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Rotel RCD-1572 MKII CD Player

Rotel RCD-1572 MKII CD Player

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Rotel RCD-1572 MKII CD Player

The Rotel RCD-1572 MKII is nothing less than top-notch, and it leads the 15-series CD players that Rotel has to offer. It's an ideal centrepiece to a high-end hi-fi system, with other Rotel 15-series components such as preamps and amplifiers rounding out the arrangement. This hi-resolution audio source was crafted with Rotel's decades of experience and expertise in mind, and it follows their long-standing tradition of delivering unparalleled value.

Ever since 1982, when the compact disc was first introduced to the world, Rotel has been refining technology and evolving circuitry to bring you extraordinary sound from the familiar silver disc. As most music lovers have a substantial collection of compact discs, a high quality CD player is still an important part of most music systems. The RCD-1572 MKII, the outstanding CD player in Rotel's 15 series, focuses careful refinements to reveal even the most subtle nuances buried in a CD's pit spiral.

Rotel RCD-1572 MKII CD Player

As Jason Kennedy said in his review for Hi-Fi+ magazine. The Rotel RCD-1572 “lets the music do the talking and that’s the way it should be.”

Purpose Designed & Built CD Transport Mechanism: The RCD-1572 MKII elevates performance by utilising a brand new purpose designed and built CD drive mechanism coupled with a new CD controller chipset along with numerous circuit refinements based around tuned critical acoustic components. One of the RCD-1572 MKII's most important new features is the move to a premium Texas Instruments stereo digital-to-analogue converter. Originally developed for high resolution sources, it is the product of extensive research and real world testing and processes digital signals at up to 32 bits in length at sampling rates up to 384 kHz.

This high-speed facility provides extra power to guarantee accurate playback no matter the situation. Moreover, the digital-to-analogue converter included with the Rotel RCD-1572 CD Player MKII is outstanding, elevating sound quality while also delivering an impressive high-resolution output.

Rotel's proprietary post-converter analogue circuitry is the product of decades of experience in crafting the ideal pathway between the RCD-1572 MKII's DAC output and downstream components. All circuit components are carefully selected for positive sonic contribution, based on quantitative and qualitative measurements and listening tests.

All of these circuits draw on a power supply based on an oversized custom Rotel-designed and precision-manufactured toroidal power transformer that, in turn, feeds precise rectifiers, tight-tolerance voltage regulators, and advanced Slit-Foil low-ESR storage capacitors, all globally sourced to ensure musically accurate operation under even the most demanding conditions.

This is all part of Rotel's long-proven Balanced Design Concept. It's yet another way of assuring you that the RCD-1572 MKII evidences a level of attention that will make it part of your reference-level music system for years to come.

About Rotel

One of the most revered names in audio, Rotel is still privately-owned by the original family that founded it in the 1960s. No small feat in this day and age. Also extremely rare in this industry, the Rotel headquarters house all aspects of the brand in one place from the CEO through to the marketing team, production-line technicians and warehousing.

The Rotel company is well-known as a family run business in the most fundamental definition of the phrase. Fostering a collaborative environment where everyone's ideas are heard and the entire company can work seamlessly under one roof as a cohesive team. Using zero outsourcing, each and every Rotel amplifier and component is hand assembled and stress-tested in-house by a small, dedicated team of skilled technicians.

With this wonderful heritage it’s really no wonder Rotel components are so great to use and listen to. And we’re not the only ones to think so as Rotel products have received hundreds of international awards and made lots of customers very happy all around the world. Scroll down to explore the Rotel range.

Product Features & Specifications

  • Design: Flagship CD player in Rotel's 15-Series component range
  • Premium Texas Instruments 32 bit/384 kHz Digital to Analogue Converter
  • Purpose designed and built CD transport mechanism
  • Power supply based on an oversized custom Rotel-designed and precision-manufactured toroidal power transformer
  • Precise rectifiers, tight-tolerance voltage regulators, and advanced Slit-Foil low-ESR storage capacitors
  • All analogue circuit components – resistors, capacitors, inductors – are chosen only after their positive contribution to sound quality were quantified and verified qualitatively by extensive listening sessions
  • Balanced circuit design
  • Outputs: Balanced (XLR), Unbalanced (RCA), Digital (Coax)
  • Comprehensive Remote Control Included
  • 12 Volt trigger


  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise: 0.0035% @ 1kHz
  • Intermodulation Distortion: 0.0035% @ 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz (± 0.5 dB)
  • Channel Balance: ± 0.5 dB
  • Phase Linearity: ± 0.5 degrees
  • Channel Separation: > 118 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 118 dB (“A” weighting)
  • Dynamic Range: > 99 dB
  • Digital to Analogue Converters: Texas Instruments 32 bit / 384 kHz
  • Analogue Output Level / Impedance (0dBFs)
  • Unbalanced (RCA): 2.2 Volts / 100 Ohms
  • Balanced (XLR): 4.5 Volts / 200 Ohms
  • Digital Output: 0.5 Volt, Peak to Peak
  • Load Impedance: 75 Ohms
  • Power Consumption: 15 Watts
  • Standby Power Consumption: < 0.5 Watts
  • Available Finishes: Black & Silver
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 431 x 104 x 320mm
  • Weight: 7.34kg
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