinventing the Steel" or Crowbar's "Equilibrium" the RX8 was too detailed/open/clear/bright in the treble (mids and highs) and then it got too tiring as one's brain had to process a lot of treble information. In my personal way of perceiving sound.

The ROTEL amps paired with the RS6 give NOT a better sound in the audiophile way, but a more comfortable, warm and musical sound. It makes me listen to more music and to all my CDs, including the ones with less sound quality from the 1990's. I prefer listening to all my music collection and sacrifice some higher quality audio equipment. Music comes first. That's the goal. The bass was much better in the RX8, oh yes, but one can not have everything... You have to make your options. The overall result is the most important part.

It is amazing the difference in quality between the old Silver RS6 and the new Silver RX8, which is much more audiophile. However, for intense rock music, less speaker sound quality may be better. For me bass can be audiophile, but not mids and highs if these are too revealing (harsh, crisp, bright, prominent). I prefer downgrading the speakers than the amplification, because I like to have a powerful amp with reasonable good quality. If you downgrade here, it is difficult to find an amp with a certain kind of power.

These are my first experiences and impressions with ROTEL RC-1570 / RB1582 amps.

 

Good choice ! 

I own the  old 1580/1582  combinationand I am glad you ilke the Rotel's  Wink However I don't agree with you regarding the downgrade of speakers , If you really want to hear what the Rotel pre/power combinaton can do connect them to a pair of  Proac , PMC , Spendor  act.  speakers and than you'll see how powerful , detailed and natural are they   :boohoo:

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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Rotel 1582 MK2 power amplifier

This amp is excellent and best value 200 wpc Unfotunately too heavy for me, brand new with box selling £895  Telephone 07956 121 013

 

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Rotel 1582 MK2 power amplifier

Best value, excellent sound but too heavy for me Hence selling New £895  Tel 07956 121 013 No Texts

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