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Rotel RSX-1562 Surround Receiver


Rotel has over 50 years of experience in designing and manufacturing high performance electronics for home entertainment. A fine example of this is RSX-1562, a 7.1 channel surround-sound receiver that can serve as master control and amplifier for all audio/video sources and speakers in a home theater system.

The RSX-1562 builds upon the excellence established by its highly acclaimed predecessor, the RSX-1560, but with the addition of new, improved circuitry and technologies such as HDMI® 1.4 with 3D. In addition, the advent of so many video sources such as a cable or satellite box, DVRs, DVD players, and WiFi or Ethernet audio/video feeds from devices such as Apple TV® and Roku® etc., have necessitated adding more HDMI inputs. The RSX-1562 now has six HDMI 1.4 inputs and two HDMI 1.4 outputs, one with an Audio Return Channel (ARC). 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, thereby 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 RSX-1562’s advanced 24-bit/192kHz DACs can provide the critical decoding. Additionally, the receiver incorporates Bluetooth operation so that a physical connection of portable audio players which have this capability is not required. 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® Torino 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 includes an integrated 3D video decoder. The RSX-1562 is designed to support 3D video signals, whether from Blu-ray players or set-top boxes. The RSX-1562 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. The amplifiers on board the RSX-1562 are a sophisticated Class D design. The power output of the receiver is 7 x 100 Watts into 8 ohms @ 20Hz - 20kHz and can nearly double that figure into 4 ohms. Due to their efficient design the surround sound receiver runs relatively cool even at higher levels of operation. As heat is a liability for all electronics, this feature benefits the longevity of the unit.

Multizone outputs provide composite video and analog audio for up to 3 zones. Zone control includes source selection, volume and on/off. The RSX-1562 front panel display shows current source, volume and DSP mode. The OSD is available for customer setup using the HDMI video output. The RSX-1562 is a superbly engineered, surround-sound receiver capable of delivering outstanding audio and video performances from all your music and movie sources.

Audio -
Continuous Power
(7 channels driven)
100 watts/ch
(20-20k Hz,
Continuous Amplifier
200 watts
(1 kHz,
Total Harmonic Distortioner
Distortion (60Hz:7kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio
(IHF A-weighted)
95dB (analog bypass)
92dB (Dolby Digital, DTS) 0 dBFs
Input Sensitivity/
Line Level: 200 mV/100k ohms
Preamp Output Level/
Output Impedance
1.0V/1k ohms
Decodable Digital
Input Signals
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS-ES,
DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 96/24, LPCM (up to 192k).
Lossless audio formats (using HDMI 1.3):
Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio
Decodable USB/iPod
Digital Input Signals
AAC(m4a), WAV, MP3, WMA
Video -
Input Resolution 480i/576i, 480p/576p, 720p, 1080i
1080p, 1080p 24Hz, 3D (HDMI only)
Output Resolution 480i/576i (Composite only), 480p/576p,
720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p 24Hz, 3D
(HDMI only)
Signal to Noise Ratio 45dB
Input Impedance 75 ohms
Output Impedance 75 ohms
Output Levelance 1.0 volt
HMDI Inputs/Outputs Version 1.3, supporting Deep
Color passthrough and Broad Color
Space passthrough.
Version 1.4, supporting 3D passthrough
and Audio Return Channel
FM Tuner -
Usable Sensitivity 14.2dBf
Signal to Noise Ratio
(at 65dBf)
Harmonic Distortion
(at 65dBf)
Stereo Separation
(1 kHz)5dBf)
Output level 1V
Antenna Input
75 ohms
AM Tuner -
Sensitivity 50microV/m
Signal to Noise Ratio 40dB
Output Level 500 mV
Antenna Input Loop Antenna
General -
Power Consumption 500 watts
0.5 watt (standby)
Power Requirements
120 volts, 60Hz
(USA version)
230 volts, 50Hz
(EC version)
Weight 15.5kg/34.17 lbs
Dimension (W x H x D) 431 x 188 x 422 mm
17 x 71/2 x 165/8 in
Front Panel Height
(feet removed for
rack mount)

*Reprint from manufacturers website

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