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Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo Preamplifier

Rotel RC-1590MKII
Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo Preamplifier / Preamp / Pre-amplifier at The Listening Post Christchurch and Wellington NZ.
Rotel RC-1590 MKII Stereo PreamplifierPurchase OnlinePrice per item: $ 3,949.00 now $2,999.00 Christchurch 330 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch New Zealand 172.6476606 -43.5364992 Wellington 3 Margaret Street, Hutt Central Lower Hutt New Zealand 174.9037902 -41.2093658
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Reference audio systems deserve reference audio equipment. Rotel’s RC-1590MKII reference preamplifier renders audio with natural expression, an open sound stage and dynamic clarity. Analog, Digital, Bluetooth and Turntable sources are supported by a bespoke acoustic tuning process inviting you to bring your favorite music allowing the RC-1590MKII to immerse you.



  • Certified Roon Tested
  • Support MQA and MQA Studio
  • Texas Instruments premium 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Analogue Converter
  • Moving Magnet Phono input for turntable connection
  • Wireless aptX™ and AAC Bluetooth


Reference audio systems deserve reference audio equipment. The Rotel RC-1590MKII is exactly that - a reference preamplifier rendering analog and digital sources with natural expression in a wide and open sound stage in stunning clarity.


The heart of the RC-1590MKII begins with the power supply featuring dual in-house manufacture toroidal transformers. The transformers are physically and electrically isolated supplying dedicated analog and digital supply voltages to all critical circuits through low ESR slit-foil capacitors eliminating unwanted distortion and an extremely low noise floor.


Digital source inputs are processed utilizing an audiophile grade Texas Instruments 32-bit/384kHz Digital to Audio Converter (DAC) with custom engineered, proprietary acoustically tuned external output filter circuits rendering even the finest details with exceptional clarity and exact positing.


Analog signal paths feature DIRECT-PATH bypass modes eliminating unnecessary circuits maintaining signal integrity and further eliminating unwanted noise and distortion drawing you even closer and immersing you in the music. 

The RC-1590MKII supports a full array of inputs ensuring connection to your favorite sources including a Moving Magnet Phono input for vinyl lovers, Analog, Digital, XLR Balanced, high quality aptXTM and AAC wireless Bluetooth, and PC-USB (32-bit/384kHz) supporting MQA unfolding and rendering as well as certified Roon Tested


Dual RCA and XLR output connection provide the ultimate flexibility including bi-amplification installations. A subwoofer output is also included.


The RC-1590MKII proudly continues Rotel’s 60-year legacy and heritage with our ongoing promises of performance, value, and unwavering commitment to quality. Authentic, engaging, and spacious, the RC-1590MKII proudly represents this iconic brand.



  • Front Panel Height: 132.6 mm
  • Power Requirements: 120V, 60Hz
  • Power Comsumption: 45W
  • Weight: 10.1kg
  • BTU Rating: 78 BTU/h
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): (20Hz–20kHz) <0.002%
  • Frequency Response:
  • Line Level Inputs: 10Hz - 100kHz (+0dB, +0.1dB)
  • Digital Inputs: 20Hz - 20kHz (0±0.5dB, Max)
  • Phono Input: 20Hz - 20kHz (+0.3dB, -0.2dB)
  • S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted):
    • Line Level Inputs (RCA): 117dB
    • Line Level Inputs (XLR): 115dB
    • Digital Inputs: 108dB
    • Phono Input: 80dB
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 431 × 144 × 348 mm


Check out the brochure for more information: Rotel RC-1590 MKII Brochure

Read the owner's manual here: Rotel RC-1590 MKII Owner's Manual

Black version is held in stock in NZ (silver version is indent only).


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