Rotel RSP-1576MKII Surround Processor

$3,959 $4,399
By Rotel


The Rotel RSP-1576MKII has been custom engineered for music and movie lovers alike utilizing over 55 years of design experience. This high-performance pre-amplifier decodes all popular multi-channel audio formats with vivid resolution and exceptional clarity keeping true to Rotel’s audio brand heritage.

This processor supports 7 HDMI 4K/HDR video inputs with dual HDMI 4K/HDR video outputs with ARC support. Audio processing utilizes a state-of-the-art Texas Instruments quad core DSP supporting Dolby Atmos and DTS:X up to 7.1.4 theaters.


  • Supports Dolby® Atmos 7.1.4 processing
  • Decodes DTS:X 7.1.4 processing
  • Supports Dirac Live Room Correction
  • 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs capable of 4K/UHD video pass-through
  • 7 HDMI inputs and both HDMI outputs support HDCP 2.2 and HDR 10
  • Bluetooth with apt-X
  • PC-USB input supporting 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Balanced XLR inputs
  • Moving Magnet Phono Stage input for turntable connection
  • 6 x Wolfson premium 24-bit/192kHz DACS

Complimenting the DSP is an array of 6 audiophile grade Wolfson 24b/192K DACs preforming the Digital to Audio conversion. The RSP-1576MKII is fully licensed for Dirac Live Full edition room correction and includes a measurement microphone. Dirac audio calibration technology utilizes proprietary time-domain and amplitude correction algorithms ensuring a truly uniquely, pristine listening experience regardless of theater size.

The architecture of the RSP-1576MKII includes individual audio and video processing circuits ensuring highest in class performance. All critical audio circuits were tuned in the UK by an acoustic engineering team further ensuring the RSP-1576MKII accurately reproduces audio from the dynamics of blockbuster movies to the subtle nuances buried deep within an orchestral concerto.

Supported input sources include analog (3), coaxial (3), optical (3), PC-USB (24b/192k), iOS USB, XLR, apt-X Bluetooth and a Moving Magnet Phono stage for vinyl enthusiasts.

The RSP-1576 seamlessly integrates with all popular control systems using either RS232 or Ethernet with software updates available via the front USB or over the Internet. The setup menu is available on both the HDMI output and on the integrated VFD display providing easy access to all configuration options.

Supported by a full lineup of Rotel Class AB amplifiers ranging from 75 Watts to 350 Watts in 2, 4, 5 and 6 channel options, the RSP-1576MKII is sure to provide countless hours of entertainment.


Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Analogue Bypass: 0.0006%, Digital Inputs: 0.003%
Frequency Response Analogue Bypass: 10 Hz - 100 kHz ±1 dB, Digital Inputs: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB, Phono Input: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted) Analog Bypass: 112 dB, Digital Inputs: 112 dB
Intermodulation Distortion (60 Hz:7 kHz, 4:1) <0.005%
Input Impedance Line Level Inputs (RCA): 100 kΩ, Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100 kΩ, Phono Input (MM): 47 kΩ
Channel Separation >75 dB
Preamp Level Unbalanced (RCA): 1 V
Digital Audio LPCM (up to 192 kHz, 24-bit), Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
HDMI Inputs/Outputs 7 inputs supporting HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0a, 2 outputs supporting HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0a, Audio Return Channel
Video Input Resolutions 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D, 4K, UHD, 4K 60Hz, 4K HDR10
Video Output Resolution 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D, 4K, UHD, 4K 60Hz, 4K HDR10
Colour Space Support sRGB, YCbCr 4:2:2, YCbCr 4:4:4
Deep Colour Support 24-bit, 30-bit, 36-bit
Dimensions, Weight & Power
Dimensions (W x H x D) 431 x 144 x 348 mm (17" x 5.7" x 13.7")
Front Panel Height 3U / 132.6 mm (5.25")
Power Requirements 230 V, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 60 W
Standby Power Consumption <0.5 W
Net Weight 8.8 kg (19 lbs.)
BTU Rating (4Ω, 1/8th Power) 114 BTU/h