Surround Receivers


A serious surround sound receiver with 7 x 100 Watts per channel, in a space-saving single 4U chassis.

Power7 x 100 Watts of robust

Class DClass D amplifier design

Dolby TrueHDDecodes Dolby TrueHD

DTS HDSupports DTS HD Master

USBFront panel USB for Apple iOS devices

Engineered with care.

RSX-1562 Internal View

Dimensions (W × H × D)
431 × 188 × 422mm
17" × 7.5" × 16.6"
Front Panel Height
4U / 176.8mm (7")
Power Requirements
230V, 50Hz
Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Net Weight
15.5kg (34lbs.)
BTU Rating (4Ω, 1/8th power)
666 BTU/h


Continuous Power Output
100W/Ch (All channels driven, 8Ω)
200W/Ch (All channels driven, 4Ω)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
(20Hz–20kHz) <0.008%
Frequency Response
Analog Bypass: 10Hz - 120kHz ±3dB
Digital Inputs: 10Hz - 95kHz ±0.3dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted)
Analog Bypass: 95dB
Digital Inputs: 92dB
Product Description 

Rotel has over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing high performance electronics for home entertainment. A fine example of this is our RSX-1562, a 7.1 channel surround-sound receiver that can serve as master control and amplifier for all audio/video sources and speakers in a home theatre system.

The RSX-1562 builds upon the excellence established by its highly acclaimed predecessor, the RSX-1560, but with the addition of new, improved circuitry and technologies such as HDMI® 1.4 with 3D. In addition, the advent of so many video sources such as a cable or satellite box, DVRs, DVD players, and WiFi or Ethernet audio/video feeds from devices such as Apple TV® and Roku® etc., have necessitated adding more HDMI inputs. The RSX-1562 now has six HDMI 1.4 inputs and two HDMI 1.4 outputs, one with an Audio Return Channel (ARC). The ARC in HDMI 1.4 enables a TV via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data “upstream” to an A/V receiver or surround audio controller, thereby increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connections.

A USB front input for iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® or other MP3 player use is provided. The USB input provides a digital connection so that the RSX-1562’s advanced 24-bit/192kHz DACs can provide the critical decoding. Additionally, the receiver incorporates Bluetooth operation so that a physical connection of portable audio players which have this capability is not required. To provide even more audio versatility, the preamplifier includes a 10 band parametric EQ and advanced bass management.

Video signals are handled by the latest generation Faroudja® Torino FLI30336 Cortez Advanced Platform offering the most robust set of Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing technologies available. Torino combines unique analog and digital processing to drastically reduce video noise without sacrificing image quality and sharpness. It also offers next-generation Faroudja RealColor color management technologies. The Faroudja Torino includes an integrated 3D video decoder. The RSX-1562 is designed to support 3D video signals, whether from Blu-ray players or set-top boxes. The RSX-1562 supports all traditional audio and video processing features with Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS® HD Master Audio, DTS HD and more. Dual 32-bit DSP’s and 24-bit/192kHz audio DACs ensure high sound quality and performance. The amplifiers on board the RSX-1562 are a sophisticated Class D design. The power output of the receiver is 7 x 100 Watts into 8 ohms @ 20Hz - 20kHz and can nearly double that figure into 4 ohms. Due to their efficient design the surround sound receiver runs relatively cool even at higher levels of operation. As heat is a liability for all electronics, this feature benefits the longevity of the unit.

Multizone outputs provide composite video and analogue audio for up to 3 zones. Zone control includes source selection, volume and on/off. The RSX-1562 front panel display shows current source, volume and DSP mode. The OSD is available for customer setup using the HDMI video output. The RSX-1562 is a superbly engineered, surround-sound receiver capable of delivering outstanding audio and video performances from all your music and movie sources.

More Specifications 
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1)
Speaker Impedance
4Ω minimum
Input Sensitivity
Input Impedance
Preout Level
Output Impedance
Decodable Front USB Formats
MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis (up to 48kHz 16-bit)
Decodable Digital Input Signals
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 96/24, LPCM up to 192kHz
Video Input Resolutions
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D
Video Output Resolutions
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D
Video S/N Ratio
Video Input Impedance
Video Output Impedance
Video Output Level
HDMI Specification
Version 1.3, supporting Deep Color passthrough and Broad Color Space passthrough
Version 1.4, supporting 3D passthrough and Audio Return Channel
Tuner Usable Sensitivity
FM: 14.2dBf
AM: 50μV/m
Tuner S/N Ratio
FM: 70dB
AM: 40dB
Tuner Harmonic Distortion (FM)
FM Stereo Separation (1kHz)
Tuner Output Level
FM: 1V
AM: 500mV
Antenna Input
FM: 75Ω
AM: Loop Antenna

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