The RB-1590 is at the top of its class as a 2 x 350 Watts stereo amplifier with dual toroidal transformers and special slit foil capacitors.
Power - refined, detailed, and plenty of it. Rotel’s new Class AB stereo power amplifier is rated at 350 watts per channel into 8 ohms both channels driven. That is a lot of power, but larger listening rooms or less sensitive loudspeaker designs require it to bring out the best possible performance and attain realistic audio dynamics.
The impressive capabilities of this amplifier begin with a solid foundation consisting of twin, massive toroidal transformers custom made by Rotel. These transformers are just part of a rock-solid power supply that includes eight special British made BHC capacitors, known for their low loss and quick response times. These components will continue to supply all of the voltage and current requirements needed, even under the most difficult load conditions.
But power unrefined has never been a Rotel design goal. Every aspect of circuit design has been carefully considered and each component has been rigorously selected after extensive listening sessions. The circuit topography has been laid out in a true monoblock design ensuring maximum signal separation and improved stereo imaging.
Features include: XLR Balanced and RCA input connections, two pair of 5-way speaker binding posts, 12-volt trigger control, thermal protection circuitry, overcurrent, over-voltage protection circuitry, dual staged power on relay to reduce surge current and extend longevity, and a detachable IEC power cord all in a 5 U chassis with included rack ears.
The RB-1590 has been designed for the most discerning audio enthusiast and will provide the highest levels of audio performance.
2 x 350 Watts of
Class AB amplifier
Massive power supply
using Dual Toroidal
High-quality slit foil
capacitors made in
Balanced XLR inputs
Engineered with care.
DIMENSIONS (W × H × D)
431 × 237 × 454mm
17" × 9.75" × 17.9"
FRONT PANEL HEIGHT
5U / 221mm (8.75")
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
BTU RATING (4Ω, 1/8th power)
CONTINUOUS POWER OUTPUT
350W/Ch (All channels driven, 8Ω)
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION (THD)
10Hz - 100kHz ±0.5dB
S/N RATIO (IHF "A" Weighted)
Model RB-1590 Continuous Power Output (20 - 20kHz, <0.03%, 8 ohms) 350 watts/channel Total Harmonic Distortion (20Hz - 20kHz, 8 ohms) <0.03% Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz : 7kHz, 4 : 1) <0.03% Frequency Response (±0.5 dB) 10Hz - 100kHz Damping Factor (1kHz, 8 ohms) 300 Speaker Impedance 4 ohms minimum Signal to Noise Ratio (A weighting) 120 dB Channel Separation >64 dB Input Impedance/Sensitivity Unbalance Balance - 12k ohms / 2.2 V 100k ohms / 3.5 V Gain Unbalance Balance - 27.5 dB (±0.5 dB) 23.5 dB (±0.5 dB) Power Requirements USA EC - 120 volts, 60 Hz 230 volts, 50 Hz Power Consumption 800 watts Standby < 0.5 watts BTU (4 ohms, 1/8th power) 2100 BTU/h Dimensions (W x H x D) 431 x 237 x 454mm 17 x 9 3/8 x 17 7/8 in Front Panel Height 5U / 221mm / 8 3/4 in Weight (net) 38.1kg, 84 lb