Rotel Goes for the Silver
There's a whole new 15 series of Rotel AV receivers and separates, finished in handsome new dress (also available in black). The two receivers and pre-pro decode all the new audio formats via HDMI, and will pass 1080p/24 on HDMI (there is no video processing--a deliberate design choice).
Shown are the RSP-1570 Preamp-Processor ($2199) and the most powerful of the six amps in the series, the 5-channel RMB-1575 ($2799, 250Wpc x 5 into 8 ohms; 500Wpc into 4 ohms).
The 6 different amps come in either 2- or 5-channels (except for the RMB-1506, a 6-channel installation amp). And all but the two installation amps are class-D designs (including the amp sections in the receivers).
There are two receivers. The flagship is the RSX 1560 ($2599), with 100Wpc x 7 channels into 8 ohms (200Wpc into 4 ohms).