Recently purchased as part of an entire Rotel system from a local high-end retailer. Original box, manual, power cable and remote are included.I will ship anywhere within the continental USA, via FEDEX Ground/Home Delivery for actual insured cost.This fine preamplifier is guaranteed to arrive in full working order and in the excellent condition described and pictured in this listing. This is an incredibly sweet preamp, perfect for someone who is ready to upgrade from a receiver or integrated amplifier to separates. It would be very difficult to do as well for less money. I used this preamplifier with a solid state amp and the soundstage was deep and wide with excellent highs and tight bass. Check the reviews- this is a highly rated preamp. The RC-1580 also has a MM/MC phono stage which is quite good. I used it with a high output MC with excellent results- dead quiet, full and detailed. A separate phono preamp is not needed with this unit. I really hate to sell it but I currently have too much gear. I used it as a spare when my tube preamp (Sonic Frontiers Line 2) was out for service. I was surprised at how good it was. There was very little drop-off driving my Mark Levinson 532H into KEF Blade 2's. Comes with remote, manual and power cord. Will ship in original box. The last RC-1580 on A-Gon sold for $690 in Nov. of 2016. Reasonable offers will be considered.
A preamplifier must keep the audio signal as pure as possible, while amplifying and routing various source signals to the power amplifier. The goal of the engineer is to achieve “a straight wire with gain” design, nothing more and nothing less. Of course, the realization of this goal is much harder than it seems, but Rotel’s experience and meticulous circuit design has produced a string of exceptional stereo preamplifiers over the years, which has been taken to new heights in the RC-1580. The RC-1580 is designed for the hi-fi purist in terms of its minimalist approach and absolute musical fidelity.
Component parts, such as an oversized toroidal power transformer and special BHC capacitors, along with circuit topology, have been carefully selected to obtain the best sound possible. For those who want the best of both audio and video worlds a unity gain stage has been included to enable a surround processor to feed straight through to the power amplifier thereby bypassing the volume control. The RC-1580 includes a low noise MM/MC phono with discrete, differential input stages, as well as CD, Tuner, and two AUX inputs. The preamplifier can be controlled by RS-232, or IR input. A tone defeat, media input socket, headphone socket and remote control is included.
Frequency response: 4Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.004%
Input sensitivity: 0.25mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 75dB (MM), 100dB (line)
Output: 1V (Pre out)
Dimensions: 431 x 99 x 337mm