Stereo Amplifiers

RB-1582 MkII

At 2 x 200 Watts per channel and utilizing Rotel's Balanced Design Concept for superior performance, the RB-1582 MkII is a compelling stereo amplifier.

Power2 x 200 Watts of
robust power

Class ABClass AB amplifier

CapacitorHigh quality slit foil
capacitors made in

XLRBalanced XLR inputs

Rack MountRack ears included

Engineered with care.

RB-1582 MKII Internal View

Dimensions (W × H × D)
431 × 144 × 407mm
17" × 5.7" × 16"
Front Panel Height
3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Net Weight
17.6kg (39lbs.)
BTU Rating (4Ω, 1/8th power)
1104 BTU/h


Continuous Power Output
200W/Ch (All channels driven, 8Ω)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
(20Hz–20kHz) <0.03%
Frequency Response
10Hz - 100kHz ±0.5dB
S/N Ratio (IHF "A" Weighted)
RCA: 26.5dB
XLR: 22.5dB
Product Description 

Rotel’s next largest stereo amplifier at 200 Watts per channel provides the massive current to drive the very largest Hi-Fi systems effortlessly. And like its smaller brother, the RB-1582 MkII has been designed to excel at resolving the subtle details in music as well as supplying the brawn required for extremely dynamic passages. It is able to achieve this difficult dual requirement because of the meticulous attention paid to circuit design and parts selection.

The RB-1582 MkII's high-end performance begins with an extremely large toroidal transformer combined with a total of 60,000µF storage capacity in special “slit foil” capacitors to provide completely stable power to the output stage. Slit foil capacitors have the ability to charge and discharge extremely quickly, thereby ensuring signal fidelity during orchestral crescendos or repetitive kick-drum impacts, for example. Both left and right channel construction are laid out in a mono block design (after the toroidal transformer) and all grounding is terminated in a star pattern on a copper grounding plate to ensure low signal to noise. The output stage is a discrete design that consists of 10 high current bipolar transistors per channel. Input options consist of both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors.

The RB-1582 MkII stereo power amplifier is yet another outstanding example of Rotel’s Balanced Design Concept and will form the heart of a very impressive stereo or home theater system for years to come.

More Specifications 
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1)
Damping Factor
Speaker Impedance
4Ω minimum
Input Sensitivity
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 1.9V
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 3.0V
Input Impedance
Line Level Inputs (RCA): 12kΩ
Line Level Inputs (XLR): 100kΩ

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