rotel rap1580 home theatre amplifier

rotel rap1580 mkII home theatre amplifier

Rotel hifi,

The same care and precision goes into Rotel's home theatre products as it does their audio components. Because of this, you're guaranteed one of the best home cinema experiences possible, where music and movies get equal billing. The fine detail and subtleties of music are also present in movies, and the power and slam of movie soundtracks also apply to music.

A total of six Wolfson 24bit/192kHz DACs provide high quality digital to analogue conversion, ensuring a level of sound quality suitable for not only high quality music, but also providing the same sound quality for movie soundtracks too.

Dolby Atmos,
Rotel RAP1580 Mk2 shown in black,
dts X,

The Rotel RAP1580 Mk2 home theatre amplifier offers a genuine, continuous 100wpc into each of its on board 7 channels of amplification, suitable for 5.1, 7.1, or 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X set ups. Its on board processor is capable of 7.1.4 processing however, so with the additiion of an RMB1504 4-channel power amplifier, a full 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos or DTS:X system is achievable. 

DIRAC room equalisation,

dirac live le room equalisation

DIRAC Live is one of the world's most advanced room equalisation systems, being used in some of the best home theatre components, as well as in the automotive trade to vastly improve the experience of in-car listening.

As if your own home cinema system wasn't already better than your local Odeon cinema, DIRAC allows you to make the most from any home theatre speaker system you choose, in any room you choose to use it, regardless of its acoustics.


​DIRAC Live LE is set up with the supplied calibrated microphone, and uses your PC to the number crunching, giving you a full visual display of the results and adjustments. Don't worry though, DIRAC can be as simple or as in-depth as you want it to be, and spending a little time getting to know it can really pay dividends when getting the most from your home theatre system.

click here to read more about DIRAC Live

Rotel RAP1580 display.jpg

While the RAP1580 has the usual on-screen menu, the 7" TFT screen makes it easy to navigate the menu, allowing full set up and adjustments, and showing video and audio information. It also allows settings and adjustments to be carried out without the need for it to be shown on your main screen without disturbing movie viewing.

A Type A USB connection will facilitate playing music from, or charging, Apple products. An HDMI input is ideal for temporary camcorder use.

Where to start?!


Digital. Seven HDMI inputs are on the back panel, three of which are 4K HDCP2.2 spec, with two HDCP2.2 compliant HDMI outputs, one being ARC compatible. This is in addition to the HDMI input on the front fascia, ideal for temporary use of camcorders etc . Assignable digital audio inputs come in the shape of three optical digital inputs and three coaxial digital inputs. A Type B USB input capable of anything up to 24bit/192kHz ideal for computer use or adding an Innuos server, and a Type A USB can provide power for USB components.

rear panel of the Rotel RAP1580 Mk2 amplifier,

Analogue. Three analogue inputs for hi-fi components plus an MM phono input for a turntable start things off, as well as a pair of balanced XLR inputs for suitable equipped source components like compact disc players. A 7.1 analogue input allows the connection of high quality multi-channel source components such as DVD-Audio or SACD players. Three 12v trigger outputs will spark up suitably equipped components such as extra power amplification. Rotel Link controls other Rotel components even if they're out of sight.

As the RAP1580 will decode up to 11.1 or 5.1.4, a full raft of analogue outputs are provided, with dual subwoofer and dual centre outputs.

Rotel RAP1580 Mk2 AV amplifier shown in silver,
  • DIRAC LIVE LE room correction

  • 100wpc continuous (into 8ohms)

  • 11.1 / 7.1.4 Atmos/DTS:X processing

  • 7 channels of amplification

  • 10 channel parametric EQ

  • 8x HDMI inputs

  • 2x HDMI outputs (incl ARC)

  • 3x analogue RCA inputs

  • 1x MM phono input

  • 7.1 RCA analogue input

  • 11.2 RCA outputs

  • dual RCA subwoofer outputs

  • 3x coaxial digital inputs (24/192)

  • 3x optical digital inputs (24/192)

  • 1x Type B USB input (24/192)

  • 1x Type A USB power source

  • aptX Bluetooth streaming

  • 3x 12v trigger outputs

  • IP control

  • Class AB amplification

  • standby passthrough

  • H192mm x W431mm x D470mm

  • £4195

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