Surround Processor


A surround sound processor with classic Rotel audiophile quality for exceptional theater performance.

Dolby TrueHDDecodes Dolby TrueHD

DTS HDSupports DTS HD Master

HDMI6 HDMI inputs capable
of 3D video pass-through

USBFront panel USB for Apple iOS devices

Parametric EQ10 channel Parametric
EQ for optimizing room

Engineered with care.

RSP-1572 Internal View

Dimensions (W × H × D)
431 × 144 × 338mm
17" × 5.7" × 13.4"
Front Panel Height
3U / 132.6mm (5.25")
Power Requirements
120V, 60Hz
Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Net Weight
9.7kg (21lbs.)
BTU Rating
205 BTU/h


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 

The RSP-1572’s advanced design builds upon a progression of outstanding home theater processors that have received critical acclaim around the globe. The RSP-1572 features important new technologies such as HDMI 1.4 with 3D capability. It offers six HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, with one HDMI output having ARC capability (Audio Return Channel). 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, 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 RSP-1572’s high quality 24-bit/192kHz DACs provide the crucial decoding. Additionally, the preamp/processor incorporates Bluetooth operation via a wireless dongle that is included, allowing streaming audio playback from tablets, phones, computers or other Bluetooth enabled devices. 
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 Torina 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 also includes an integrated 3D video decoder. The RSP-1572 is designed to properly handle 3D video signals, whether from Blu-ray players or set-top boxes. The RSP-1572 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.

Multizone outputs provide composite video and analog audio for up to 3 zones. Zone control includes source selection, volume and on/off. The RSP-1572 front panel display 
shows current source, volume and DSP mode. The 
OSD is available for customer setup using the HDMI, Component or Composite main video outputs.

Most important however is the performance of the 
RSP-1572. Rotel has paid very careful attention to all 
of the board level components, circuit design and 
power supply execution to ensure that the RSP-1572 
is the very best preamp/processor available yet from 
this highly respected audio company.

More Specifications 
Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz:7kHz, 4:1)
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

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