Rotel RA-1572 Integrated Amplifier Review

If you’re in the market for a good stereo integrated amplifier and you’re not already sold on a particular brand, you could do lot worse than simply shopping around in Rotel’s current lineup and picking the model that best fits your needs and your budget. As long as you don’t expect your integrated amp to also serve as a full-blown media streamer, the company has something for everyone, starting with the amazing little A11 Tribute ($799.99) — which sports an all-analog design and sound tuned by industry legend Ken Ishiwata before his death in late 2019 — all the way up to the RA-1592 ($2,999.99), a beastly 200Wpc powerhouse with oodles of digital connectivity.

Somewhere in between those two extremes sits the RA-1572 ($1,999.99), which lacks some of the RA-1592’s oomph (120Wpc instead of 200Wpc, both Class AB) and a few of its digital inputs (two optical and two coaxial digital inputs instead of three each), as well as one fewer line-level RCA input (four instead of five), but otherwise holds its own with Rotel’s integrated flagship.

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