Rotel RSX-1562 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Receiver

Model: RSX-1562S UPC: 672563878114 Item: 1612

Product Information

A Serious Surround Sound Receiver

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


  • 7 x 100 watts of robust power
  • Class D amplifier design
  • Decodes Dolby TrueHD
  • Supports DTS HD Master Audio
  • Front panel USB for Apple iOS devices

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 to this, 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 that 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 its 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.




  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17" x 7.5" x 16.6"
  • Power requirements: 120V, 60Hz
  • Power consumption: 500W
  • Standby power consumption: 0.5W
  • Net weight: 34 lbs.
  • BTU rating (4Ω, 1/8th power): 666 BTU/h
  • Continuous power output
    • 100W/Ch (all channels driven, 8Ω)
    • 200W/Ch (all channels driven, 4Ω)
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): (20Hz - 20kHz) < 0.008%
  • Frequency response
    • Analog bypass: 10Hz - 120kHz ± 3dB
    • Digital inputs: 10Hz - 95kHz ± 0.3dB
  • S/N ratio (IHF "A" weighted)
    • Analog bypass: 95dB
    • Digital inputs: 92dB
  • Intermodulation distortion (60Hz: 7kHz, 4:1): < 0.008%
  • Speaker impedance: 4Ω minimum
  • Input sensitivity: 200mV
  • Input impedance: 100kΩ
  • Preout level: 1V
  • Output impedance: 1kΩ
  • Decodable front USB formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis (up to 48kHz 16-bit)
  • Decodable digital input signals: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES 96/24, LPCM up to 192kHz
  • Video input resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D
  • Video output resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p/24Hz, 3D
  • Video S/N ratio: 45dB
  • Video input impedance: 75Ω
  • Video output impedance: 75Ω
  • Video output level: 1V
  • Tuner usable sensitivity
    • FM: 14.2dBf
    • AM: 50µV/m
  • Tuner S/N ratio
    • FM: 70dB
    • AM: 40dB
  • Tuner Harmonic Distortion (FM): 0.03%
  • FM stereo separation (1kHz): 45dB
  • Tuner output level
    • FM: 1V
    • AM: 500mV
  • Antenna input
    • FM: 75Ω
    • AM: Loop antenna

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • RSX-1562 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Receiver
  • USB Bluetooth dongle
  • Power cable
  • Remote




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